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.
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.
The collection is the former collection of John G. Morris (1916-2017), a prominent former photo editor for Life magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and the first editor-in-chief of Magnum Photos.
This collection mainly consists of the private collection of Nishida Kanjiro (西田幹治郎), a Han learning (漢学) scholar lived in Setaka, and 30% of the collection consists of the private collection of Yokochi Genbanosuke (横地玄蕃助), a confucianist served under the Yanagawa domain.
Books and documents donated by Prof. Okuda Hachiji(奥田 八二) about social sciences, especially, documents on labor campaign in Fukuoka in 60's-90's, and documents on local administration during Prof. Okuda's term as a governor.