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Chiura Obata papers, 1891-2000, bulk 1942-1945

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Series 8:Artwork, 1917-circa 1945
0.2 Linear feet
Box 3, OV 5

This series contains sketches and two sketchbooks, some of which were created during Obata's incarceration at Topaz though they do not appear to be of the inside of Topaz Relocation Center. There are a few watercolor drawings based on a trip to Hawaii (see Hawaii images in photographic material series). Also included is an autograph book containing sketches and paintings by others and sketches Obata created for commercial work in St. Louis.
The material in this series is in alphabetical order by folder title.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Blank pages of sketchbooks have not been digitized.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Autograph Book With Sketches and Notes From Others, 1917-1927
3
12
Hawaii Watercolor Drawings, circa 1935
3
13
Modern Dance Sketches, circa 1933-1934
3
14
Sketch on Verso of Letter Draft to Dorothy Swaine Thomas, circa 1943
3
15
Sketchbook, 1943
3
16
Sketchbook, 1943-1944
3
17
Sketches Created While in Topaz, 1942-circa 1943
Does not appear to consist of sketches of Topaz Relocation Center.
3
18
Sketches for Commercial Work in St. Louis, circa 1945
3
19
Sketches for Commercial Work in St. Louis, circa 1945
OV 5
5

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