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Yurii Kyogoku Collection – Books with inscription by Itsuzo Kyogoku (京極 逸藏)

Yurii Kyogoku was a Serials Cataloger at OSU Libraries until her retirement in 1982. Born on April 13, 1916 near Hiroshima, Japan, Yurii came with her family to the United States in 1919 and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.

When she retired and moved to Virginia, Yurii donated 523 volumes of Japanese books to the Ohio State University Libraries. Most of them were acquired by her father in California during the 20s and 30s, providing a rare glimpse into Japanese-American history. Continue reading

OSUL Website Update – New to the Collections

The Japanese Studies Collections at the Ohio State University Library are posting New to the Collections lists on our website. The lists are monthly updates of materials and resources added to our catalog. They include books, films, music records, and e-resources OSU library has acquired or received as gifts.

The titles are sorted by call numbers, and the hotlinks will take you to the item record in the OSU library catalog.  A new list is typically uploaded within the first week of each month, and most materials take a couple of weeks to be processed before reaching the shelves.

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to suggest books or other resources for the library.

If you are interested in other East Asian topics, we also have New to the Collections list for the Chinese Studies Collections, and New to the Collections list for the Korean Studies Collections.



Japanese e-resources workshop on Friday!

 Where:  Thompson Library Rm 352        When: Friday, April 11, 1:00-3:00

April is the season when many Japanese e-resource and web site providers upgrade their offerings. Attend this workshop and gain information on:

Bring your questions related to digital resources from Japan. For more information, or if the scheduled time for this workshop is not convenient, contact Maureen Donovan, Japanese Studies Librarian at, or Amy Hwang, East Asian Studies Program Assistant at Additional workshops or individual consultations can be setup by request.