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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1931-2007
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

The Yasuo Kuniyoshi correspondence coverss various topics including exhibits and his status as a Japanese American during World War II. Additionally there are letters sent to Kuniyoshi by Sheldon School students about his career as an artist and his letters in reply, and letters of recommendation he compiled to vouch for his character and work as an artist, in case he needed them during his 1941 travels around the United States.
The bulk of this series consists of correspondence to Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi after Yasuo's death including letters of condolence and letters requesting the inclusion of his work in exhibits and publications. Of note is her correspondence with Karl Fortess, Alexander Brook, Ritsuko Ozawa, Tom Wolf, and the Yasuo Kuniyoshi Museum in Japan. Researchers should note that additional correspondence may be found in Series 5: Professional and Gallery Records.
This series is divided into two groups: Yasuo Kuniyoshi correspondence and Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi correspondence. Correspondence with Yasuo Kuniyoshi comes first, starting with letters from the artist to his second wife Sara, letters of recommendation for Kuniyoshi to travel during World War II, and letters between Kuniyoshi and some school children. The rest of the Yasuo Kuniyoshi correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The correspondence with Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi follows the Yasuo Kuniyoshi correspondence, and is also arranged alphabetically.
The bulk of the material in this series has been digitized, except for duplicates.
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi Letters to Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi, circa 1941, 1951
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Letters of Recommendation for Travel in US, 1941
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Correspondence with Sheldon School Students, 1942-1943
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Alphabetical Correspondence
Artists for Victory, 1942-1944
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A, Miscellaneous, 1942-1952
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Biddle, George, 1941
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Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1939
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B, Miscellaneous, 1939-1954
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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1940-1950
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C, Miscellaneous, 1939-1952
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Department of the Army, 1951
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D-E, Miscellaneous, 1941-1951
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Federal Works Agency, 1941-1942
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F, Miscellaneous, 1939-1952
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Glasgal, Isidor, 1941-1942
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Grattan, Hartley, 1942
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Greenbaum, Edward S., 1931, 1941-1950
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G, Miscellaneous, 1944-1952
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H-K, Miscellaneous, 1942
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Lebrun, Rico, 1950
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Lee, Robert, 1950-1951
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L, Miscellaneous, 1939-1952
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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1952
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Museum of Modern Art, 1939-1945
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M, Miscellaneous, 1940-1952
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N, Miscellaneous, 1939-1949
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Office of Civilian Defense, 1941-1942
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Office of War Information, 1943-1944
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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1941-1950
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P, Miscellaneous, 1938-1948
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S-V, Miscellaneous, 1939-1952
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War Department, 1943-1945
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Whitney Museum of American Art, 1944-1948
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W-Z, Miscellaneous, 1939-1947
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Unidentified Correspondents, 1950-1952
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Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi, Alphabetical Correspondence
Archives of American Art, 1964-1989
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A, Miscellaneous, circa 1953-1992
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Brook, Alexander, circa 1953, 1973
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B, Miscellaneous, 1953-2003
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Christie, Manson & Woods International, Inc., 1989-1993
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Cincinnati Art Museum, 2000
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Cohen, Ronny H., 1990
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C, Miscellaneous, 1953-1990
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Davis-Serisawa, Marsha and Sueo, 1953-2000
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Diamond Family, 1991-2013
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Dorfman, Bruce, 1992-2000
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D, Miscellaneous, 1953-1998
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E, Miscellaneous, 1953-1962
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Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1942, 1982-1983
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Fortess, Karl, 1953-1974
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Friends of Art at Colby College, 1962
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Fujikawa, Fujie, 1988-1989
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Fukutake, Soichiro, 2002-2006
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F, Miscellaneous, 1953-1997
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Gallery Olym, 1990-1994
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Greenbaum, Edward and Dorothea, 1953-1954
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G, Miscellaneous, 1953-2000
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Hoshino, Mutsuko, 1999
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H, Miscellaneous, 1953-2004
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Iwamoto, Ralph, circa 1987
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I, Miscellaneous, 1953
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J, Miscellaneous, 1953-1999
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Kanemitsu, Matsumi "Mike", 1970, 1990-1992
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K, Miscellaneous, 1953-1999
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L, Miscellaneous, 1953-1998
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Marlor, Clark S., 1978-1985
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Matsumoto, Fumihisa, 1998-2001
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Miura, Toshio, 1998-1999
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Museum of Modern Art, 1953-2002
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M, Miscellaneous, 1953-2001
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Nakada, Yoshie, 1950-1968
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National Museum of American Art, 1985, 1987
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New York Artists Equity Association, 1992-1999
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Noritoshi, Susumu, 1980-1981
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N, Miscellaneous, 1954-2000
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Okada, Masumi, circa 1989-1990
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Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art (Katsumi Senoo), 1988-1996
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Ozawa, Hidetoshi (Yamatane Corporation), 1984-2004
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Ozawa, Ritsuko (Yasuo Kuniyoshi Museum), 1993-1995
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Ozawa, Ritsuko (Yasuo Kuniyoshi Museum), 1996-1997
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Ozawa, Ritsuko (Yasuo Kuniyoshi Museum), 1998-2007
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Ozawa, Yoshio, 1970-1974
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O, Miscellaneous, 1977-1998
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Peet, Mary Ann (Wilson), circa 1983-1998
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Perry, Betty Spencer, 1952-1953
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Prescott, Emma-Stina, 1977-1978
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Prince, David, 1999-2000
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P, Miscellaneous, 1953-1998
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R, Miscellaneous, 1953-1983
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Sakura, Jungo (Mainichi Newspapers), 1953
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Sakurai, Josephine, 1953-1954
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Seckel, Cornelia, 1998-1999
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Secunda, Arthur, 1988
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Serisawa, Mary, 1996-2002
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Shubert, Katherine and Irvine, 1973-1978
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Sternberg, Harry, circa 1953, circa 1974
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Sugihara, Sumi, circa 1953-1968
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S, Miscellaneous, 1953-2004
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Tagawa, Toyoko, 1953, circa 1980-1993
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Takashige, Anne, 1990-2003
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Tokyo Gallery, 1968, 1974
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Tokyo Shimbun, 1975-1982
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T, Miscellaneous, 1953-2001
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U-V, Miscellaneous
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Wolf, Tom, 1984-2003
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Whitney Museum of American Art, 1974-2004
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W, Miscellaneous, 1953-2003
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Yamazaki-Kleps, Akiko, circa 1996-2003
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Y-Z, Miscellaneous, 1953-2003
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Unidentified and First Names Only, circa 1985-2003
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