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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.
3 boxes, 7.5 linear feet
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.
The collection is open for research.