Guide to the Japanese Papermaking Photographs

Processed by E. Fields
Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010
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Title: Japanese Papermaking Photographs
Date (inclusive): ca. 1920s
Collection number: SC 858
Extent: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical location: Vault
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

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Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Japanese Papermaking Photographs. SC 858. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2004.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains 16 assorted photographs ("coloured by hand" per description in English on envelope) showing method of Japanese paper making from the gathering and processing of the raw materials to the final bundling of the paper for shipment. The collection includes a descriptive listing (in English) which explains the stage of the process shown in each of the photographs.

Related Material

Thomas K. Tindale Japanese Papermaking Photographs, Printers Mss 45
UCSB Special Collections also has a number of books on Japanese papermaking, including:
  • Timothy Barrett, Japanese Papermaking: Traditions, Tools, and Techniques (1983)
  • Sidney E. Berger, Handmade Papers of Japan (2001)
  • Claire Bolton, Awa Gami: Japanese Handmade Papers… (1991)
  • Richard Flavin, Japanese Traditional Papermaking (1983)
  • Yasuo Kume, Superior Collection of Hand-made Papers in Japan (1979)
  • Henry Morris, Japonica: The Study and Appreciation of the Art of Japanese Paper (1981)
  • Kiyofusa Narita, Japanese Paper-making (1954)
These and other volumes have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Collection Contents


16 photographs