Omoide no Shotokyo
(Remembering Old Little Tokyo)

Bibliography of resources

1. "Old Temple, Church Symbolize Efforts to Preserve Little Tokyo," by David Holley, Los Angeles Times, September 4, 1985, Pt. II, p. 6.

2. "Historic District Art Plan," Downtown News, July 26, 1993.

3. "Sandblast From the Past," by Toni Page Birdsong, Downtown News, November 1, 1993, p. 10.

4. "Timeline Factor," by Jon Regardie, Downtown News, June 17, 1996, p. 5.

5. "Sidewalk on the Wild Side," by Mat Gleason, Downtown News, August 5, 1996, p. 12.

6. "Sidewalk Art Puts Little Tokyo's History on Display," by Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times, August 9, 1996, Section B, p. 3.

7. "First Street Gets Facelife," by Martha Nakagawa, Rafu Shimpo, August 9, 1996.

8. "Artists to be Considered for the Little Tokyo Street Improvements Project at First Street North," undated, CRA file.

9. "Jurors for Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Project," undate, CRA file.

10. "Jurors for Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Project," with list of Advisors to jury and CRA Staff, undate, CRA file.

11. "Fact Sheet on Art Project Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Project," November 20, 1990.

12. Statement by Sonya Ishii, undated, CRA file.

13. Memorandum from Eve Rappoport, Assistant Arts Planner, CRA, to Jury and Advisors, Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Project, November 14, 1990, re: artist interviews - Friday, December 7, 9AM to Noon.

14. Letter from Eve Rappoport to Nobuho Nagasawa, November 26, 1990, re: transmittal of material concerning project.

15. Memorandum from Eve Rappoport to Jury and Advisors, Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Project, November 26, 1990, re: artist interview materials.

16. Memorandum from Gloria Uchida, Little Tokyo Project Manager, to John J. Tuite, Administrator, January 17, 1991, re: artist selection process for Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Public Art Project.

17. Memorandum from Eve Rappoport, to Jury and Advisors, Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Project, February 21, 1991, re: confirmation of meeting March 1, 1991.

18. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Tom Furushiro, Principal Planner, Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Project, March 19, 1991, re: understanding that design will be reviewed by groups in community.

19. Memorandum from Eve Rappoport, to Jury and Advisors, Little Tokyo Historic District Street Improvements Project, March 21, 1991, re: confirmation of meeting March 28, 1991.

20. Sign in sheet for meeting of jurors, advisors, and staff for First Street North Little Tokyo Historic District, Public Improvement Art, March 28, 1991.

21. Meetings of Jury to Date, April 8, 1991, CRA file.

22. Memorandum from Eve Rappoport to Nobuho Nagasawa, April 15, 1991, re: recommend meeting with Sheila de Bretteville.

23. Letter from Eve Rappoport to Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, April 17, 1991, re: addresses of Sonya Ishii and Nobuho Nagasawa.

24. Memorandum from Julie Silliman to Little Tokyo Historic District Art Program File, May 23, 1991, re: meeting at Public Works, 5-22-91.

25. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, Gloria Uchida, Julie Silliman, May 30, 1991, re: meeting with Sonya and Nobuho.

26. Memorandum from Julie Silliman to Mickey Gustin/Little Tokyo Historic District Art Program File, June 13, 1991, Meeting of 6/7/91.

27. Memorandum from John Spalding, Director of Planning and Urban Design, to Edward J. Avila, Administrator, June 20, 1991, re: sidewalk enhancement task force.

28. Letter from Julie Silliman to Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, July 1, 1991, re: summary of things done and things needed to be done in connection with the Little Tokyo Historic District Art Project.

29. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Julie Silliman, July 5, 1991, re: possible changes to project.

30. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Gloria Uchida, January 17, 1992, re: quotations.

31. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Julie Silliman, Janaury 22, 1992, re: releases from property owners, meeting at JANM, concrete.

32. Memorandum from Mickey Gustin to Cultural Affairs Department, July 31, 1992, re: key elements of Public Improvements Art Project Little Tokyo Historic District, North First Street.

33. Fax from Julie Silliman to Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, August 5, 1992, re: photos of trunks, sidewalk measurements, meeting at Cultural Affairs Department.

34. "Omoide no shotokyo," Annotated Index, September 1, 1992.

35. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Kats Kunitsugu, December 23, 1992, re: writing "First Street" and "Remember Old Little Tokyo."

36. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Eiichiro Azuma, December 23, 1992, re: spelling of names.

37. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Professor Rinjiro Sodei, December 24, 1992, re: correct way of writing "First Street" and "Remember Old Little Tokyo."

38. Transmittal from the Community Redevelopment Agency to the Honorable Members of the City Council, no date, re: recommendation to approve $95,000 for contract with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville.

39. Memorandum from Edward J. Avila, Administrator, to Agency Commissioners, May 6, 1993, re: Approval of Contract with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville.

40. Notice from Los Angeles City Clerk, June 4, 1993, re: approval of contract by Community Redevelopment and Housing Committee of the Los Angeles City Council.

41. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Gloria Uchida, August 17, 1993, re: complaints about quotations.

42. Memorandum from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, August 26, 1993, re: comments about quotes from Public Art Task Force.

43. Memorandum from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, September 2, 1993, re: comments about quotations from Public Art Task Force.

44. Memorandum from Mickey Gustin to Tony Birdsong, Downtown News, September 14, 1993, re: transmittal of information concerning Art component of Little Tokyo First Street Public Improvement Project.

45. Letter from Sheila de Bretteville to Mickey and Gloria, September 17, 1993, re: response to comments about quotations by members of Public Art Task Force.

46. Letter from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, November 30, 1993, re: bid documents and quote about internment.

47. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, February 25, 1994, re: changes to project and attached Final Text, February 22, 1994.

48. Memorandum from Mickey Gustin to Gloria Uchida, Project Manager, Kats Kunitsugu, JACCC, March 23, 1994, re: 2/25/94 letter from Sheila de Bretteville.

49. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin et al, April 3, 1994, re: Absolute final text.

50. Memorandum from Mickey Gustin to Gloria Uchida, August 23, 1994, re: drawings by Sonya for Sheila.

51. Fax from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, September 21, 1994, re: changes to text.

52. Letter from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, September 15, 1994, re: recommendations concerning text.

53. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, September 17, 1994, re: changes to text.

54. Memorandum from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, October 19, 1994, re: text corrections.

55. Memorandum from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, October 20, 1994, re: text corrections.

56. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, October 21, 1994, re: responses to your October 19 fax.

57. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, October 25, 1994, re: finishing touches on text.

58. Memorandum from John E. Molloy, Administrator, CRA, to Agency Commissioners re: Award Contract to Excel Paving Company in the Amount of $713,950.

59. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, Gloria Uchida, December 5, 1995, re: quotations.

60. Fax from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, February 29, 1996, re: quotations, JANM concerns.

61. Fax from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, Gloria Uchida, Art Abcede, March 10, 1996, re: 29 February fax and schedule.

62. SpeedMail from Gloria Uchida to Mickey Gustin, March 12, 1996, re: Nobi's camera, and Sheila's sensitivity to JAMN concerns.

63. Letter from Nancy K. Araki, Japanese American National Museum, to Gloria Uchida, March 12, 1996, re: concerns about "kanji" writing at entrance to museum.

64. Fax from Karin Higa, Japanese American National Museum, to Mickey Gustin, March 19, 1996, re: reinstallation of "Miyatake's Camera."

65. Fax from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, March 20, 1996, re: drawings.

66. Fax from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, March 20, 1996, re: response to March 13, 1996, fax.

67. Fax from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Dick Rosenberg, May 7, 1996, re: changes to text.

68. Press Release, August 5, 1996, re: CRA to Dedicate Monumental Timeline and Commemorative Art Inscribed in New Walkway and Streetscape in Historic Little Tokyo Thursday (8/8) at 10 A.M.

69. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, August 13, 1996, re: intentions concerning project.

70. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, August 22, 1996, re: removal of panel where DWP meters are to be accessed.

71. Letter from John Benzing, Community Redevelopment Agency, to Bob Pace, Excel Paving Company, August 23, 1996, re: replacement of pink panel.

72. Fax from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, September 24, 1996, re: maintenance of sidewalk.

73. Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, October 3, 1996, re: steam cleaning, DWP correction, errors, reimbursement.

74. Fax from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, January 15, 1997, re: text correction.

75. Fax from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Mickey Gustin, Janaury 16, 1997, re: text correction.

76. Fax from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, January 23, 1997, re: text correction and changes.

77. Fax from Mickey Gustin to Sheila de Bretteville, February 12, 1997, re: text correction.



The bibliography has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, March 1998.

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