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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016

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Erin Kinhart
Scope and Contents
The papers of artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1906-2013. The collection documents his career as a painter, graphic artist, and photographer, as well as his involvement in political, social, and art organizations, especially during World War II. Included are biographical material; correspondence; writings by Kuniyoshi and others; subject files primarily on his participation in various organizations and business dealings with American and Japanese galleries, museums, and dealers; exhibition catalogs and other printed material; photographs of Kuniyoshi and others; and artwork; exhibition and artwork records; and four scrapbooks. The collection also contains materials on Kuniyoshi's career and artwork obtained after his death by his widow Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi.
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The collection was donated in installments, from 1969 to 1995, by Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi, Yasuo Kuniyoshi's widow. Additional papers were donated in 2014 by Stephen Diamond, Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi's nephew.
Related Materials
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Yasuo Kuniyoshi photographs of artwork, a 1948 letter from Kuniyoshi to E. P. Richardson, and checklists of Yasuo Kuniyoshi prints.
Funding for the processing and digitization of a portion of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Processing Information
Portions of the collection were microfilmed shortly after receipt on reel 439. This material was fully processed, arranged, and described by Erin Kinhart in 2005 and the bulk of it was digitized in 2006, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Additional papers donated in 2014 were processed to a minimal level by Erin Kinhart. The addition has not been physically merged with the material previously digitized, however, the entire collection is described in this finding aid.