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Manuscripts and Archives holdings related to Japan: Home


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Collections related to Japan in the Manuscripts and Archives are very rich in travel accounts of Yale professors to Japan, records of Japanese graduates from Yale which includes many photographs of Japan, personal correspondences from Japanese notable figures, and some artifacts collected in Japan, etc.  The collections are categorized by subject or primary emphasis.  Click appropriate tab above to discover related collections for your research.

Example of Collections:

Japanese petition attributed to the hand of Yoshida Shoin (吉田松陰.)

Image of Japanese petition attributed to the hand of Yoshida Shoin 吉田松陰.

Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983 (inclusive), 1809-1941 (bulk). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

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Manuscripts & Archives

Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240

Phone: (203) 432-1735
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