Accession 2023.01 - Michael Murakami accession

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CA EAL F003-2023.01


Michael Murakami accession


  • [192-?] - 1982 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

  • 92 photographs, b&w
  • 7 photographs, colour
  • 1078 negatives, b&w
  • 6 negatives, colour
  • 2 postcards
  • 3 netting shuttles

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Gift of Michael Murakami, 2023

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Scope and content

Accrual consists of photographs and negatives collected and taken by the donor’s parents, Aiko and David Murakami. Photographs are primarily from Aiko (nee. Kondo) Murakami and her family in Victoria, B.C. The photographic negatives are primarily taken by David Murakami. They include scenes of the Steveston fishing industry, and those who worked in it. The negatives also include images from the Japanese Canadian internment camps in Kaslo and New Denver, where the family was living. There are also some family photographs and accompanying negatives of the Murakami’s and their friends in Toronto, O.N.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Series are arranged by asset format and described at the file level.
Many of the negatives were found stored in their original envelops, and thus have been arranged to reflect this. Photographs have been described so that a file consists of one item unless a group of photographs were found to have been grouped by the creator.

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  • English

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The creation of this finding aid was made possible with generous funding from the Frank H. Hori Charitable Foundation, as well as other grants and donations.

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Created March 10, 2023 by E Carroll




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