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Materials related to the Dedication of the Amherst Building at Doshisha University, 1935-1936 (Bulk: 1935)
2 half archives boxes (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Speeches, photographs, news clippings, correspondence, and other materials related to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, which George A. Plimpton attended as a representative of Amherst College in October 1935. The celebration included the presentation and dedication of the Amherst Building to Doshisha from friends of Amherst College.

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Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

George Arthur Plimpton was born in Walpole, Mass., in 1855. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy (1873) and Amherst College (1876). After one year at Harvard Law School (1877), he began as a salesman in the educational publishing house of Ginn and Heath, becoming a member of the firm in 1882. In 1914 he became head of the firm, renamed Ginn and Company, and was active in it until 1931. An avid collector of rare books and historical manuscripts, Plimpton was active on the boards of many educational and cultural organizations throughout his lifetime. At Amherst College he served as Trustee, 1890-1895 and 1900-1936, and was President of the Board from 1907 until his death in 1936.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Speeches, photographs, news clippings, correspondence, and other materials related to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, which George A. Plimpton attended as a representative of Amherst College in October 1935. The celebration included the presentation and dedication of the Amherst Building to Doshisha from friends of Amherst College.

Organization of the collection

The collection is organized by material type.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in George Arthur Plimpton (AC 1876) Materials Related to the Dedication of the Amherst Building at Doshisha University, 1935 [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

Accession #s: 87-003, 89-025


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English and Japanese.

Contents List
Speeches at 60th anniversary of Doshisha and dedication of Amherst building - manuscripts and typescripts
1935

Box 1: folder 1
Scrapbook material: Doshisha history and dedication of Amherst building
1935

Box 1: folder 2
Correspondence re: trip, events, ceremonies
1935

Box 1: folder 3
Itinerary and Plimpton's typewritten account of the trip; program for the dedication
1935

Box 1: folder 4
Record of the route of the M.S. Asama Maru
1935

Box 1: folder 5
Souvenir postcards
[1935?]

Box 1: folder 6
Photographs - Mr. and Mrs. Plimpton in Japan; George Arthur Plimpton Dormitory, Doshisha
1935

Box 1: folder 7
Newspaper accounts
1935

Box 1: folder 8
Information on the 25th anniversary of the Friend Peace Scholarship, Doshisha (not attended by Plimpton)
1936 Oct

Box 1: folder 9
Japanese photograph album showing Doshisha buildings
[1935]

Box 2

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Subjects
  • Doshisha Daigaku -- Buildings.
  • Doshisha Daigaku -- History -- Sources.
  • Doshisha Daigaku -- Pictorial works.

Contributors
  • Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936.


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