シカゴ新報
The Chicago Shimpo
The Chicago Japanese American news (Nov.1945 - Dec. 2003)

Original: Published by: Chicago Shimpo-sha

Publication year: 2010

Text: English

35mm positive, 39 reels

Price: JPY726,000

*Contains some illegible pages due to the condition of the original documents.

Contents

Launched in Chicago on 15 November 1945, it was started as a weekly journal in Japanese language, supported by the fellows of the founder and chief editor Ryoichi Fujii, who were just returned from internment in wartime concentration camps. During and after the Second World War, the population of Japanese-Americans increased rapidly in Chicago, and the journal took on the role to backup their life. Initially the journal posted articles in rather radical tone reflecting Fujii’s opinion. As the state of society changed and the second-generation Japanese-American became more influential, it shifted its main contents to information on Japan and Japanese-American society. Not only articles but also announcements and advertisements in Chicago Shimpo show the path Japanese-Americans have taken after the war.

Reel# Year
1. 1945-1947
2. 1948-1949
3. 1950-1951
4. 1952-1953
5. 1954-1955
6. 1956-1957
7. 1958-1959
8. 1960-1961
9. 1962-1963
10. 1964-1965
11. 1966-1967
12. 1968-1969
13. 1970-1971
14. 1972-1973
15. 1974-1975
16. 1976-1977
17. 1978-1979
18. 1980-1981
19. 1982-1983
20. 1984
21. 1985
22. 1986
23. 1987
24. 1988
25. 1989
26. 1990
27. 1991
28. 1992
29. 1993
30. 1994
31. 1995
32. 1996
33. 1997
34. 1998
35. 1999
36. 2000
37. 2001
38. 2002
39. 2003