Guide to the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records, 1959-2005
JAAC 2005/15

Summary Information

Repository
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Creator
Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.
Title
Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records
ID
JAAC 2005/15
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1959-1963
Date [inclusive]
1959-2005
Extent
7.25 Linear feet  (1 manuscript box; 2 record storage containers; 2 oversize flat boxes)
Language
English
Language of Materials
Collection is predominately in English.
Abstract
The collection contains general meeting minutes, correspondence, program information, and scrapbooks developed by the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, folder title, box number], JAAC 2005/15, Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

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Biographical / Historical Note

Ikebana is the Japanese study and practice of flower arrangement in order to create a closer bond with nature. In 1956, Ellen Gordon Allen established Ikebana International (I.I.) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Her vision for I.I. was to be a cultural, non-profit, and non-governmental organization that would spread the art form of Ikebana throughout the world. By the late 1950s, I.I. had chapters in cities as far as London to South Africa.

In 1959, approximately thirty women in the Sacramento region submitted membership forms and received permission to create the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter. At a banquet held on December 3rd of the same year, the Sacramento Chapter received it's charter -- the second to be organized in California.

In 1963, Sacramento held the second official Ikebana International Conference.

The Sacramento Chapter continues to hold meetings, programs, exhibits, and tours pertaining to Japanese culture and the Ikebana art form.

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Scope and Contents

The following collection includes board meeting minutes, correspondence, program and exhibit related materials, conference information, newsletters and scrapbooks collected by the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.

There are five main series pertaining to the collection consisting of Meetings; Programs, Events, and Special Guests; the Ikebana International Conference; Newsletters and Bulletins; and Scrapbooks.

In particular, this collection focuses mainly on the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter's meeting files, as well as their involvement with the second international conference held in Sacramento, CA in 1963.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives 04/09/2008

The Library
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
916-278-6144
scua@csus.edu

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Custodial History

Members of the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter assembled these records over many years as part of their effort to document their involvement with the Ikebana organization, as well as their appreciation of Japanese culture and flower arrangement.

Accrual Information

No additions are expected.

Acquisition Information

The Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records were given to the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives by Joanne Iritani in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Rockwell, Library Assitant III. Completed April 2008.

Appraisal Information

There is no current criteria for records retention.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Sacramento, Calif.

Subject(s)

  • Arts, Japanese.
  • Flower arrangement

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Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

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Technical Access

There are no technical restraints to this collection.

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Collection Inventory

 Series I: Meetings circa 1960s 

Arrangement note

Meetings, circa 1960s. (Box 1, Folders 1-10) This series contains materials from Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter's meetings, featuring membership listings, resignations, board meeting minutes, reports, statements, correspondence with the official Ikebana headquarters, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to meetings. The arrangement is organized by type of material, and in chronological order whenever possible.

Members and Officers 1961-1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

Resignations 1961-1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

Board Minutes 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 3

Board Minutes 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

Board Minutes 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

Board Minutes 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

Board Minutes 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

Reports and Statements 1961-1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 8

Correspondence 1959-1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 9

Miscellaneous circa 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 10

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 Series II: Programs, Events, and Special Guests circa 1960s 

Arrangement note

Programs, Events, and Special Guests, circa 1960s. (Box 1, Folders 11-20) This series contains correspondence and materials from the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter's development and involvement with local programs, events, and special guests. The arrangement is organized by type of material, and in chronological order whenever possible.

Professor Houn Ohara 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 11

Professor Tsujii 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

Annual Show 1961 and 1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

International Bridal Fashion Show 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 14

Ikebana Study Tour 1961-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 15

Bonsai Exhibit 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Japanese Classical Dancing Program 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Sacramento Garden and Art Center 1962-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 18

International Friendship Luncheon 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 19

Miscellaneous 1961-1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 20

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 Series III: Ikebana International Conference 1963 

Arrangement note

Ikebana International Conference, 1963. (Box 1, Folders 21-23) This series contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and a program pertaining to the second International Cofnerence held in Sacramento by the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter. The arrangement is organized by type of material, and in chronological order whenever possible.

Committee Meeting Minutes, 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 21

Correspondence 1962-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 22

Program 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 23

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 Series IV: Newsletters and Bulletins circa 1960s 

Arrangement note

Newsletters and Bulletins, circa 1960s. (Box 1, Folders 24-25) This series contains official Ikebana International newsletters, as well as miscellaneous bulletins, relating to Ikebana International and the Sacramento chapter. The arrangement is organized by type of material, and in chronological order whenever possible.

Ikebana International Newsletters and Bulletins circa 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 24

Miscellaneous circa 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 25

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 SERIES V: Scrapbooks 1959-2005 

Arrangement note

Scrapbooks, 1959-2005. (Box 2, Item 1; Box 3, Item 1; Box 4, Items 1-3; and Box 5, Items 1-3) This series contains scrapbooks between the years 1959 through 2005 pertaining to the Sacramento Chapter. It includes newsclippings, programs, and photographs. The arrangement is organized in chronological order whenever possible.

Scrapbook 1959-1979 


    Box Object
Mixed materials   2 1

Scrapbook 1976-1983 


    Box Object
Mixed materials   3 1

Scrapbook 1982-1984 


    Box Object
Mixed materials   4 1

Scrapbook 1989-1994 


    Box Object
Mixed materials   4 2

Scrapbook 1994-1998 


    Box Object
Mixed materials   4 3

Scrapbook 1998-1999 


    Box Object
Mixed materials   5 1

Scrapbook 2000-2002 


    Box Object
Mixed materials   5 2

Scrapbook 2002-2005 


    Box Object
Mixed materials   5 3

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