Query: Northwest Asian American Project
Oral history interview with Johsel Namkung
Creators:
Namkung, Johsel, 1919-2013
Takami, David
Lau, Alan Chong
Dates:
1989 Oct. 5-1991 Feb. 25
Size:
74 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.namkun89
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Johsel Namkung conducted 1989 Oct. 5-1991 Feb. 25, by Alan Chong Lau (1989) and David Takami (1991), in Seattle, Wash., for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project. Namkung discusses his family background and the effect of living under Japanese occupation in Korea; U.S. immigration in the late 1940's; studies …

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Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn
Creators:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996
Dates:
1991 August 9
Size:
56 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.chinn91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Andrew Chinn conducted 1991 August 9, by Matthew Kangas, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project.

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Oral history interview with Frank S. Okada
Creators:
Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio), 1931-2000
Johns, Barbara
Dates:
1990 Aug. 16-17
Size:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.okada90
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Frank Okada conducted 1990 Aug. 16-17, in Seattle, Wash., by Barbara Johns, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project. Okada discusses his parents' background; his family including his brothers, John, author of "No-No Boy," and Charlie, a graphic designer; traveling to Japan for the Pacific Northwest …

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Oral history interview with Val Laigo
Creators:
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992
Lau, Alan Chong
Nakane, Kazuko
Dates:
1989 July 12
Size:
42 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.laigo89
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Val Laigo conducted 1989 July 12, by Alan Lau and Kazuko Nakane, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project, in Laigo's home, Seattle, Wash.

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Oral history interview with George Tsutakawa
Creators:
Tsutakawa, George
Kingsbury, Martha, 1941-
Dates:
1983 September 8-19
Size:
119 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.tsutak83
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of George Tsutakawa conducted 1983 September 8-19, by Martha Kingsbury, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project, in Seattle, Washington.

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Ron Ho papers
Creators:
Ho, Ron
Dates:
1975-2003
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.horon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Seattle jeweler Ron Ho measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1975 to 2003. The collection comprises the Bellevue Arts Award, Best of the Eastside Award, and Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair awards; correspondence with Helen Drutt, Tacoma Art Museum, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Susan Biskeborn, Seattle Art Museum, and others; files for the several exhibitions; and printed material relating to Ho that includes clippings and exhibition catalogs and announcements.

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Kamekichi Tokita Papers
Creators:
Tokita, Kamekichi
Dates:
circa 1900-circa 2010
bulk 1900-1948
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tokikame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The personal papers of Seattle area painter Kamekichi Tokita (1897-1948) measure 1.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 2010 with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1910 to 1948. The papers include biographical materials, including documents about the closing of the War Relocation Authority's Minidoka Camp in Idaho; correspondence; three diaries written in Japanese documenting Tokita's war time experiences and forced relocation to Minidoka, two earlier notebooks, also written in Japanese, and scattered notes; a few personal business records; printed materials; one scrapbook; sketches; and one family photograph album.

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Roger Shimomura papers
Creators:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-
Dates:
1959-2014
Size:
13.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shimroge
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher Roger Shimomura measure 13.6 linear feet and date from 1959 to 2014. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, one scrapbook, and photographs. There is a 11.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2019 that includes comprehensive project files with initial sketches, technical diagrams, budgets, materials lists, collaborator correspondence, communications with gallerists, curators and venues, and related press clippings; professional correspondence; writings including notebooks related to performance and painting developments, diaristic dated entries, and two experimental notebooks with "diary entries" for 'An American Diary' project; personal business records containing loan records and budgets for projects and exhibitions, and contracts for performance and film commissions; printed material; scrapbooks; and photographs of installations and events. Also included are 17 videocassettes (U-matic) concerning Kabuki theater performances and other perfomances. Materials date from circa 1959-2014.

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Oral history interview with George Tsutakawa
Creators:
Tsutakawa, George
Tsutakawa, Mayumi
Dates:
1987 June 26-27
Size:
12 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) (Master: 12 videocassettes (Beta) (circa 20 min. each), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
4 Videocassettes (U-matic) (Duplicate (3 sets, 12 total videocassettes), sd., col., 3/4 in.)
Collection ID:
AAA.tsutak87
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of George Tsutakawa conducted 1987 June 26-27, by his daughter Mayumi Tsutakawa, for the Archives of American Art at Tsutakawa's home and studio in Seattle, Washington and at three of his fountain sculpture sites.

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George Tsutakawa in Japan video project
Creators:
Tsutakawa, George
Dates:
1988-1990
Size:
4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tsutgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The George Tsutakawa in Japan video project measures 4 linear feet and contains unedited video recordings of Tsutakawa's return trip to his childhood home in central Japan. The recordings, made by the West Coast Regional Center of the Archives of American Art in 1988, were subsequently edited into the 23-minute documentary George Tsutakawa: An Artist's Pilgrimage, also included in this collection.

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