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Japanese Woodblock Prints and Brush Paintings Collection
MSS-2010-07-01  
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Description
This collection consists of forty-five color woodblock prints by Japanese artists from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s, and three brush paintings by artist Shuho Kawashima in 1958.
Background
The forty-five Japanese woodblock prints contained in this collection were initially purchased by the Humanities division of San José State University Library as part of a collection of over 450 original prints and subsequently housed in their reading room. In 1978, a small number of the engravings were selected for an exhibit that 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 woodblock prints to the San José Special Collections and Archives in the university library. When processing the remaining art prints as an archival collection in 2019, several additional Japanese woodblock prints were identified and added to this collection.
Extent
1 flat file drawers (20 folders) 48 prints in 20 oversized folders
Restrictions
Copyright is not 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.