Library Collections

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 270 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Art, Literature, Linguistics

    Personal collection on European literature by Kori Torahiko (郡虎彦) , an international playwright born in Japan. Prof. Akira Osawa, a professor belonged to Faculty of Law and Letter, was a close friend of Kori and it might be a reason of the donation of the collection.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 10,000 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Wahon, Chinese Books, Japanese Books
    Subject: Literature, Linguistics, History, Geography

    Private collection of Prof. Tamura Sen-ichiro (田村 専一郎), related to Japanese history and Japanese literature. The collection contains the oldest copy of "Yamato Tales" appointed national cultural asset.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 5,027 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Wahon, Chinese Books, Japanese Books, Western Books
    Subject: Science

    Book collection about science history collected by Prof. Kuwaki Ayao (桑木 彧雄, Ayao, 1878-1945).

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: About 3,800 Materials
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: History, Geography

    Former book collection of the late professor Charless Perrat (French National Paleography School) About 3,800 Materials related to history auxiliary sciences, especially paleography, western legal history and local history.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 990 volumes
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Law, Politics

    Private collection of Prof. Philippe Lotmar (1850-1922), a formar president of the University of Bern, about Roman law, private law, labor law, legal philosophy etc.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 60 sets 224 volumes
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Wahon, Archival Documents
    Subject: Philosophy, Religion, Literature, Linguistics, History, Geography

    Eto Masazumi's (Kokugaku thinker, 1836-1911) autograph manuscripts. His manuscripts are based on the huge collection of books and catalogs, some of them are already dissipated.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 493 sets 2,090 volumes
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Wahon, Chinese Books, Japanese Books
    Subject: Philosophy, Religion, Literature, Linguistics

    Pribate collection of Masuda Koho (益田古峯), a teacher at Shuyukan (修猷館). The collection is mainly consists of the literary works written by Confucianists.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: about 300 books
    Category: Other Collections
    Contents Type: Japanese Books
    Subject: Law, Politics

    A group of books of the proceedings of the Code Research Committee, pertaining to the work of compiling the basic codes of the Meiji era. Typewritten by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in the Showa era.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 12,612 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Wahon, Chinese Books
    Subject: Philosophy, Religion, Literature, Linguistics

    Private collection of Prof. Matsunami Taigan (松涛 泰巌).
    Buddhist scriptures published in Edo period.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: about 1200 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Japanese Books
    Subject: Law, Politics

    This is a collection of law-related books published in the Meiji period, owned by the Faculty of Law.
    This is an extremely valuable collection for research on jurisprudence and jurists of the Meiji period.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 855 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Japanese Books, Western Books
    Subject: History, Geography

    Private collection of Prof. Mikami Masatoshi (三上 正利) about geography, history and ethnic studies in Japan, Russia, Soviet, Mongol and China.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 3800
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Japanese Books
    Subject: Art

    Former collection of Professor Emeritus Yoichiro Shimada, donated to the Central Library in 2021.
    The collection is related to modern and contemporary Japanese "songs" and includes a wide range of materials, from the songs themselves to the people who express them.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Japanese Books
    Subject: History, Geography

    Former collection of historical materials on Japan-Korea relations of Yoshio Morita (1910-1992), professor of Seishin Women's College

  • Holding: Central Library Web
    Category: Online Gallery
    Contents Type: Wahon
    Subject: History, Geography

    [Japanese Version Only] "Moko Shurai Ekotoba" is a painting scrolls on the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 100
    Category: Special Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Sociology, Economy

    The collection focuses on the writings of Sidney Webb (1859-1947) and Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), a British sociologist and economist.

  • Holding: Central Library Manuscript Library
    Volumes: 791 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Archival Documents, Western Books
    Subject: Philosophy, Religion, History, Geography

    Private collection of Prof. Naganuma Kenkai (長沼 賢海). Materials related to history of Oriental culture focusing on Japan.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 565 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Japanese Books, Western Books
    Subject: Art, Literature, Linguistics

    Private collection of Prof. Nagaya Daizo (長屋 代蔵) about German drama, Hamann and Schiller.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 4,633 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Wahon, Japanese Books, Western Books
    Subject: Art, History, Geography

    Private collection of Prof. Nakayama Morihiko (中山 森彦) and Prof. Nakayama Heijiro (中山 平次郎) about aesthetic and archaeology donated in 1960.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Volumes: 2,138 books
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Literature, Linguistics

    Donated by Prof. Naruse Shoichi(成瀬 正一) in 1936.
    Collection on French literature and French language in 19th and 20th century.

  • Holding: Central Library
    Category: Special Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Law, Politics

    All-American general law reports were compiled by dividing all over the U.S. into eight sections. Among them, law reports and law report indexes of Southeast states, Southwest states and California are contained in this special collection.

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