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Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990

Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Wayne  Search this
Chin, Frank  Search this
Hughes, Jonathan R. T.  Search this
Day, Akiko  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Japanese American painting  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Asian American performance artists  Search this
Performance artists -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Printmakers -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10269
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213417
AAA_collcode_shimroge
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Asian American
Lives of American Artists
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Archives of American Art
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Roger Shimomura papers

Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Names:
Chin, Frank, 1940-  Search this
Day, Akiko  Search this
Hughes, Jonathan R. T.  Search this
Miller, Wayne  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1965-1990
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher Roger Shimomura measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1965 to 1990. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, one scrapbook, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher Roger Shimomura measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1965 to 1990. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, one scrapbook, and photographs.

Biographical materials include a photograph of Shimomura and a resume. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence files about exhibitions, grants, performances, lectures, and the Japanese-American redress movement. Correspondence is with friends, colleagues, galleries, and with universities and colleges. Correspondents include Frank Chin, Akiko Day, Jonathan R. T. Hughes, and Wayne Miller. Writings and notes include Shimomura's artist's statement, scripts to four plays, and one folder of miscellaneous notes. The papers also include clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs and miscellaneous printed material. A scrapbook contains clippings of articles that document Shimomura's career. Photographs are of artwork by other artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series:

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

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

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

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

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1975-1989 (Box 4; 1 folder)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1970s (Box 4; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Roger Shimomura (b. 1939) is a Japanese American painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher who has worked primarily in Kansas since 1969.

Roger Shimomura was born in 1939 in Seattle, Washington. He was a third generation Japanese-American and received his B.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Washington in 1961, and a M.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University in 1969. Shimomura spent two childhood years in one of 10 concentration camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII, and later served as an officer in the United States Army from 1962 to 1965. He was active in the Japanese-American redress movement in the 1970s. Since the 1970s, Shimomura's work has combined American popular imagery with the Japanese ukiyo-e tradition.

He has had over 125 solo exhibitions of paintings and prints, as well as presented his experimental theater pieces at such venues as the Franklin Furnace, New York City, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Shimomura has been a visiting artist and lectured on his work at more than 200 universities, art schools, and museums across the country. Shimomura began teaching at the University of Kansas' Department of Art in 1969 and worked there until his retirement in 2004. At that time he started the Shimomura Faculty Research Support Fund, an endowment to foster faculty research in the Department of Art. Throughout his career, Shimomura has had numerous exhibitions and experimental theater pieces on a national level. In 1999, the Seattle Urban League designated a scholarship in his name that has been awarded annually to a Seattle resident pursuing a career in art. In 2002, the College Art Association presented him with the "Artist Award for Most Distinguished Body of Work," for his 4 year, 12-museum national tour of the painting exhibition, "An American Diary." Shimomura continues to live and work in Kansas.
Provenance:
Roger Shimomura donated his papers in 1990, as part of the Archives of American Art's Northwest Asian-American project in Seattle.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Japanese American painting  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Asian American performance artists  Search this
Performance artists -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Printmakers -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.shimroge
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1990
Scope and Contents note:
Biographical material includes a photograph of Shimomura and a detailed resume.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.shimroge, Series 1
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 1-3; 2.3 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1990
Scope and Contents note:
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).
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.shimroge, Series 2
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General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
(18 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Akiko Day

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Frank Chin

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
(4 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22-25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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John Hughes

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Wayne Miller

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Galleries

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
(17 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 28-44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-August 1983
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Galleries

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
(5 folders)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1983-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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"A Kansas Collection" Exhibition

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Alberta College of Art

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Center on Contemporary Art

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Cleveland State University

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Denver Art Museum

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dobrick Gallery

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Downtown Seattle Transit Project

Collection Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12-13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roger Shimomura papers
Roger Shimomura papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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