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SUB-GROUP Identifier: UAV 345.6.2

Harvard East Asian Research Center administrative subject files

Overview

The East Asian Research Center supported scholarship on China, Japan, and Korea and countries historically forming part of the ancient Chinese culture area. In 1977 the name was changed to Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. These records document the policies, administration, and activities of the East Asian Research Center.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1954-1983

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Portions are closed to research. Harvard University administrative records are closed for at least 50 years and records concerning personnel or students are closed for 80 years.

Extent

7.7 cubic feet (23 boxes)
These records document the policies, administration, and activities of the East Asian Research Center. Some files pre-date or post-date use of that name, but the files chiefly date from the 1957-1977 period.

Biographical / Historical

The East Asian Research Center (EARC) supported scholarship on China, Japan, and Korea and countries historically forming part of the ancient Chinese culture area. The EARC was established in 1955 as The Center for East Asian Studies and re-named the East Asian Research Center in 1957. In 1977 the name was changed to Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. CEAS as an acronym may refer either to the Council on East Asian Studies or the Center for East Asian Studies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Center 1985 August 13, accession 10519.

Related Materials

Papers of John K. Fairbank, 1933-1991. HUGFP 12, Harvard University Archives An online inventory is available: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua27004

Processing Information

This inventory encoded by Kate Bowers in April 2018 following optical character recognition of a typewritten folder list apparently received with the files. The archivist expanded abbreviations and date information in most cases. Archivist-supplied information is enclosed within in square brackets.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard University. East Asian Research Center. Harvard East Asian Research Center administrative subject files, 1954-1983: an inventory
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
EAD ID
hua21018

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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