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Guide to the Stanford University, Stanford Center for Japanese Studies, Records
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
2.25 linear feet (5 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.