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Finding Aid for the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department. Administrative files. 1948-1983.
University Archives Record Series 563  
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  • Title: East Asian Languages and Cultures Department. Administrative files.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 563
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes)
    Date: 1948-1983
    Abstract: Record Series 563 contains the administrative subject files of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at UCLA (known as the Oriental Languages Department until the 1984/1985 academic year; renamed the Asian Languages and Cultures Department in 2004). Materials include department correspondence and memos; annual reports; and records pertaining to its degree programs.
    Physical Location: Record Series 563 is located in the UCLA University Archives Office, range 6, cart.
    Creator: East Asian Languages and Cultures Department. 1947-

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], East Asian Languages and Cultures Department. Administrative files (University Archives Record Series 563). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical Note

    Formal instruction in Chinese and Japanese languages was first offered in the fall of 1947 at UCLA, when the Department of Oriental Languages was organized by Richard C. Rudolph, chairman, with the assistance of Ensho Ashikaga and Yong C. Chu. The impetus for such a department began with Peter A. Boodberg, the chairman of a parallel department at UC Berkeley.
    The department began by teaching eights courses in language, literature, and civilization with a total of 53 enrolled students. Ten years later, in 1957, the course offering had risen to 21 with 157 students enrolled. A Master's degree program was started in 1958; and the PhD program was instituted in the 1967/1968 academic year.
    In the 1984/1985 the department changed its name to East Asian Languages and Cultures Department. In 2004 it became the Asian Languages and Cultures Department. This name change signaled that the department had taken over the administration of the South and Southeast Asian Languages program (in 2001) which was upgraded to a division of the department in 2004.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 563 contains the administrative subject files of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at UCLA (known as the Oriental Languages Department until the 1984/1985 academic year; renamed the Asian Languages and Cultures Department in 2004). Materials include department correspondence and memos; annual reports; and records pertaining to its degree programs.
    This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3466846