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Harvard resources

HOLLIS: able to search VIA.

HOLLIS Classic: able to search using "phrase", call number, and non-Roman characters.

OASIS (Online Archival Search Information System): finding aids for archival and manuscript collections.

VIA (Visual Information Access): a catalog to images owned by Harvard, dose not use original characters in searching.

A Directory to Photographs at Harvard

E-Research @ Harvard ID (Harvard ID/PIN required)

Harvard Art Museum Collections

 A Selection of Web-Accessible Collections : including Yenching's Hedda Morrison photo collection.

Open Collections program: virtual collections of thematically linked material selected from numerous Harvard repositories

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH): A central, open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty and the broader research community at Harvard.

Harvard libraries

Harvard University Library : a gateway to library services including Inter Library Loan and Borrow Direct, hours, directory.

Mobile Web Application


Harvard-Yenching Library

Petzold Scrolls CollectionSome 450 scrolls on Japanese religion are viewable.

Yenching Books in GBS 119 books are included in Google Book Search.

鶴見俊輔旧蔵書 Books once held and read by Shunsuke Tsurumi '41

Harvard Law School Library

Joseph Berry Keanan Digital Collection : comprised of manuscript materials and photographs of the US procecutor of the Japanese War Crimes Trial.

Fine Arts Library

Etz-Trudell collection of hand-colored lantern slides of Japan Over 500 color slides (1900-1940) are viewable.

East Asian Art   Resource guide by Nanni Deng


This site aims to be your research navigator for Japanese History.

Your questions, suggestions, and feedback are most critical to make this tool useful.


Kuniko Yamada McVey  Librarian for the Japanese Collection  voice: 617-495-3395

Harvard-Yenching Library


You may want to check Research Guide for Japnese Studies for further exploration.