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Guide to the John D. Goheen Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0267
    Creator: Goheen, John D.
    Title: John D. Goheen papers
    Dates: 1936-1977
    Physical Description: 8 Linear feet (15 boxes)
    Summary: The papers pertain largely to East Asian studies at Stanford and in Japan and Taiwan, as well as Goheen's teaching and scholarly works. They include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, proposals, reports, papers, class materials, American Philosophical Association files, and photograph albums. Other subjects include an intercultural education project in the Palo Alto Unified School District, 1960-1962, and Goheen's appointment to Stanford.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    There are some personnel type materials in at least one file, possibly more. Needs review

    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], John D. Goheen Papers (SC0267). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    John D. Goheen was a professor of philosophy at Stanford University from 1950 to 1972. Goheen, who earned his Ph.D. at Harvard, taught at Harvard and Queens College (New York) before coming to Stanford. He was instrumental in setting up the university's study centers in Japan and Taiwan in the 1960s; he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Japanese government for his contributions to U.S.-Japanese cultural and educational relations. He retired from teaching in 1972, but continued to be active on the Stanford campus, serving as the university Ombudsperson from 1974 to 1985.

    Description of the Collection

    The papers of John D. Goheen document his life as a student, teacher, and scholar, with special emphasis on his years at Stanford University and his role in developing overseas study centers in Japan and Taiwan. Included are correspondence, memoranda, minutes, proposals, reports, lecture notes, syllabi, manuscripts, and articles, largely dating from 1950 to 1977; correspondence files and photograph albums pertaining to the Seminar in American Studies at Tokyo and Stanford in Tokyo, 1951-1963; and Goheen's student notes and papers while at Harvard, 1931-1937. Also of note are correspondence files with the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation concerning funding of programs, 1952-1963; materials pertaining to an intercultural education project in the Palo Alto Unified School District, 1960-62; and Goheen's correspondence files while an officer of the American Philosophical Association, 1968-1970.

    Access Terms

    American Philosophical Association.
    Goheen, John D.
    Palo Alto Unified School District.
    Stanford University. Department of Philosophy. Faculty.
    Stanford University. East Asian Studies.
    Stanford University. Stanford Center for Chinese Studies in Taipei.
    Stanford University. Stanford Center for Japanese Studies.
    East Asia--Study and teaching.
    Intercultural education.
    Philosophy--Study and teaching.