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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1261

Scrapbook of Lillian Nobue Kajikawa, 1936-1951

Overview

Scrapbook created by Lillian Nobue Kajikawa containing photographs of Kajikawa and her classmates, certificates, report cards, and other ephemera documenting Kajikawa 's school years in Honolulu, Hawaii, and her early professional years working as a stenographer.

Dates

  • 1936-1951

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lillian Nobue Kajikawa as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

1.38 linear feet (1 folio+ box)

The scrapbook of Lillian Nobue Kajikawa contains photographs of Kajikawa and her classmates, certificates, report cards, and other ephemera documenting Kajikawa's school years in Honolulu, Hawaii, and her early professional years working as a stenographer. Photographs include class photographs; inscribed portraits of classmates; candid photographs of classmates; photographs of school groups and activities including a May Day dance at the Robello School and members of the Girl Cadets, a World War II-era club Kajikawa participated in; and photographs of a Japanese soldier, possibly Kazuo Kajikawa. Ephemera includes Wallace Rider Farrington High School newspapers, handbooks, class songs, and graduation program; a clipping from 1948 documenting shorthand students, including Kajikawa, winning the grand prize in the Order of Gregg Artists international shorthand competition; Kajikawa's identification and library cards; and two letters of reference for Kajikawa's Women's Army Corps application. Also included are several report cards from the Palama Japanese Language School. Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.

BIOGRAPHY

Lillian Nobue Kajikawa was born July 17, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the youngest daughter of Kazuo and Hanako Hino Kajikawa, both of whom were born in Japan. Kajikawa was educated in Honolulu public schools including Robello School, Kaiulani Elementary School, Kalakaua Intermediate School, and Wallace Rider Farrington High School. She also attended the Palama Japanese Language School. While in high school, she completed the stenographic course of study, becoming proficient in typing and Gregg shorthand. After graduation, she worked as a stenographer for the Department of Public Welfare. Kajikawa joined the Women's Army Corps in the 1950s and served during the Korean War. She eventually married James Evan Begley and settled in Tucson, Arizona. She died September 15, 2000, and was buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2023-M25

The scrapbook of Lillian Nobue Kajikawa was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Caroliniana in February 2023.

Processing Information

Processed: October 2023

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Title
Kajikawa, Lillian Nobue. Scrapbook of Lillian Nobue Kajikawa, 1936-1951: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
eng
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
EAD ID
sch02251

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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