Guide to the American Studies Seminars in Japan Records

compiled by Stanford University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
February 2011
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Overview

Call Number: SC0266
Creator: Stanford University
Title: American Studies Seminars in Japan records
Dates: 1950-1981 (bulk 1950-1960)
Bulk Dates: 1950-1960
Physical Description: 2.25 linear feet (5 boxes)
Summary: The records consist mostly of correspondence but also include memoranda, reports, financial documents, syllabi, bibliographies, clippings, and several photograph albums. Some of the materials relate to seminars held in Kyoto, 1951-1952. There is one file on establishing an American Studies Program at Stanford, 1953. Collection includes extensive correspondence of Hideo Kishimoto, 1952-1960, with some typescript articles and talks. Other correspondents include Claude Buss, John D. Goheen, J. E. Wallace Sterling, George H. Knoles, George H. Kerr, Shinzo Kaji, Morton G. White, and Perry Miller.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

The records were received by the Stanford University Archives via administrative transfer in 1980.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

[Identification of item], American Studies Seminars in Japan Records (SC0266). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

The American Studies Seminars in Japan were jointly sponsored by Stanford and the University of Tokyo and partially funded by the Ford Foundation. The seminars, held in the summers of 1950 to 1956, were taught by American scholars in various fields for students at the University of Tokyo. Among the seminar organizers were Hideo Kishimoto and Shinzo Kaji of the University of Tokyo and George Harmon Knoles and John D. Goheen of Stanford.

Description of the Collection

The records consist mostly of correspondence but also include memoranda, reports, financial documents, syllabi, bibliographies, clippings, and several photograph albums. Some of the materials relate to seminars held in Kyoto, 1951-1952. There is one file on establishing an American Studies Program at Stanford, 1953. Collection includes extensive correspondence of Hideo Kishimoto, 1952-1960, with some typescript articles and talks. Other correspondents include Claude Buss, John D. Goheen, J. E. Wallace Sterling, George H. Knoles, George H. Kerr, Shinzo Kaji, Morton G. White, and Perry Miller. The collection also includes the Bulletin of the Center for American Studies of the University of Tokyo, Nov. 4, 1981, with recollections of the seminars by its participants.

Access Terms

Buss, Claude Albert.
Goheen, John D.
Kaji, Shinzo.
Kerr, George H., 1911-
Kishimoto, Hideo, 1903-1964.
Knoles, George Harmon.
Miller, Perry, 1905-1963.
Stanford University
Sterling, J. E. Wallace, (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985
White, Morton Gabriel, 1917-
Intercultural education.
Photoprints
United States--Study and teaching.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1-2

Records 1950

Box 1, Folder 3

Records, class materials 1951

Box 1, Folder 4-6

Records 1951

Box 1, Folder 7

Records 1952

Box 1, Folder 8

Records, clippings of lectures from the Seminars from newspaper The Manichi 1953

Box 1, Folder 9

Records 1953

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Records 1953

Box 2, Folder 3

American Studies Degree at Stanford 1953

Box 2, Folder 4-5

Records 1954

Box 2, Folder 6-7

Records 1955

Box 2, Folder 8

Notes from John Goheen's Trip 1955 Jun

Box 2, Folder 9

Budget 1956

Box 2, Folder 10-11

Records 1956

Box 3, Folder 1

Miscellaneous 1951-1956

Box 3, Folder 2

American Studies Seminars Addenda

Box 3, Folder 3

Staff

Box 3, Folder 4

Book orders

Box 3, Folder 5

Institute for American Studies at the University of Tokyo, memoranda on 1955

Box 3, Folder 6

Rockefeller Foundation 1952-1958

Box 3, Folder 7

Rockefeller Foundation 1957-1960

Box 3, Folder 8

American Studies Seminar in Kyoto 1951

Box 3, Folder 9

American Studies Seminar in Kyoto 1952

Box 3, Folder 10

Hideo Kishimoto correspondence 1952-53

Box 3, Folder 11

Hideo Kishimoto correspondence 1954

Box 3, Folder 12

Hideo Kishimoto correspondence 1955

Box 3, Folder 13

Hideo Kishimoto correspondence 1956

Box 3, Folder 14

Hideo Kishimoto correspondence 1955-1957

Box 3, Folder 15

Hideo Kishimoto correspondence 1958-1960

Box 3, Folder 16

Bulletin of the Center for American Studies of the University of Tokyo, No. 4 1981

Box 4

Photo albums (3): opening ceremonies, seminars, professors, group photographs, parties 1950-1952

Box 5

Photo album: opening session, seminars, professors, group photographs, social activities 1956