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Samuel I. Hayakawa Papers, 1959-1982 | Special Collections & University Archives

By Chris Atchley (Intern)

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Collection Overview

Title: Samuel I. Hayakawa Papers, 1959-1982Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1970-1982

Primary Creator: Hayakawa, Samuel I. (Ichiyé) (1906-1992)

Extent: 10.22 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

I. General Office Files, 1957-1982

II. Subject Files and Reports, 1977-1982

III. Organizations and Business Files, 1977-1982

Date Acquired: 12/12/1982

Subjects: Hayakawa, S. I. ‪(‬Samuel Ichiyé‪)‬, 1906-1992--Archives, Legislators--California--Sources, San Diego (Calif.)--Politics and government

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Samuel I. Hayakawa Papers document Hayakawa's term as a United States Senator. The collection comes from Hayakawa's San Diego-based regional office, one of five regional offices in California, and consists only of office records. The San Diego regional office  covered the counties of San Diego, Imperial Valley, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The records consist of biographical data on Hayakawa, correspondence, invitations, office memos, press releases, reports, subject files, files on organizations and businesses, and some confidential materials. This collection is organized into three series: General Office Files, Subject Files and Reports, and Organizations and Businesses.

The General Office Files document the day to the day operations of Hayakawa's San Diego regional office during his senatorial term (1977-1982). The series contains a small amount of sporadic texts dating pre-1977, and a wide array of folders containing textual documents. The series includes: biographical data, correspondence, invitations, legislation activities, news clippings, press releases, reports, requests, speeches, awards, testimonies, weekly columns, and receipts. It is filed alphabetically by folder name.

The Subject Files and Reports document major issues, projects, concerns, and needs addressed by Senator Hayakawa while in office. Most of the subject files are on local issues, while some are on major national issues of various interests, such as abortion, nuclear weapons abolition, and immigration.  The series dates from 1965-1982, and is filed alphabetically by folder name.

The Organizations and Businesses series documents information on local San Diego, national and federal organizations and businesses that were at some point in contact with Hayakawa's San Diego regional office from 1976-1982. This series contains textual documents ranging from formal reports to weekly newsletters. It is filed alphabetically by folder name.

Biographical Note

Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 18, 1906 and naturalized as a United States citizen. Hayakawa, who was of Japanese decent, attended public schools in Calgary and Winnipeg. He received a B.A. in English (University of Manitoba, 1927) an M.A. in English (McGill University, 1928), and a Ph.D. in English and American literature (University of Wisconsin, 1935). After attaining his higher degrees, Hayakawa subsequently taught English at the University of Wisconsin (1936-1939), Illinois Institute of Technology (1939-1947), the University of Chicago (1950-1955), and San Francisco State College (1968-1973).

An internationally renowned semanticist, Hayakawa gained notoriety within the academic world with several notable publications such as: Language in Thought and Action (1949) which went through four editions and was translated into ten languages, and Symbol, Status and Personality (1963) which was translated into Swedish, German, Japanese and Spanish. Hayakawa was appointed as President Emeritus of San Francisco State University 1973; the year the college had attained university status.

Hayakawa, previously Democrat, became a registered Republican in 1973. After placing a bid for senatorial office in 1976, Hayakawa was elected to a six-year term representing California in the United States Senate beginning January 3, 1977. During his term which ended January 3, 1983, Hayakawa served on the senate committees for Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Foreign Relations; and the Select Business Committee on Small Business.  He was also a member of the U. S. Senate Republican Conference and the Senate Republican Steering Committee.

Hayakawa earned a reputation for issuing unorthodox ideas and adhering to a philosophical process of thought. He was more infamously known as a "sleeper senator" due to his occasional napping during senate meetings. His ideas were not always favorable to fellow senators; nevertheless he was highly respected by his peers for his sharp intellect and wit.

Following the end of his term and an illustrious career which included numerous honorary degrees and accolades, Hayakawa retired to his Mill Valley home in California where he resided with his wife Margedant until his death in Greenbrae, California on February 27, 1992 at the age of 85.

Subject/Index Terms

Hayakawa, S. I. ‪(‬Samuel Ichiyé‪)‬, 1906-1992--Archives
Legislators--California--Sources
San Diego (Calif.)--Politics and government

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Jeff Marston

Related Materials:

Robert Carlton (Bob) Wilson Papers, 1953-198

Jim Bates Papers, 1981-1990

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Samuel I. Hayakawa Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Office Files, 1959-1982],
[Series 2: Subject Files and Reports, 1965-1982],
[Series 3: Organizations and Business Files, 1976-1982],
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Series 1: General Office Files, 1959-1982Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Data, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence-Hayakawa Incoming, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence-Hayakawa Incoming, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence-Hayakawa Incoming, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence-Hayakawa Incoming, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence-Hayakawa Incoming, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence-Hayakawa Incoming, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence-Hayakawa Outgoing, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence-Hayakawa Outgoing, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence-Hayakawa Outgoing, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence-Hayakawa Outgoing, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence-Hayakawa Outgoing, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence-Hayakawa Outgoing, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence-Hayakawa Outgoing Special Congratulations, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence-Secondary, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence-Secondary, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence-Secondary, 1979Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence-Secondary, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence-Victoria Betts, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence-Victoria Betts, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence-Victoria Bie, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence-Jimmy Brown, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence-Mary T. Goedde, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence-Jeff Marston, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence-Jeff Marston, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence-Jeff Marston, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence-Doris Mckinney, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence-James Mckinney, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence-Beverly Speicher, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence-John Ventura, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence-John Ventura, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence-Cynthia Vicknair, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence-Staff, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Invitations-Accepted, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Invitations-Accepted, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Invitations-Accepted, 1979Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invitations-Accepted, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Invitations-Accepted, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Invitations-Accepted, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Invitations-Accepted, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Invitations-Accepted, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Invitations-Accepted, 1981Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invitations-Accepted, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Invitations-Accepted, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Invitations-Accepted, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Invitations-Accepted, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Invitations-Accepted, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Invitations-Declined, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Invitations-Declined, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Invitations-Declined, 1980Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invitations-Declined, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Invitations-Declined, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Invitations-Declined, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Invitations-Declined, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Legislative Activities-Highlights & Weekly Legislative Reports, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Legislative Activities- 95th Congress- 2 Year Summary, Bills Co-Sponsored By Hayakawa, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Legislative Activities- Daily Legislative Reports, 1979, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Legislative Activities- Daily Legislative Reports, 1979, 1981Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Legislative Activities- Legislative Initiatives- 96th Congress, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Legislative Activities- Congressional Record Fact Sheet, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Legislative Activities- 3 Month Reports of Legislative Activities, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legislative Activities- 3 Month Reports of Legislative Activities, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Legislative Activities- Accomplishments, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: News Clippings, 1963 & No DatesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: News Clippings, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: News Clippings, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: News Clippings, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: News Clippings, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 11: News Clippings, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: News Clippings, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 13: News Clippings- Cartoons, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: News Clippings- Tear Sheets, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Office Memos, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Position Papers, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Press Conferences, 1978Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Press Releases, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Press Releases, 1978-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Press Releases, October 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Press Releases, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Press Releases, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Press Releases, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Press Releases, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Press- Interviews, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Press- Exclusive to Weeklies, Semi-Weeklies and the Ethnic Press in California, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Receipts, Flyers, Forms, Etc..., 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Reports from U.S. Senator S.I. Hayakawa, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Resolution Committees Report, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Requests- Documents & Bills, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Requests- Documents & Bills, 1981Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Requests- Documents & Bills, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Requests- Documents & Bills, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Requests- Documents & Bills, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Requests- Documents & Bills, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Requests- Documents & Bills, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Requests- Information, 1979Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Requests- Information, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Requests- Information, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Requests- Special Favors, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Requests- Special Favors, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Requests- Special Favors, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Requests- Special Favors, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Requests- Special Favors, 1982Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Requests- Special Favors, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Requests- Special Favors, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Requests- Special Favors, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Requests- Tours & Passes, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Requests- Tours & Passes, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Requests- Tours & Passes, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Requests- Tours & Passes, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Speeches, 1959-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Speeches, 1968-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tam of The Month Award, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Testimonies-Hayakawa, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Weekly Column, 1979-1981Add to your cart.

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