Preliminary Guide to the Manchuria Collection

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Title: Manchuria Collection
Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-1937
Collection number: Bernath Mss 98
Extent: .4 linear feet (1 document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical location: Del Sur
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

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Preferred Citation

Manchuria Collection. Bernath Mss 98. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2004.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains pamphlets, handbooks, railway guides, tourist brochures, and other printed Manchuria-related items, most issued in Great Britain (extracts from publications by the British Foreign Office, the Royal Geographical Society), Manchuria or Japan (issued by various departments of the Japanese government or the government of Manchoukuo [Manzhouguo]). The latter was a nominally independent puppet state set up by the Japanese in Manchuria, which existed from 1931 to 1945. The Japanese installed Puyi, the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, as the emperor of Manzhouguo and declared the country independent from China on February 18, 1932.
Related monographs and serials pertaining to Manchuria have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Collection Contents


Series 1.  Materials from British sources

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1: 1

Williamson, Reverend Alexander – "Notes on Manchuria," 1862 (Royal Geographical Society)

Box 1: 2

Younghusband, Lieutenant F. E. – "A Journey From Manchuria and Peking to Kashmir," 1888 (Royal Geographical Society)

Box 1: 3

Turley, Robert T. – "Some Notes on the River System of the Upper Liao, Manchuria," 1904 (Royal Geographical Society, Geographical Journal)

Box 1: 4

British Parliamentary Papers, "Correspondence Respecting the Russian Occupation of Manchuria and Newchwang, China," 1904

Box 1: 5

British Foreign Office and Board of Trade, "Diplomatic and Consular Reports, Trade of Antung, China," 1907-1908

Box 1: 6

British Foreign Office and Board of Trade, "Diplomatic and Consular Reports, Trade of Dairen (Dalny), Japan," 1907-1913

Box 1: 7

British Parliamentary Papers, Preliminary Report on Conditions in Manchuria, China, 1932


Series 2.  Materials from Japanese (including Machoukuo) sources

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1: 8

Welcome Society of Japan – Useful Notes and Itineraries for Travelling in Japan, 1910

Box 1: 9

Manchuria Daily News – Japan's Position in Manchuria and Mongolia, 1923

Box 1: 10

South Manchuria Railway Company – Harbin, 1934

Box 1: 11

South Manchuria Railway Company – South Manchuria Railway, 1935

Box 1: 12

South Manchuria Railway Company – Mukden (Fengtien), 1935

Box 1: 13

Manchoukuo Government – Manchoukuo: A Pictorial Sketch, 1937

Box 1: 14

Japanese Tourist Bureau – Touring Chosen and Manchoukuo, 1937

Box 1: 15

Peping[SIC]-Liaoning Railway (Peking-Mukden Line) – Welcome to Peping (Peking), ca.1930s