This collection consists of thirty-four color woodblock prints by Japanese artists from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s,
and three brush paintings by artist Shuho Kawashima in 1958.
The thirty-four Japanese woodblock prints contained in this collection were initially purchased by the Humanities Department
of San José State University as part of a collection of 300 original prints and subsequently housed in the department's 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.
1 flat file drawers
37 prints in 15 oversized folders
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.