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Noriaki Tsuchimoto papers

Call Number: MS 2115
Content Description

The collection comprises the papers of Noriaki Tsuchimoto, a Japanese documentary film director, who directed films on various topics, including environmental issues, nuclear power, corporate history, and Afghanistan. The collection includes manuscripts and documents about his films, including annotated scripts, production notes, shot, and budget sheets; research materials of various topics, including documents on the science of mercury poisoning; location and on-the-set photos; publicity materials; and film stills. It also contains Tsuchimoto’s correspondence with colleagues, as well as decades worth of his datebooks. The topics in his papers vary and include items ranging from labor union newsletters to court documents on cases involving colleagues.

Language of Materials

The materials are in Japanese.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Materials containing Minimata patient information are restricted until January 1, 2046.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator(s) of this collection for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Librarian for Japanese Studies, 2020.


The papers are arranged in four series: I. Correspondence, 1952-2017. II. Biographical, 1940-2012. III. Film Projects, 1927-2013. IV. Collected Ephemera, 1938-2015.

Related Materials

Over 600 titles on various topics pertaining to Tsuchimoto’s research interests were donated to the Yale University Library general collection; these items are cataloged with the note "From the library of Noriaki Tsuchimoto."

1927 - 2017
43.67 Linear Feet (83 boxes)
Related Names
Tsuchimoto, Noriaki, 1928-2008
Language of Materials