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Japanese Wood Engravings and Brush Paintings Collection
MSS-2010-07-01  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Japanese Wood Engravings and Brush Paintings Collection
    Dates: 1791-1958
    Collection number: MSS-2010-07-01
    Creator: San José State University
    Collection Size: 34 prints and 3 brush paintings in 2 flat file drawers
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Japanese Wood Engravings and Brush Paintings Collection, 1791-1958, consists of thirty-four color wood engravings created by Japanese artists from the mid 1800s to the 20th century, and three brush paintings created by artist Shuho Kawashima in 1958. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Japanese Wood Engravings, 1791-1942; and Series II: Japanese Brush Paintings, 1958.
    Physical location: Vault 1, Flat Files, Drawers 4-01 and 4-02
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is assigned to the San José State University Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives. Copyright restrictions may apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Japanese Wood Engravings and Brush Paintings Collection, MSS-2010-07-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Silke Higgins. Finding aid EAD encoded by Silke Higgins. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Project Information

    This finding aid was created as part of the Survey and Cataloging Project, a two-year San José State University Library grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project began in 2008.The Project Director is Danelle Moon. The Project Archivist is Erin Louthen.

    Organizational History

    The thirty-four Japanese wood engravings contained in this collection were initially purchased by the Humanities Department of San José State University as part of a collection of 300 original prints and subsequently housed in the department's reading room. In 1978, a small number of the engravings were selected for an exhibit, which focused on the San José State University library's extensive print collection. The engravings were displayed at Gallery One, located in the Department of Art at San Carlos and Ninth Streets from November 6-17, 1978. In 1982, the decision was made to move the Japanese wood engravings to the San José Special Collections and Archives then located on the third floor of the Wahlquist building. Here they remained until in 2003, they moved to their current home in the Special Collections and Archives facility on the 5th floor of the new Dr. Martin King Jr. Library. The three brush paintings of this collection were created by artist Shuho Kawashima in a demonstration of Japanese brush painting in Dr. Esther Shephard's class in Oriental Literature (English 119) on May 5, 1958.

    Related Material

    Esther Shephard Papers, MSS-2009-11-01, San José State University Special Collections & Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Japanese Wood Engravings and Brush Paintings Collection, 1791-1958, consists of thirty-four color wood engravings created by Japanese artists from the mid 1800s to the 20th century, and three brush paintings created by artist Shuho Kawashima in 1958.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Japanese Wood Engravings, 1791-1942; and Series II: Japanese Brush Paintings, 1958.

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San José State University -- Humanities Dept. -- History
    San José State University -- English Dept. -- History
    Education, Higher -- California -- San José
    Art -- Exhibitions
    Japanese art
    Paintings
    Wood-engravings