Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Digital Content

Restrictions on Access

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Other Finding Aids

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Kiichi Setsuda Photograph Collection



PH Collection No.: 642
Creator: Setsuda, Kiichi , collector
Title: Kiichi Setsuda photograph collection
Date Span: 1905-1912
Quantity: 10 photographic prints ( 1 folder) ; sizes vary
Location: Entire collection available on digital site
K900 (1 folder)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Kiichi Setsuda and employees of the Japanese American Fertilizing and Fisheries Company. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW23825z

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Biographical Note

Kiichi Setsuda was a Japanese American businessman in Seattle in the early decades of the 20th century. He graduated from Kanzai Law College in Japan in 1892 at the age of 21 and moved to Seattle in 1902. He ran the import business K. Setsuda Company, as well as the Japanese American Fertilizing and Fisheries Company on Lummi Island. During the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909, Mr. Setsuda served as international juror and awarded a number of the exposition awards. During his life, Setsuda was the president of the Japanese Merchants' Association of Seattle, president of the Tokyo Club of Seattle, trustee of the Japanese Association of Washington, member of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Seattle Commercial Club, and life member of the Seattle Art Association.

Scope and Content

The collection contains images of Japanese American Fertilizing and Fisheries Company buildings and boats on Lummi Island in northern Puget Sound. The collection also has images of Japanese Americans in Seattle, including scenes inside the K. Setsuda Co. import store and various group photographs.

Digital Content

View selections from the collection in digital format.

Restrictions on Access

Access to the original photographs restricted. Entire collections available on digital site. Permission of curator required for viewing. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info

Donor: Richard Setsuda, February 4, 1971.

Processing Info

Processed by Sarah Nelson, 2004.

Photographs were transferred to the Special Collections Division, February 1971. The five images of the Lummi Island were retained and then transferred from the Kiichi Setsuda Papers (Accession No.1532-1) on April 17, 1981. The five images of the Seattle series are copies that were made of originals that were returned to the donor.

Other Finding Aids

The photographs form part of the Kiichi Setsuda Papers, Accession No. 1532-1.


Inventory

 
Folder Item Date
Japanese American Fertilizing and Fisheries Company, Lummi Island, Washington
11K. Setsuda and employees of the Japanese American Fertilizing and Fisheries Company   View imagecirca 1910
2Buildings and boats at dock   View imagecirca 1910
3Buildings on pier and men standing on dock   View imagecirca 1910
4Wooden structure fallen into machinery   View imagecirca 1910

Handwritten on verson: "Damage done to press."
5Tugboat Lavina and three operators on deck   View imagecirca 1910

 
Folder Item Date
Japanese Americans in Seattle
16Two men standing in K. Setsuda Co. store, 516 Main St., Seattle   View imagecirca 1910
7Five men seated at small table with beverages in K. Setsuda Co. store   View imagecirca 1910
8Women and children on steps of Japanese Women's Home, Seattle   View imagecirca 1910
9Teacher and students seated on steps of Japanese Methodist Church Kindergarten, Seattle   View imagecirca 1910
10Japanese American group portrait   View image1905

Photographer: S.Siga

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Setsuda, Kiichi--Photographs.
Organizations:
Japanese American Fertilizing and Fisheries Company--Photographs.
K. Setsuda Company--Photographs.
Geographic Names:
Lummi Island (Wash. : Island)--Photographs.
Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs.
Subjects:
Asian American businesspeople--Washington (State)--Lummi Island--Photographs.
Asian American businesspeople--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Japanese American business enterprises--Washington (State)--Lummi Island (Island)--Photographs.
Japanese American business enterprises--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Japanese American children--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Japanese American women--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Lummi Island (Island)--Photographs.
Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Genre Headings:
Photographic prints.
Last modified: March 4, 2014
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