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Guide to the American Studies Seminars in Japan Records
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The records consist mostly of correspondence but also include memoranda, reports, financial documents, syllabi, bibliographies, clippings, and several photograph albums. Some of the materials relate to seminars held in Kyoto, 1951-1952. There is one file on establishing an American Studies Program at Stanford, 1953. Collection includes extensive correspondence of Hideo Kishimoto, 1952-1960, with some typescript articles and talks. Other correspondents include Claude Buss, John D. Goheen, J. E. Wallace Sterling, George H. Knoles, George H. Kerr, Shinzo Kaji, Morton G. White, and Perry Miller.
The American Studies Seminars in Japan were jointly sponsored by Stanford and the University of Tokyo and partially funded by the Ford Foundation. The seminars, held in the summers of 1950 to 1956, were taught by American scholars in various fields for students at the University of Tokyo. Among the seminar organizers were Hideo Kishimoto and Shinzo Kaji of the University of Tokyo and George Harmon Knoles and John D. Goheen of Stanford.
2.25 Linear feet (5 boxes)
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