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Nash, Herman B., Jr.

Herman B. Nash Papers

ca.1918-2016
26 boxes 11 linear feet
Call no.: MS 895
Depiction of Civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., March 1965
Civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., March 1965

In 1944, eighteen-year old Herman B. “Keek” Nash enlisted in the Army, and after intensive Japanese language training, was assigned for duty as an intelligence officer in American-occupied Osaka, Japan. Settling in northern New Jersey after his discharge from the service in 1947, Nash held a succession of jobs, including brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad, before deciding to try his hand at teaching, earning a master’s degree in education at Columbia Teachers College. A solid leftist politically and a strong supporter of social justice causes and civil rights, he marched with Martin Luther King at Selma and Washington, though his ardor and political convictions came at a cost. Investigated by the FBI for alleged Communist sympathies in the late 1950s, Nash was fired from his position teaching high school science in Teaneck, N.J., in 1969, after leading a sit-in protest against school tracking. He subsequently returned to work on the railroad, where he was active with the union and took part in efforts to increase participation by African Americans and women. Yoneko Nash, Nash’s wife of 43 years, died in 2004, with Keek following in 2010.

A rich assemblage, the papers of Herman Nash offer a glimpse into the life experiences of a socially conscious veteran of the Second World War. Nearly a quarter of the collection stems from Nash’s time in the military service, including while he was learning Japanese at the University of Chicago (1944-1945) and while he was stationed in occupied Japan from spring 1946 through the following winter. Among other noteworthy items are a thick series of intelligence reports on the reaction of the local population to the occupation, noting episodes of civil unrest, crime, and other forms of social instability. The collection also contains a significant body of correspondence with family and friends, including serval whom he met in Japan. The balance of the collection relates to Nash’s interests in social justice causes, highlighted by a significant series of photographs taken during a massive civil rights demonstration in Montgomery, Ala.

Background on Herman B. Nash

Herman Beaman “Keek” Nash, Jr., was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on August 18, 1926, to Grace Leonard, a former teacher, and Herman B. Nash, a postal worker who had served in World War I. The second of three children, Nash and his brothers, Howard and John, enjoyed a comfortable childhood during the Great Depression. Nicknaming himself “Skeezix” (which was quickly shortened to “Keek”) to distinguish himself from his father, Nash attended Van Sickle Junior High School in Springfield. He took college-level courses in educational theory at American International College while attending Classical High School, from which he graduated in 1944. Raised in the Congregationalist church, he took religion seriously and attended church services regularly, and even exchanged bible verses with a sweetheart. After high school, Nash enlisted in the United States Army.

Nash first went into the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. From there he was transferred to Camp Blanding in Florida, where he was part of the 190th Training Battalion. While in Florida, Nash was selected for an intensive language program that would train him in Japanese. Sent to the University of Chicago in March of 1945, Nash entered a city that was growing and changing in the wake of several waves of racial migration and ethnic immigration, and it what he saw of the lives of African Americans and tensions among blacks and whites affected him deeply. In the fall of 1945, on a break from his classes, Nash traveled to Gary, Indiana, for a rally, headlined by Frank Sinatra, promoting race tolerance at a high school; a photograph of him with a fellow black soldier he had befriended on the train ride there appeared in a Life magazine article about the event. Nash’s passion for equality and the fair treatment of all people would be a driving force in his life. From Chicago, Nash went to Camp Beale in California and then to San Francisco before being moved with his regiment to Seattle to avoid the flood of troops returning from the Pacific Theater. Nash and his fellow soldiers, including a group of friends who had managed to stay together since leaving Chicago, were then shipped out to American-occupied Japan, aboard the U.S.S. General M.B. Stewart as part of the 25th Infantry Division in March 1946.

In Osaka, Nash served as a special investigator for the G-2 Intelligence Division, keeping weekly reports on military activity, civilian attitudes, rationing, black market smuggling rings, inflation, illegal gun sales, a kidnapping circle, labor agitation, and the Shinto religion, including a warlike Shinto sect. He became very attached to Japan and its culture and collected Japanese postcards, stamps, and other paraphernalia, and long after he left the country he would keep in contact with numerous friends made there. In August of 1946 Nash was reassigned to the Tokai-Hokuriku Military Government Team as an advance agent for educational survey and development projects in local Japanese schools and universities. His duties included inspecting schools, evaluating and dismissing militaristic teachers and leaders, reviewing textbooks, and “keeping things moving in a Democratic direction,” as he wrote in a letter to his parents. This new job brought him to Nagoya, where he continued to explore the culture and language of the Japanese people as well as expanding his appreciation for education and teaching.

In his position at the Headquarters for Military Government in Nagoya, Nash oversaw the investigation of local Buddhist and Shinto religions, watching them for subversive acts and anti-American rhetoric, but he also had a more personal interest. He had long been fascinated by religion, and although raised a Congregationalist, he regularly attended services for Methodists, Jews, Buddhists, and many other denominations, to further his own understanding of religion and to expand his knowledge of the world as a whole. While in Japan, Nash began to study Buddhism and explored many of the country’s temples and religious monuments. For a time he considered becoming a Christian missionary so that he might return to Japan to teach in a religious capacity. After completing his term of service, Nash was honorably discharged and returned home to Massachusetts in 1947.

While attending classes at American International College, Nash lectured at local churches and at Classical High School about his time in the service and the religions and culture of Japan. It was around this time that Nash came upon an article by Reverend Clarence V. Howell, leader of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith social justice organization promoting peace and working to improve race relations through education. In 1948 Nash moved to New York City, where he lectured for the Fellowship on topics relating to the urban poor as well as on his experiences in Japan. It was here that he met Yoneko Tajitsu, a Japanese American visiting nurse who had been interned at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. The two fell in love, were married by Howell on June 17, 1951, and moved to an apartment in the Bronx. Nash was becoming increasingly radical; he joined the United World Federalists, collected Marxist and Socialist newsletters and publications, and became a member of the Jefferson School of Social Science, an organization which would soon be targeted by Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Committee.

The 1950s in New York were a very active time for Herman Nash. In 1956, he took a job as a brakeman on the New York Central Railroad and became active in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineermen. He stayed with the railroad until around 1957, when he decided to return to school, earning a masters degree in Education from Columbia Teachers College. He and Yon moved to Maywood, New Jersey, and in 1959 he started work as a chemistry teacher at Teaneck High School. Teaneck would be the new battleground in Nash’s life, where he pushed for safer laboratory standards, fought against the racial prejudices of his fellow teachers, and created a friendly and open classroom environment known for its emphasis on rigorous academic inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge. By 1961 the couple had four children, Phillip, Paul, Alice, and Thomas, rounding out the family that Nash would come to call “HAPPY to a T” a play on his, Yon’s, and the children’s initials. The children were raised primarily by Yon, who returned to school to pursue a masters degree in Special Education at William Patterson College in New Jersey. After teaching for some years, she worked in publishing and in retirement was active with the Maywood Library.

In March 1965, Nash traveled to Selma, Alabama, to join Martin Luther King, Jr., on his march to Montgomery, an experience he captured in a series of photographs. This event may have helped fuel his high standards for Teaneck and his determination to promote equality in the classroom. In March 1969, Nash and some of his students staged a sit-in in the principal’s office to protest the inequality in the ways vocational and college-bound students were being educated. Threatened with arrest, the protesters relocated to the superintendent’s office, at which point Nash was removed and suspended from teaching. He was also sentenced to six months in jail, a sentence which was finally reversed after a protracted legal battle that reached the New Jersey State Supreme Court. Unable to return to his job at Teaneck, Nash returned to the railroads, this time as an engineer for the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) where he remained until his retirement in the late 1980s. At Conrail he again became active in the rail workers union, integrating his unionization efforts with fair practices in regard to race. His mother passed away in 1973 and his father in 1977.

After his retirement, Nash and Yon had a brief battle over Yon’s benefits from the United States Railroad Retirement Board before finally settling into a more slow-paced life, trading letters with his children and grandchildren while writing his memoirs. In 2004, after almost forty-five years in Maywood, Yon and Nash relocated to San Diego to enjoy their retirement. Just three weeks after the move, Yon died suddenly of a bleeding ulcer. Nash continued to live in San Diego until his own death in June 2010.

Scope of collection

The records of an accomplished activist and humanist, the Nash Papers offer a view into the life of a socially conscious and broad-minded veteran of World War II. Nash’s personal correspondence, which comprises a significant portion of the collection, spans most of his life, beginning in his high school years. It includes letters home from his time in the military and correspondence with friends he met while in Japan, as well as years of weekly correspondence with his parents. Much of the collection includes material from Nash’s military service, particularly his time in occupied Japan such as; G-2 intelligence reports on the reaction of the local population to the occupation, military publications and newsletters, and photographs and memorabilia from Osaka and Nagoya. Most of the balance of the collection pertains to Nash’s interests in social justice causes, including pamphlets, journals, clippings, speeches, writings, and documents related to his work in railroad unions, educational equality, and civil rights demonstrations.

Series descriptions

1939-2006
13 boxes (6.5 linear feet)

The bulk of the correspondence comprises letters written by and to Herman Nash, Jr. Nash’s correspondents include friends in
Springfield and later Maywood, pen pals from Japan, various religious institutions, and
individuals who attended his lectures and educational sessions. There are also letters among members of Nash’s family, including his wife, Yoneko, his parents, his siblings, and his children. Nash’s own letters and those of his immediate family members are at the front of the series, arranged chronologically, with the rest arranged alphabetically.

1937-2016
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

Diaries, reading logs, writings and poetry from Nash’s school days, and
a variety of notes and lists comprise this small
series, which also includes a memoir of sorts, “No Joke! A Thoughtful Life,” assembled by Nash’s daughter Alice.

1935-2007
4 boxes (2 linear feet)

Although the material in this series spans Nash’s life, a large portion consists of materials
he kept from his time in Japan, including G-2 Intelligence Reports, photographs and papers,
and civil rights materials. There is also material relating to his work
in unions at both New York Central/Pennsylvania Central and Consolidated Railroads, his
involvement in the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and his interest in religion, as well as
material relating to his teaching and his subsequent dismissal.

1939-1964
4 boxes (2.25 linear feet)

This series includes several collections and individual items
saved by Nash. Included is his postcard collection, begun in childhood and added to throughout
his life, and his stamp collection, which is similarly extensive. Also included are several
awards and childhood souvenirs as well as protest buttons and a fan given to him by the Kita
Fire Brigade.

1929-2004
4 boxes (3 linear feet)

This series consists of full publications, such as newspapers, pamphlets, and newsletters,
as well as clippings. Many are connected to Nash’s military service, but most of the pamphlets
are socialist or left-leaning literature. The clippings were collected chiefly by Nash and his
mother and cover his time in high school and the service, local events, and the war. The
series is organized chronologically with publications grouped together. Clippings are foldered
as they were donated.

Inventory

Series 1. Correspondence
1939-2006
13 boxes (6.5 linear feet)
Unknown Senders and Recipients
1948 Feb-1987 Feb
Box 1: 1
Author Unknown: Letter in Japanese on Ladies Stationary
undated
Box 1: 2
Bill
1945 June
Box 1: 3
Bill and Mary
1949 April
Box 1: 4
Caldwell: Christmas Card
1946 Dec
Box 1: 5
Ed: Letter from France including 1944 Franc Note
1945 Dec
Box 1: 6
Ernie
1947 Dec-1948 July
Box 1: 7
Gene
1949 Jan
Box 1: 8
Gene
undated
Box 1: 9
Hori
undated
Box 1: 10
Mine (Okubo)
1948 July
Box 1: 11
Peggy to Yoneko Nash
1957 Jan
Box 1: 12
“Tex”: Letter from France
1945 July
Box 1: 13
Trudy
1944 Nov
Box 1: 14
Yugi: Christmas Card
1962 Dec
Box 1: 15
Abbot, Ken (University of Chicago)
1946 Nov
Box 1: 16
Abyssinian Baptist Church School
1948 Jan
Box 1: 17
American International College: Christmas Card
1944 Dec
Box 1: 18
Aizawa, Hideyuki
1946 July-1948 March
Box 1: 19
Allen, Millard: Christmas Card
undated
Box 1: 20
Albertson, Edie “Casey” to Yoneko Nash
1956 Dec
Box 1: 21
Anderson, Bob H.
1949 Jan
Box 1: 22
Anderson, Fanny and George to Grace Nash
1959 Aug
Box 1: 23
Ando, Tsuneo: Japanese Pen pal from Nagoya
1945 June
Box 1: 24
Aoki, H (New York Buddhist Church)
1948 Nov
Box 1: 25
Arnold, Bill N. (P.F.C.)
1947
Box 1: 26
Atkinson, Phillip S.
1946 Dec
Box 1: 27
Ayesworth, Mr. and Mrs. David
1946 Oct
Box 1: 28
Bauchaud, Rene
1944 Nov-1948 Dec
Box 1: 29
Barker, Lee Vaughn
1948 Sept
Box 1: 30
Bannon, Robert E.
1948 Dec
Box 1: 31
Barnes, Mrs. William “Grandma Barnes”
1945 Jan-1949 May
Box 1: 32
Bartlett, Gordon E.: Christmas Card
1944 Dec
Box 1: 33
Beyer, Erwin F. “Bud”
1946 Dec
Box 1: 34
Binder, Rhea to Yoneko Nash
undated
Box 1: 35
Bissell, Bradley G.
1948 July-Aug
Box 1: 36
B.M. Newcomb to Walter and Luella Buchanan
undated
Box 1: 37
Bordewich, Lavern Madigan
1948 March
Box 1: 38
Buddhist Church Chicago “Midwest Dharma”
1947 May-Dec
Box 1: 39
Bush, George (Japanese-American Internment Camps
1990 Oct
Box 1: 40
Button, Marge (Mrs. Ralph) nee Petrien
1945 Oct-1947 April
Box 1: 41
Button, Marge (Mrs. Ralph) nee Petrien
1947 April-1949 July
Box 1: 42
Carly, Alice: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
1949 Feb
Box 1: 43
Castellan, Joan
1957 Jan
Box 1: 44
Central Presbyterian Church: Rock Island, IL
1949 July
Box 1: 45
Chihara, Hideaki
undated
Box 1: 46
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew: New York, NY
1948 April
Box 1: 47
“Chicago Friends”
1945 June-July
Box 1: 48
“The Agenda” Chicago Central Stake of the Church of the Latter Day Saints:
Serviceman’s Committee
1945 May-June
Box 1: 49
Clark, Lois Anne
1945 Oct-1946 May
Box 1: 50
Cole, Harold W.: Osaka Christian Mission
1946 June
Box 1: 51
Conant, David
1945 March-1946 Jan
Box 2: 1
Corbin, Milton: Christmas Card
1944 Dec
Box 2: 2
Cummings, Priscilla (Pat) and Harley
1945 Dec-1945 Feb
Box 2: 3
Davison, Margaret J.
1945 June
Box 2: 4
The Del Papo Family: Christmas Card
1956 Dec
Box 2: 5
Dickey, David
1947 May
Box 2: 6
Edwall, Earl W.
1944 Nov-1945 June
Box 2: 7
East Church, Springfield MA
1945
Box 2: 8
Family Rosary, Albany NY
1946 Aug
Box 2: 9
Finch, Charlotte
1948 May-Oct
Box 2: 10
Finch, Christine
1951 July
Box 2: 11
Finch, Floyd L. “Larry”
1946 June-1949 April
Box 2: 12
Fontanne, Mits
1949 April
Box 2: 13
Ford, Jeannie
1952 April
Box 2: 14
Forsythe, Muriel and Eddie to Grace and Herman Nash
1950 Aug-1959 April
Box 2: 15
Frazier, Rev. Taylor H. “Minister of Music”
undated
Box 2: 16
Frihm, Bernie
1946 April
Box 2: 17
Gale, Robert L. “Bob” and Maureen
1947 Nov-1949 Jan
Box 2: 18
Garber, Ethel: Friend from Columbia University
1948 June-1949 Aug
Box 2: 19
Gates, Laurie
1936 Dec
Box 2: 20
Geron, Mrs. J.
1945 April-1946 Dec
Box 2: 21
Grace Evangelical Church: New York, NY
1947 July
Box 2: 22
Graham, Perlia (Scott) and Fredie to Grace and Herman Nash
1944 Dec-1966 Oct
Box 2: 23
Grise, R.: Returned Letter from France
1946
Box 2: 24
Gulick, Leeds
1947 Jan-1949 May
Box 2: 25
Haas, Joe A.
1949 March
Box 2: 26
Hacker, Hans: Christmas Card
undated
Box 2: 27
Hamm, Fred: Christmas Card
undated
Box 2: 28
Hamston, Charles
1946
Box 2: 29
Harrison, Alma
1947 Nov-1948 June
Box 2: 30
Hata, Dick: Christmas Card
1947 Dec
Box 2: 31
Hata, Jack: Christmas Card
undated
Box 2: 32
Hayashi, J. Hiroo: Osaka, Japan
1947
Box 2: 33
Hayashi, Michiko
1946 Dec-1948 March
Box 2: 34
Headberg, Alice E. to Grace and Herman Nash
1944 Dec-1966 Dec
Box 2: 35
Herbergs; Joe, Max, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
1944 Oct-1948 July
Box 2: 36
Hickey, Dorothy M.
1944 Dec
Box 2: 37
Hiraoko, Hidenoby: Osaka, Japan
1948 May-1949 June
Box 2: 38
Hoffman, Harvey
1947 June-1948 July
Box 2: 39
Holmes, John Haynes
1948 Nov
Box 2: 40
Howell, Rev. Clarence V.
1949 June
Box 2: 41
Hsia, Catherine
1948 Dec
Box 2: 42
Hughs, Joan: Christmas Card
undated
Box 2: 43
Huge, Elyse to Yoneko Nash
1957 Nov-Dec
Box 2: 44
Ijiri, Elaine
1949 April
Box 2: 45
Iglowski, Ralph
1944 Oct-Nov
Box 2: 46
Imanori, Kenichi: Osaka, Japan
1948 March-Dec
Box 3: 1
Institute of Religious Research, New York City, NY
undated
Box 3: 2
Iriansiamore, Joseph
1944 Dec-1946-Feb
Box 3: 3
Ishida, Kiyoko: Osaka, Japan
1946 Nov-1948 Jan
Box 3: 4
Ishida, Kiyoko: Osaka, Japan
1948 March-1949 April
Box 3: 5
Japan Gospel Fellowship: Philadelphia, PA
1946 Dec
Box 3: 6
Japanese Methodist Church: New York, NY
1948 Feb-July
Box 3: 7
Johnson, Mabel: Christmas Card
undated
Box 3: 8
Kaegi, Alma
1959 Jan
Box 3: 9
Kambara, Taminosuke
1946 July
Box 3: 10
Kambara, Yutaka
1948 Feb
Box 3: 11
Kawamura, Toshiki (Miye)
1947 Dec-1949 Jan
Box 3: 12
Kawohe, Mitsu K.: Osaka, Japan
1948 Jan
Box 3: 13
Keansley, Elliot
1944 Nov
Box 3: 14
Kentfield, Helen (Mrs. Fred J.) to Grace Nash
1958 Oct-1962 Jan
Box 3: 15
Kentfield, Helen and Fred to Herman Nash Jr.: Christmas Card
1944 Dec
Box 3: 16
Kentfield, James: Christmas Card
1944 Dec
Box 3: 17
Kinschita, Alice: Christmas Card
1947 Dec
Box 3: 18
Kirla, Betty: Gary, Indiana
1942 Nov-1949 Dec
Box 3: 19
Knights, Willard to Grace Nash
undated
Box 3: 20
Kodama, Ruth
1946 Jan-1949 Jan
Box 3: 21
Koga, Rev. Sumio: Chicago, IL
1946 Jan
Box 3: 22
Kono, Rev. and Mrs. Gyoda: Christmas Card (Chicago Young Buddhist’s
Association)
1947 Jan
Box 3: 23
Kubose, Rev. and Mrs. G. M.: Chicago, IL
1947 Jan
Box 3: 24
Kuraki, T.
1949 April
Box 3: 25
Kurogawa, Tomoyoshi “Tom”
1945 Oct-1947 Dec
Box 3: 26
Kusumi, Emi: Christmas Card
undated
Box 3: 27
Langlois, A.T.
1944 Nov
Box 3: 28
Lara, Eva D.
1948 Aug
Box 3: 29
Larson, Betty Jane
1946 June-Nov
Box 3: 30
Le Blanc, Don: Christmas Card
undated
Box 3: 31
Leonard, Ellin to Grace Nash
1951 Dec
Box 3: 32
Leonard, Ellin to Herman Nash Jr.
1949 Sept-1997 Nov
Box 3: 33
Lesser, Monroe L. to “tomodachi” (Friend)
1949 June
Box 4: 1
M., Alice
1949 March
Box 4: 2
McCallum, Kenneth
1944 Dec-1947 Jan
Box 4: 3
McCracker, Stewart C. “Stewie”
1944 Nov
Box 4: 4
McNerny, Ruthe: Chicago, IL
1945 Feb
Box 4: 5
Makihara, M.
1948 July
Box 4: 6
Manley, Hugh
1945 April
Box 4: 7
Mathison, Don
1948 May-June
Box 4: 8
Maybury, Ellen
1945 Jan-March
Box 4: 9
Mendon, Alma: Christmas Card
1944 Dec
Box 4: 10
Miller, Helen J.: Christmas Card
1944 Dec
Box 4: 11
Mitamura, Amy
1948 Jan-1949 June
Box 4: 12
Mitamura, K.
1949 April-June
Box 4: 13
Mitchell, Mrs. George A. (Kate): Forwarded letters from Mary Jane and Les to
Sonia
1957 March
Box 4: 14
Mendoza, Annie to Herman Nash “Junior”
1944 Nov-1946 Dec
Box 4: 15
Mendoza, Annie to Grace Nash
1938 April
Box 4: 16
Molitor, Rey: Returned Letter to Herman Nash Jr.
1947 Feb
Box 4: 17
Morikawa, Kiwewo, Aichi-Ken
undated
Box 4: 18
Murimotu, Terry
undated
Box 4: 19
Mougin, Fedora
1963 Dec-1969 Dec
Box 4: 20
Murakami, Kiyo
1948 Jan
Box 4: 21
Mukai, Shinji: Written in Japanese
undated
Box 4: 22
Muste, Connie
1949 March
Box 4: 23
Myers, Grace (Mrs. Harry)
undated
Box 4: 24
Nakaya, Toya
1946
Box 4: 25
Narita, Emiko
1948 March
Box 4: 26
“Najiko” Letter from Herman Nash, Jr.
undated
Box 4: 27
Nash Family: Buchanan, Luella “Lu” Nash and husband Walter to Grace and husband
Herman Nash, Sr.
1951 Jan-1971 Nov
Box 4: 28
Nash Family: Buchanan, Luella “Lu” Nash and husband Walter to Herman Nash,
Jr.
1944 Dec-1949 June
Box 4: 29
Nash Family: Burns, Ruth Leonard (maternal aunt) and husband Ralph to Herman Nash,
Jr.
1944 Dec-1949 May
Box 4: 30
Nash Family: Nash, Alice (daughter) to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1966 Sept-1975 Feb
Box 4: 31
Nash Family: Nash, Alice to Great Aunt Helen Nash: Includes Photos and typed family
letters sent to Helen Nash
1974 Aug-1986 March
Box 4: 32
Nash Family: Nash, Cindy (granddaughter) to Herman Nash, Jr.
1976 Feb
Box 4: 33
Nash Family: Nash, Ethel
1943 April-1946 May
Box 4: 34
Nash Family: Nash, Helen E. to Herman Nash, Jr.
1943 April-1946 May
Box 5: 1
Nash Family: Nash, Helen E. to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1951 Jan-1966 Nov
Box 5: 2
Nash Family: Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to children
1957 June
Box 5: 3
Nash Family: Herman Nash, Sr., letters home
1942 May-1952 Feb
Box 5: 4
Nash Family: Grace and Herman Nash, Sr., to Herman Nash, Jr.
1943 Dec-1944 Dec
Box 5: 5
Nash Family: Grace and Herman Nash, Sr., to Herman Nash, Jr.
1945 Jan-Dec
Box 5: 6
Nash Family: Grace and Herman Nash, Sr., to Herman Nash, Jr.
1946 Dec-1947 Nov
Box 5: 7
Nash Family: Grace and Herman Nash, Sr., to Herman Nash, Jr.
1948 Jan-1949 May
Box 5: 8
Nash Family: Howard Nash to Herman Nash, Jr.
1945 Feb-Dec
Box 5: 9
Nash Family: Howard Nash to Herman Nash, Jr.
1949 Nov-Dec
Box 5: 10
Nash Family: Howard Nash to Herman Nash, Jr.
1946 Feb-1962 June
Box 6: 1
Nash Family: John M. Nash to Herman Nash, Jr.
1940 July-1947 Dec
Box 6: 2
Nash Family: John M. Nash to Herman Nash, Jr.
1948 Jan-1959 Jan
Box 6: 3
Nash Family: John M. Nash and wife Alma to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1959 Jan-1962 June
Box 6: 4
Nash Family: Marion J. Nash-Bragton to Herman Nash, Sr., and Grace
1967 Dec-1972 March
Box 6: 5
Nash Family: Paul Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1967 Dec-1973 July
Box 6: 6
Nash Family: Philip Nash to Herman Nash, Jr.: Written while at 399 Oak Ave.
Maywood, NJ
undated
Box 6: 7
Nash Family: Philip Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1964 Jan-1972 Dec
Box 6: 8
Nash Family: Philip Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1973 Feb-1974 May
Box 6: 9
Nash Family: Philip Nash to Helen Nash
1951 Nov-1982 March
Box 6: 10
Nash Family: Philip and Thomas Nash to various relatives
1965 Oct-1978 July
Box 6: 11
Nash Family: Ruth E. Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1959 April-1962 Jan
Box 6: 12
Nash Family: Thomas Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1970 Sept-1973 Aug
Box 6: 13
Nash Family: Yoneko “Yon” Nash to Herman Nash, Jr.
1978 June
Box 7: 1
Nash Family: cards
Assorted Dates
Box 7: 2
Nash Family: cards, anniversary
Assorted Dates
Box 7: 3
Nash Family: cards, birthday
Assorted Dates
Box 7: 4
Nash Family: cards from Herman Nash, Jr., and family to Grace and Herman Nash,
Sr.
Assorted Dates
Box 7: 5
Nash Family: announcements and invitations
Assorted Dates
Box 7: 6
Nash Family: Happy to a T Christmas newsletter and Christmas cards
1954 Dec-2006 Dec
Box 7: 7
Nelson, John “Jack”
1944 Dec-1945 March
Box 7: 8
Nelson, Mr. and Mrs.: Christmas card
1944 Dec
Box 7: 9
Nishii, Kazumasa: pen pal from Osaka, Japan
1946 May-1949 May
Box 7: 10
Nitake, Toy: Baldwin Park, CA
1946 Jan-Feb
Box 7: 11
Nordberg, Mabel Leonard to Grace Nash
1950 Nov-1963 Nov
Box 7: 12
Ohashi, Michiko
1948 March
Box 7: 13
Ohlig, Kathe and Karl to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1962 Jan
Box 7: 14
Okubo, K.
1948 June
Box 7: 15
Ono, Mary
1957 Jan-1960 Dec
Box 8: 1
Ono, Mitsuo (Harry)
1948 March-Dec
Box 8: 2
Ono, Seichi
1948 Sept-1949 May
Box 8: 3
Ouimette, Frank Rose
1944 Dec-1945 April
Box 8: 4
Ouimette, Phyllis
1944 Dec-1946 Dec
Box 8: 5
Pacific Garden Mission: Chicago, IL
undated
Box 8: 6
Pack, Howard
1945 Jan
Box 8: 7
Pahl, Irwin
1944 Oct-1947 Jan
Box 8: 8
Pasquini, Gloria
1947 June-1949 Aug
Box 8: 9
Pearson, Leonard and Tissot, Bob
1947 Nov
Box 8: 10
Phelps, Dr. George Sidney (YMCA in Japan)
1945 Dec-1947 Aug
Box 8: 11
Ramakrishna-Vivekanada Center: New York City, NY
1948 Jan-1949 May
Box 8: 12
Russell, Margaret “Marge”
1945 Nov-Dec
Box 8: 13
Russell, Margaret “Marge”
1946 Jan-Dec
Box 8: 14
Russell, Margaret “Marge”
1947 April-Dec
Box 8: 15
Russell, Margaret “Marge”
1948 Jan-Nov
Box 8: 16
Russell, Margaret “Marge” and postcards
1949 Jan-Aug, undated
Box 8: 17
Rust, Margaret (Mrs. J.W.)
1947 Dec-1949 Sept
Box 9: 1
Ryan, Muriel
undated
Box 9: 2
Saika, Apollo (chemist)
1948 April-Aug
Box 9: 3
Saito, Ichiro
1948 July
Box 9: 4
Saito, Rev. Toshio: Osaka, Japan
1947 Dec-1948 Dec
Box 9: 5
Sakai, Mrs. Taeko nee Watanabe: Nagoya City, Japan
undated
Box 9: 6
Sakai, Mrs. Taeko nee Watanabe: Nagoya City, Japan: poetry book
undated
Box 9: 7
Saks, Eric
1947 May
Box 9: 8
Salamina, Elena (co-worker of Yoneko Nash)
1949 Aug
Box 9: 9
Sato, Eddie
1948 May-1949 March
Box 9: 10
Sato, Nagiko
1946 Nov-1948 Aug
Box 9: 11
Sato, Nagiko and newspapers
1949 Jan-Dec, undated
Box 9: 12
Sato, Takiko
1948 Feb-1949 Nov
Box 9: 13
Schultz, Selma and Eugene
1958 Feb-1962 Jan
Box 9: 14
Scott, Nellie (Aunt) to Herman Nash, Jr.
1946 May
Box 9: 15
Herman Nash, Jr., to Mr. Spencer (on significance of the Japanese Battle
Flag)
1949 Sept
Box 9: 16
Seki, Rev.: New York, NY
1949 March
Box 9: 17
Shaw, John
1946 Nov
Box 9: 18
Shea, Jimmy (Hawaiian words)
1948 Aug
Box 9: 19
Shinto. M.
1949 April
Box 9: 20
Shirakawa Family
undated
Box 9: 21
Shiz: Christmas card
undated
Box 9: 22
Sugano, H.
undated
Box 9: 23
Sugino, Noboru
1948 Nov-1949 Aug
Box 9: 24
Simpson, Rev. Donald A. (East Church Springfield)
1948 June
Box 9: 25
Smith, Sara
1945 March-July
Box 9: 26
Solomon, Lillian
1948 July-Aug
Box 9: 27
Shitzer, Florence
1949 Jan-March
Box 9: 28
Tajitsu, Misao to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.
1951 July-1957 Dec
Box 10: 1
Tajitsu, Ritsa to Helen Nash
1976 Nov
Box 10: 2
Takado, Goro
1947 March-1948 May
Box 10: 3
Takado, Goro
1949 Jan
Box 10: 4
Tamura, Mrs. Kaz
1947 Jan
Box 10: 5
Tanaka, Kimi
1948 April
Box 10: 6
Taniguchi, Miss Yuriko
1946 Nov
Box 10: 7
Taylor, Margaret “Marge”
1947 Dec-1948 Feb
Box 10: 8
Thompson, Nellie Scott (Mrs. Laot)
1945 Jan
Box 10: 9
Tosh, Robert W.
1946 April-Aug
Box 10: 10
Voorhees, Dr. Mary to Yoneko Nash
1957 Jan
Box 10: 11
Walker, Ted
undated
Box 10: 12
Walser, Gladys and Theodore D.
1947 July-1949 Jan
Box 10: 13
Washburn, Alton
1944 Nov-1946 July
Box 10: 14
Washburn, Mary
1946 Jan-July
Box 10: 15
Weeks, Fannie Scott
1944 Dec-1948 July
Box 10: 16
Webber, Jean
1947 Nov
Box 10: 17
Wiltsie, Anna (Mrs. Arthur)
1944 Dec-1959 July
Box 10: 18
Winn, T.
1948 Oct-1949 April
Box 10: 19
Wong, Guey Fong
1946 May
Box 10: 20
Yamakoshi, Noby
1945 Nov-1947 Dec
Box 10: 21
Yamamoto, Mizhiko: Christmas card
undated
Box 10: 22
Yamamoto, T.
1947 Oct-1949 Dec
Box 10: 23
Yashinye, Aiko: Christmas card
undated
Box 10: 24
Yoshinaga, Aiko: Christmas card
undated
Box 10: 25
Yoshinaga, Amy
1948 Oct-1949 Dec
Box 10: 26
Herman Nash, Jr., and family to Herman Nash, Sr., and Grace Nash
undated
Box 11: 1
Camp Sherman (Boy Scouts) letters between Herman Sr., Grace, and John Nash and
Herman Nash, Jr.
1939 Aug-1941 July
Box 11: 2
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: University of CT, Storrs/Camp
Blanding, FL
1944 July-Dec
Box 11: 3
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Camp Blanding, FL/University of
Chicago, IL
1945 Jan-Nov
Box 11: 4
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: University of Chicago, IL/Gary,
IN/San Francisco, CA/Camp Beale, CA
1946 Jan-Feb
Box 11: 5
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: USS Gen. M.B. Stewart/Osaka,
Japan
1946 March-June
Box 11: 6
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Osaka, Japan
1946 July-Oct
Box 11: 7
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Osaka and Nagoya,
Japan
1946 Oct-Dec
Box 11: 8
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Zama, Japan
1947 Jan
Box 11: 9
Herman Nash, Jr., to John Nash: reconciliation trip, New York City, NY
1948 Jan
Box 11: 10
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: reconciliation trip, New York,
NY/Nuremberg, Germany
1949 Sept-Oct
Box 11: 11
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr., and John Nash: New
York, NY
1950 Jan-Nov
Box 12: 0
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr., and John Nash: New
York, NY
1951 Jan-June
Box 12: 1
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr., and John Nash: New
York, NY/Chester, NY
1951 July-Dec
Box 12: 2
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr., and John Nash: New
York, NY/Chester, NY
1952 Jan-April
Box 12: 3
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: New York,
NY/Chester, NY
1952 May-Aug
Box 12: 4
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Bronx, New York, NY
1953 March
Box 12: 5
Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: New York, NY
1954 Oct-Nov
Box 12: 6
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: New York,
NY
1955 Jan-Dec
Box 12: 7
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Bronx, New York,
NY
1956 March-Dec
Box 12: 8
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Bronx, New York,
NY
1957 Jan-June
Box 12: 9
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Bronx, New York,
NY
1957 July-Nov
Box 12: 10
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Bronx, New York,
NY
1958 Jan-June
Box 12: 11
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Bronx, New York,
NY
1959 Feb-Oct
Box 12: 12
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1960 March-Nov
Box 12: 13
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1961 Jan-July
Box 12: 14
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1961 Aug-Dec
Box 12: 15
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1962 Jan-Dec
Box 13: 1
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1963 Jan-Dec
Box 13: 2
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood/Camp
Washington, NJ
1964 Feb-Dec
Box 13: 3
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1965 Jan-July
Box 13: 4
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1965 Aug-Dec
Box 13: 5
Herman Nash, Jr., to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr. (copy of telegram to Gov. Wallace):
Montgomery, AL
1965 March
Box 13: 6
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1966 Jan-1967 Dec
Box 13: 7
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1968 Jan-Nov
Box 13: 8
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1969 Jan-Dec
Box 13: 9
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1970 July-Oct
Box 13: 10
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1971 Jan-Nov
Box 13: 11
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1972 Jan-Aug
Box 13: 12
Herman Nash, Jr., and Yoneko Nash to Grace and Herman Nash, Sr.: Maywood,
NJ
1973 March-Aug
Box 13: 13
Series 3. Diaries and Writings
1937-2016
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Addresses-Assorted Locations
undated
Box 18: 1
Student work: essays, poetry, short stories
ca.1938
Box 18: 2
Junior Daily News articles.
ca.1939
Box 18: 3
“Our Cooperative Store” written by Herman and John Nash with fan mail
1939 Nov
Box 18: 4
Diary
1939 March-Dec
Box 18: 5
Diary
1940 Jan-Dec
Box 18: 6
Diary
1940 Jan-Oct
Box 18: 7
Diary
1942 Jan-Oct
Box 18: 8
Diary
1943 Feb-Dec
Box 18: 9
Diary
1946 July-Dec
Box 18: 10
Diary
1947 March-Oct
Box 18: 11
Diary
1948 Jan-1949 May
Box 18: 12
Reading Log
1940 July-1941 Feb
Box 18: 13
Reading Log
1949 Jan-1957 Feb
Box 18: 14
Reading Log
1957 March-1962 June
Box 18: 15
Reading Log
1962 Jan-1967 Nov
Box 19: 0
Reading Log
1967 Nov-1972 Aug
Box 19: 1
Reading Log
1972 Aug-1976 June
Box 19: 2
Reading Log
1976 June-1981 April
Box 19: 3
Reading Log
undated
Box 19: 4
Notes on Buddhism
1945 April
Box 19: 5
Notes on the U.S. Provost Court
1945 June
Box 19: 6
Notes on trial of Chester Fujino
1945 Nov
Box 19: 7
List of items sent to Japan
1947 Oct-1949 April
Box 19: 8
Dossiers, WWII European theater
1949 Sept-Oct
Box 19: 9
“Post WWII Time line” and notes
undated
Box 19: 10
“Social Concepts” notes
ca.1948
Box 19: 11
Speech by George Watt with notes
1957 Dec
Box 19: 12
Herman and Yon Nash love notes
1958 April-July
Box 19: 13
Handmade calendar
undated
Box 19: 14
Various notes
1947 May-1964 Feb
Box 19: 15
Former cataloguing system
undated
Box 25: 1
Series 3. Work, Personal Life, and Activism
1935-2007
4 boxes (2 linear feet)
East Church (Congregational): Springfield, MA
1938 June-1944 Oct
Box 14: 0
A.C. Gilbert Company Engineering Institute for Boys: Award and Diploma of
Merit
1935 June
Box 14: 1
Nash, Howard
1937
Box 14: 2
Boy Scouts, Camp Sherman: Camp Newsletters, Eagle Scout Award
1940 July-1941 Aug
Box 14: 3
Schoolwork, Van Sickle Junior High School
ca.1940
Box 14: 4
Van Sickle Junior High School Final Assembly Gift
1941 June
Box 14: 5
Artwork and Cartoons
undated
Box 14: 6
Personal Documents
1937 Nov-1948 June
Box 14: 7
Postcards from Quiz Kid
undated
Box 14: 8
Second Church Hadley, MA: Program for Rededication and Baccalaureate
1941 June
Box 14: 9
Springfield Chapter, Order of the Demolay Masonic Temple Membership
Information
1943 April-1944 Aug
Box 14: 10
Poem by Rev. Daniel A. Puling
1943 Feb
Box 14: 11
Classical High School Report Cards
1941 Sept-1943 March
Box 14: 12
Classical High School Senior Yearbook
1944
Box 14: 13
American International College classes
1944 Jan
Box 14: 14
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: Army Specialized Training Advanced
Program
1944 April-Sept
Box 14: 15
Photograph in Uniform
undated
Box 14: 16
Army Documents
1944 Oct-1947 March
Box 14: 17
Camp Blanding, FL: Schedules and Training Materials
1944 Oct-1945 Jan
Box 14: 18
Life Magazine Article, Gary, IN: with letter from Grace Nash
1945 Nov
Box 14: 19
Book Orders
1945 April-1948 Dec
Box 14: 20
Summer Youth Conference Brochures, New York
1946 July-Aug
Box 14: 21
THINK! Bus Trip sponsored by the Reconciliation Trips: Program Brochure
1949 June-July
Box 14: 22
Photographs of Zundapp Motorcycle: Nuremburg, Germany
1949 Oct
Box 14: 23
War Criminal Trials: Important Dates
1946 July
Box 14: 24
Japanese Language Items
undated
Box 14: 25
Letter of Recommendation
1946 Dec
Box 14: 26
Hide Shi Tenoji Temple, Osaka [print]
1946
Box 14: 27
Japan notes and miscellaneous
ca.1946
Box 14: 28
Forty-seven Ronins
ca.1947
Box 14: 29
Constitution of Japan
1946
Box 14: 30
Kyoto Conference (on education in post-war Japan)
1946 Sept
Box 14: 31
“What hath God Wrought!” and a brief sketch of the activities of the Japan Rescue
Mission
undated
Box 14: 32
Saito-Sensei’s Street Preaching
1946 Dec
Box 14: 33
Intelligence Cases, Osaka, Japan
1946 May-1947 Feb
Box 14: 34
G-2 Periodic Report #119
1946 March
Box 14: 35
G-2 Periodic Report #120-121
1946 March
Box 14: 36
G-2 Periodic Report #143
1946 April
Box 14: 37
G-2 Periodic Report #150, 152
1946 April
Box 14: 38
G-2 Periodic Report #155-156
1946 April
Box 14: 39
G-2 Periodic Report #160-163
1946 May
Box 14: 40
G-2 Periodic Report #165-169
1946 May
Box 15: 1
G-2 Periodic Report #170-174
1946 May
Box 15: 2
G-2 Periodic Report #175-179
1946 May
Box 15: 3
G-2 Periodic Report #180-181, 183-184
1946 May
Box 15: 4
G-2 Periodic Report #185-189
1946 June
Box 15: 5
G-2 Periodic Report #190, 191, 93-94
1946 June
Box 15: 6
G-2 Periodic Report #195-199
1946 June
Box 15: 7
G-2 Periodic Report #200-204
1946 June
Box 15: 8
G-2 Periodic Report #205-209
1946 June
Box 15: 9
G-2 Periodic Report #210-213
1946 July
Box 15: 10
G-2 Periodic Report #215-219
1946 July
Box 15: 11
G-2 Periodic Report #220-224
1946 July
Box 15: 12
G-2 Periodic Report #225-229
1946 July
Box 15: 13
G-2 Periodic Report #230-234
1946 July
Box 15: 14
G-2 Periodic Report #235-239
1946 July-Aug
Box 15: 15
G-2 Periodic Report #240-241, 243-244
1946 Aug
Box 15: 16
G-2 Periodic Report #245-249
1946 Aug
Box 15: 17
G-2 Periodic Report #250-254
1946 Aug
Box 15: 18
G-2 Periodic Report #255, 257-259
1946 Aug
Box 15: 19
G-2 Periodic Report #260-264
1946 Aug-Sept
Box 15: 20
G-2 Periodic Report #265-269
1946 Sept
Box 15: 21
G-2 Periodic Report #273-274
1946 Sept
Box 15: 22
G-2 Periodic Report #277-279
1946 Sept
Box 15: 23
G-2 Periodic Report #280-281
1946 Sept
Box 15: 24
International Military Tribunal Tickets
1946 July
Box 15: 25
Letter from Empei Mimura of Kita Fire Brigade: Commendation for help in Office
Fire-Associated Fan (Box 26, Folder 1) and Poster
1946
Box 15: 26
Sports in Japan: Written in Japanese
undated
Box 15: 27
Hiragana Chart/Katakana Chart
undated
Box 15: 28
“Friends at Ishibashi with Herman Nash Photo with accompanying Japanese
text
1946
Box 15: 29
Propaganda Poster of Unknown Origin: Japanese Language
undated
Box 15: 30
“Old and New” Rice Harvest and Electricity Photo
undated
Box 15: 31
“View of Fuji-San at Cherry Blossom Time” Photo
1946 April
Box 15: 32
“Japanese War Bonds” Found in Osaka, Japan
1946 Aug
Box 15: 33
“Desolation” Scene of Tokyo following Air Raid: Photograph Purchased in
Tokyo
1946 March
Box 15: 34
“An Actor at the ‘Kabuki’ Drama” Photo: Osaka Kabuki Playhouse
1946 Sept
Box 15: 35
“The Ceremony of the Green Tea” Photo: Osaka, Japan
1946 Jan
Box 15: 36
“Dance of the Geisha” and “Kyoto Temple of Buddhism” Photographs of Nagoya and
Kyoto
1946 June-Sept
Box 15: 37
“An Actor at the ‘Kabuki’ Drama” Photo: Osaka Kabuki Playhouse
1946 Sept
Box 15: 38
“Scene of Devastated Hiroshima” Series
ca.Late 1940s
Box 16: 1
Photos of Japan “taken by others”
ca.Late 1940s
Box 16: 2
“Photos with Stories” of Japan (stories no longer extant
ca.1946
Box 16: 3
Assorted Photos of Japan
ca.late 1940s
Box 16: 4
Duplicate Photos of Japan
ca.late 1940s
Box 16: 5
“One Beyond” Osaka in Japanese
1947 Feb
Box 16: 6
Letter from Classical High School (Alma Mater) after giving a speech on
Japan
1947 March
Box 16: 7
Donation Receipt to Japanese Methodist Church: New York, NY
1948 Oct
Box 16: 8
Personal Papers: Springfield, MA
1947 April-1948 Feb
Box 16: 9
Indian Independence Movement
1947 Aug
Box 16: 10
“Loafers Reunion” Possibly Friends from Springfield, MA
1947 Sept-1948 June
Box 16: 11
Rent Receipts
1948 Sept-Nov
Box 16: 12
Columbia University paperwork
1947 July-1949 Feb
Box 16: 13
Interracial Fellowship of Greater New York membership card and
information
1948 Jan-May
Box 16: 14
Fellowship of Reconciliation: national literature and pamphlets
1949 Aug
Box 16: 15
Fellowship of Reconciliation-NYC Chapter: letters, flyers, and
pamphlets
1947 Oct-1949 April
Box 16: 16
Fellowship of Reconciliation: photocopies of newspaper articles, photo
undated
Box 16: 17
United World Federalists: dues paperwork and meeting agenda
1949 April-May
Box 16: 18
Responses to inquiries on jobs
1948 July-1949 April
Box 16: 19
Morningside Cooperative: co-op news and produce receipt
1949 June
Box 16: 20
“New York 1950s” flyers and handouts on Marxism
ca.1950s
Box 16: 21
Jefferson School of Social Sciences
1952 Oct-Dec
Box 16: 22
The woman question: feminist literature
1952 Oct-1953
Box 16: 23
“The Negro question”: racial literature
1953-1960 Oct
Box 16: 24
March to Selma photographs and negatives
1965 March
Box 16: 25
Map of Greenville yard: Pennsylvania Central R.R.
undated
Box 16: 26
New York Central R.R. operating instructions and booklet
ca.1956
Box 16: 27
New York Central Railroad personal paperwork: certifications, pay stubs, personal
writing
ca.1956
Box 16: 28
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineermen
1957 Feb-April
Box 16: 29
Busche, Alice
1964 April
Box 16: 30
Teaneck High School: chemistry teaching-lab safety (including news clippings)
school safety (fire extinguishers)
ca.1966
Box 16: 31
Teaneck High School: chemistry coursework
1957 June-1961 Sept
Box 16: 32
Teaneck High School: civil rights and race relations (includes 1945 Life magazine
article)
1966 Feb-1967 June
Box 16: 33
Family Polaroids
1968 March-1971 Aug
Box 16: 34
Telegram sent to Herman B. Nash, Jr. on uncertain subject
1968 Dec
Box 16: 35
Gov. George Wallace Campaign Flyer “Wallace Dollar”
ca.1968
Box 16: 36
School sit-in led by Herman B. Nash, Jr.: Newspaper article with personal letter
(flyer)
1969 Dec
Box 16: 37
Boy Scout Ceremony program
1969 Sept
Box 16: 38
Maywood, NJ: deed of sale on home, listings, town documents
1970-2000 Oct
Box 16: 39
Assorted Medical Records, Herman B. Nash, Jr. and Yon Nash’s children Alice and Tom
1959 Sept-1975 Aug
Box 16: 40
Schoolwork: Nash children
1963 June-1970 Nov
Box 16: 41
Honorable Discharge Paperwork: Filed with Conrail Employment Papers
1947 Feb
Box 17: 1
Conrail Discipline Paperwork: Train Derailment
1982 Jan
Box 17: 2
Seniority Rankings: Engineers and Fireman-Conrail
ca.1980
Box 17: 3
Conrail Pay Statements
1983 March-May
Box 17: 4
Train Timetable: Various Lines
1982 Oct
Box 17: 5
1040 Paperwork: Thomas Nash
1983 Feb
Box 17: 6
Conrail Paperwork: Instructions, Job Advertisements, Forms
ca.1982-1984
Box 17: 7
The Yale law Journal: Oral History of Japanese American Detention Camps, by Philip
Nash
1985 Jan
Box 17: 8
United Steelworkers of America-Unionization Flyers
undated
Box 17: 9
Unionization activities while at Conrail: newspaper clippings, Conrail Employee
Legal Defense Fund Committee
ca.1982
Box 17: 10
United States Railroad Retirement Board: pension, retirement, hearing loss
letters
ca.1990s
Box 17: 11
United Transportation Union Newsletters
1989 April
Box 17: 12
United States Railroad Retirement Board pension stubs
2003
Box 17: 13
“Modern Remembrances”
ca.2006-2010
Box 17: 14
“Yon”: obituary and Essay of Memories
2005 Feb-Dec
Box 17: 15
Alice Nash: papers
1987 July-2006 Aug
Box 17: 16
Home Health Aid paperwork
ca.2007
Box 17: 17
Home Health Aid paperwork
ca.2007
Box 17: 17
Assorted and unrelated papers
undated
Box 17: 18
Herman B. Nash, Sr., medical and immunization records
1918 Aug-1942 Aug
Box 17: 19
Personal notes and cards: “family clippings”
undated
Box 17: 20
Series 4. Souvenirs and Memorabilia
1939-1964
3 boxes (2.25 linear feet)
Wooden nickel and wooden dollar, Springfield, MA
1946
Box 19: 16
Van Sickle Junior High School felt pendants
ca.1938-1939
Box 19: 17
Awards and prizes: Forrest Park Boat Race, Richards Memorial Award, Junior Stamp
Exhibition
1930 June-1944 Jan
Box 19: 18
Springfield, MA, souvenirs
ca.1943
Box 19: 19
Old Man of the Mountain buttons, White Mountains, NH
undated
Box 19: 20
Prayer cards
undated
Box 19: 21
University of Chicago emblems
1950 Jan
Box 19: 22
Vietnam War button, Student Peace Union
1959-1964
Box 19: 23
Japanese paper currency
1945 April
Box 19: 24
Souvenir postcards: Springfield and Massachusetts
undated
Box 19: 25
Souvenir postcards: Tajitsu family
undated
Box 19: 26
Souvenir postcards: Japan
undated
Box 19: 27
Souvenir postcards: Japan
undated
Box 20: 1
Souvenir postcards: Japan: “old Japanese postcards” with notes
undated
Box 20: 2
Souvenir postcards: Chicago, IL
undated
Box 20: 3
Souvenir postcards: New York City and New York State
undated
Box 20: 4
Souvenir postcards: America
undated
Box 20: 5
Souvenir postcards: international
undated
Box 20: 6
“A Description of United States Postal Stamps” 1893-1938 (Includes Unrelated Stamps
from Collection)
undated
Box 20: 7
Stamp collection: “The Stamp Stock Book”
undated
Box 20: 8
Stamp collection: portfolio for contest
undated
Box 20: 9
Stamp collection: mounted on notebook paper
1935-1937
Box 20: 10
Stamp collection: Japan
undated
Box 20: 11
Stamp collection: international
undated
Box 20: 12
Stamp collection: “Stamps with Stories”
undated
Box 20: 13
Stamp collection: United States
undated
Box 20: 14
Stamp collection: United States (with envelopes)
undated
Box 20: 15
Interior box: coins
undated
Box 25: 2
Fan (gift)
undated
Box 26: 1
Series 5. Printed Materials
1929-2004
4 boxes (3 linear feet)
East Springfield Booster
1929 Feb
Box 21: 1
Van Lore: Van Sickle Junior High School newsletter
1938 Feb-1940 Jan
Box 21: 2
Clippings: “Grace and Herman”
ca.1938-1944
Box 21: 3
Vet’s Voice for Peace
ca.1940s
Box 21: 4
Clippings
ca.1940s
Box 21: 5
“Income and Economic Progress” Maxwell S. Stewart
1942
Box 21: 6
“Latest Boogie Woogie Songs”
ca.1944
Box 21: 7
“Mastering Bolshevism” by Joseph Stalin
1945 Aug
Box 21: 8
“Iroquois” by the 98th Infantry, Osaka, Japan
1945 Oct
Box 21: 9
Life magazine article
1945 Nov
Box 21: 10
An Exhibition of Japanese Sceneries and Customs
1945 Dec
Box 21: 11
Cultural Activities of Soviet Trade Unions
1945
Box 21: 12
“Freedom from Want: A World Goal” Elizabeth E. Hoyt
1945
Box 21: 13
“Marx as an Economist” Maurice Dobb
1945
Box 21: 14
“Government Under Pressure” Donald C. Blaisdell
1945
Box 21: 15
Syracuse in China
1945-1946 Winter
Box 21: 16
“Our Country Needs a Strong Communist Party” William Z. Foster
1946 Feb
Box 21: 17
“The Menace of a New World War” William Z. Foster
1946 March
Box 21: 18
“What America Faces: The New War Danger and the Struggle for Peace, Democracy and
Economic Security” Eugene Dennis
1946 March
Box 21: 19
Testaments of British Prisoners taken at Singapore
1946 March
Box 21: 20
Photocopy of “Religious Page” Midwest Dharma Speech Given by Herman B. Nash, Jr.
1946 March
Box 21: 21
Depot Digest
1946 March
Box 21: 22
“Socialism: What’s in it For You?” A. B. Magil
1946 April
Box 21: 23
The Wildcat-Konawaena High School, HI
1946 April
Box 21: 24
The Mainichi
1946 May-June
Box 21: 25
The Nippon Times
1946 May-July
Box 21: 26
“Monopoly Steals from the People” Eugene Konecky
1946 July
Box 21: 27
“Yugoslavia’s New Constitution: A Study in 20th Century Diplomacy”
1946
Box 21: 28
Paia Congregational Church, Maui, HI
1946
Box 21: 29
Pacific Stars and Stripes
1946 May-1947 Jan
Box 21: 30
“What Price Profits” Max Weiss
1947 April
Box 21: 31
The Asahi Picture News
1947
Box 21: 32
Clippings
ca.1947-1957
Box 21: 33
“Far East Spotlight”
1948 July
Box 21: 34
“The Case for the Guaranteed Annual Wage” Mary T. Waggaman
1948 Aug
Box 21: 35
Pamphlet order forms
1948 Sept-1955 Sept
Box 21: 36
Assorted Papers: Anti War Materials, Atomic and Hydrogen Bomb
ca.1950s
Box 21: 37
“Cold War in the Classroom” Samuel Sillen
1950 April
Box 22: 1
“What About Communism?” Arthur M. Schlesinger
1950 Sept
Box 22: 2
“World Trade Union Movement”
1950 Nov
Box 22: 3
Latin America Facts: “The Real Mexico” and “Discontent and Mystery in Puerto
Rico”
1950 Nov-1952 Jan
Box 22: 4
“UNESCO: Five Years of Work”
1951 Jan
Box 22: 5
“USA-USSR Cooperation and World Peace”
1951
Box 22: 6
“White Chauvinism and the Struggle for Peace” Pettis Perry
1952 Feb
Box 22: 7
Vet’s Voice for Peace
1953 Jan-Dec
Box 22: 8
Vet’s Voice for Peace
1954 Jan-Dec
Box 22: 9
Appeal to the Living: Anti Korean War Literature
1954 Dec
Box 22: 10
“Let Freedom Ride the Rails”
1954
Box 22: 11
Vet’s Voice for Peace
1955 Jan-Oct
Box 22: 12
“Le Reveil des Comballants”
1955 Feb
Box 22: 13
“Labor Unity: What AFL-CIO Merger Means for Workers” George Morris
1955 March
Box 22: 14
“Spotlight on Africa” Review of the Asian-African Conference
1955 May
Box 22: 15
“Behind the Lynching of Emmett Louis Till” Louis Burnham
1955 Dec
Box 22: 16
“Speech at the 20th Congress of the C.P.S.U.” D.T. Shepilou
1956 Feb
Box 22: 17
“New World Review” Socialist Essays
1958 June
Box 22: 18
“The United States and China: Peace or War” Herbert Aptheker
1958 Oct
Box 22: 19
Clippings: Maywood, NJ
ca.1960s
Box 22: 20
Rama Comic Book on Buddhism
ca.1975
Box 22: 21
The New York Nichibei
1985 Feb-1989 April
Box 22: 22
Magazine clippings: Errant Texts
2001 March
Box 22: 23
North West Nikkei
2004 May-June
Box 22: 24
Vet’s Voice for Peace: Special Issue on German Rearmament
undated
Box 22: 25
Map: Chicago
undated
Box 22: 26
Map: Seattle
undated
Box 22: 27
Info on Nakayama Taiyodo Co. Machine Works
undated
Box 22: 28
“Unwanted Americans”
undated
Box 22: 29
“On the Communist Party” Robert Thompson
undated
Box 22: 30
Osaka Demol. Liaison Office On (at) Scene Notes, SI #33
undated
Box 22: 31
Map: Horyu-ji, Yamato
undated
Box 22: 32
Unidentified note
undated
Box 22: 33
“The Revolution Wars” Garet Garrett
undated
Box 22: 34
“The Story of UNICEF”
undated
Box 22: 35
Frederick Douglass Educational Center Flyer
undated
Box 22: 36
“The Big Four, Your AJRC National Council”
undated
Box 22: 37
“What About Formosa?” Sherwood Eddy
undated
Box 22: 38
“A Church for all People” Community Church of New York
undated
Box 22: 39
“Mao Tse-Tung on Practice”
undated
Box 22: 40
“This Shame of America”
undated
Box 22: 41
“Wage-Labour and Capitalism” Karl Marx
1933
Box 23: 1
Little Lenin Library Vol. 14 “State and Revolution” V. I. Lenin
1932
Box 23: 2
“The Case Against David Dubinsky” William Weistone
1946
Box 23: 3
Marxist Pamphlet No. 3 “United Front Against Fascism” Georgi Dimitroff
1947
Box 23: 4
“The War Myth in the United States” C.H. Hamlin
1948
Box 23: 5
“The Soviet Yugoslav Dispute” Royal Institute of International Affairs
1948 Nov
Box 23: 6
“Science and Society” Vol. XVII No. 4
1953
Box 23: 7
“Ramparts Vietnam Primer”
1966 Feb
Box 23: 8
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXIV No. 7
1945 July
Box 23: 9
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXV No. 2
1946 Feb
Box 23: 10
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXV No. 3
1946 March
Box 23: 11
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXV No. 6
1946 June
Box 23: 12
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXV No. 7
1946 July
Box 23: 13
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXV No. 10
1946 Oct
Box 23: 14
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXV No. 11
1946 Nov
Box 23: 15
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXV No. 12
1946 Dec
Box 23: 16
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXV No. 12
1946 Dec
Box 23: 17
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXVI No. 7
1947 July
Box 23: 17
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXVI No. 9
1947 Sept
Box 23: 18
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXVI No. 10
1947 Oct
Box 23: 19
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXIX No. 7
1950 July
Box 23: 20
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXI No. 7
1952 July
Box 23: 21
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXII No. 11
1953 Nov
Box 23: 22
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXIII No. 8
1954 Aug
Box 23: 23
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXIV No. 1
1955 Jan
Box 23: 24
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXIV No. 2
1955 Feb
Box 23: 25
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXIV No. 3
1955 March
Box 23: 26
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXV No. 5
1956 May
Box 23: 27
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXVI No. 6
1957 June
Box 23: 28
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXVII No. 6
1958 June
Box 23: 29
“Political Affairs” Vol. XXXVII No. 11
1958 Nov
Box 23: 30
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 3 No. 2
1950 Feb
Box 23: 31
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 3 No. 5
1950 May
Box 23: 32
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 3 No. 7
1950 July
Box 23: 33
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 3 No. 9
1950 Sept
Box 23: 34
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 4 No. 1
1951 Jan
Box 23: 35
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 4 No. 4
1951 April
Box 23: 36
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 4 No. 5
1951 May
Box 23: 37
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 4 No. 6
1951 June
Box 23: 38
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 4 No. 7
1951 July
Box 23: 39
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 4 No. 9
1951 Sept
Box 23: 40
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 5 No. 1
1952 Jan
Box 23: 41
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 5 No. 10
1952 Oct
Box 23: 42
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 6 No. 2
1953 Feb
Box 23: 43
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 6 No. 11
1953 Nov
Box 23: 44
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 7 No. 12
1954 Dec
Box 23: 45
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 8 No. 3
1955 March
Box 23: 46
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 8 No. 6
1955 June
Box 23: 47
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 8 No. 7
1955 July
Box 23: 48
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 8 No. 10
1955 Oct
Box 23: 49
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 8 No. 12
1955 Dec
Box 23: 50
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 9 No. 1
1956 Jan
Box 23: 51
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 9 No. 3
1956 March
Box 23: 52
“Masses and Mainstream” Vol. 9 No. 5
1956 May
Box 23: 53
“Mainstream” Vol. 9 No. 12
1956 Dec
Box 23: 54
“Mainstream” Vol. 10 No. 7
1957 July
Box 23: 55
“Jewish Life” Vol. X No. 5
1956 March
Box 23: 56
“Jewish Life” Vol. X No. 6
1956 April
Box 23: 57
“Jewish Life” Vol. X No. 7
1956 May
Box 23: 58
“Jewish Life” Vol. X No. 10
1956 Aug
Box 23: 59
American International College: Yellow Jacket newsletter
1944 Nov-1945 April
Box 24: 1
“The Trooper” U.S.S. General M.B. Stewart
1946 May
Box 24: 2
“Yaban Gogai” Exclusive Overseas Publication
1946 May
Box 24: 3

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Acquired from Alice Nash, 2015.

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Nash-Scott Family Papers (MS 581)

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  • Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
  • Civil rights movement
  • Educational change
  • Japan–History–Allied occupation, 1945-1952
  • Socialists–United States

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  • Letters (Correspondence).
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  • Photographs
Gift of Alice Nash, 2015, 2017
Language(s): Japanese

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Civil rights movementsEducational changeJapan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952Socialists--United States

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