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Collection of Japanese Language School Textbooks

Identifier: SPC-2022-003

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Japanese Language School Textbooks (1957-1963) 0.42 linear feet. The collection includes seventeen-grade school textbooks, a Chinese penmanship table, and Compton Japanese School textbooks.


  • 1957-1963

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

The Compton Japanese Language School was opened in November 1924 by Gardena Gakuen teacher Koshiro Endo. Endo opened two other language schools in the area before opening this location. The Compton school may have reopened after the war or reopened under a different name, Endo Memorial Gakuen, in 1949. In 1971 the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute formed and encompassed other schools in the area. Koji Endo was the first principal.


1 box

0.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection includes Japanese grade-school textbooks and textbooks from The Compton Japanese School. Also included is a Chinese penmanship table.

Related Materials

This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For related materials please consult: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project.


Yamamoto, J.K. “A Century of Language Learning.” Rafu Shimpo, Radu Shimpo, 21 Nov. 2012,
Inventory of Collection of Japanese Language School Textbooks
Jennifer Hill
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747