Richard W. Haymaker Yoshihiro Hattori Papers Mss.#4698 Location: 21:1-4 Acc.#98-016

Biographical/Historical Note

Yoshihiro Hattori was a Japanese exchange student living with the Haymaker family of Baton Rouge. In October 1992, Yoshi, confused about the address of a party, mistakenly knocked on the door of the Peairs family. Rodney Peairs shot and killed Yoshi. This event sparked an international incident and triggered a push for greater gun control, including a petition drive in both the U.S. and Japan. The killing of his host-son spurred Richard Haymaker to become a leading social activist in the area of gun control and violence prevention.

Scope and Content Note

The collection chronicles both the events surrounding the shooting of Yoshihiro Hattori and the repercussions that followed, including the Haymakers' activism efforts, their trip to Japan, and President Clinton's meeting with the Hattori family. It consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, civil trial papers, videotapes, audiotapes, CD's, books, magazines, and records of various groups formed in the wake of the killing.

Container List BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS

SERIES I. PRESS CLIPPINGS

Box 1 1-7, 53 Advocate (Baton Rouge)
7, 33, 37 USA Today
7-9, 50, 51 New York Times
10 Japan Times
11 Japanese Newspapers
12 Times Picayune (New Orleans)
13 Asian-American Newspapers
14 Seattle
15, 29, 43 Misc. Newspaper Opinions
16 Minneapolis
17 Atlanta
18 Misc. Foreign Newspapers
19 Boston Globe
20 Boulder Camera
21 Denver Post
22 Baltimore Sun
23 Des Moines Register
24 Connecticut
25, 48 Chicago Tribune
26 Grand Haven, Michigan
27 Daily Reveille (LSU)
28 California
30 Other Japanese Victims
31 Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles)
32 Magazine Articles
34 Washington Post
35 Syndicated Columnists
36 Wall Street Journal
38 Texas
39 Shreveport, LA
40 Misc. Periodicals
41 Omaha, NE
42 New Jersey
44 Maryland/Washington, D.C.
45 San Francisco/Oakland
46 Los Angeles
47 Las Vegas
49 Iowa

BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS

52 Arkansas 54 Another Magnum 55 Gun Crazy

SERIES II. ACTIVISM FILES

Box 2 1 Archive (Petition Drive)

2 Asian Law Caucus

3 Meg Arnold USF

4 Athelyn Buckley AFS Dallas

5 American Association of School Administration

6 American College of Surgeons

7 Atlantic Magazine

8 ABC 20/20

9 Mike Armacost, Ambassador to Japan

10 Alternatives to Violence

11 Asian American Legal Defense & Educational Fund

12 American Jewish Congress

13 Ann Bartley, Office of the First Lady

14 Bryant

15 Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator (California)

16 David Behrens, reporter for New York Newsday

17 Jan Penny Brucher

18 Robert C. Buckley, M.D.

19 Boston Public Schools

20 Kurt Bateman

21 Frances Berland

22 Jennifer Bowen

23 Cameron Beck

24 Margie Broyles

25 Boulder County, Colorado

26 Weekly Bunsun

27 Janice Brown

28 Andrew Burness

29 Children’s Express

30 Brian Covert (American journalist in Japan)

31 Computer Network

32 Church of Christ (Boulder, CO)

33 Carrie Chimerine

BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS
34 Joseph Califano
35 Chico Peace and Justice Center (California)
36 Common Ground (Baton Rouge, LA)
37 Connecticut Coalition Against Gun Violence
38 Sherry Caves (Madison, WI)
39 Chicago Community Trust
40 Anne Chamberlain (Simon’s Rock college)
41 Bonnie Carol (Colorado)
42 Judy Collins
43 Senator John Chafee
44 Tom Dostou
45 Duluth Children’s Coalition
46 Patrick Daley
47 Episcopal Church
48 Stephan Fosdick
49 Florida Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
50 Friends Committee on National Legislation
51 Al Franken
52 Cathy Fry
53 Farm Bureau
54 Jim Frederick
55 Bernard Friedlander
56 Sherry Falk
57 Family Circle
58 Grand Haven, Michigan
59 Marcia Germain
60 Frank Higgins (Gun Play)
61 Teresa Hsu
62 Sara Harkness
63 Jim Golen
64 Ellen Goodman
65 Good Housekeeping
66 G. Hogg
67 Handgun Control
68 International Neighbors
69 Amy Isaac
70 Shigeru Inagaki
71 IARF
72 Japanese American Citizens League
73 Johns Hopkins
74 Katsumi Hiragi
75 Molly Ivins

BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS

76 Roberta Jackson (contact for Janet Reno) 77 Jotted notes 78 Jabberwocky (play inspired by Yoshi’s story) 79 Japbird (play performed in San Francisco based on Yoshi) 80 C. Everett Koop 81 Mieko Kosobachi (Washington, D.C.) 82 David Keyes (Skyline Church, Oakland, CA) 83 Cathy Kroon (AFS) 84 Katrina Kernoble (reporter in Japan) 85 Kids and Guns (California Group) 86 Kentucky Council on Peacemaking 87 Jane Kelso (handgun control) 88 Ann Landers/Dear Abby 89 LaLonde (Committee Chair, LA Legislature) 90 Sally Miley (Wisconsin activist) 91 Minneapolis Children’s Foundation 92 Methodists 93 Robbie Madden 94 Robert Manning 95 Dorothy Morefield 96 David Monkawa 97 Mainichi (Japanese newspaper) 98 Memorial Services at the Unitarian Church 99 Carol McLaughlin 100 Betty Mathews 101 Roberta Myers (Tell Magazine) 102 Malchow Direct Mail Company 103 Kevin Moll 104 Doug Moreau 105, 116 Newsweek 106 Walter Mondale 107 National Organization of Victim Assistance 108 New York Times Ad Information 109 New Zealand Gun Control Contacts 110 New York Times Op-Ed correspondence 111 NAFSA Association of International Educators 112 National Alliance for Safe Schools 113 Norio Osada (Japanese film director) 114 NPR 115 Nichi Bei (New York Japanese newspaper) 117 Ken Nakashige 118 D&F Namkoong

BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS

119 OCS (Japanese newspaper) 120 Joe Ohno 121 Organization List 122 Organizations in limbo 123 Oakland Coalition of Congregations 124 Ohio Gun Control Groups 125 Poems dedicated to Yoshi 126 Phi Beta Kappa 127 Petition Forms (U.S.) 128 Petition Forms (Japan) 129 Presbyterians 130 Petit and Martin Law firm (San Francisco) 131 Richard Pelz 132 Francine Landreneau 133 Eileen Peck 134 PLEASE (Rhode Island) 135 Project Vote Smart 136 Philadelphia Anti Drug/Anti Violence Task Force 137 Parents of Murdered Children 138 Peace Links 139 Janet Reno 140 Rafu Shimpo, Nisei Week 141 AFS Officials 142 Pat Schroeder 143 Sackett Productions 144 Smith College Alumni Magazine 145 Bill Schneider (Film Writer) 146 Steve Stukas 147 Jim Shimko (Folkbeat Percussion) 148 Simon’s Rock College 149 Jeremiah Sullivan (Project in Arms Control - Illinois)

Box 3 1 Holly Shaw (American Academy of Pediatrics)

2 Steve Shepherd (Unitarian Church, Connecticut)

3 South Bend, Indiana (Mayor)

4 School Boards, national

5 Social Workers, National Association of

6 Hartley House, New York

7 Dick and Judy Stein (Massachusetts)

8 SAM (Medical meeting, Chicago)

9 State Groups, partial list

10 “Speakeasy” (English language magazine - France)

BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS
11 SOSAD (Detroit, Clementine Barfield)
12 Unity and Diversity World Council
13 Tim Talley (Reporter for Advocate - Baton Rouge)
14 Time Magazine
15 Petition Tally, Nov.1993
16 Tari’s School of Dance
17 Travel Industry
18 Two PM PR Agency
19 USA Today
20 Garrick Utley (NBC News)
21 U.S. Department of Justice
22 Unistar Film Productions
23 Victims Organizations
24 Janelle Wargo
25 Washington Post (T.R. Reid)
26 Women in Coalition (California)
27 Washington D.C. gun control efforts
28 Wisconsin Medical College
29 Allen Williams (Public Relations person for AFS)
30 Youth Alive
31 Yomiuri America (Japanese newspaper)
32 Yoshi Song
33 Unitarian Church (Baton Rouge)
34 New England Journal of Medicine
35 Pete Stark (California congressman)
36 Y Project
37 President Clinton’s phone conversation with Hattoris
38 White House correspondence
39 NRA/Gun Groups/Hate Mail
40 Letters from journalists
41 Talks by Richard Haymaker
42 Correspondence with The Advocate (Baton Rouge)
43 Angela Show (local New Orleans TV show)
44 American Academy of Pediatrics
45 Global Art Project
46 ACT (All Congregations Together)
47 Ingrid Becher
48 Baton Rouge Green
49 Richard Baker (U.S. congressman, Louisiana)
50 Baton Rouge Round Table
51 Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce
52 Bienville House for Peace and Justice
BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS
53 54 55 56 57 58 Baton Rouge High Japan Club CeaseFire Inc. Correspondence Christine Choy (Chair of NYU Film School) Shoot the Carjacker Law Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Chain of Rememberance
59 60 61 Carleton College Dale Coker (journalist in Japan) Children’s Defense Fund
62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 Hattori Trip To Washington, Nov.1993 Catholic Sister organizations Jim Murray (Boston Ceasefire) Washington (State) Ceasefire Mike Beard (CSGV) Gilles Delafon (French journalist) Janet Dewey Evie Dolven (Lutheran church, California) Julie Elseroad (Maryland activist) Baton Rouge Exchange Club Stan Feldman
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 Fellowship of Reconciliation Guardian Angels Georgia (petition drive) Jim Guest (President of Handgun Control Inc.) George Gund Foundation Holley and Richard Haymaker statement (Nov.4, 1992) Hugh O’Brian Youth Des Moines
81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 Handgun Control Inc. Sarah Brady Keiri Hosaka (researcher on gun violence) Lois Hess (Board Member, HCI) Richard Haymaker (letters to the editor and op-ed piece) Iowa City Illinois gun control group Tina Johnstone
89 Alston Johnston
90 Kiwanis Club
91 92 National Organization for Women Frank Neelis (founder of Louisiana Ceasefire)
BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS
93 Yuri Katto
94 Louisiana in Japan Association
95 Lafayette Diocese (Una Hargrave, peace activist)
Box 4 1 Ellen Saxon
2 League of Women Voters
3 First Citizen’s Conference to Stop Gun Violence (1994)
4 Times Picayune (New Orleans) Op-ed piece by the Hattoris
5 Nancy Gannon
6 Mother’s Day Chain of Rememberance
7 Roberta Madden
8 Trudy Meyers
9 Milwaukee gun control effort
10 Minnesota
11 Missouri
12 Shuji Matsuura
13 Misc. Letters
14 Tetsuhiro Kuno (Japanese journalist)
15 Yoshinori Kamo (Mr. Hattori’s interpreter)
16 Congressman Wyden
17 Texas Gun Control Groups
18 Sazerzac Corporation, New Orleans
19 Survive
20 Silent March
21 Sarah Brady press conference
22 Letters from Senators and Congressmen
23 Ron Spivey (Angola inmate)
24 Rotary Club, Zachary, LA
25 Rotary Club, New Orleans
26 Radio talk show
27 Peace Action of Southern California
28 Peace Pole
29 Nicole Pastore (policy analyst for Gov. Foster)
30 Student Pledge against gun violence
31 Peace Action
32 Oregon
33 Citizen’s Conference Against Gun Violence (Nov.1995)
34 First National Conference on Gun Violence
35 Neville Brothers
36 Public Law Center (New Orleans)
37 Unitarian Churches (petition mailings)
38 Victims and Citizens Against Crime
39 YWCA Baton Rouge

40 YWCA Week Without Violence 41 EBR Parish grant application 42 WRKF day sponsorship 43 Barry Weinstein 44 Christine Wiltz 45 Itkuko Yamagishi 46 Grassroots Manual

SERIES III. TASK FORCE ON FEAR AND VIOLENCE

47 48 49 50, 51 52 53 Peace Stones Baton Rouge Network Citizens Take Charge Meetings/Minutes Membership Miscellaneous

SERIES IV. YOSHI’S GIFT
54 1996
55 1997
SERIES V. LOUISIANA CEASEFIRE DOCUMENTS
56 Archive of written material
57 Joint Handgun Control Inc. - Louisiana Ceasefire
58 Concealed handgun bill
59 Miscellaneous materials on concealed handguns
SERIES VI. GUN RESPONSIBILITY TASK FORCE OF THE
SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE OF THE UNITARIAN
UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF BATON ROUGE
60 AFS Yoshi Fund
61 Contributions
62 Finances
63 General
SERIES VII. LETTERS TO HAYMAKERS
Box 5 1 Churches and Religous Organizations
2 Petition Drive
3 Personal Tragedies with Guns
4 Stories Concerning Guns
5 Family Circle Readers
6 Japanese Friendships
7, 8 AFS Families

BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS

9 Petition Returns 10 Miscellaneous Gun Stuff 11 Petitions, miscellaneous letters 12 Letters concerning petitions 13, 14 Sympathy letters 15, 16 Miscellaneous notes and requests for petitions

SERIES VIII. CIVIL TRIAL PAPERS

17, 18 Statements/testimony 19 Deposition 20 Testimony

SERIES IX. JAPAN TRIP (JULY 1994)

21 Notes, cards, yearbook, handbook

Binder Kobe, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Osaka,

ITIN, Talks

SERIES X. VIDEOTAPES

Box 6 Tape 1 NHK (Japan) News Footage

Tape 2 CBC News April 10, 19

Tape 3, 4, 12, 26 Yoshi Coverage

Tape 5 Justice Files - “Yoshi” 12/23/95

Tape 6 News Clips - “The Hattori Story”

Tape 7 Yoshi’s Memorial

Tape 8 Bob Dotson’s NBC coverage of criminal trial 5/16/93

Tape 9 AFS Texas Orientation

Tape 10 ABC Nightline 5/10/93

Tape 11 Petition Drive

Tape 13 Yoshi Hattori’s Case - Japanese News

Tape 14 Yamagata News Coverage - March 1995

Tape 15 Dianne Sawyer lead into Al Dale ABC - October 1992

Tape 16 20/20 ABC 10/29/93

Tape 17 Between the Lines - KERA Dallas - 10/14/93

Tape 18 TV Asahi Atlanta office

Tape 19, 23, 25, 32 Inside Edition

Tape 20, 39 NBC - Homicide 4/28/95

Tape 21 Baton Rouge Coverage - Lai Chan - 11/16/92

Tape 22 “Hunting Season” - early version of documentary by

Christine Choy, later called “Shot Heard Around the World”

Tape 24 Angela Show “Family for Yoshi Hattori” - New Orleans

BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS

Tape 27 Song of Yoshi, TV News in Japan - Nov./Dec. 1992 Tape 28, 30 PSA spots Tape 29 Yoshi March (Silent March) Sept.1994, Washington D.C. Tape 31 WVLA and WAFB - Jury selection 5/17/93 - Baton Rouge Tape 33 Haymakers Nagoya visit, Asahi TV 7/14/94 Tape 34 Concealed handgun action (Haymaker) Tape 35 “Shot Heard Around the World” Tape 36 Louisiana Ceasefire response to concealed handgun course Tape 37 “Japbird” - play in San Francisco 10/31/93 Tape 38 Taiko Tape 40 Nippon TV network news Tape 41 “Wrongful Death” - Chris Choy documentary - early cut Tape 42 US/Japan Friction - TV Asahi 9/26/93 Tape 43 TV coverage in Japan, Oct.1992 on Tape 44 Clinton - Yoshi PSA, Japanese TV concert

SERIES XI. BOOKS

Box 7 Violente Amerique Une Democratie en armes, Gilles Delafon Silent March, Koichi Sunada Yoshi’s Story, Mieko and Masaichi Hattori Freeze, Tim Talley Freedom,Rights and Responsibilities, Norma Reveler, Hiromi Nema On This Site, Landscape in Memoriam, Joel Sternfeld Hattori’s Classmates, Keisuke Mishikawa Overcoming Yoshi’s Death, Yoko Igarash No Time for Goodbyes, Janice Harris Lord

SERIES XII. MAGAZINES

Box 8

“People Magazine”, 11/16/92 “Family Circle”, 9/21/93 “Tell”, Fall 1993, Spring 1994 “Southern Exposure”, Sept.1994 “Bungeishunju” (2 issues) “The Economist”, 5/29-6/4, 1993 “U.S. News and World Report”, 6/7/93 “Harper’s”, April 1993 “AFS World” v.2 no.4; v.3 .no.2 “World Magazine” Sept./Oct.1993; Nov./Dec.1993

BOX FOLDERS CONTENTS

“Intersect “Christian Social Action”, Sept.1993 “Interpreter”, April 1994 “NAFSA” Newsletter Smith College Alumni Magazine “Speakeasy “Bad News “Japan Quarterly “Nisei Week “Messages Choral score “To Yoshi’s Mothers All Over the World Creating Images, Mansfield Center Memorial Service Booklet Dance concert program (Tari’s School of Dance) “The Boy Who Loved America” (screenplay)

SERIES XIII. CD/AUDIO TAPES

Box 9

CD Yoshi - A Boy Who Loved America

Tape President Clinton’s phone call to Hattoris

Tape “Living in Fear”

Tape Meeting between Dorothy Mayfield and the Hattoris

Tape “Yoshi” song, Akemi Mano

Tape R. Haymaker, CBS Radio

Tape Andre Trevine Show, New Orleans - R. Haymaker

Tape R. Haymaker on Wisconsin Public Radio

Tape WJBO, Baton Rouge, July 1993 - R. Haymaker

Tape Broadcast - May 24, 1993 - R. Haymaker

Series XIV. Misc. Newspapers

Box 10

Virginia Pilot & Ledger Star 1/3-1/9 1993

Misc. Japanese Newspapers