Scope and Content
Title: Richard C. Rudolph Collection of Japanese Maps
Date (inclusive): 1614-1896
Collection number: 1013
Creator: Rudolph, Richard C.
Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear ft.)1 oversize box.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Richard Casper Rudolph was born on May 21, 1909 in San Francisco, CA; BS (1932), AM (1936), and Ph.D (1942), UC Berkeley;
research associate and instructor of Chinese, University of Chicago, 1937-40; research associate, Oriental languages, UC Berkeley,
1942-43; assistant professor of Chinese and head of Chinese language section, US Department of the Navy Language School, University
of Colorado, 1943-45; assistant professor of Chinese studies (1945-46), University of Toronto; associate professor of Chinese
and acting director of the school of Chinese studies (1946-47), associate professor (1947-52), professor (1952-80), and, in
1980, emeritus professor of Oriental languages, UCLA; publications include
Dynastic booty : an altered Chinese bronze (1948),
Chinese moveable type printing in the eighteenth century (1954), and
Illustrated botanical works in China and Japan (1966). Richard Rudolph died on April 9, 2003.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of early Japanese woodblock maps and a small group of manuscript maps. A register by Takako Karplus consists
of a chart/index, followed by a descriptive catalog which annotates each map with excerpts from major authorities. Copies
of these annotations are attached to the folders of the individual maps to which they apply. Also includes Japanese early
maps of other areas.
Scope and Content Note
This collection was assembled by Professor Richard C. Rudolph of UCLA and has been augmented by the addition of a few similar
and related maps. The collection was catalogued by Takako Karplus.
The register consists of a chart/index, followed by a descriptive catalog which annotates each map with excerpts from major
authorities. Copies of these annotations are attached to the folders of the individual maps to which they apply.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Japan--Maps, Pictorial--Early works to 1800.
Japan--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800.
Genres and Forms of Material
Creating an Oriental Languages Department and Library [oral history transcript] / Richard Rudolph, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1985. Available at Department
of Special Collections, UCLA.