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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2799

John Gordon Garrard China after Mao collection


Collection consists of color slides taken and ephemera collected by John Gordon Garrard in China, Hong Kong, and Japan in 1978.


  • 1972-1978

Language of Materials

Some material in Chinese.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


Copyright in the images represented in color slides found in this collection is held by Harvard University. For permission to reproduce these images, contact the Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library.


2 linear feet (4 boxes)
1.4 Gigabytes (2 CDs)
Includes a travel diary, color slides, photographs, coins, maps, printed material, and other ephemera associated with China and Japan in 1978. Slides are accompanied by a catalog with thumbnail prints, a separate listing of the shots, and two CDs of the images.

Biographical / Historical

John Gordon Garrard is Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at the University of Arizona.


Collection is arranged in two series:
  1. Color Slides
  2. Ephemera

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2011M-19. Gift of John and Carol Garrard; received: 2011 August 8, October 5 and 2012 April 10 and May 17.

2018M-28. Gift of John and Carol Garrard; received: 2017 September 1.

2019M-24. Gift of John and Carol Garrard, 2018.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2011-2018.
Color slide list and most of remaining description prepared by donor.
Link to catalog
Garrard, John Gordon, collector. John Gordon Garrard China after Mao Collection, 1972-1978 (MS Am 2799): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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