Learning from the Empire: Japan in the Archives of Oxford College and Emory University

A photograph of a 19th-century Japanese doll, from the Oxford College Collection of Asian Artifacts, Emory University. Photo credit: Paige Knight, Emory Libraries.

On view through June 19, 2016

This exhibit showcases 19th-century Asian objects, diaries, and travel photographs from several collections held by Emory University. The objects on view include exquisite ceramics, sculptures, and photographs of dolls too fragile to be displayed, as well as rare photographs from Japan, China, and Korea.  

Professor Cheryl Crowley's class of 18 students, in the Fall 2015 course “Literary and Visual Culture in Japan,” studied objects from the Oxford College Collection of Asian Artifacts to help create a finding aid for future library users. Through their research, the students discovered documents and photographs from the same period in the Rose Library and the Pitts Theology Library’s Special Collections that add context to the objects in the Oxford College Library’s collection.

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Press Release

Oxford College Library finding aid: Oxford College Collection of Asian Artifacts

Pitts Theology Library finding aid: William P. Turner collection

Visitor Information

The exhibit is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 3.  Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free).  "Visitors" hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.

For more information, email: library.exhibitions@emory.edu