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SAIS Reischauer Center records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-07-275
This collection consists of records of the Reischauer Center at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and are primarily audio and visual material. The dates of these materials have not been established, but do date from 1998 and before.

Dates

  • -1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

All collections are closed except to office of origin or original owner until processed. University records are closed for 25 years from the point of creation.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record center cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Established in 1984, with the explicit support of the Reischauer family, the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS actively supports the research and study of transpacific and intra-Asian relations, to advance mutual understanding between Northeast Asia and the United States.

The first Japanese-born and Japanese-speaking U.S. Ambassador to Japan (1961-1966), Edwin O. Reischauer started his career teaching at Harvard University and eventually became the director of Harvard's Yenching Institute. He helped pave the way to bringing East Asian studies to American schools. In 1961, President Kennedy chose Edwin O. Reischauer to be the American ambassador to Japan. With a strictly academic background, Reischauer was an unusual choice for the position. However, he embraced the ambassadorship and sought to strengthen the alliance between the United States and Japan. Following his stint at the embassy in Tokyo, Reischauer returned to academic life at Harvard and spent his remaining years giving lectures, promoting US-Japan relations, and writing.

Edwin Reischauer served as Honorary Chair of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS from its founding to 1990. His wife Haru Matsukata Reischauer followed as Honorary Chair from 1991 to 1998. They both exemplified the deep commitment to public service and transpacific communication that the Reischauer Center aspires to perpetuate in its scholarly and cultural activities today.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the Reischauer Center at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and are primarily audio and visual material. The dates of these materials have not been established, but do date from 1998 and before.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records transferred from the parent office.

Accruals

Accession number 1998.UA.033.

Bibliography

Historical information from http://www.reischauercenter.org/about-us/center-overview/, accessed July 2015.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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The Sheridan Libraries
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