Accession 2023.08 - Hide Shimizu Papers

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CA EAL F007-2023.08


Hide Shimizu Papers


  • 1898 - 1999 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2.68 m of textual and visual records (14 boxes)

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Archival history

Material was previously under the custody of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. With the creation of the East Asian Library archive, the decision was made to transfer the material as it better suited the East Asian Library's mandate. 14 boxes were transferred to the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library May 8, 2023. Arrangement of the material has been kept.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Mary McCracken, 2014.

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Scope and content

Contains official documents, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and other biographical material related to the life of Japanese Canadian Hide Shimizu and her family members. Includes material related to Shimizu's awards from the Order of Canada, the Order of the Precious Crown (Government of Japan) and the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC).

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Language of material

  • English
  • Japanese

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Earlier photo albums are in fragile condition.

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Original finding aid available upon request.

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Alternative identifier(s)

Thomas Fisher Rare Book legacy number

MS COLL 00701

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Institution identifier

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Repository updated May 8, 2023 by E Carroll.
Accession number updated May 30, 2023 by E Carroll.




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