Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Other Finding Aids

Inventory

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Shigeru Osawa Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 0960
Creator: Osawa, Shigeru , creator
Title: Shigeru Osawa papers
Date Span: 1968-1970
Quantity: 3 sound cassettes
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Born 1891. Immigrated with his family from Japan to Seattle in 1889.

Scope and Content

Consult the scope and content information for each of the accessions listed below.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Consult the restrictions governing reproduction and use for each of the accessions listed below.

Other Finding Aids


Inventory

  
Accession No. 0960-001
Osawa, Shigeru
Shigeru Osawa oral history interview, 1968
2 sound cassettes
Scope and Content
Tape-recorded interviews conducted by R.C. Berner and Mrs. Sally Kazama; the first was on May 10, 1968 and the second on May 16, 1968.
Tape #217B: This starts off with Osawa discussing his father's immigration and the Japanese-owned restaurant business from about 1880-1895. He then discusses his family including their educations and the schools they attended. Some information about his own early life was included. Side 2 deals mainly with Osawa's father and his business transactions with some things about anti-Japanese labor unions.
Tape #217C: Osawa discusses anti-Japanese sentiments in the early 1900's as well as Japanese farming and business patterns. More is said about the labor unions.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access,contact Special Collections. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
May be used for research, instruction, publication, and similar educational purposes. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by R.C. Berner and Mrs. Sally Kazama, 5/16/1968

  
Accession No. 0960-002
Osawa, Shigeru
Shigeru Osawa oral history interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Scope and Content
Tape-recorded interview conducted by Dolores Goto, October, 28, 1970.
Mr. Osawa was born in 1891. His father was an innkeeper in Japan before coming to America. In 1888 his mother had become pregnant and returned to Tokyo. When she arrived in San Fancisco to join her husband in 1889 he had already left for Seattle so she took a boat north. The family settled between 3rd and 4th and Washington and Main Streets in Seattle. In 1895 his father opened up a restaurant at 116 Occidental. Mr. Osawa recalls downtown Seattle at that time. His first sister died at age 2 and his second sister died while a sophomore at the University of Washington. His third sister, Yuki, graduated from the University of Washington, completed graduate work at the University of Michigan and taught English literature at college until anti-Japanese sentiments forced her out. While later teaching in Japan she was incarcerated by the Japanese during World War II. His brother, Yoshimi, is in the import business in Tokyo. Mr. Osawa ended up in the restaurant business in Seattle. He talks at length about Japanese baseball leagues in Seattle. He also discusses prejudice against Japanese in Seattle.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access,contact Special Collections. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
May be used for research, instruction, publication and similar educational purposes. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Shig Osawa, 10/28/1970.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Osawa, Shigeru--Archives.
Last modified: December 12, 2007
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