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Roger Shimomura papers, 1959-2014

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1989-1990
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Biographical material includes a photograph of Shimomura and a detailed resume.
Description Container Select
Biographical Material, 1989-1990
1
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1969-1990
(Boxes 1-3; 2.3 linear feet)

Correspondence is primarily with friends and colleagues including Frank Chin, Akiko Day, Jonathan R. T. Hughes, and Wayne Miller. Topics include the Japanese-American redress movement, lectures, performances, and exhibitions. A large portion of the correspondence is with galleries and concerns exhibitions and business matters. Other types of correspondence include grant applications and files about the exhibition "A Kansas Collection" (1986-1987) and the Seattle Transit Project (1986-1989).
Description Container Select
General Correspondence, undated
1
2
General Correspondence, 1969-1990
(18 folders)
1
3-20
Akiko Day, 1986-1989
1
21
Frank Chin, 1978-1989
(4 folders)
1
22-25
John Hughes, 1984-1990
1
26
Wayne Miller, 1978-1990
1
27
Miscellaneous Galleries, 1965-August 1983
(17 folders)
1
28-44
Miscellaneous Galleries, September 1983-1987
(5 folders)
2
1-5
"A Kansas Collection" Exhibition, 1986-1987
2
6
Alberta College of Art, 1974-1976
2
7
Center on Contemporary Art, 1989
2
8
Cleveland State University, 1986-1988
2
9
Denver Art Museum, 1974-1976
2
10
Dobrick Gallery, 1976-1984
2
11
Downtown Seattle Transit Project, 1986-1989
(2 folders)
2
12-13
East Illinois University, 1986-1987
2
14
Elaine Horwitch Gallery, 1976-1984
2
15
Franell Gallery, Tokyo, 1975-1985
2
16
Gallery Heian, Kyoto, 1976-1977
2
17
Greg Kucera Gallery, 1984-1990
(2 folders)
2
18-19
Iowa State University, 1988-1990
2
20
Kansas City Art Institute, 1975
2
21
Kiku Gallery, 1978-1981
2
22
Locus, 1985-1988
2
23
Loyola University, 1986-1989
2
24
Memorial Union Gallery, 1975-1976
2
25
Michael Wyman Gallery, 1974-1975
2
26
Morgan Art Gallery, 1976-1988
(2 folders)
2
27-28
Polly Friedlander Gallery, 1973-1982
(2 folders)
2
29-30
Pyramid Galleries, Ltd., 1975-1987
2
31
Sebastian-Moore Gallery, 1977-1986
(2 folders)
2
32-33
University of California-Davis, 1976-1977
2
34
University of Kansas, 1973-1978
2
35
University of North Dakota, 1975
2
36
Woodside-Braseth Galleries, 1980-1984
2
37
Individual Sales and Inquiries, 1973-1989
(3 folders)
2
38-40
Grant Applications, 1970-1975
(3 folders)
2
41-43
Grant Applications, 1976-1989
(11 folders)
3
1-11

Series 3: Writings and Notes , 1984, 1987-1989
(Box 3; 5 folders)

Writings include Shimomura's artist's statement, scripts to "The Funky Odori", "Trans-Siberian Excerpts" (1987), "Seven Kabuki Plays Project" (1987), and "California Sushi" (1989). A single folder of notes includes an illustrated list and a list of participators in the 1984 Asian-American History Theatre Summer Workshop.
Description Container Select
Artist's Statement, undated
3
12
"The Funky Odori" Script, undated
3
13
"Trans-Siberian Excerpts" Script, 1987
3
14
"Seven Kabuki Plays" Project Script, 1987
3
15
"California Sushi" Script, 1989
3
16
Miscellaneous, 1984
3
17

Series 5: Printed Material , 1975-1990
(Box 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and miscellaneous printed material.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, undated, 1975-1983
4
1
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1984-1990
4
2
Clippings, 1980-1985
4
3
Clippings, 1986-1990
4
4
Clippings, undated, 1975-1979
4
5
Miscellaneous, undated, 1976
4
6

Series 6: Scrapbook , 1975-1989
(Box 4; 1 folder)

The scrapbook series includes a compilation of photocopied articles documenting Shimomura's career from the mid 1970s until the late 1980s.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1975-1989
4
7

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1970s
(Box 4; 1 folder)

Photographs are of works of art by other artists.
Description Container Select
Works of Art by Others, circa 1970s
4
8

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.