Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. One box of letters from Jim Nutt is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.
The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 9.1 linear feet and date from 1903 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, 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.
An addition of 2.0 linear feet donated 2015-2016 includes correspondence, 3 scrapbooks and printed material, bags and other items that Yoshida collected as source material for his work, photographs and slides of Yoshida and works of art, notes, doodles on paper by Yoshida and other printed material included catalogs and announcements.
Ray Yoshida papers, 1903-2010, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Raymond (Ray) Kakuo Yoshida (1930-2009) was a painter, collagist, and educator in Chicago, Illinois.
Collection is in English and Japanese.
Donated 2012 by Ray Yoshida via Terri Yoho of the Kohler Foundation, representing Yoshida's estate and in 2013 and 2015 by Jennifer Sabas and Shayle Miller, estate executors, then again in 2016 by Shayle Miller.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001