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Photograph of Chiura Obata teaching a children's art class at Tanforan Art School

Subject:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1942
Topic:
Art teachers  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21259
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Archives of American Art
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Sketch from Topaz, California

Creator:
Obata, Chiura, 1885-1975  Search this
Subject:
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Topaz, Utah
Date:
1942 December
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21261
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Artist's statement

Creator:
Obata, Chiura, 1885-1975  Search this
Subject:
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
194-?
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21292
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Photograph of Chiura Obata painting

Creator:
War Relocation Authority  Search this
Subject:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1944
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21308
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Archives of American Art
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Tanforan Art School record book

Creator:
Obata, Chiura, 1885-1975  Search this
Subject:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1942
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22009
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Archives of American Art
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Trek volume 1, number 3

Creator:
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1943 June
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22010
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Chiura Obata papers, 1891-2000, bulk 1942-1945
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Photograph of New Moon by Chiura Obata

Photographer:
Swartz, Kurl  Search this
Subject:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Not before 1943
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22029
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Still life class

Photographer:
Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965  Search this
Subject:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1942 June 16
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22030
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Morning class learning free hand brush strokes

Photographer:
Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965  Search this
Subject:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1942 June 16
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22031
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Survey of Obata art project

Creator:
Obata, Chiura, 1885-1975  Search this
Subject:
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
Not before 1942
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22057
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Obata, Chiura

Collection Creator:
Stendahl Art Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1931
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Stendahl Art Galleries Records, 1907-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Stendahl Art Galleries records
Stendahl Art Galleries records / Series 4: Subject Files
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Archives of American Art
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1, OV 4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1894-1898
1935-circa 1975
Scope and Contents:
Included in this series are Chiura Obata's school diplomas and resumes, as well as material related to his family's forced relocation and eventual resettlement. Also included is material related to another prisoner's attack on him while incarcerated in Topaz in 1943. There is a small amount of biographical material on other people, such as documents related to memorial meetings held for Perham Nahl, a friend, artist and Berkeley art professor; and material related to the forced relocation of Hiro Niwa, a fellow Japanese American who was also incarcerated at Tanforan and Topaz along with the Obata family during World War II.
Arrangement:
A biographical sketch and chronology on Chiura Obata are at the beginning of the series; the rest of the material is in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.obatchiu, Series 1
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Forced Relocation of Obata Family, Applications for Certificate of Identification

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chiura Obata papers
Chiura Obata papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
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Archives of American Art
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Magazines and Journals - TREK

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1943
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chiura Obata papers
Chiura Obata papers / Series 6: Printed Material
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Archives of American Art
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Newspaper Clippings

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1940
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chiura Obata papers
Chiura Obata papers / Series 6: Printed Material
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Archives of American Art
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Newspaper Clippings

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Container:
Box OV 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1945
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chiura Obata papers
Chiura Obata papers / Series 6: Printed Material
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Archives of American Art
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Printed Material on Forced Relocation and War Relocation Authority Publications

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934
1942-1945
Scope and Contents:
Includes a typed copy of Americans in Concentration Camps by Harry Paxton Howard from the September 1942 issue of The Crisis. Also included is New Homes for the Issei, 1945, a WRA publication, in Japanese.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chiura Obata papers
Chiura Obata papers / Series 6: Printed Material
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Archives of American Art
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Book - The Second Generation Problem: Some Suggestions Toward Its Solution by Roy Hidemichi Akagi

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chiura Obata papers
Chiura Obata papers / Series 6: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Forced Relocation of Obata Family, Notebooks of Items Packed or Sold

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chiura Obata papers
Chiura Obata papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Book - Sierra Club Base Camp

Collection Creator:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chiura Obata papers
Chiura Obata papers / Series 6: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-obatchiu-ref110

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