Kitagawa, (Rev.) Daisuke. Family Papers

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Kitagawa, (Rev.) Daisuke. Family Papers


  • 1923-2016 (bulk 1942-1970) (Creation)


10.15 cu.ft. (28 boxes)

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The Reverend Daisuke Kitagawa was a priest, author, and lecturer whose life's work included a commitment to ecumenism, peace and social justice, ministry to minority populations, and service as an appointed and respected leader of Executive Council and the World Council of Churches. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Kitagawa was interned and became Priest-in-Charge of Episcopalians at the Tule Lake relocation center in Newell, California, which influenced his commitment to social ministry and his fight to end racism at home and abroad.

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The Papers of Daisuke Kitagawa include biographical and education materials, including records from his education and research in Japan, writings, anti-war activities, and records of his leadership in the World Council of Churches and on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. One of the more significant aggregations of material within the collection is a series of papers documenting both his internment and resettlement following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Materials from other family members, including his wife Fujiko, round out the collection.


Biographical Records, 1942-2008
Ministerial Records, 1940-2008
Lectures, Seminars, Conferences, and Addresses, 1957-1969
Writings, 1940-1970
Audio-Visual Materials, 1931-1996
Collected Materials, 1926-2009
Papers of Fujiko Kitagawa, 1943-2007
Other Family Papers, 1939-2016

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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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  • English

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Papers of the Rev. John Kitagawa

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