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SUB-GROUP Identifier: UAV 345.6

Records of the Harvard East Asian Research Center, Director John K. Fairbank 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 the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. These records document the activities of the center and its Director, John K. Fairbank.

Dates

  • 1949-1976

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

5.7 cubic feet (17 boxes)
These records document the activities of the East Asian Research Center and its Director, John K. Fairbank.

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 the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Harvard University Archives from the East Asian Research Center.

Related Materials

Harvard East Asian Research Center administrative subject files, 1954-1983. UAV 345.6.2, Harvard University Archives An online inventory is available: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua21018

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 from a word-processed inventory created by Harvard University Archives staff between approximately 1990 and 2005. Series titles were presumable devised by archivists at that time. Folder titles were presumable transcribed. Minor changes made at the time of encoding are enclosed in square brackets.
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Title
Harvard University. East Asian Research Center. Records of the Harvard East Asian Research Center, Director John K. Fairbank files, 1949-1976: an inventory
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
EAD ID
hua03019

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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