The Japanese American Newspapers Collection contains 18.6 linear feet of publications from fifteen different Japanese American newspaper titles dating from the mid-1940s through 2014. The collection includes extended runs of Hokubei Shimpo and New York Nichibei, as well short runs of regional papers and international editions of Japanese newspapers from the late twentieth century. The material gathered in this collection offers insight into the concerns of the Japanese American community from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day, including civil rights issues, LGBTQ issues, and women’s rights. The collection’s materials are sourced from the Isaku Kida and Emi Kida Papers, the Takako Wada Papers, and a donation from Stan Kanzaki.
To learn more about the contents of the Collection of Japanese American Newspapers, located at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, view the collection’s finding aid.