User talk:Bo Kinney

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Masajiro Furuya[edit]

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OK, I've got one for you. Commons:File:Masajiro Furuya 4 January 1909 with text.jpg Online source gave a date, but didn't say where it was published. It wasn't the Seattle Times because I can't find it in their online archive. Maybe the P-I? Maybe something else, like a special publication in advance of the A-Y-P Exposition? Anyway, I figure this is one you'd be well-positioned to sort out! - Jmabel | Talk 00:09, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the question. I double-checked the Seattle Times database as well as SPL's AYPE digital collection, which includes a number of scanned & OCRd publications, but I also had no success. It looks like a scan from newspaper microfilm, so the PI is a good guess. The online source gives an exact date of publication (4 January 1909), as opposed to just the year, another indication that is likely from a newspaper and not some other type of publication. Since there's an exact date it would be fairly straightforward to check the microfilm of the PI for that day to see if this can be located. I'd offer to do this for you, but I am away from the library until January 7. If you submit this question to SPL's ask-a-librarian system, one of my colleagues could check. Or you could head to the Central Library (9 floor) to look it up. - Bo Kinney (talk) 19:34, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

I can certainly wait until you get a chance to look into it, no hurry at all. And thanks for taking that first shot. I agree, the P-I is likely, although there were also some smaller papers in town at that time.

Anyway, if you do have some time for this, I've got another related research question that someone asked me in an email: who were Furuya's partners in his various banking ventures and, in particular, did he always have a Caucasian as one of his partners, or might these be some of the first entirely Asian- or Asian-American-owned banks in the U.S.? - Jmabel | Talk 20:43, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Good questions. I'll be happy to to some more digging on this when I'm back to work. Bo Kinney (talk) 20:51, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your patience on this. I found the source of the image. It's from the Seattle Star, another daily paper which operated in Seattle until 1947. It's available online via the Library of Congress's Chronicling America page. Thanks for the question, and please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Bo Kinney (talk) 23:24, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Did you get anywhere on the banking partners question? - Jmabel | Talk 05:28, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to ignore the other question. I have found some information on Furuya's banks and banking partners, and I have some suggestions if you want to take the research further.
I started by doing some searching in the Seattle Times Historical Archive database, which includes the digitized Seattle Times from 1900 to 1984. This database is available via The Seattle Public Library website for SPL cardholders. Just visit http://www.spl.org/databases and scroll down to Seattle Times. (You'll need to log in with an SPL card number and PIN.)
A search in that database for the terms furuya bank* brings up 110 results. I found several items like this one, which lists the shareholders of Seattle banks. You'll notice in the linked article (from Sept. 12, 1926) that Furuya is listed as the primary shareholder in the Japanese Commercial Bank and the Oriental American Bank, but that both banks also have shareholders with Western names--notably W. A. Keene, a shareholder in both banks.
According to the Seattle Times obituary for Furuya, he was president of the Pacific Commercial Bank and the Oriental American Bank, and was a stockholder in the Seattle Specie Bank. A little more searching uncovers that the Pacific Commerical Bank was formed in 1928 as a merger of the Oriental American Bank and the Japanese Commercial Bank, the two banks mentioned above. [1]
For more research on these banks, it might be worth a visit to the Puget Sound Regional Archives in Bellevue. They hold business records, including Articles of Incorporation, for businesses in King County, which may give you more information about the history of these banks and the major business partners who were involved.
I hope that's helpful. Please let me know if I can answer any further questions. Bo Kinney (talk) 23:51, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I'll try to follow that up further at some point. - Jmabel | Talk 06:28, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Meetup to revitalize & prioritize WikiProject Seattle[edit]

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In the Seattle area? Edit Wikipedia or Wikimedia sister projects? You are invited to help. Come to our first Meetup to revitalize & prioritize WikiProject Seattle on July 27, 2015, 6pm to 9pm, at Café Allegro
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Wikipedia Lab at the UW Research Commons[edit]

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What: Wikipedia Lab
When: Weekly on Mondays, starting 10/5/2015 through 11/30/2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Who: UW students, faculty, and staff; Wikimedians; Seattle community members
Where: UW Research Commons
Focus: Women and the Sciences in October and Pacific Northwest in November; weekly topics
Wikipedia Lab at the UW Libraries Research Commons brings together local Wikipedia experts with University of Washington subject specialists and UW community members to learn about editing Wikipedia. Come contribute vital, local, and corrective content to the world's largest online encyclopedia. Come as you are with questions, ideas, or content knowledge to share!

The Wikipedia Lab will run weekly, every Monday, during fall quarter. The Lab has two thematic focuses: Women in the Sciences and the Pacific Northwest. Each week will feature a special collections librarian content specialist and Wikipedian editors. Sponsored by the UW Libraries & Wikimedians User Group

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Wikipedia 15 meetup in Seattle[edit]

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You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia's 15th anniversary at the
Wikipedia 15 meetup in Seattle on Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:15pm to 5pm at the University of Washington Communications building, Room 126.


12:15 Potluck lunch
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Seattle Wiknic 2016[edit]

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In the Seattle area? You are invited to the Seattle Wiknic 2016 on Saturday, July 16, 2016, noon to 3pm at the Washington Park Arboretum, in the meadow area to the south of the Graham Visitors Center, approximately at 47°38′15″N 122°17′38″W / 47.637435°N 122.293986°W / 47.637435; -122.293986. Click here for more details!
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Please join us for our Cascadia Wikimedians annual meeting, Saturday, December 17, 2pm[edit]

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If you are in the Seattle area, please join us for our Cascadia Wikimedians annual meeting, Saturday, December 17, 2pm. If you cannot attend in person, you may join us virtually from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android at this link: https://zoom.us/j/2207426850. The address of the physical meeting is: University of Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 47°39′25″N 122°18′19″W / 47.6570676°N 122.3054000°W / 47.6570676; -122.3054000 (Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA)

Please go to the door on the north-northwest side. The event page is here. You do not have to be a member to attend, but only members can vote in board elections. New members may join in person by completing and bringing the membership registration form and $5 for a calendar year / $0.50 per month for the remainder of a year. Current members may renew for 2017 at the meeting as well.

Also, we are pleased to announce that the Cascadia Wikimedians User Group is now a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization in the US. EIN # 47-3513818 Our mail address is Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, 520 Kirkland Way, PO Box 2305, Kirkland, WA 98083.


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Editing as Activism: Black WikiHistory Month Workshop and Edit-a-thon at UW Bothell[edit]

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Editing as Activism: Black WikiHistory Month Workshop and Edit-a-thon
Social Justice Organizers at University of Washington-Bothell are hosting a two-day editing event for Black WikiHistory Month on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, 2017.
Learn to Purposefully Edit Wikipedia
  • February 22, 2017 ~3-5:30pm
  • Location: UW Bothell Activities & Recreation Center (ARC) Overlook (Sports and Recreation Complex on the campus map), Second floor, room 202. Address: 18220 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011; vehicle parking in North parking garage $3 for 3 hours or $6/all day rate cash or card
  • This workshop gives you the critical tools you need to log on with purpose and make edits that make a difference.
  • Led by Monika Sengul-Jones
Black History Month Edit-a-thon
  • February 23, 2017 3-6pm
  • Location: UW Bothell Common Grounds Cafe in the Commons Hall (UW2), main floor. Address: 18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011; vehicle parking in South parking garage $3 for 3 hours or $6/all day rate cash or card
  • Put your editing skills to work in a group editing session. Edit and/or create pages that improve Wikipedia's coverage of Black history and culture. All welcome. Novice editors encouraged to attend the Learn to Purposefully Edit session on Feb. 22. Bring your laptops, power cords, and books/articles to edit with.
  • All are welcome; this event is specifically geared towards the University of Washington student and faculty community. Light refreshments will be served.
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Art+Feminism March 2017 at UW Seattle[edit]

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Art+Feminism Learn to Edit Pre-session
  • When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017, from 12-2pm PT
  • Where: Research Commons, Allen Library South, Ground floor. University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 9am-1pm PT
  • Where: Research Commons, Allen Library South, Ground floor. University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195

The University of Washington Research Commons, Cascadia Wikimedians, iArts, & iQueeries will jointly host an Art+Feminism event in March at the Research Commons.

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism! Our focus is on improving Wikipedia's representation of North American Indigenous art, Indigenous womxn artists, and Indigenous feminism.

We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, childcare, refreshments, and live streaming for those unable to attend.

Cost is free! Anyone and everyone who wishes to attend this event is welcome. Bring your own laptops and power cords (guest access to UW WiFi will be available).

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Art+Feminism, Saturday, May 6, at Jacob Lawrence Gallery, UW Seattle[edit]

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Despite its wide reach, content on Wikipedia suffers from the bias of its editors: white, technically inclined, English-speaking men that live in developed, majority-Christian countries. This represents an alarming absence of voices in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

In an effort to change this, the Jake is organizing a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, May 6th, 1 - 5 pm. Our mission is to bring together diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia editing, and improve its coverage of queer people and women of color in the arts.

We will provide childcare, snacks, and tutorials for the beginner editor.

Bring your laptop, power-cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. No previous Wikipedia experience required!

RSVP at and stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.

What: Improving Wikipedia's coverage on queer and women artists of color
When: Saturday, May 6, 1-5pm
Where: Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building #132, 1915 NE Chelan Ln, Seattle, WA 98105
Who: People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
What to bring: A laptop and power cord. Access to UW wifi will be provided for non-UW affliated participants.

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Please join us for our Cascadia Wikimedians annual meeting, Saturday, December 23, 1 PM[edit]

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If you are in the Seattle area, please join us for our Cascadia Wikimedians annual meeting, Saturday, December 23, 1 PM. If you cannot attend in person, you may join us virtually from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android at this link: https://zoom.us/j/2207426850. The address of the physical meeting is: Capitol Hill Meeting Room at Capitol Hill Library (425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102) 47°37′23″N 122°19′20″W / 47.622928°N 122.322312°W / 47.622928; -122.322312

The event page is here. You do not have to be a member to attend, but only members can vote in board elections. New members may join in person by completing the membership registration form onsite or (to be posted) online and paying $5 for a calendar year / $0.50 per month for the remainder of a year. Current members may renew for 2018 at the meeting as well.

Cascadia Wikimedians User Group is a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization in the US. EIN # 47-3513818 Our mail address is Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, 520 Kirkland Way, PO Box 2305, Kirkland, WA 98083.
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