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Yamagiwa collection


Collection Overview

Title: Yamagiwa collection

ID: 02/Asian

Extent: 31.5 Cubic Feet

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Yamagiwa Collection consists of material dating from the 14th to the 20th centuries. The great majority of items are Japanese books printed between the 17th and 19th centuries, but there is also a small number of Chinese books, as well as three Burmese Kammavaca (Buddhist prayer books); besides books, several maps and scrolls are present. A large portion of the Yamagiwa Collection came from the library of Joseph K. Yamagiwa (1906-1968), a leading scholar and professor of Japanese at the University of Michigan. Professor Yamagiwa's collection, purchased in 1969, contained 1800 volumes, divided between the Asian Library and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

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