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Tokyo International University of America collection

 Collection
Identifier: WUA075

Scope and Contents

This collection includes gifts given to Willamette University by Tokyo International University, yearbooks for the American Studies Program, and oral histories and videos related to the relationship between Willamette University, Tokyo International University, and Tokyo International University of America. The gifts were on display in the Office of the President at Willamette University throughout the 2000s, then transferred to the Willamette University Archives. Artifacts within this collection include vases, artwork, fans, and painted platters.

Dates

  • 1973-2016

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to researchers

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Historical Note

Tokyo International University is an internationally focused university located in Kawagoe City in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It was established in 1965 as the International College of Commerce (ICC) by Taizo Kaneko. The same year, Kaneko sent a request to American universities proposing an exchange partnership. Willamette University President G. Herbert Smith accepted his offer and the exchange program began.

During the 1980s, the International College of Commerce exchange program expanded to partner with the University of Washington, Southern Oregon State College, University of Arizona, Shanxi University, and Bath University. A masters program in International Relations and doctoral program in Business and Commerce were established in 1984 and 1988 respectively. In 1986 the name was changed to Tokyo International University, and the exchange program continued to expand into Germany, South Korea, Australia, and Sweden. As the partnership with Willamette University also expanded, the Tokyo International University of America opened in 1989 with a location adjacent to Willamette University. Students spend one year on the TIUA and Willamette campuses immersed in American society and the English language. Approximately 100 TIU students participate in the program each year.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Overview

This collection includes gifts given to Willamette University by Tokyo International University, yearbooks for the American Studies Program, and oral histories and videos related to the relationship between Willamette University, Tokyo International University, and Tokyo International University of America.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Custodial History

Gift of Tokyo International University to Willamette University Office of the President. Then transferred to the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.
Title
Guide to the Tokyo International University of America collection, 1973-2016
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Ashley Toutain. Updated by Amber J. D'Ambrosio.
Date
© 2014
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States