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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Far East Asia Collection
    Dates: 1957-1959, undated
    Collection number: MSS-2010-07-02
    Collector: Ethel C. Swiger
    Collector: Esther Shephard
    Collection Size: 3 boxes, 7.5 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Far East Asia Collection consists of a collection of books, scrolls, and other artifacts believed to have been donated by Miss Ethel Swiger. Miss Swiger graduated from San Jose State College in 1934 and received her credential in librarianship in 1942. She went on to help establish the program of library education at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, from 1956 to 1960. Also included are several books in Chinese from the personal collection of writer, poet, and San Jose State University English professor Esther Shephard. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Bound and Unbound Books; Series II. Scrolls; and Series III. Ephemera.
    Physical location: Vault 1, Range 26B
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Chinese, Korean, Pali, Sanskrit
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    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

    Far East Asia Collection , MSS-2010-07-02 , San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Daniel Jarvis and 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.

    Related Material

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

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Far East Asia Collection consists of a collection of books, scrolls, and other artifacts believed to have been donated by Miss Ethel Swiger. Miss Swiger graduated from San Jose State College in 1934 and received her credential in librarianship in 1942. She went on to help establish the program of library education at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, from 1956 to 1960. Also included are several books in Chinese from the personal collection of writer, poet, and San Jose State University English professor Esther Shephard.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Bound and Unbound Books; Series II. Scrolls; and Series III. Ephemera.

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Shephard, Esther, 1891-1975
    Swiger, Ethel
    San José State College -- History
    San José State University -- History
    China--History--Tang dynasty, 618-907
    China--History--Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
    Qianlong, Emperor of China, 1711-1799
    Confucius. Lun yu. English & Chinese
    Drama
    Literature
    Poetry
    Travel