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East Asian Collections

The majority of our materials related to East Asian Studies can be found in the Bernath Collection. For additional resources about the East Asian Studies collections throughout the UCSB library please visit the Research Guide for East Asian Studies or the UCSB Research Databases.

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China

  • ATO Photographic Association - China Photograph Albums, ca. 1920s. Two albums, with photos of Shantung, Tibetans of Yunnan and Suiyan, Chientao, Pinkiang, S. Manchuria, Mongolia, Harbin, S. China, Shanghai, Weihaiwei, and others. (Bernath Mss 80).
  • Bell, H[enry] H. One letter (ALS) from Rear Admiral Bell, Commanding the U.S. Asiatic Squadron, to his second in command, Commander J[ohn] C[arson] Febiger on the USS Ashuelet, re suppressing piracy and preventing American citizens from engaging in the coolie trade. U. S. Flag Ship Hartford, Amoy, China, 4 Apr. 1867. (Wyles SC 24).
  • Canton Sketches, 1850-1852. (Wyles SC 971).
  • Chang (Iris) Papers, 1923-2002 [bulk dates 1980-1995]. Research and other materials of the Chinese American author, whose works include Thread of the Silkworm and The Rape of Nanking. (CEMA 39).
  • Chapman (E. C.) Photograph Collection, ca. 1960s-1970s. 270+ black/white prints and color slides. Locations include: Bali, Burma, Cambodia (Angkor Wat) and Laos (Vientiene), Malaysia (mainly Malacca and Penang), Shanghai and surrounds, and Thailand (incl. South Thailand – Kra Isthmus). (Bernath Mss 224).
  • China / Ceylon Photograph Album, ca. 1910s-1920s. About 120 b/w photos, most with captions, taken by a young officer on the British river boat Robin, stationed in the Canoton/Samshui area in 1913. Includes photos of the Robin, river scenes, and views of Chinese people, buildings, and boats. Also, some photos of the photographer and friends, as well as later, ca. 1920s, photos of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), including Trincomalee and the Royal Naval Camp at Diyatalawa, and some views of Italy, the Baltic, and a damaged submarine. (Bernath Mss 34).
  • China and Hong Kong Photograph Album, ca. 1921-1922. (Bernath Mss 308).
  • China and Japan Photograph Album, 1907. (Bernath Mss 357).
  • China and Japan Photograph Album, 1927. 396 black/white snapshots, captions in English, of the voyage out, including Cape St. Vincent, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Indian Ocean, Colombo, Sumatra, Penang, Singapore, and Hong Kong. China images include Shanghai (Bund, street scenes, funeral, boats and river), Tientsin (border regiment, Japanese warships). Japanese images include Kobe (harbor, street scenes), Noda (storage tanks), Saitozaki, Daisanji, and Nunobiki. Numerous photos of local inhabitants, as well as British acquaintances. (Bernath Mss 305).
  • China and Mongolia Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. Photograph album containing 34 black and white small format photographs and one pencil drawing. Locale appears to be northern China and Mongolia. Chinese are in Qing period attire. Scenes of city gates and walls, ships at port or river banks, camels and Chow Chow dogs. One photo of two westerners, one of whom may be subject of pencil drawing. (SC 1043).
  • China Missionary’s Diary, 1920. (Wyles SC 1034).
  • China Panorama Views Album, 1935. (Bernath Mss 429).
  • China Photograph Album, ca. 1906. 13 b/w mounted photographs, mainly of Han-Keou (Han-kow), China, most with extensive captions in French, including street scenes and buildings in Han-Keou, a pagoda, the Russian Orthodox Church, towers for raising irrigation water, shots of a sash vendor, a group of coolies, people unloading charcoal, the Han-Keou prefecture de police, and a man in a wooden cage condemned to die from hunger. (Bernath Mss 65).
  • China Photograph Album, ca. 1906-1907. (Bernath Mss 204).
  • China Photograph Album, ca. 1910-1920. 25 black/white photos, captions in English, of lakes, rivers, boats, tea houses, pagodas, and streets scenes with local inhabitants. Locations include Mootoo, Soochow, Tahu Lake, Hangchow, Shanghai, Ningpo, and Nanziang. (Bernath Mss 304).
  • China Photograph Album, ca. 1911. (SC 1014).
  • China Photograph Album, ca. 1920s-1930s. (Bernath Mss 165).
  • China Photograph Albums, ca, 1900-1905. (Bernath Mss 160).
  • China Photograph Albums, early 1900s. (Bernath Mss 356).
  • China Photograph Albums, ca. 1905-1907. Three photograph albums with 224 b/w photographs, many snapshots taken by German soldier(s) stationed in China, including areas such as Tsingtau. Includes images of individual soldiers and groups, troops on the march, boats, harbors, coast, laying of [electrical?] line, street scenes, portraits of Chinese, buildings, and monuments. (Bernath Mss 99).
  • China Photographs, [ca. 1901-1910]. 14 b/w photographs of scenes of various locales in turn of the century China. Some handwritten captions, in English, on back of photos. Photographs of western troops on horseback suggest timeframe may be period of Boxer Rebellion following the intervention by western military forces in 1900. Locales include Shanghai and Hankow (now Wuhan) and a shot of steamships in what appears to be Hong Kong harbor. Also, several views of the Ming Tombs with touring parties (one with soldiers on horseback, another with a group of men and women in civilian dress) as well as images of various public buildings, pagodas, and other sights. (SC 890).
  • China Stereoviews, ca. 1900-1910. 22 stereoviews of Peking and eight of Shanghai. (Bernath Mss 77).
  • Davys [Marjorie] Letters, 1932-1938. Letters from a lay teacher at St. Faiths, an Anglican school in Peking, mainly to her sister about life in China during the time when Japan was invading. (Bernath Mss 104).
  • Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • East Asia Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1920s. 40 black/white photos of Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao. Most appear to be of Japan and China, many of scenery, shrines, and buildings, but a number of people as well, including some children. About half have captions. Includes hand-tinted photos and picture postcards, a few of which have been addressed to Santa Barbara residents. (Wyles SC 953).
  • Franck [Harry Alverson] Latin America / China Travel Collection, ca. 1911-1923. (Wyles SC 975).
  • French Motor Expedition to China, Tibet, and Mongolia Photograph Album, ca. 1914-1916. (Bernath Mss 81).
  • Goodwin [Albert?] Maritime Journal and Poetry Anthology, 1847-1851. Includes entries for voyage from China to NYC in 1851. (SC 895).
  • Hainan Photograph Album, ca. 1911. (Wyles Mss 115).
  • Herrington [R. G.] China Notebook, 1934. 40 black and white photos, in school notebook, apparently compiled by R. G. Herrington in 1934, with handwritten captions, mainly of Japanese bombardment and attacks on Shanghai, as well as earlier images of Chinese pirates being executed. (Wyles SC 1043).
  • Hodous [Lewis] / China Photograph Album, ca. 1904-1911. (Bernath Mss 244).
  • Holcombe [Chester] China Correspondence, 1867-1868, 1888. (SC 900).
  • Howland Family Collection, ca. 1865-1940s. Correspondence, documents, account books of William O. Howland, U.S. Vice Consul in Hankow, China in the 1870s. Also, correspondence to Gerald Shepard Howland, of Seaver-Howland Press, re its publication of “Have Faith in Coolidge,” 1923-1924, and other correspondence, lists, and documents of the Howland family of Massachusetts, mainly regarding books and fine binding done by L. Averill Cole Howland (Mrs. Gerald S. Howland). By the late 1940s, Gerald and Averill Howland resided in Santa Barbara, California. (Bernath Mss 11).
  • Japan and China Photograph Album, 1938-1939. (Bernath Mss 195).
  • Japan and China Picture Postcard Album, ca. 1910s. (Bernath Mss 309).
  • Japanese Soldiers in China, ca. 1930s. Eight black and white negatives. (SC 1077).
  • Kelley [John A. L.] China Oil Photograph Collection, [1913-1914]. (Bernath Mss 367).
  • Kita Shina Fūbutsu Shashin Gashū: Photo Album of Things Seen in Northern China, Tibet and Manchuria, ca. 1925-1926. (Bernath Mss 78).
  • Lombard [Father Linus] China Photograph Albums, 1931-1932. 2 albums, mainly Hankow, China. (Bernath Mss 194).
  • Lowrie [Amelia P] China Correspondence, 1852-1856. Eleven letters from American Presbyterian missionary Lowrie, from Canton and Shanghai, China, to Anna Dickenson, New York City. (Wyles SC 993).
  • Myers [Myrl Scott] China Photograph Album, ca. 1905-1952 [bulk dates ca. 1910s-1930s]. (Wyles Mss 114).
  • Mongolia – China – Manchuria Photograph Album, ca. 1920s-1930s. 135 black and white photographs, printed and numbered captions in English. Locations include Mongolia (wrestling, festival, musical instruments, holiday costume, pilgrims in temple yard, view of Linsi, desert, oasis, and settlements, Buddhist temples and priests,); China (Chenhsiangtun, River Taitzu, Mancu quarter of Shahochen [Antung], rural scenes, Motienling Pass [east of Lienshankwan], Hsiho Valley, Tangshancheng villagers and street scenes, railway town of Ssupingkai, lookout station and bean production at Taolu in Hsifeng Prefecture, Kungchuling countryside, street scenes, Yunnan Province inhabitants, occupations, bridges, Mt. Chitsu, Burmese Road, town of Shangkwan, Kiangsi Province pottery and rice shops; Shantung Province: town of Mouping, Yangmatao Island, Shihtao, Penglaiko, Ungchengwan fishing villages, Chefoo City; Tsinan: city view, railroad bridge, prison; Shantung Province: monuments, Mount Taishan, coal mining, towns, street scenes; Chientao: Japanese and Korean quarters, Toutaokou; Kirin logging industry, rivers, boats, animal transport); and Manchuria (whale fishing and islands in Elliot Group off Manchuria; Liaosi District police and armed hunghudze bandits; northern Manchuria ferry and snow spade production). (Bernath Mss 335).
  • Noyes-Wallace Family Collection, ca. 1850s-early 1900s. Documents and correspondence concerning Henry Erastus Noyes, George W. Wallace, and George W. Wallace, Jr., all soldiers in the U.S. Army. Also includes Noyes’ 1861 photo album and other material relating to West Point, his 107 pp. typescript "The Story of My Life," photographs and two holographic maps. Papers concern the Civil War, the Indian campaigns, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Philippine Insurrection. Noyes was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Includes commissions signed by Presidents Tyler, Fillmore, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft. (Wyles Mss 10).
  • Rice [John A.] Asia Photograph Album, ca. 1927-1961 [bulk date 1932]. 117 black/white photos, with handwritten captions at end of album, of the travels of American seaman John A. Rice. Includes images of Japan, China (Shanghai), Hong Kong, and Philippines, most apparently ca. 1932. (Bernath Mss 337).
  • Sanders [James] China and Philippines Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. (Bernath Mss 264).
  • Schott [Valerian] China Photograph Album, 1941. (Bernath Mss 329).
  • Selfridge / China Photograph Albums, ca. 1890s-1900. Two photograph albums of scenes in China, including Shanghai, Peking, and Tientsin [Tianjin], apparently from the period preceding and during the Boxer Rebellion. Includes snapshots and picture postcards. (Wyles Mss 56).
  • Shanghai, China Photograph Collection, ca. 1948-1949. 182 b/w snapshots, mainly Shanghai, taken by an American serving in the U.S. Navy. (SC 896).
  • Shanghai Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. (Bernath Mss 113).
  • Shanghai Steam Navigation Co. Photograph Album, ca. 1860s-1875. 125 cartes-de-visite (cdv) and 6 cabinet size cards, including a signed and dated cdv of Rutherford B. Hayes. Mainly images of employees, their wives and children, and people associated with the company, a leader in the American China trade and major importer of opium into China. By 1874 Shanghai Steam Navigation Co. had 17 steamships, the largest fleet in Shanghai, but was sold in 1877m after which the American share of Chinese shipping dropped dramatically. (Bernath Mss 47).
  • Southern Baptist Missionary at Yingtak [China] Photograph Collection, ca. 1910. 44 black and white photos, captions in English on reverse, perhaps taken by a Rev. or Mrs. Saunders, who seemingly were Southern Baptist missionaries in South China, teaching at a school of academy in Yingtak (Kwangtung Province). Includes images of the school, schoolchildren, missionary families, local scenery, buildings, street scenes, local men, women and children in everyday activities, homes, agricultural activities, temples, rivers and boats. (SC 944).
  • Thomas [John Wesley] / China Relief Expedition Photograph Collection, 1900-1901. Mainly images of Peking and the Boxer Rebellion, apparently from a soldier with the U. S. Army, 9th Infantry. (Wyles Mss 60).
  • Thomson [C. R.] Japan and China Photograph Albums, 1917. (Wyles Mss 108).
  • Tientsin and Nanking, China Photograph Album, 1935-1937. (Bernath Mss 245).
  • Vargo [Joseph P.] China Photograph Album, ca. 1910s-1920s (Bernath Mss 288).
  • William [Maurice] - Sun Yat-Sen Collection, ca. 1931-1939. Eight articles, pamphlets, memorial service program, and other material related to Maurice William’s work and influence on Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, "Father of the Chinese Republic." Laid in William’s Sun Yat-Sen (1932). (SC 343).
  • Williams [Arthur] Peking, China Photograph Album, ca. 1900-1905. (Bernath Mss 212).
  • World Tour Photograph Album, 1907-1908. 458 b/w snapshots of a world tour by an unknown American woman with images from Gibraltar, Spain, France, Egypt, Ceylon, India, Burma, Java, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Hawaii, and San Francisco Bay. Includes many images of street scenes, waterfronts, palaces, temples, and other buildings, processions and festivals, American missions, and local inhabitants (many of women and children). (Bernath Mss 79).
  • Yun-nan [Yunan, China] Expedition Collection, ca. 1900. (Bernath Mss 236).

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Japan

  • Abbot (Carnzu) Travel Photograph Album, 1912. Includes images of Gibraltar, Egypt and Pyramids, Ceylon/India, Japan (Kamakura, Nara, and other), Yosemite, U.S. Southwest. (Bernath Mss 372).
  • Aladdin Stereographs: Japan and Russia, 1901-1905. Boxed set of 42 Aladdin stereographs of Japan (including Japanese in Manchuria) and Russia, with printed captions in English. (Bernath Mss 86).
  • Allen (Alden L.) Japan Notebook, 1945-1946. Manuscript narrative of an American sailor’s experiences in the Pacific, including Japan’s surrender in Tokyo Harbor, visit to Nagasaki and other Japanese ports, and thoughts about dropping of the atom bomb. (SC 851).
  • American Ladies of Yokohama. Broadside, welcoming "our brave Volunteers…" and inviting them to the organization’s headquarters and the Seaman’s Mission Reading Room, where “Ladies will be in attendance to give full information regarding objects of interest in the vicinity of Yokohama and Tokyo,” ca. 1900-1910. (Wyles SC 752).
  • de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s]. Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, Bali, Belgian Congo, Brazil, British Honduras, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, France, French Guinea, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Paracel Islands, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sumatra, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • China and Japan Photograph Album, 1927. 396 black/white snapshots, captions in English, of the voyage out, including Cape St. Vincent, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Indian Ocean, Colombo, Sumatra, Penang, Singapore, and Hong Kong. China images include Shanghai (Bund, street scenes, funeral, boats and river), Tientsin (border regiment, Japanese warships). Japanese images include Kobe (harbor, street scenes), Noda (storage tanks), Saitozaki, Daisanji, and Nunobiki. Numerous photos of local inhabitants, as well as British acquaintances. (Bernath Mss 305).
  • Collier [Thomas S.] Diary, 1868-1869. Shipboard diary of Collier, boatswain on the Shenandoah from July 1868 to April 1869, and previously on the U.S.S. Oneida, May 1867-July 1868. Photograph of Collier glued in the diary, with caption “S.S. Monocacy, Yokohama, Japan, Feb. 2, 1868.” ontains a blend of poems, philosophical ruminations, and diary entries re conditions on board the Shenandoah and of places visited. Most of the diary describes the trip back from the Pacific, the ports visited including Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Batavia (Java), Cape Town, and Jamestown (St. Helena). (Wyles SC 58).
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Mission. One photo album, containing 19 black/white photographs with extensive captions, of the Cumberland Presbyterian Mission, at Kanazawa, Japan, 1906. Includes images of staff and grounds, girls at the school, Kanazawa street scenes, and a Buddhist monastery near Komoro. (Wyles SC 603).
  • East Asia Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1920s. 40 black/white photos of Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao. Most appear to be of Japan and China, many of scenery, shrines, and buildings, but a number of people as well, including some children. About half have captions. Includes hand-tinted photos and picture postcards, a few of which have been addressed to Santa Barbara residents. (Wyles SC 953).
  • East Asian Artifacts Collection, 1845, 1853, 1960s. Items from and related to China and Japan, including a bilingual Chinese/Manchu scroll (an imperial decree) dated 1845, a photostat with translation of a Japanese scroll related to the expedition of Commodore Mathew C. Perry to open Japan to greater western trade and influence, as well as Nō masks and miniature clay models. (Mss 91).
  • Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • Fukui Holy Trinity Church Photograph Album, ca. 1930s. Photograph album dedicated to the Rt. Rev. S. H. Nichols, Bishop of Kyoto Diocese, Japan, Feb. 2, 1941. 49 b/w photos, mainly 1930s, most with captions, including many of the Fukui Holy Trinity Church (Anglican), parish house, church members, chapel, kindergarten, children’s doll festival, boys’ dormitory and residents, several pastors and families, and snow scenes. (Bernath Mss 101).
  • Gulick, Sidney Lewis. One letter (TLS) to Dr. Edwin Beer, requesting response to issue of promoting friendship between America and the Orient. New York, 19 Mar. 1914. Laid in Gulick’s The American Japanese Problem (1914). (Wyles SC 540).
  • Hiroshima Photograph Album, latter 1940s. Some bomb damage photos, and some of the 1948 earthquake, but most apparently of construction and newly built structures, perhaps of the housing area on a military base. (Bernath Mss 134).
  • Historic Urban Plans. Four facsimiles of printed maps and views of Chicago (1779-1857), Honolulu (1854), Kobe (1865), and Tokyo (1854). (SC 1038).
  • Isaacs [Max W.] Japan / Philippines Collection, ca. 1870s-1955 [bulk dates 1880s-1910s]. (Bernath Mss 284).
  • Japan and China Photograph Album, 1938-1939. (Bernath Mss 195).
  • Japan and China Picture Postcard Album, ca. 1910s. (Bernath Mss 309).
  • Japan, Irkutsk (Siberia), and Manchuria Photograph Collection, 1901-1902. Eleven b/w photos, most with captions on the back, including scenes of Japanese rickshaws and people, Japanese station and hotel, orthodox church and nuseum in Irkutsk, horse and cart carrying firewood, and railway water tower in Manchuria. (SC 833).
  • Japan – Okinawa Photograph Album, 1952-1953. (Bernath Mss 147).
  • Japan Parade Photograph Album, [ca. late 1800s-early 1900s]. 22 black and white snapshots. (SC 1058).
  • Japan Photograph Album, ca. 1880s. 18 hand-colored images; Kimbei Kusakabe, photographer. (Wyles SC 970).
  • Japan Photograph Album, ca. 1880s. (Wyles Mss 109).
  • Japan Photograph Album, ca. 1900. (Bernath Mss 269).
  • Japan Photograph Album, ca. late 1940s-early 1950s. (Bernath Mss 299).
  • Japan Photograph Collection, ca. 1900s-1960s? 140+ black/white snapshots of Japanese men, women, children and a Japanese wedding party. Captions on back of a couple of prints only. (SC 908).
  • Japan Photographs, ca. 1920s. 23 black and white snapshots, no captions, with images of geishas, theatre, gardens, flooded streets, Sumo wrestling, groups of men, women and children, location unknown. Difficult to date, but one photo includes European whose dress suggest 1920s or thereabouts. (SC 1095).
  • Japan Photographs, ca. 1945-1947. 160+ black/white snapshots, including some of Hiroshima. (Bernath Mss 149).
  • Japan – Post World War II Photograph Album, ca. 1946. 142 black / white snapshots with handwritten captions, along with 10 loose b/w photos and other ephemera, belonging to an American GI who apparently was in Japan after WWII, around 1946. Mostly Tokyo, also places like Kamakura. Includes images of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel, many other buildings (some with war damage), embassies, temples, gardens, street scenes, Ginza, rickshaws, and fellow soldiers. (Bernath Mss 88).
  • Japan Shipwreck Photograph Album, ca. 1910s-1920s. (Bernath Mss 331).
  • Japan, Siberia, and U.S. Photograph Album, ca. 1902-1934 [bulk date 1916]. (Bernath Mss 354).
  • Japan Subject Collection, ca. late 1800s-mid 1900s. Maps, brochures, and other printed ephemera. (Bernath Mss 188).
  • Japan [Tokyo] Photograph Album, ca. 1952-1953. Compiled by an American G.I. probably associated with the Tokyo Army Hospital. Shows post-war Tokyo street scenes, etc. (Bernath Mss 200).
  • Japan Travel Scrapbooks, 1936. (Bernath Mss 353).
  • Japan [Yokohama] Photograph Album, ca. 1900-1910. (Bernath Mss 361).
  • Japanese Calligraphy, ca. latter 1900s. Two ink on paper examples of calligraphy, one of a poem by Otaki Ringetsu (1791-1875), Kyoto female poet. (SC 719).
  • Japanese Family Photograph Album, ca. 1930s. (Bernath Mss 197).
  • Japanese in Manchuria Photograph Album, 1930s. 190 b/w snapshots, showing one Japanese soldier’s experience in Manchuria in the 1930s. Includes scenes of barracks like, fellow soldiers, friends and family, life in the field, and a few images of local landscape and people. (Bernath Mss 136).
  • Japanese Papermaking Photographs, ca. 1920s. 16 assorted photographs (“coloured by hand” per description in English on envelope) showing method of Japanese paper making from the gathering and processing of the raw materials to the final bundling of the paper for shipment. (SC 858).
  • Japanese Saipan Photograph Album, 1914-1944. About 170 b/w snapshots and a few postcard views, of the Japanese period in Saipan. Includes a number of shots of the local Saipan population and scenery, but most of the photos are of Japanese adults and children, families, groups, leisure activities, sports (including several shots of baseball teams), boy scouts, geishas, and the extensive sugar cane industry. (Bernath Mss 69).
  • Japanese Soldiers in China, ca. 1930s. Eight black and white negatives. (SC 1077).
  • Japanese View Book, ca. 1935. 36 page booklet in English with printed photographs and Illustrations, highlighting various aspects of Japan’s geography, culture, and industry. Includes color map of the Japanese islands which also shows eastern China, Korea, and Manchuria. Also, two pages on Manchoukuo (Manzhouguo), which existed from 1931 to 1945. (SC 875).
  • Japanese Woodblock Print Book Collection, ca. 1600s-early 1900s. (Printers Mss 61).
  • Japanese Woodblock Print Poem Cards, ca. latter 1800s. (Printers Mss 52).
  • Japanese Woodblock Prints, 1964. 1964 portfolio calendar with woodblock prints for each month. (Printers Mss 55).
  • Japanese Woodcut Fan Albums, late 1800s-early 1900s. Two fan albums featuring 28 separate Meiji/Taisho era Japanese artists, as well as eight Hiroshige reprints. Fan albums, created as marketing tools, were a compilation of a season’s available designs, commissioned by some of the most eminent artists of the day. (Printers Mss 66).
  • Kennedy [Robert E.] Japan Photograph Album, ca. 1948. Album compiled by Private Robert E. Kennedy, with 151 black/white prints including ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (commercial photos), views of Yokahama, servicemen playing baseball, visiting shrines (esp. Daibutsu nr. Kurakama), Camp McNair, Japanese at work, street scenes. (Bernath Mss 206).
  • Korean Postcards, ca. 1920s-1930s. Nine color ethnographic cards, six of people, three of various locations in Seoul, by the Japanese colonial authorities who controlled Korea during this period, (1910-1945). (SC 873).
  • Meiji Era Japan Album, circa 1870s. (Bernath Mss 439).
  • Nagasaki, Yokohama, and Tokyo Environs Color Photograph Album, ca. 1900-1910. 44 early (mostly) color photographs and one color postcard, many of a group of unidentified [Western, possibly British] visitors to Japan. The color photographs may be examples of the Lumière Autochrome process first patented in 1903. Some appear to be hand-tinted. Scenes include various locales onshore in Japan including views of cherry blossoms, tourists being conveyed via rickshaw and various sites in Nagasaki and Yokohama including a number of shrines, temples, and gardens; also images of a large two stack coal burning steam ship, the captain and crew of the ship (possibly of British registry, named Tokio) and passengers on board relaxing on deck. (SC 872).
  • Neilson (Hugo) World War II Scrapbook, 1944-1945 [bulk date 1944]. 157 black and white snapshots (captions in English), documents, clippings, and two 1944 issues of the Seabees Coverall newspaper, on scrapbook pages and loose, compiled by Hugo Neilson, Seaman First Class, with the 51st NCB (Naval Construction Battalion). Includes images of Ulithi (Caroline Islands) – fellow seamen, base, chapel, living quarters, 51st shop crew, local terrain and huts (describes construction), building airstrip in 12 days; on board ship (showing cramped quarters); Saipan – Japanese women and children, prisoners (men), Suicide Point (where hundreds of Japanese civilians leapt to their deaths), Japanese fortifications, train, sugar mill, caves, African American Marines, shop crew and shop, building airstrip; and honorable discharge, Oct. 1945. (Bernath Mss 346).
  • “Nihon meisho Shashin-eho,” 1936. Album of scenic places in Japan. (SC 876).
  • Occupied Japan Photograph Album, 1949-1950. Album of an American GI in Occupied Japan, 140+ b/w photos, most with captions, mainly of GIs, including camp life, on maneuvers, recreational activities, and a few with Japanese women. Also some related drawings and printed memorabilia. (Bernath Mss 35).
  • Oriental Consolidated Mining Company Photograph Collection, ca. 1931-1940. 129 black and white photographs, mainly snapshots, most with captions in English, on loose pages from two or more photo albums, likely compiled by Pitt Hyde, a geologist working for the American owned and operated Oriental Consolidated Mining (OCM) Company which was mining for gold in the Hokuchin area of present day Unsan county, eastern North Pyongan province, North Korea, during the period of Japanese occupation. Includes images of Pitt Hyde, family, other OCM employees, their families and homes, the club, Korean gold panning, sluice, water wheel stamp mill, large industrial plant (where ore was processed by stamp milling, flotation, regrinding, and cyanide treatment), nearby river, landscapes in winter with snow, Korean employees, local population, homes, street scenes, funeral procession and grave. (Bernath Mss 345).
  • Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan Photograph Album, 1923-1924. 44 b/w snapshots, apparently taken by an American sailor. About half the images are of Philippine people and scenes on the island of Bohol, especially Tagbilaran, along with other parts of Philippines (Zamboango, Cebu, Mkindanao), street scenes in Japan (Yokohama and Kobe), and Hong Kong. (SC 834).
  • Philippines and Japan Photograph Album, ca. early 1900s. (SC 907).
  • Philippines / Japan / U.S. Photograph Album, ca. 1930s-1940s. (Bernath Mss 249).
  • Post-World War II Japan Photographs, ca. late 1940s-early 1950s. 24 black and white photographs, many with same G.I., including images of war damaged Catholic church, other buildings, countryside, several with Japanese men, women, and children, location unknown. (SC 1094).
  • Preble, George Henry (1816-1885). One letter (ALS) re impending voyage to the Pacific, from Rear Admiral, U.S.N., who accompanied Perry’s mission to Japan and later, in 1884, commanded the first American armed landing force in China. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 8 Oct. 1859. (Wyles SC 179).
  • Pruessman [Gladys] Japan Photograph Album, 1929. Album of a General Electric executive’s family in Japan, with about 300 b/w photos and ephemera such as newspaper clippings, telegrams, cards, ships’ menus, passenger lists, postcards, pamphlets, invitations, theater tickets and programs, and hotel menus. In addition to snapshots of the family, the album includes numerous images (snapshots and commercial) of Yokohama, Tokyo, Miyanoshita, Nara, Nikko, street and countyside scenes, Kabuki theatre, as well as trips to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila, and a stop in Honolulu on the way home. (Bernath Mss 45).
  • Rice [John A.] Asia Photograph Album, ca. 1927-1961 [bulk date 1932]. 117 black/white photos, with handwritten captions at end of album, of the travels of American seaman John A. Rice. Includes images of Japan, China (Shanghai), Hong Kong, and Philippines, most apparently ca. 1932. (Bernath Mss 337).
  • Royal Australian Air Force World War II Photograph Collection, ca. 1943-1946. Album and loose b/w snapshots and commercial photos. Includes images of New Guinea and post war Japan. (Bernath Mss 170).
  • Shepherd [Alfred James] Papers, ca. 1930s-1950s. Includes material relating to Taiwan, Japan, and Guam. (Bernath Mss 251).
  • Silva [Zelta] Korea and Japan Photograph Albums, 1945-1952. (Bernath Mss 328).
  • Stereoviews – Japan, ca. 1900. 18 stereoviews, mostly Japan – modern copies. (SC 1106).
  • Thomson [C. R.] Japan and China Photograph Albums, 1917. (Wyles Mss 108).
  • Tindale [Thomas K.] Japanese Papermaking Photographs, ca. 1948-1951. (Printers Mss 45).
  • Veeder [H. P.] Japan Trip Scrapbook, 1919. Scrapbook of a trip from San Francisco to Yokohama on the S.S. Tenyo Maru, items including passenger list souvenir, telegrams, menus, Yokohama map, brochures and programs for July 4th celebrations, receipts, railway schedules, Nikko Hotel ephemera and map, programs from recital and concert with violinist Henry Eichheim (Eicheim spent his later years in Santa Barbara; his papers and musical instruments are at UCSB). (SC 940).
  • World Tour Photograph Album, 1907-1908. 458 b/w snapshots of a world tour by an unknown American woman with images from Gibraltar, Spain, France, Egypt, Ceylon, India, Burma, Java, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Hawaii, and San Francisco Bay. Includes many images of street scenes, waterfronts, palaces, temples, and other buildings, processions and festivals, American missions, and local inhabitants (many of women and children). (Bernath Mss 79).
  • World War II Propaganda Flyer, 1945. Dropped by the U.S. Army Corps on flights over Japan just before the dropping of the atom bombs – warning the Japanese that the hour of the Empire’s defeat was soon at hand. Includes illustration of a clock, with hours depicting islands once held by Japan. (SC 969).
  • World War II – U. S. Forces in the Pacific Photograph Album, ca. 1942-1945 World War II era photograph album of U.S. forces in the Pacific, ca. 1942-1945, containing 300+ photos, most black/white but some color prints and a few picture postcards, few with captions. Includes a number of shots of Naval personnel, bulldozers, and camps – apparently taken by a member of a Seabee unit. Also, a number of shots of local scenery and inhabitants, apparently New Guinea, New Hebrides (shown on French postcards), and Okinawa. The last part of the album has some miscellany, including clippings about Seabees on Okinawa, and a few pieces of Japanese paper currency and military currency. (Bernath Mss 73).
  • Yokohama, Japan – U.S. Army Photographs, 1948-1950. 12 black and white photographs taken by various U.S. Army photographers and including images of Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell performing and visiting wounded GIs. (SC 1093).

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Korea

  • Korean Postcards Collection ca. 1920s - 1930s. The collection contains a group of nine color ethnographic cards, six of people, three of various locations in Seoul, (known as Keijô by the Japanese colonial authorities who controlled Korea during this period, 1910-1945) (SC 873).
  • Korean Photo Album, circa 1910. (Bernath Mss 424).
  • Korea Photograph Albums, 1962-1963. (Bernath Mss 350).
  • Korean War Photograph Album, ca. 1951. (Bernath Mss 246).
  • de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s]. Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, ..., Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, ..., Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • Reiner [Donna] Collection. Typescript copies of reminiscences and family history, early 19c to mid 20c, re Jacob Glendenin Adams, Nancy Hamilton Adams, Joseph Copley Alter, Wells E. Bigelow, Ralph Oliver Reiner (Santa Barbara resident), and Marjorie Ward. Includes accounts of 19c journey to California, life in Korea early 20c, and internment in Japanese pow camp during World War II. (SC 540).
  • Silva [Zelta] Korea and Japan Photograph Albums, 1945-1952.(Bernath Mss 328).
  • Oriental Consolidated Mining Company Photograph Collection ca. 1931-1940. The collection contains 129 black and white photographs, mainly snapshots, most with captions in English, on loose pages from two or more photo albums, likely compiled by Pitt Hyde, a geologist working for the American owned and operated Oriental Consolidated Mining (OCM) Company which was mining for gold in the Hokuchin area of present day Unsan county, eastern North Pyongan province, North Korea.(Bernath Mss 345).
  • International Subject Collection ca. 1850-1965. Collection contains printed ephemera from around the world, including maps, guidebooks, viewbooks, rail and steamship travel brochures, and other related materials. (Bernath Mss 260).

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Mongolia

  • ATO Photographic Association – China Photograph Albums, ca. 1920s. Two albums, with photos of Shantung, Tibetans of Yunnan and Suiyan, Chientao, Pinkiang, S. Manchuria, Mongolia, Harbin, S. China, Shanghai, Weihaiwei, and others. (Bernath Mss 80).

  • China and Mongolia Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. (SC 1043).

  • French Motor Expedition to China, Tibet, and Mongolia Photograph Album, ca. 1914-1916. (Bernath Mss 81).

  • Mongolia – China – Manchuria Photograph Album, ca. 1920s-1930s. 135 black and white photographs, printed and numbered captions in English. Locations include Mongolia (wrestling, festival, musical instruments, holiday costume, pilgrims in temple yard, view of Linsi, desert, oasis, and settlements, Buddhist temples and priests,); China (Chenhsiangtun, River Taitzu, Mancu quarter of Shahochen [Antung], rural scenes, Motienling Pass [east of Lienshankwan], Hsiho Valley, Tangshancheng villagers and street scenes, railway town of Ssupingkai, lookout station and bean production at Taolu in Hsifeng Prefecture, Kungchuling countryside, street scenes, Yunnan Province inhabitants, occupations, bridges, Mt. Chitsu, Burmese Road, town of Shangkwan, Kiangsi Province pottery and rice shops; Shantung Province: town of Mouping, Yangmatao Island, Shihtao, Penglaiko, Ungchengwan fishing villages, Chefoo City; Tsinan: city view, railroad bridge, prison; Shantung Province: monuments, Mount Taishan, coal mining, towns, street scenes; Chientao: Japanese and Korean quarters, Toutaokou; Kirin logging industry, rivers, boats, animal transport); and Manchuria (whale fishing and islands in Elliot Group off Manchuria; Liaosi District police and armed hunghudze bandits; northern Manchuria ferry and snow spade production). (Bernath Mss 335).

  • Mongolia Manuscript and Printing Collection, 1700s-1800s. Examples of manuscripts and printing from various sources. (Printers Mss 47).