John F. Embree Papers,1932-2001

Collection Number: 6475

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John F. Embree papers, 1932-2001.
Collection Number:
6475
Creator:
John F. (John Fee) Embree, 1908-1950.
Quantity:
4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, manuscripts, census records, publications, clippings, photographs, notes, journals, scrapbooks.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records of a social study undertaken by John Embree and his wife Ella Embree Wiswell of Suye-mura, a Japanese village, from 1935-1936.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John Embree received his BA from the University of Hawaii in 1931, his MA from the University of Toronto in 1934 and his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1937. He was Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii, 1937-1941 and from 1943-1945, Associate Professor of Anthropology and head of the Japanese area studies of the Civil Affairs Training School for the Far East which the War Department set up at the University of Chicago for the training of military government officers for Japan and the Occupied Areas. From 1948-1950 he was Associate Professor of Sociology and Research Associate of Anthropology at Yale and in 1950 he was appointed Director of Southeast Asia Studies at Yale.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, census records, photographs, field notes and journals concerning the Japanese village Suye-mura, which John Embree and his wife Ella Embree Wiswell studied from 1935-36. In 1935 Embree received a grant from the Social Science Research Council to make a social study of a Japanese village. Includes a copy of John Embree's The Chinese Screen and lecture notes on the Civil Affairs Training School for the Far East.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Embree, John F., 1908-1950.
Wiswell, Ella Lury.
Social Science Research Council (U.S.)
University of Chicago. Civil Affairs Training School.

Subjects:
Suye-mura (Japan).
Anthropology--Study and teaching.

Places:
Japan--Social life and customs.
Japan--History.
Japan--Study and teaching.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
John F. Embree papers, #6475. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Suye-mura
Boxes 1-5
Series II. Publications Concerning Suye-mura, by Embree and Others
Box 6
Series III. Writings of John F. and Ella Embree
Box 2 Folders 26-32
Boxes 3-5
Series IV. Ephemera
Box 5
Series V. Photographs
Volumes 1-8

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Census-ASO
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 2
Census-Hamanoue
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 3
Census-Hirayama
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 4
Census-Imamura
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 5
Census-Kakui
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 6
Census-Kawaze
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 7
Census-Nakashima
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 8
Census-Oade
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 9
Census-Tontokoro
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 10
Census-Yunoharu
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 11
Census-miscellaneous
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 12
Maps
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 13-16
Diary of a Japanese innkeeper's daughter
Box 1 Folder 17
Scrapbook - ephemera
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 18
Unrevised manuscript- vols. I and II
Box 1 Folder 19-21
Clippings, publications, correspondence
1953-2001
Box 1 Folder 22
Video correspondence
1991-1996
Box 2 Folder 1-2
Photographic archive-list of photographs taken by John Embree and Ella Lury (Embree) Wiswell - guide created in 1985-86
1935-1936
Box 2 Folder 3
Photographic archive list created in 1998
1935-1936
Box 2 Folder 4
Photographs and correspondence-miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 5
Correspondence-miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 6
Miscellaneous material-clippings
Box 2 Folder 7
Reprints and inquiries-miscellaneous
1954-1984
Box 2 Folder 8
Wiswell correspondence
2000-2001
Box 2 Folder 9
Wiswell correspondence
1995-1999
Box 2 Folder 10
Wiswell correspondence
1990-1994
Box 2 Folder 11
Wiswell correspondence
1988-1989
Box 2 Folder 12
Wiswell correspondence
1987
Box 2 Folder 13
Wiswell correspondence
1986
Box 2 Folder 14
Wiswell correspondence
1985
Box 2 Folder 15
Wiswell correspondence
1984
Box 2 Folder 16
Wiswell correspondence
1983
Box 2 Folder 17
Wiswell correspondence
1982
Box 2 Folder 18
Wiswell correspondence
1981
Box 2 Folder 19
Wiswell correspondence
1980
Box 2 Folder 20
Nishino correspondence
1991-1994
Box 2 Folder 21
Ushijima correspondence
1971-1989
Box 2 Folder 22-23
The Women of Suye Mura - University of Chicago Press - correspondence
1976-1982
Box 2 Folder 24
The Women of Suye Mura - reviews
1983-1986
Box 2 Folder 25
Japanese translation of The Women of Suye Mura - clippings, correspondence
1982-1988
Box 5
Draft manuscript of The Women of Suye Mura
Box 5
Album of enlarged black and white photographs of Suye Mura
Box 5
Catalog of the 1,720 prints, identifying each by date and place
By John Fee Embree:
Box 6
Suye Mura: A Japanese Village. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1939.
Box 6
"Acculturation among the Japanese of Kona, Hawaii: Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association," Number 59. 1941.
Box 6
"The Japanese." Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies, Number 7. 1943.
Box 6
(Compiled and annotated) Japanese Peasant Songs. Philadelphia: American Folklore Society. 1944.
Box 6
The Japanese Nation: A Social Survey. New York: Rinehard & Co. 1945.
Box 6
Suye Mura: A Japanese Village. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (With a foreward by Richard K. Beardsley.) 7th impression. 1964.
Box 6
Suye mura: Nihon no mura (Suye Mura: A Japanese Village) Translated by Uemura Notokaku. Tokyo: Nihon keizai hyoran sha. 1978
By Arthur F. Raper:
Box 6
The Japanese Village in Transition. Tokyo: General Headquarters, Supreme Commandeer for the Allied Powers, Natural Resources Section, Report #136. 1950. (A survey of 13 villages, one of which is Suye)
By I. Roger Yoshino:
Box 6
"Selected Social Changes in a Japanese Village," 1935-1953. University of Southern California, Ph.D. dissertation. 1954.
By Morimitsu Ushijima:
Box 6
"Suye Mura in Transition." Atlanta University, Master's thesis. 1959.
Box 6
"Henbo sura suye mura (Suye mura in Transition)." Kyoto: Minerva Shobo. 1971.
Box 6
Kumamoto: Zusetsu Nihon minzoku shi (Kumamoto prefecture: Illustrated Japanese Folklore). Kumamoto: Iwaski bijitsu sha. 1987
Box 6
Suye Mura, 1935-1985 (Photomonograph). Tokyo: Nihon keizai hyoron sha. 1988.
By Barbara Kawakami:
Box 6
"The Position of Women in Rural Japan: Tradition and Transition in Suye Mura." University of Hawaii, Master's thesis. 1983
By Chikara Yamano, Toshitaka Aiko, et al:
Box 6
Ima katari tsutaeru: Suye no kurashi (Speaking of Life in Suye). Privately printed, ND.
By Tadayoshi Tsunematsu:
Box 6
Kumamoto-ken Suye monogatari: furuki-o-tazunete (Kumamoto Prefecture, Suye's Story: Looking Back). Privately printed, 1991
By Yoshi Nishi
Box 6
(Editor and publisher): Tsuiso (Memoir). Privately printed, 1985.
Box 6
(Editor): Kumamoto-ken, Kuma-gun, Suye-mura yakuba somuka (General Affairs Section of the Village Office of Suye Mura, Kuma County, Kumamoto Prefecture
Box 6
Suye-mura hyakunen-no ayumi (A Hundred Year History of Suye Mura), 1989.
Box 6
Suye-mura seko 100 shunen kinen: 1989 sonsei yoran (Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of Suye-mura: Report on the Village), 1989.
Box 2 Folder 26
John Embree's Karuizawa journal
1932
Box 2 Folder 27
John Embree's The Chinese Screen (one of two copies)
1932
Box 2 Folder 28
Personal notes/correspondence
Box 2 Folder 29-32
John Embree lecture notes - Civil Affairs Training School for the Far East (War Department)
1943-45
Box 3
Field Notes and Manuscripts - John Embree
1935-1936
Some of Ella Embree's notes
1951
Box 4
Ella and John Embree's journals - copies
Box 5
Cloth and pipe tobacco case, gifts presented for John and Ella Embree upon leaving Suye Mura
1936
8 large albums of 1,720 black and white photographs of Suye Mura taken by John and Ella Embree
Volume 1
Photographs 1-216
1935-1936
Volume 2
Photographs 217-432
1935-1936
Volume 3
Photographs 433-643
1935-1936
Volume 4
Photographs 649-864
1935-1936
Volume 5
Photographs 865-1080
1935-1936
Volume 6
Photographs 1081-1296
1935-1936
Volume 7
Photographs 1297-1500
1935-1936
Volume 8
Photographs 1500-1720
1935-1936