The collection is composed of records of the College of William and Mary student organization the Japanese Cultural Association from 1999 to 2008.
The material includes fliers, scrapbooks, programs, meeting minutes, attendance lists, the film "The Kuril Island" by Evin Haithcock, and other material. Most of the administrative records and the scrapbooks are from the period 2006-2008 with the group's earliest years documented mostly through fliers.
The organization maintains electronic records, including photographs, at its website at
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Conditions Governing Access:
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use:
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
The Japanese Cultural Association was organized at the College of William and Mary in 1996 with the first constitution written on February 27, 1997. The Japanese Cultural Association encourages to promote awareness and understanding of the Japanese culture and society at the College of William and Mary. The group hosts various events such as Culture Night, Fall Festival, and Paper Crane Campaign. The organization also works to cultivate multilateral relationships with other cultural organizations.
For further information about the organization, visit . Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:
Electronic records which are part of this collection require a computer with appropriate software for viewing.
A portion of this collection was previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.
Acc. 2008.49 was received on 5/7/2008 and earlier in the semester from outgoing Japanese Cultural Association secretary Jennie Davy, class of 2008; Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Future accruals are expected.
University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12).
Posters from the Japanese Cultural Association are part of the University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12), items 1944-1947.
Added to Archon and minimally described by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, on 5/7/2008. Acc. 2010.294 accessioned by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, 5/13/2010.
Japanese Cultural Association Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/2493 Accessed January 23, 2020.