Guide to the Stanford University, Stanford Center for Japanese Studies, 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: SC0265
Creator: Stanford University. Stanford Center for Japanese Studies.
Title: Stanford University, Stanford Center for Japanese Studies, records
Dates: 1936-1964 (bulk 1960-1964)
Bulk Dates: 1960-1964
Physical Description: 2.25 linear feet (5 boxes)
Summary: The collection largely contains correspondence with some memoranda, proposals, financial documents, class materials, and photographs. Much of the correspondence is that of Robert H. Brower, John D. Goheen, Thomas C. Smith, and Kurt Steiner; other correspondents include T. E. Gore, Paul Hanna, Shinzo Kaji, George Kerr, Hideo Kishimoto, William H. McCullough, and John L. Mothershead, Jr. Records pre-dating the Center occur in Goheen's correspondence and include George Kerr's prospectus for an Institute for American Studies in Japan, 1947, and his syllabus for a Japanese literature class, 1936. The photographs primarily document the first year of the program.
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

Information about Access

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

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Stanford University, Stanford Center for Japanese Studies, Records (SC0265). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

The Stanford Center for Japanese Studies in Tokyo was established in April 1961. The purpose was to provide undergraduate and graduate students from Stanford and other universities with the opportunity to pursue intensive study in Japanese and Asian affairs for a full calendar year. John D. Goheen was its founding director.

Description of the Collection

The collection largely contains correspondence with some memoranda, proposals, financial documents, class materials, and photographs. Much of the correspondence is that of Robert H. Brower, John D. Goheen, Thomas C. Smith, and Kurt Steiner; other correspondents include T. E. Gore, Paul Hanna, Shinzo Kaji, George Kerr, Hideo Kishimoto, William H. McCullough, and John L. Mothershead, Jr. Records pre-dating the Center occur in Goheen's correspondence and include George Kerr's prospectus for an Institute for American Studies in Japan, 1947, and his syllabus for a Japanese literature class, 1936. The photographs primarily document the first year of the program.

Access Terms

Brower, Robert H., 1923-1988.
Goheen, John D.
Hanna, Paul Robert, 1902-
Kaji, Shinzo.
Kerr, George H., 1911-
Kishimoto, Hideo, 1903-1964.
McCullough, William H.
Mothershead, John L.
Smith, Thomas C. (Thomas Carlyle), 1916-2004
Stanford University. Stanford Center for Japanese Studies.
Steiner, Kurt, 1912-
Foreign study.
Intercultural education.
Japan--Study and teaching.
Photoprints


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Aoki, Haruo, correspondence 1962

Box 1, Folder 2

Brower, R. to J. Goheen, memos 1963-1964

Box 1, Folder 3

Brower, R. from J. Goheen 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 4

Budget for Tokyo Center 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 5

Carnegie Corporation, correspondence 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 6

Carnegie Corporation, proposal for Stanford-in-Tokyo 1962

Box 1, Folder 7

Consultive Committee 1963-1964

Box 1, Folder 8

Consultive Committee 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence, general 1960

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, general 1961

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, general 1962

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence, general 1963

Box 1, Folder 13

Courses at Tokyo Center

Box 1, Folder 14

Courses, departmental permission

Box 1, Folder 15

East-West Center (U. of Hawaii), correspondence

Box 1, Folder 16

Faculty Applicants, correspondence

Box 1, Folder 17

Fahs, Burton, correspondence 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 18

Finance (documents and correspondence)

Box 1, Folder 19

Ford Foundation, correspondence 1961-1963

Box 2, Folder 1

Furukawa, Harukaze, correspondence 1963

Box 2, Folder 2

Future of Tokyo Center 1963-1964

Box 2, Folder 3

General information on Center

Box 2, Folder 4

Goheen, John, correspondence 1960-63

Box 2, Folder 5

Goheen, John, correspondence 1957, 1961

Box 2, Folder 6

Goheen, John, correspondence 1961

Box 2, Folder 7

Goheen, John, correspondence, mostly with John L. Mothershead, Jr. at Stanford University Dept. of Philosophy 1961

Box 2, Folder 8

Goheen, John, correspondence 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes carbon copy of Annual Report to the Ford Foundation from the Committee on East Asian Studies, 1961
Box 2, Folder 9

Goheen, John, correspondence re Fullbright-Hays award for lecturing in Japan 1963

Box 2, Folder 10

Gore, T. E., correspondence 1961-1964

Box 2, Folder 11

Graduate division, correspondence and memos 1961-1963

Box 2, Folder 12

Hanna, Paul, correspondence (mostly with Goheen and John Singleton) 1962-1963

Box 2, Folder 13

International Christian University (Tokyo), correspondence 1962-1963

Box 2, Folder 14

Inter-University Organization [Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies in Japan], correspondence and memos 1963

Box 2, Folder 15

Inter-University Organization, proposal for support 1963

Box 2, Folder 16

Japan-America Cultural Conference 1963-1964

Box 2, Folder 17

Japanese students coming to U. S., correspondence 1962

Box 2, Folder 18

Jodai, Tano (President of Tokyo Women's University), visit to Stanford 1962

Box 2, Folder 19

Kaji, Shinzo, correspondence 1960-1964

Box 2, Folder 20

Kaya, Seiji, correspondence 1962

Box 2, Folder 21

Keio University and Summer Program 1962-1963

Box 3, Folder 1

Kerr, George, correspondence 1956-1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes his prospectus for an institute for American Studies in Japan, 1947, and a syllabus for a Japanese literature class, 1936.
Box 3, Folder 2

Kishimoto, Hideo, correspondence 1962-1963

Box 3, Folder 3

Kurata, Bunsaku, correspondence in support of his teaching 1963

Box 3, Folder 4

Kyoto University (Goheen to Chancellor Setsuji Otsuka) 1962

Box 3, Folder 5

Language program in Tokyo 1962

Box 3, Folder 6

Language Requirements Study, correspondence 1963

Box 3, Folder 7

Library account

Box 3, Folder 8

Liu, James, correspondence 1962

Box 3, Folder 9

McCray, Porter (John D. Rockefeller 3rd Fund), correspondence 1963

Box 3, Folder 10

McCullough, William, correspondence 1962-1963

Box 3, Folder 11

Mayekawa, Kisaku, correspondence 1962

Box 3, Folder 12

Map of Tokyo

Box 3, Folder 13

Miyaji, Hiroshi (Goheen's letter re) 1960

Box 3, Folder 14

Mizota, George S., correspondence 1960-1963

Box 3, Folder 15

Moving of Tokyo Center, memo 1963

Box 3, Folder 16

Murai, Sukenaga, correspondence 1960

Box 3, Folder 17

NDEA Title VI Fellowships

Box 3, Folder 18

NDFL Recommendations, Asian Languages

Box 3, Folder 19

Nishimura, Iwao (Fulbright committee)

Box 3, Folder 20

Non Inter-University Comm. Centers for Japanese Studies

Box 3, Folder 21

Notes, etc., on exploratory trip for center 1960

Box 3, Folder 22

Ohama, Nobumoto, correspondence 1962-1963

Box 3, Folder 23

Personnel, Tokyo Center

Box 3, Folder 24

Publicity; includes typescript report by Kenneth B. Pyle for the Daily 1962

Box 3, Folder 25

Recommendation requests for students at Stanford Center

Box 3, Folder 26

Registrar's Office (re classes) 1962-1963

Box 3, Folder 27

Report to the President 1961-1962

Box 3, Folder 28

Shively, Donald H., correspondence 1962-1963

Box 4, Folder 1

Smith, Thomas, correspondence 1962-1963

Box 4, Folder 2

Smith, Thomas, memos from Goheen #1-92 1962-1963

Box 4, Folder 3

Smith, Thomas, memos out #1-218 with accompanying documents 1962-1963

Box 4, Folder 4

Smith, Thomas, miscellaneous numbered memos out with accompanying documents 1963

Box 4, Folder 5

Staff: applicants for work

Box 4, Folder 6

Stanford Alumni Association, Japan (report on Tokyo Center Fund Account) 1961 Aug 1

Box 4, Folder 7

Steiner, Kurt, correspondence 1962

Box 4, Folder 8

Sterling, J. E. Wallace - Tokyo trip, correspondence 1960

Box 4, Folder 9

Students: advice to

Box 4, Folder 10

Students: awards

Box 4, Folder 11

Students: miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 12

Students: participants

Box 4, Folder 13

Students: reactions

Box 4, Folder 14

Takamura, Shohei, correspondence 1962

Box 4, Folder 15

Telegrams

Box 4, Folder 16

Unfinished business

Box 4, Folder 17

Uyeda, Seizi, correspondence 1962

Box 4, Folder 18

Viglielmo, V. H., correspondence 1963

Box 4, Folder 19

Visitors to and from Tokyo

Box 4, Folder 20

Wakeijuku contract [for use of space] 1962

Box 5, Folder 1

Photographs, arriving in Tokyo

Box 5, Folder 2

Photographs, public event 1961 Apr 21

Box 5, Folder 3

Photographs, Sterling at ceremonies

Box 5, Folder 4

Photographs, Sterling and others at a meal

Box 5, Folder 5

Photographs, public gathering

Box 5, Folder 6

Photographs, classroom scenes

Box 5, Folder 7

Photographs, American students - various scenes

Box 5, Folder 8

Photographs, Stanford Center

Box 5, Folder 9

Photographs, social scenes

Box 5, Folder 10

Photographs, dining scenes

Box 5, Folder 11

Photographs, group in front of Buddha statue

Box 5, Folder 12

Photographs, dinner event and group strolling

Box 5, Folder 13

Photographs, Goheen with Japanese faculty 1961 Mar 22

Box 5, Folder 14

Photographs, at Waseda (?)

Box 5, Folder 15

Photographs, various groups

Box 5, Folder 16

Photographs, Japanese potter (?) at work

Box 5, Folder 17

Photographs, miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 18

Photographs, cultural performance