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Germaine Louise Fuller papers

Identifier: WUA024

Scope and Contents

The Fuller papers contain copies of essays used in teaching, course syllabi, photographs of art exhibits and Fuller’s trip to China, original essays written by Fuller, information on the Japanese Garden Fuller designed at Willamette University, and a folder of biographical material on Fuller’s life and work.


  • 1972-1994


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Papers are open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

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Biographical Note

Germaine Louise Fuller was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma on June 10, 1945 and grew up in Sacramento, California. She received her BA from Reed College in 1967, her MA from the University of Oregon in 1971, and her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1984.

After teaching Asian Art History at a number of colleges, including Lane Community College and the University of Vermont, Fuller came to Willamette University in 1986 to teach Asian Art History.

In addition to her work at the university, Fuller was a Consulting Curator of Chinese Art at the Portland Art Museum, a member of the Chinese Garden Society of Portland and designed an exhibit of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum that was on display at the time of her death.

Fuller served on the boards of directors for organizations in Portland such as the Classical Chinese Garden Society and the Northwest Regional China Council as well as working with the Northwest Regional China Council and the Portland-Suzhou Educational Exchange Committee to develop an educational exchange program agreement between Suzhou University and the Portland Consortium of Colleges and Universities.

Fuller died on March 31, 1994. Her best remembered contribution to Willamette University is the Japanese Garden, which was dedicated in her name following her death. Colleagues and students helped Fuller create this garden and she felt it was the work that linked her to Willamette University in a unique way.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)


The Fuller papers includes teaching materials, photographs, original essays written by Fuller, and information on the Japanese Garden that Fuller designed on the Willamette University campus.


Papers retain the order they had when given to the archives.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Professor Emeritus Roger Hull, 2011
Guide to the Germaine Louise Fuller papers, 1972-1994
Finding aid processed by Rose Marie Walter.
© 2011
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

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