Collections

Followings is a list of thecollections held by the Meiji University Library Ask at the circulation counter on the 2nd floor of the Central library or the one on the 1st floor of the Izumi library when you wish to use them These collections are not available for copying, checking-out or delivery to other locations.

Koreto Ashida Map Collection

Koreto Ashida (1877-1960) who had compiled the " Greater Japan Reader of Historical Maps " and " Greater Japan Topographical Survey " was a famous Japanese historian and geographer This collection consists of old maps and topography materials that were begun with a part of his personal collection which Meiji university library acquired in 1957. We are continuing to add to this collection mainly by collecting maps. A catalog of this collection titled "Koreto Ashida Map Collection Catalog -Old Map Edition" was published in March 2004 as a result of a project undertaken by our librarians and the staff and members of the Institute of Humanities. You can see the images of this collection Koreto Ashida Homepage(Japanese language only).

Location
Rare book room at Central library (B1) An application for use is required.

Collection items may only be referred to in the library and may not be checked out.

African Collection

Leopold Sedar Senghor (1906-2001) was the first President of Republique du Senegal and also famous as a great poet. This collection commemorates his donation of his works in 1979 and consists of materials concerning Africa This collection consists primarily of literature, culture, social science, ideology and history books from the former Francophone nations of Africa assembled by Mr. Senghor but also includes a wide range of items such as maps, art and natural science materials. The selection committee of the African collection continues to add to the collection.

Location
Compact storage area "D" in the Central library (B3)

Turkish Collection

Dr. Yuzo Nagata, a professor of the School of Arts and Letters, assembled this rare collection in Japan of some 1,500 items in the Turkish and Ottoman-Turk languages. Most works are on the field of history, but the collection also includes items ranging through the fields of politics, social science, religion, and literature.

Location
Compact storage area "A" in the Central library (B3)

Literary Collection of the Edo Period

This collection was inititiated with the acquisition of School of Arts and Letters Professor Minoru Nagata's personal library in 1998 the year following his death. It consists of popular works of the latter half of the Edo Period such as "Yomi-hon" (readers), "Gou-kan" (scrolls), "Ninjo-bon" (romances), "Share-bon" (gay-quarter novelettes), "Kibyoushi" (illustrated storybooks) and "Kokkei-bon" (classical comic books). New materials are continuously being added to the collection.

Location
Rare book room in the Central library (B1) An application for use is required.

Collection items may only be referred to in the library and may not be checked out.

Karl Bosl Collection

This collection consists of Dr.Karl Bosl's (1908-1993) personal library , which Meiji University library acquired in 1995. He was an authority on the history of medieval Germany The collection is focused on German history and European history, especially the regional history of Bayern and Bohemia This huge collection is divided into a books collection (consisting of 8,727 books and 4,358 periodicals) and an extracts collection (consisting of 775 theses about Dr. Bosl or his work and 7,325 other theses).

Location
Compact storage area "D" in the Central library (B3)

Kameji Kimura Collection

This collection consists of Professor Kameji Kimura's personal library which was acquired by Meiji University. He was a former professor of Meiji University and an authority on criminal law and legal philosophy The collection consists mainly of German and French classic books concerning criminal law and legal philosophy, but also includes many items regarding the history of philosophy and ideas as well as prewar research concerning Marx, Engels and Lenin.

Location
Compact storage area "A" in the Central library (B3)

Shikoen Collection

Former Chancellor of the University and Professor of the School of Commerce, Kaoru Kasugai's personal library. It consists mainly of classical works in financial theory in western languages.

Location
Compact storage area "A" in the Central library (B3)

Kotaro Shida Collection

This collection consists of Professor of the School of Commerce Kotaro Shida's personal library which was donated to the Meiji University Library in 1954. Professor Shida was a specialist in insurance and was instrumental in founding the School of Commerce. The collection consists of 8,580 books in wide range of subjects such as constitutional and administrative law, civil law, criminal law, international law, social philosophy, social psychology and history.

Location
Compact storage area "A" in the Central library (B3)

Roman Schunur Collection

This collection consists of German professor Roman Schunur's personal library, which Meiji University library acquired in 1997. Professor Schunur was renowned for developing the classification of legal history in Germany The collection consists of modern and contemporary works ranging from national law to public administration and the history of political ideas.

Location
Compact storage area "A" in the Central library (B3)

Modern Japanese Literature Collection

This collection was begun with former preparatory division (the present Izumi Campus) chair, Professor Hideho Kobayashi's personal library which he had donated to the Meiji University Library and was formerly called the "Kobayashi Collection" and has been renamed after being combined with Professor Masaaki Sato's personal library donated to us in 1990. Both professors were faculty members of Meiji University There are about 3,000 books in this collection and they consist of first edition works of literature published from the Meiji Era to the beginning of Showa Era. New materials are continuously being added to the collection..

Location
Stack room at the Izumi library (B2) An application for use is required.

Collection items may only be referred to in the library and may not be checked out.

Tatsuo Hayashi Collection

The personal library of liberal political activist and artistic philosopher Tatsuo Hayashi who was editor of such influencial Japanese literary works as Iwanami Shoten’s magazine of philosophy “Shiso” (Ideas) and Heibonsha’s encyclopedia “Sekai Daihyakka Jiten” (Encyclopedia of the World). Professor Hayashi was a part-time member of the School of Arts and Letters until 1972. This collection covers a wide range of subjects such as philosophy, thought, history, social anthropology, fine arts, drama, languages and literature as classified and located by Professor Hayashi based on his research concepts. Meiji University Library has maintained this classification when placing these books in our stacks so that patrons can understand his way of thinking.

Location
Compact storage area "D" in the Central library (B3)

Meidai Collection

This collection consists of works related to the Meiji University community such as books or periodicals published by Meiji University and materials written or presented by students, professors, staff members and alumni. If you want to know about Meiji University, all you have to do is to check this collection. Every library at Meiji university has been actively collecting the material related to each library through donations or purchase.

Location
Compact storage area "A" in the Central library (B3) May be copied.

Collection items may only be referred to in the library and may not be checked out.

Quebec Collection

In 2005 the Government of Quebec, Canada requested the establishment of a Quebec collection at the Central library in recognition of ongoing research regarding Quebec and Canada at Meiji University. We collect books, periodicals and government publications regarding Quebec each year and provide databases concerning Quebec. What makes this collection so special is its unusual theme for an educational institution in Japan.

Location
Open stacks at the Central library (B3)

David Salmon Collection

This collection, which Meiji University purchased in 2002 and 2003, was originally formed by David Salmon, Principal of Swansea Training College, and consists of books relating to education in 19th and 20th century. The books are not placed together in one area, but in each subject area. The introduction of this collection appeared on vol.13 (2009.3) of "Tosho no Fu", Journal of Meiji

List
David Salmon Collection

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