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Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005

Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009

Painter, Collagist

This site provides access to the papers of Ray Yoshida in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2018, and total 6,780 images.

The processing and digitization of the Ray Yoshida papers received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Collection Information

Size: 10 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ray Yoshida (1930-2009) was a painter, collagist, and educator in Chicago, Illinois.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2012 by Ray Yoshida via Terri Yoho of the Kohler Foundation, representing Yoshida's estate, and in 2013 and 2015-2016 by Jennifer Sabas and Shayle Miller, estate executors.

Language Note

Collection is in English and Japanese.

Funding

The processing and digitization of the Ray Yoshida papers received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.