East Asia

Alexander, William engravings.   4 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4510
Four engravings of scenes of China published in 1796: "View of the Suburbs of a Chinese City," "View of one of the Western Gates of the City of Pekin," "View of the Lake Pao-Ying where it is separated from the Grand Canal by an embankment of Earth," and "View of Pai-Loo, improperly called a Triumphal Arch, and of a Chinese fortress."

Biggerstaff, Knight papers, 1923-2000   12.7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-17-629
Includes materials relating to Knight Biggerstaff's career as a scholar of Chinese history, including extensive records of travel in the Far East, and to his term as chair of the History Department at Cornell University.

Brill, Gerow D. papers, 1884-1924   3.6 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1379
Correspondence, diaries, accounts, and manuscript articles and reports, pertaining chiefly to Brill's work in Wuchang, China, as head of the Hupeh Agricultural College and Experimental Farm and as a scientific explorer for the United States Department of Agriculture (1897-1901) and later in a similar capacity with the Department of Public Instruction on the Philippine Islands (1901-1902).

Center for International Studies records   29 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 53-5-2158
Departmental files include material concerning course offerings and conferences; fellowships, grants and funding sources; department and director's correspondence;

Cornell University museum items   [no physdesc:quantity]

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 47-7-1948
Includes two Cornell plaques, one ca.1907, depicting Ezra Cornell; a red cap bearing a "C" with the initials "UFBT"; an original Uris Library Reading Room chair; a rubber mold for the Cornell Seal; and a bronze medallion bearing a likeness of Ezra Cornell. A set of twelve rose-colored Wedgwood plates depicting Cornell University buildings; scenes depicted are McGraw Tower (Library Tower), Willard Straight Hall, the War Memorial, Baker Laboratory of Chemistry, Sage Chapel, McGraw Hall, the Schoellkopf Crescent, Ezra Cornell Statue, Balch Hall, Myron Taylor Hall, Goldwin Smith Hall and Sibley Dome. A Class of 1958 cloth badge; a Class of 1921 scarf; five caps, two from the Class of 1929, one from the Class of 1921, one from the Class of 1923, one undated; straw hat from the Class of 1934; nine reunion jackets, three from the Class of 1929, two from the Class of 1921, and one each from the Classes of 1916, 1923, 1925 (red, white and blue), and 1927; one polo shirt from 1923; a Cornell spoon; four Cornell service pins, ca. 1955-1970; two mugs from 1912; a 14" Cornell pencil; a 3"x4" "Cornell Library Club" printing plate; a cigarette case belonging to Ralph Gordon; a trowel wielded by President Edmund Ezra Day June 22 1946 on the Day Hall cornerstone.

Cornell University Wason Collection records, 1918-1988   6.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 13-6-1721
Mostly department correspondence, largely that of Gussie Esther Gaskill, first curator of the Wason Collection (1927-1963); materials concerning trips to China and Japan; projects; bibliographies; acquisitions, cataloging, and other records; accessions list; accounting statistics, and general office files, 1976-1985; annual reports of the East Asian Librarian, 1972-1988. Correspondence relating to Charles Wason's bequest, especially correspondence between Mrs. Charles Wason and the Arthur H. Clark Company, correspondence between Mrs. Wason and Gussie Gaskill, drawing and photographs of the library at the Wason home, and articles, reports and clippings about the collection. Three handwritten notebooks by T.F. Crane listing the Wason Collection, ca. 1922.

Cosmopolitan Club records, 1904-1958.   4.6 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 37-4-145
Scrapbook containing letters, newspaper clippings, and programs relating to the Cornell Cosmopolitan Club; scrapbook relating to International Student Association functions at Cornell; scrapbook relating to the founding and activities of International Student Association chapters at Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Munich, and Zurich (1911-1913); photographs of foreign students at Cornell and of Cosmopolitan Club activities. Also, other correspondence and records.

Dean, Arthur H. papers, 1937-1980   146.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4100
Arthur Hobson Dean was an Ithaca native, Cornell alumnus, lawyer, U.S. government official, diplomat, executive, international and corporate law specialist, and writer. Dean's papers relate to Cornell University and well as Dean's work as a senior partner of Sullivan and Cromwell, the State University of New York, the Korean War, the Association for the Promotion and Protection of Private Foreign Investments, the Conference on the Discontinuance of Nuclear Weapons Tests, the United Nations, the Foreign Policy Association, the Asia Society and Asia Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York City Bar Association, and other organizations and topics.

Embree, John F. papers, 1932-2001.   4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6475
Records of a social study undertaken by John Embree and his wife Ella Embree Wiswell of Suye-mura, a Japanese village, from 1935-1936.

Hartmann collection on Indochina, [ca. 1900-1970]   7.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4298
The Hartmann Collection's main focus is Vietnam, but there is material on Cambodia and Laos, as well as a few items on Burma and Thailand. There are numerous scenes of all parts of Indochina, with particular attention to various important architectural sites. Historical materials emphasize the colonial period. Of particular interest are an extensive collection of portraits of Vietnamese and Cambodian monarchs from the colonial period and a wide and (generally) well-labelled selection of pictures showing the many different ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Hitchcock, Romyn papers, 1841-1900.   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2174
Papers of Romyn Hitchcock, a chemist and lecturer on the Orient, include correspondence, lecture notes, monographs, government bulletins and other pamphlet material, newspaper clippings, and maps. Collection is primarily concerned with Chinese-American diplomatic relations; spheres of influence; problems of Chinese immigration, including low wages, tong societies, and the Chinese Exclusion Act; and the geography, art, religion, and customs of China and Japan.

Hu Shih papers at Cornell University, 1910-1963   [no physdesc:quantity]

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 41-5-2578
This collection of materials was created to bring together and preserve the documentation that now exists on Hu Shih (Cornell University Class of 1914), in the Department of Manuscripts and University Archives of the Cornell University Library.

Kolenda, Pauline papers   40 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8456
Collection consists of field notes and research files.

Love, Harry H. papers, 1907-1964.   15 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 21-28-890
Papers include correspondence, reports, photographs, plans, statistical data, notes, and scientific papers pertaining mainly to the work done in China and Thailand and at Cornell by Professor Love, a specialist in cereal breeding and the application of statistical methods to agricultural research; papers concerning China relate mainly to agricultural research, extension work, and reconstruction at the University of Nanking, the needs and problems of that university, particularly during the Japanese occupation, the studies of Nanking graduate students at Cornell, the field work and studies of Chinese trainees at Cornell and in American industry, and assistance Love gave to Chinese agronomists; also, speeches, radio talks, articles, and various papers, including the manuscript of "The Cornell-Nanking Story" by Love and John H. Reisner.

Mattox, Elmer L. papers, 1905-1954   .5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4283
Pamphlets, brochures, and other materials relating to Hangchow Christian College and other colleges and universities in China, including a typescript history of the college by Mattox, 1952; Presbyterian missions in Hainan and Yunan; religious education in general; and other topics relating to China.

McDivitt, Emma L. Phillips photograph albums, [ca.1900-1926]   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4125
Three albums of photographs taken primarily by Emma McDivitt, but also containing John P. Troy and Ernest Abbe photographs, of Cornell University students and campus scenes, family gatherings, as well as scenes from her travels in Europe and East Asia. Other subjects include the solar eclipse of January 1925 and the unveiling of the Ezra Cornell statue at Cornell University.

McHugh, James M. papers,1930-1965.   8.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2770
Included are military correspondence and intelligence reports, personal correspondence, diaries, including a journal McHugh kept on his trip over the Burma Road (Dec. 1938-Jan. 1939), photographs (ca. 1300 items, many not precisely identified, of wartime figures, and colleagues and friends), manuscripts of articles and books, and printed items.

Montes, Gregory E. urban history and travel collection   6.2 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8035
Travel brochures, city guides, maps, books of views, postcards, and related materials.

Nathan, Robert R. papers, 1943-1975   1.7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4410
Typescript travel diaries describing Nathan's consulting work in countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

Needham, James G. papers, 1888-1957   5.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 21-23-479
Correspondence and documents describing the career of James G. Needham.

Newman, Floyd R. papers, 1893-1990   37.1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 37-5-1619
Includes papers and artifacts related to Newman's Cornell activities, including his time as a trustee, to his military service, his extensive travels, and his business career.

Nixon, John H. papers, 1952-1995   4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6336
Reports and studies deriving from Nixon's work as a consulting economist.

Poate family papers, 1935-1993   .7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4417
Frederick William Poate papers include correspondence, photographs, map, ephemera, and bulletins of the Old Comrades Association.

Prize Essay Collection, 1872-2013   8.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 7-9-1317
Prize-winning student essays from Cornell University contests in creative writing, poetry, social sciences, and humanities. Includes an essay on China by Pearl S. Buck.

Severinghaus family papers, 1922-1994   29.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4240
Subject files, correspondence, photographs, movie films, audiotapes, ephemera, and other material pertaining to the personal life and professional career of Leslie Severinghaus and his family (particularly his wife Emmavail Luce Severinghaus). Chief topics include the Peking Union Medical College, travel and work in China, education, the Haverford School in Pennsylvania, and Wellesley College.

Shadick, Harold papers, 1915-1992.   32.6 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-13-2613
Papers of Harold Shadick include files relating to his career as Professor of Chinese Literature, 1946-1971, on administration of graduate study, miscellaneous teaching materials, and letters of recommendation; files as Director of the China Program, 1950-1966, on development of faculty positions, faculty, graduate students, development of the Wason Collection, relations of the Program within and outside the University.

Smith, Robert J. Papers, 1713-2005   43.5 cubit ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-25-3175
Correspondence, research, articles, course material and lectures pertaining to Dr. Smith's study of Japan.

TeWinkel, John R. papers, 1926-1991.   1.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4380
Papers of John R. TeWinkel, a Cornell graduate who lived in China, Morocco, Greece, Nigeria, and the United States.

Thompson, George Jarvis papers   6.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 18-2-1173
Collection includes student and professional papers from several schools and travels.

Wheeler, William Reginald papers, 1927-1957   .5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4284
Personal correspondence, 1927-1957; documentation on agricultural work in China, 1927; athletics, 1933; Chinese women, 1935; foreign missionaries in China, 1934-1935; observations and eyewitness accounts by missionaries and teachers at Nanking ("The Nanking Incident of March 24-25, 1927").

Wilder, George Durand papers, ca. 1897-1976   .9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3241
Includes notebooks, pamphlets, field notes, and other material on ornithology, mostly in China; Birds of Northeastern China by Wilder and Hugh Hubbard; correspondence of Wilder and his sons Theodore Wilder and Durand Wilder (George Durand Wilder, Jr.) and of Gertrude Stanley Wilder; volume of "Random Jottings" by Gertrude Wilder, including recollections of China missions and missionaries.

Women's Medical Society of New York State records, 1907-1972   2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2609
Correspondence for the United Board for Christian Colleges in China; officials in medical schools in China, Korea, and India; student recipients of medical scholarships; and medical missionaries concerning their activities and the financial support which the Society gave to Christian women medical students in these countries; letters of women doctors concerning the business of the Society; and newsletters and circular letters of the Society, its Medical Education Committee, and various organizations and persons mentioned above. Also, minutes, reports, and financial accounts (1937-1966), membership lists, a register (1907-1956) including signatures of those attending various Society meetings, a scrapbook (1911-1953), a record book (1918-1952) consisting mainly of accounts of the Medical Education Committee, clippings, photographs, and manuscript and printed miscellany.

Wu, Ray papers   26 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 21-47-3771
Professional papers journal articles and reprints, manuscript reviews, thesis reviews, course material, photographs and correspondence of Professor Ray Wu..


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