The Carleton in Japan collection contains the papers and secondary materials of Carleton's several academic programs in Japan -- almost exclusively in connection with Doshisha University in Kyoto.
The collection starts with the Carleton Abroad Program, which began in 1951 with a recent graduate who studied and taught in Osaka, Japan, for two years. Beginning in 1953, the program had one member of every other graduating class serve as Carleton representative to the Doshisha for two years teaching English and serving the Christian mission. In 1956 the program was renamed Carleton-in-Japan. Funding for the program came from the Carleton Student Fund, a student organization, and was administered through the Congregational Church's American Board of Foreign Missions until 1962, when the program dropped its Christian emphasis and severed ties to the American Board. In 1965, the Japan Summer Seminar program at the Doshisha began. This program, led by Carleton faculty, accepted 15-20 students per year through 1971 (its last year), and was initially funded by the McGregor Foundation. In 1966 the Carleton-in-Japan program became the Carleton-Doshisha Fellowship program. The change in name reflected both a shift in emphasis -- from service to study -- and a shift in funding -- from the Carleton Service Fund to the Asian Studies program. Under this program the Carleton representative (all women) spent the two summers and the intervening year following graduation at the Doshisha studying, and helping out with the Japan Summer Seminar . The Carleton-Doshisha Fall Term program (a.k.a. Fall Kyoto) began in 1968. This program followed the Summer Seminar session, and several students attended both. In 1970, the Carleton-Doshisha Fellowship ended amidst violent unrest on university campuses throughout Japan. This same year, Carleton began to send students to the East Asian Studies program at Waseda University in Tokyo through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.
The collection is organized into six series: Carelton Abroad (1953-56) and Carleton-in-Japan (1956-66), Carleton-Doshisha Fellowship, Japan Summer Seminar, Origins of the Associated Kyoto Program, Carleton-Doshisha Fall Term Program, and ACM East Asian Studies Program in Waseda, Miscellaneous.
The collection includes correspondence, reports, minutes, applications, pamphlets, sample teaching materials, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and items such as a yearbook, filmstrip, and woodblock prints. These materials were collected from a variety of sources. The papers, for the most part, were probably gathered from the records of an individual, such as John C. Perry, or a committee, such as the Carleton-in-Japan committee, but there are some groups of papers for which it is difficult to know the provenance. As a result, while most of the folder arrangements were retained in the processing of the collection, some papers, such as the presidential correspondence and correspondence about the origins of the Associated Kyoto Program were given the best artificial arrangement possible.
Many of the series have a subseries containing the papers of a committee or a director. These are all very similar. Almost all of them include minutes, correspondence between committee members or directors with other committee members, correspondence between student representatives and committee members or the director, and financial information.
The contents of the collection is fairly straightforward, but there are a few important items to make note of: the financial subseries in the Carleton Abroad and Carleton-in-Japan series contains a report prepared for the New World Foundation which gives good information and background to the Carleton-in-Japan program. Many of the series overlap in subject matter. The Carleton-in-Japan series, for instance, contains information on the changeover to the Carleton-Doshisha Fellowship and the program itself. Names of certain people naturally carry over from one series to another, too. Most of Carleton officials involved in administering the various programs are easily identifiable; some of the other names, however, bear brief identification: Naozo Ueno and Shin Hoshina-- the first and second presidents of Doshisha that Carleton dealt with; Otis Cary-- the "permanent" Amherst representative at Doshisha; Jan Hieronymus-- student chair of the Carleton-in-Japan committee; Ken Akiyama and Sadao Asada-- appointed by the Doshisha president to be the one non-student representative for Carleton at the Doshisha. Both had either studied or taught at Carleton.
Carleton in Japan Collection
known as Carleton Abroad 1951-1956; Carleton in Japan 1956-1966; Carleton-Doshisha Fellowship 1966-1970.
see Carleton-in-China Collection for records of predecessor program.
Carleton Abroad Board 1951-1953
Carleton Abroad Committee 1954-1956
Carleton in Japan Committee 1956-?
chairmen: James C. Flint 1948-1953; David Stowe 1953-?
note that the minutes to 1962 are contained in the Secretary's Book, Vol. II in the Carleton-in-China Collection.
1951-53 Cynthia McEvoy '51 (to Baika school)
1953-55 Milton Bierman '53 (he and all others to Doshisha)
1955-57 Paul Griesy
1957-59 Nancy Wintsch
1959-61 Dorothy Wilson
1961-64 Priscilla (Perry-o) Richel
1964-66 Nancy Staab
1966-67 Marilyn Garbisch
1967-68 Nancy Hazard
1968-69 Ann Cross
1969-70 Jody Hymes