Cleveland Museum of Art Asian Art Department Records

Asian Storage, 1958
This collection contains records of the following curators, the titles used are their titles upon leaving the museum:
 
  • Chief Curator of Oriental Art Sherman E. Lee, 1952-1983
  • Senior Research Curator for Chinese Art Wai-kam Ho, 1958-1983
  • Assistant Curator Martin Lerner, 1966-197(1?)
  • The George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art Stanislaw J. Czuma, 1972-2005
  • Curator of Japanese and Korean Art Michael R. Cunningham, 1977-2003
  • Assistant Curator of Chinese Art Elinor Pearlstein, 197(5?)-1986
  • Associate Curator of Chinese Art J. Keith Wilson, 1988-1996
  • Curator of Chinese Art Ju-hsi Chou, 1998-2004
 

Summary Information

Repository: Cleveland Museum of Art Archives
Creator: Chou, Ju-hsi
Creator: Cunningham, Michael R.
Creator: Czuma, Stanislaw J., 1935-
Creator: Ho, Wai-kam
Creator: Lee, Sherman E.
Creator: Lerner, Martin
Creator: Pearlstein, Elinor L.
Creator: Wilson, J. Keith
Title: Cleveland Museum of Art Asian Art Department Records.
ID: 1111.138
Date [bulk]: 1975-2003
Date [inclusive]: 1952-2005
Extent: 47.5 Cubic feet [95 boxes]
Language: English

Preferred Citation note

Cleveland Museum of Art Archives, Asian Art Department Collection, [brief description of document, date]

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History of Collection

The Asian collection has been a priority for the Cleveland Museum of Art since our founding. In 1913, before the museum opened, Director Frederic Allen Whiting recognized the opportunity for the museum to distinguish itself by selectively collecting Eastern Art not adequately represented in other American museums. He regularly solicited support from the trustees, local donors, and collectors. The museum's first curator, J. Arthur MacLean, appointed in 1914, became Curator of Oriental Art in 1919. The museum also retained Langdon Warner, a noted scholar of Asian art, as an advisor on the development of the collection.

Although gaps existed between tenures of curators of Asian arts, the museum was fortunate enough to find talented professionals. After MacLean left for the Art Institute of Chicago in 1922, it was some years before the museum hired Howard C. Hollis to replace him in 1929. Hollis, who was a pupil of Warner at Harvard, continued to add depth and breadth to the collection and regularly traveled to Europe and Asia for research and possible acquisitions. At the end of World War II, Hollis served in the Arts and Monuments Division of General Headquarters, Allied Powers, in Japan. After his tour, Hollis briefly returned to the museum before resigning and eventually opening his own gallery of Far Eastern Art.

Sherman E. Lee replaced Hollis, first in the Arts and Monuments Division in Tokyo, and later as Curator of Oriental Art and keeper of the Egyptian and Classical collections at the museum. Lee continued building the collection, augmenting and refining its character. He also started an ambitious exhibition program and public education program about the merits of Asian art. In 1958, Lee became the third director of the museum. The following year he hired Wai-kam Ho as Curator of Chinese Art.The two collaborated together and made many superlative acquisitions.

The museum hired Stanislaw J. Czuma as Curator of Indian Art in 1972. As the importance and strength of the Asian collections grew, so did the curatorial positions in the Asian Art Department (so renamed in 1987). In 1983, Michael R. Cunningham became Curator of Japanese Art. He was named Curator of Japanese and Korean Art in 1996.

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Timeline

1917 J. Arthur MacLean appointed museum’s sole curator

1919 MacLean becomes Curator of Oriental Art

1921 Maclean leaves for Art Institute of Chicago, Theodore Sizer acts as Curator of Oriental Art until 1926

1926 Henry Sayles Francis in charge of department until 1929

1929 Howard C. Hollis appointed Curator of Oriental Art

1949 Hollis retires as Curator of Far Eastern Art and Curator of Near Eastern Art

1951 William E. Ward begins as Assistant in East Indian Art

1952 Sherman E. Lee hired as Curator of Oriental Art and keeper of Egyptian and Classical collections

1958 Wai-kam Ho hired as Assistant Curator of Oriental Art

1960 Egyptian and Classical collections are no longer under umbrella of Oriental Art Department

1966 Martin Lerner hired as Assistant Curator

1967 Lee becomes Chief Curator. Ho promoted to Curator of Chinese Art

197? Lerner leaves for Metropolitan Museum of Art

1972 Stanislaw J. Czuma hired as Curator of Indian Art

1977 Michael R. Cunningham begins as Mellon post-doctoral fellow, appointed Adjunct Associate Curator jointly with Case Western Reserve University

1980 Ho becomes Senior Research Curator for Chinese Art

1981 Cunningham becomes Associate Curator

1983 Cunningham appointed Curator of Japanese Art

1983 Ho leaves for Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Lee retires, Elinor Pearlstein becomes Assistant Curator of Chinese Art

1986 Pearlstein leaves for Art Institute of Chicago

1987 Department renamed from Oriental Art Department to Asian Art Department, Stephen Little hired as Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Cunningham appointed Chief Curator

1988 J. Keith Wilson hired as Assistant Curator of Chinese Art

1989 Little leaves for Honolulu Museum of Art

1996 Wilson leaves for Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1998 Ju-hsi Chou hired as Curator of Chinese Art

2003 Cunningham's position of Curator of Japanese and Korean Art eliminated

2004 Anita Chung hired as Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Chou retires

2005 Czuma retires

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Scope and Contents note

This collection spans from approximately the appointment of Sherman E. Lee in 1952 to about Stanislaw J. Czuma’s retirement in 2005. It is almost equally divided amongst its series: Exhibitions, Dealers Files, Correspondence, Loans, and Subject Files. Though numerous curators served during this timeframe, the majority of materials originate from Michael R. Cunningham and Stanislaw J. Czuma, circa 1975-2003. Additional material about the Oriental Department can be found in the administrative files, Records of the Director’s Office: Sherman E. Lee Collection. Exhibition files from before 1992 may be found in the Exhibition Compendium Collection.

This collection contains records of the following curators, the titles used are their titles upon leaving the museum:

Chief Curator of Oriental Art Sherman E. Lee, 1952-1983

Senior Research Curator for Chinese Art Wai-kam Ho, 1958-1983

Assistant Curator Martin Lerner, 1966-197(1?)

The George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art Stanislaw J. Czuma, 1972-2005

Curator of Japanese and Korean Art Michael R. Cunningham, 1977-2003

Assistant Curator of Chinese Art Elinor Pearlstein, 197(5?)-1986

Associate Curator of Chinese Art J. Keith Wilson, 1988-1996

Curator of Chinese Art Ju-hsi Chou, 1998-2004

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Ingalls Library and Museum Archives

11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH, 44106
216-707-2492
archives2@clevelandart.org

Conditions Governing Access note

Subject to review by archives staff. For more information or to access this collection contact archives staff at archives2@clevelandart.org.

Processing Information note

Processing began 2015 by Leslie Cade and completed by Peter Buettner 2017.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Ohio -- Cleveland
  • Art -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Exhibitions.
  • Art -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
  • Art Historians
  • Art, Asian
  • Cleveland Museum of Art -- Exhibitions.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Exhibitions -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
  • Exhibitions.

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Chinese Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Chinese art collection is one of the most distinguished in the West, representing the highest level of Chinese artistic accomplishment. From prehistory to today, the Chinese art collection spans more than 5,000 years and embraces a diversity of art forms including jades, bronzes, lacquer, sculpture, paintings, calligraphy, furniture, bamboo carvings, and more. The most outstanding sections of the collection are paintings and ceramics. Not only is the sequence of chronological development reasonably complete, but the collection is also represented by works of international significance. It continues to expand in all directions, taking into consideration the rich traditions as well as the ongoing artistic developments of China.

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Japanese Art

In 1916, when the Cleveland Museum of Art’s first building opened, its holdings in Japanese art already included some noteworthy Japanese woodblock prints designed by print world luminaries such as Okumura Masanobu (1686–1764) and Kitagawa Utamaro (1754–1806). Today the museum’s Japanese collection comprises some 1,950 works spanning a period of approximately 5,000 years and includes masterworks of painting, sculpture, and prints, as well as ceramics, metalwork, and other decorative arts. The Japanese calligraphy and painting collection is impressive in its breadth, from sacred texts executed in silver and gold characters on dyed paper to expansive ink-painted vistas once intended for sliding door panels. Its selection of folding screen paintings covers many of the major genres, from bird-and-flower compositions to festival scenes, and includes examples by artists such as Sesson Shukei (c. 1504–c. 1589) and Maruyama Okyo (1733–1795). The collection also contains notable works of early Buddhist and Shinto art.

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Indian and South East Asian Art

The Indian and Southeast Asian art collection comprises three broad areas: India proper, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. The collection covers the period of the entire artistic activity on the Indian subcontinent from the earliest (Neolithic) period until the 20th century. It consists primarily of sculpture (in stone, metal, wood, terra cotta, and ivory) and paintings (book illustrations as well as devotional paintings on cloth as seen in the Himalayan tangkas), but it also includes decorative arts such as jewelry and armor. It is a well-balanced collection, both in its scope and breadth; the focus, however, is on the high points of artistic production during the early and medieval periods from the second century BC to the 18th century. The strength of the collection lies not in its quantity but in its quality.

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Korean Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art has been actively acquiring Korean art since 1915. The collection features a robust selection of works in a variety of media. The holdings in ceramics are especially strong, and include a number of fine celadons from the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). The painting collection contains rare Goryeo Buddhist paintings, as well as Joseon dynasty (1392–1897) paintings such as landscapes and portraits. Its selection of folding screen paintings includes a notable 19th-century example from the genre of “scholars’ accouterments,” or chaekkori, as well as an important pair of 15th-century ink landscape screens by Yi Sumun, a Korean artist who painted in Japan. Bronze Buddhist statuary and ritual objects from the Three Kingdoms period (57 BC–AD 668) through the Goryeo dynasty attest to the sophisticated craftsmanship of these eras. The collection also has significant examples of early earthenware vessels and other archaeological materials.

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Collection Inventory

Exhibitions 

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically by scheduled date of exhibition, 1968-2011, and include proposed, canceled, and declined exhibitions. Files have various amounts of documents and may contain planning records, checklists, internal and external correspondence, labels, gallery views, education programs, publicity information, et alia. The organizing curators are not mentioned in file names but should be apparent upon review. This series’s time frame overlaps with the Exhibition Compendium (1916-1992) and additional information may be found there.

Box Folder

Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty, 01 October - 24 November 1968 - Correspondence with Lenders A-D 1966-1969 

1 1

Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty, 01 October - 24 November 1968 - Correspondence with Lenders E-M 1963-1969 

1 2

Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty, 01 October - 24 November 1968 - Correspondence with Lenders N-S 1966-1969 

1 3

Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty, 01 October - 24 November 1968 - Correspondence with Lenders T-W 1966-1969 

1 4

Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty, 01 October - 24 November 1968 - Press Kit 1968 

1 5

Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty, 01 October - 24 November 1968 - Symposium 11-12 October 1968 

1 6

Art for Collectors, 20 November - 18 December 1974 

2 1

Indian Art from the George P. Bickford Collection, 14 January - 16 February 1975 [confidential] 

2 2

Indian Art of the Americas, 1975 [Exhibition cancelled] 

2 3

Japanese Screens from the Museum and Cleveland Collections, 23 March - 08 May 1977 

2 4

Tsutsumu: The Art of the Japanese Package, 18 January - 20 February 1977 

2 5

5,000 Years of Korean Art, 11 June - 10 August 1980 - Correspondence 1978-1981 

2 6

5,000 Years of Korean Art, 11 June - 10 August 1980 - Exhibition planning files 1980 

2 7

Korea: Bridge of Cultures, 11 June - 07 September 1980 [Education Department exhibition to accompany 5,000 Years of Korean Art] 

2 8

Japanese Woodblock Prints: Themes and Techniques, 11 September - 19 October 1980 [Education Department exhibition] 

2 9

Chinese Painting: Themes and Techniques, 07 February - 05 April 1981 [Education Department exhibition] 

2 10

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - International Symposium on Chinese Painting, [exhibition files are located in the exhibition compendium] 26-27 March 1981 

2 11

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: Opening Remarks by Sherman Lee 

3 1

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: Comments on Helmut Brinker's paper "The Sylistic Discrepency in Liang K'ai's Figure Painting by Michael Sullivan" [Brinker's paper is not included] 

3 2

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "The Ten Kings and the Bureaucracy of Hell" by Lothar Ledderose 

3 3

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "Standard for Dating Chinese Landscape Paintings" by Li Lin-ts'an, with comments by John Hay and Ellen Johnston Laing 

3 4

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "From Early Yuan to Late Yuan: Some Thoughts on the transition and Transformation" by Chu-Tsing Li with comments by Richard Vinograd 

3 5

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "'Wei': The First Guiding Principle for Compositional Structure in Early Chinese Painting" by Wai-kam Ho 

3 6

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "A Study of Fine Dynasties and Early Northern Sung Landscape Painting" by Hiroshi Sofukawa 

3 7

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "The Uncouth Rain" Awkwardness and Imagery in the Landscapes of Fa Jo-Chen" by James Cahill 

3 8

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "The Rise of Northern Connoisseur Collections" by Shen Fu 

3 9

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "An Essay on Chinese Bamboo Painting" by Max Loehr 

3 10

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "An Initial Study of the Qian Long Academy Painting 'Imperial Banquet at Wan Shu Yuan'" by Yang Boda 

3 11

Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, 11 February - 29 March 1981 - Symposium Papers: "Summary of the General Research Report on the Ancient Painting Scrolls Unearthed from Liao Tomb No. 7 at Yemaotai, Fadu County, Liaoning Province, China" by Yang Ren-Kai 

3 12

Promenades, Pageants, Processions, and Pilgrimages, 25 August 1981 - 3 January 1982 - Woodblock prints loaned to Prints and Drawings 

3 13

The Porcelain Connection East and West, 22 June - 15 August 1982 

3 14

The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art, 30 June - 25 September 1982 

3 15

The Age of Bronze, 13 July - 17 October 1982 

3 16

The Silk Road and the Diamond Path, February - April 1983 - Asia Society exhibition 

3 17

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - Correspondence 1971-1982 

4 1

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - Correspondence 1983 and undated 

4 2

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - Correspondence with Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunka Cho) 1979-1983 

4 3

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - Bunka Cho, loans from Japan 1979-1985 

4 4

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - Colloquia 1983, planning records 1982-1983 

4 5

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - Educational programming 1982-1983 

4 6

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - Grants, indemnification, budgets 1979-1983 

5 1

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - Public relations 1982-1983 

5 2

Reflections of Reality in Japanese Art, 16 March - 01 May 1983 - notes and miscellany undated 

5 3

Consuming Passions: The Art of Food and Drink, 26 July - 9 October 1983 

5 4

Portraiture: The Image of the Individual, 22 November 1983 - 22 January 1984 

5 5

Chinese Jade [1988?] Exhibition Proposal 1985-1986 

5 6

The Twain Shall Meet, 30 October 1985 - 5 January 1986 

5 7

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Bodhisattva Controversy 1987 

5 8

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Expect notices 1985-1986 

5 9

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Indemnification 1985 

5 10

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Kushan Stupa lawsuit [confidential] 1987-1990 

6 1

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - label copy 1985 

6 2

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Institutional lenders, A-B 1983-1986 

6 3

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Institutional lenders, D-N 1983-1986 

6 4

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Institutional lenders, R-V 1983-1986 

6 5

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Private lenders, A-M 1983-1986 

7 1

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Private lenders, N-W 1983-1986 

7 2

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Return of loan letters 1986 

7 3

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Thank you letters 1986 

7 4

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 Nivember 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Photo credits 1985-1986 

7 5

Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, 13 November 1985 - 5 January 1986 - Checklists 1985 

7 6

Asian Autumn: Mountains, Rocks, and Water: Landscape Painting in Asia, 2 October 1987 - 4 January 1988 

7 7

Byobu: The Art of the Japanese Screen, 8 December 1987 - 10 January 1988 

7 8

Realm of the Immortals: Daoism in the Arts of China, 10 February - 10 April 1988 

7 9

The Quest of Eternity: Tomb Sculpture of Ancient China, 10 Februrary - 10 April 1988 - Budget 

7 10

The Quest of Eternity: Tomb Sculpture of Ancient China, 10 Februrary - 10 April 1988 - Correspondence 1987-1988 

7 11

Masterworks of Ming and Qing: Painting from the Forbidden City, 16 April - 21 May 1989 - Symposium 6-7 May 1989 

9 3

The Quest of Eternity: Tomb Sculpture of Ancient China, 10 Februrary - 10 April 1988 - Installation views [Philadelphia Museum of Art] 

8 1

Masterworks of Ming and Qing: Painting from the Forbidden City, 16 April - 21 May 1989 - Symposium papers 6-7 May 1989 

9 2

The Quest of Eternity: Tomb Sculpture of Ancient China, 10 Februrary - 10 April 1988 - Labels 

8 3

The Quest of Eternity: Tomb Sculpture of Ancient China, 10 Februrary - 10 April 1988 - Public programming and publicity 1988 

9 1

A Private World: Japanese and Chinese Art from the Kelvin Smith Collection, 15 September - 13 November 1988 

8 4

Masterworks of Ming and Qing: Painting from the Forbidden City, 16 April - 21 May 1989 - Budget 

8 6

Masterworks of Ming and Qing: Painting from the Forbidden City, 16 April - 21 May 1989 - Correspondence 1987-1989 

8 7

Masterworks of Ming and Qing: Painting from the Forbidden City, 16 April - 21 May 1989 - International Arts Council Scrapbook and Checklist 

8 8

A Private World: Japanese and Chinese Art from the Kelvin Smith Collection, 15 September - 13 November 1988 - label copy 

8 5

Masterworks of Ming and Qing: Painting from the Forbidden City, 16 April - 21 May 1989 - Notes 

8 9

Masterworks of Ming and Qing: Painting from the Forbidden City, 16 April - 21 May 1989 - Public Programming and Publicity 

9 1

Asian Autumn, 1989 - Rimpa Painting, 17 September - 17 December 1989; The Scholar's Studio, 26 September - December 31, 1989 

9 4

The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection, 5 July - 2 September 1990 

9 5

Powerful Form and Potent Symbol: The Dragon in Asia, 24 July - 25 November 1990 

9 6

Asian Autumn: Korean Art: Images from the Land of the Morning Calm, 23 October 1990 - 13 January 1991 

9 7

Tibetan exhibition, 1991 - Exhibition proposal, [exhibition not held] 1989-1990 

9 8

Object Lessons: Cleveland Builds an Art Museum, 7 June - 8 September 1991 

10 1

Asian Autumn: Masterpieces from the Colletion, 17 September 1991 - 5 January 1992 

10 2

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Correspondence: Agency for Cultural Affairs [Bunka Cho] (folder 1) 1983-1991 

10 3

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Correspondence: Agency for Cultural Affairs [Bunka Cho] (folder 2) 1983-1991 

10 4

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Correspondence, external 1989-1993 

10 5

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Correspondence and exhibition planning documents, internal 1987-1991 and undated 

10 6

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Festivity Speech at Opening Ceremony by Mr. Sei Yoshida 

10 7

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Indemnification 1990-1991 

10 8

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Gallery labels and wall text 1991 

10 9

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Educational and musical programming 1990-1991 

10 10

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Symposium, November 2-3: Planning documents 1991 

11 1

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Symposium, November 2-3: Ceramics manuscript translation, [Relations Between Seto and Mino-Oribe Ware by Takamesa Saito] 1991-1995 

11 2

The Triumph of Japanese Style, 19 October - 1 December 1991 - Publicity/Press 1991 

11 3

Asian Autumn: Later Korean Art, 22 September 1992 - 20 January 1993 - Exhihbition planning files 1991-1992 

11 4

Asian Autumn: Later Korean Art, 22 September 1992 - 20 January 1993 - Label copy 1992 

11 5

Fans: East and West, 15 December 1992 - 7 March 1993 

11 6

Asian Autumn: Splendid Variety: 18th Century Art in Japan, 16 November 1993 - 6 March 1994 - Includes records for Korea Day, 23 October 1993 

11 7

Asian Autumn: Splendid Variety: 18th Century Art in Japan, 16 November 1993 - 6 March 1994 - Checklists 1993 

12 1

Asian Autumn: Splendid Variety: 18th Century Art in Japan, 16 November 1993 - 6 March 1994 - Label copy 

12 2

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Correspondence 1990-1994 

12 3

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Exhibition catalog correspondence 1986-1988 

12 4

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Grant applications 1992-1994 

12 5

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Exhibition planning records 1990-1994 

12 6

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Labels (folder 1) 1994 

12 7

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Labels (folder 2) 1994 

12 8

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Loans 1993-1994 

13 1

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Photos, slides, and transparencies 1994 

13 2

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Public programming and publicity 1993-1994 

13 3

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Symposium 5 March 1994 

13 4

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Symposium: In the Noh: Ethical Issues of Organ Transplants, 30 March 1994. Planning records (folder 1) 1991-1994 

13 5

Ukiyo-E: The Floating World Revisited, 2 February - 3 April 1994 - Symposium: In the Noh: Ethical Issues of Organ Transplants, 30 March 1994. Planning records (folder 2) 1991-1994 

13 6

Pojagi: 19th-century Korean Wrapping Cloths, 5 October 1994 - 1 January 1995 - Exhibition Proposal [exhibition not held] 1993 

13 8

Asian Autumn: New Objects/New Insights: Cleveland's Recent Chinese Acquisitions, 18 October - 31 December 1994 

14 1

Asian Autumn: New Objects/New Insights: Cleveland's Recent Chinese Acquisitions, 18 October - 31 December 1994 - Symposium: Opportunities for Collecting Chinese Art 5 November 1994 

14 2

All that Glitters: Great Silver Vessels from Cleveland, 23 November 1994 - 8 January 1995 

14 3

The Kitan Gold - Palaces under the Desert Sand, 1995 - Exhibition Proposal [exhibition not held] 

14 4

Asian Autumn: Early Ceramics from Japan and Korea, 19 September - 3 Dcecember 1995 

14 5

Asian Autumn: Dance of the Gods: Indian Art Inspired by Music, 24 September - 8 December 1996 

14 7

Asian Autumn: Dance of the Gods: Indian Art Inspired by Music, 24 September - 8 December 1996 - Object photography 

14 8

Fragrance of Ink: Korean Literati Paintings of the Choson Dynasty (1392-1910) from the Korea University Museum, 1997 - Exhibition Proposal [exhibition not held] 1995-1996 

14 9

Object in Focus: Seated Amit'a 1994.94, 28 July - 27 September 1998 

14 10

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Correspondence with Nara National Museum, Hiroyasu Uchida 1996-1998 

15 1

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Correspondence with Nara National Museum, Ryoji Kajitani 1995-1997 

15 2

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Correspondende with Nara National Museum, Ryoji Kajitani January-May 1998 

15 3

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Correspondence with Nara National Museum, Ryoji Kajitani June 1998 - 1999 

15 4

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Correspondence with Nara National Museum, Yoshio Kawahara, Sakae Naito, and other staff 1996-1998 

15 5

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - General correspondence 1995-1999 

15 6

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition agreement, projects #834 and #852 1997-1998 

16 1

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Application for Indemnification 

16 2

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Indemnification, dated material 1996-1998 

16 3

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition planning files 1996 

16 4

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition planning files January-June 1997 

16 5

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition planning files August-December 1997 

16 6

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition planning files January-April 1998 

17 1

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition planning files May-June 1998 

17 2

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition planning files July 1998-1999 and undated 

17 3

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Budget planning 1996-1998 

17 4

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition catalog correspondence with essayists 1996-1998 

17 5

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Checklists 1997-1998 

17 6

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Exhibition planning files: design, installation, conservation, de-installation, shipping 1998 

18 1

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Installation views 1998 

18 2

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Journal articles 1996-1998 

18 3

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Publicity, programming, and events 1996-1998 

18 4

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Symposium and lectures 1998 

18 5

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Suntory Museum loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", 28 April - 21 June 1998. Correspondence [project #852] 1996-1998 

18 6

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", project #852, exhibition planning 1997 

19 1

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", project #852, art movement requests 1998 

19 2

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", project #852, checklists (folder 1) 1996-1998 

19 3

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", project #852, checklists (folder 2) 1996-1998 

19 4

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", project #852, conservation 1997 

20 1

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", project #852, conservation and standard facility report for Nara National Museum 1998 and undated 

20 2

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", project #852, packing, shipping, couriers 1997-1998 

20 3

Object in Focus: Poem 1992.138, 5 October - 5 December 1999 

20 5

Buddhist Treasures from Nara, 9 August - 27 September 1998 - Loan exhibition "100 Asian Paintings", project #852, special events in Tokyo 1998 

20 4

Object in Focus: Buddha Head (1997.146), 8 February - 9 April 2000 

20 6

Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics, 19 March - 28 May 2000 - Exhibition planning files 1999 

20 7

Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics, 19 March - 28 May 2000 - Exhibition planning files 2000 

20 8

Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics, 19 March - 28 May 2000 - Exhibition catalog 1999-2000 

21 1

Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics, 19 March - 28 May 2000 - Checklists 1999-2000 

21 2

Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics, 19 March - 28 May 2000 - Object photography (folder 1) 

21 3

Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics, 19 March - 28 May 2000 - Object photography (folder 2) 

21 4

Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics, 19 March - 28 May 2000 - Object photography (folder 3) 

21 5

Object in Focus: Kneeling Male Figure, Cambodian (1978.8), 16 August - 15 October 2000 

21 6

Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, 17 September - 26 November 2000 - Exhibition planning files 1999-2004 

21 7

The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India, 6 July - 14 September 2003 - Loan Examination Reports 2001, 2004 

21 7

Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, 17 September - 26 November 2000 - Installation views 

21 8

Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, 17 September - 26 November 2000 - Symposium 2000-2001 and undated 

22 1

Conserving the Past for the Future, 4 March - 6 May 2001 

22 2

Object in Focus: Toward a Definition of an "Early Western" Tibetan Style, 24 April - 24 June 2001 

22 3

Object in Focus: Jomon Pots: The World, 26 June - 26 August 2001 

22 4

Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens from the CMA, 15 July - 16 September 2001 - Exhibition planning files 2000 

22 5

Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens from the CMA, 15 July - 16 September 2001 - Exhibition planning files January-March 2001 

22 6

Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens from the CMA, 15 July - 16 September 2001 - Exhibition planning files April-June 2001 

22 7

Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens from the CMA, 15 July - 16 September 2001 - Exhibition planning files July 2001-2003 and undated 

22 8

Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens from the CMA, 15 July - 16 September 2001 - Catalog entries, checklists, and rotations 2000-2001 and undated 

22 9

Japanese Portraiture - Proposal [exhibition not held] 2000-2002 

22 10

Treasury of the World: Jeweled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals, 24 February - 19 May 2002 

22 11

Object in Focus: Scroll Box with Dragon and Phoenix Design [1990.15], 16 July - 15 September 2002 

22 12

The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India, 6 July - 14 September 2003 - Correspondence 1999-2003 

23 1

The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India, 6 July - 14 September 2003 - Checklists 2002-2003 

23 2

The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India, 6 July - 14 September 2003 - Exhibition planning files 2000-2002 

23 3

The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India, 6 July - 14 September 2003 - Exhibition planning files January-April 2003 

23 4

The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India, 6 July - 14 September 2003 - Exhibition planning files May-June 2003 

23 5

The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India, 6 July - 14 September 2003 - Exhibition planning files July 2003-2004 and undated 

23 6

Highlights from the Permanent Collection, 21 June - 12 September 2005 - Very early exhibition planning files 2003 

23 8

Object in Focus: Kundika, 15 July - 14 September 2003 

23 9

Indian Kalighat Paintings, 1 May - 18 September 2011 - Very early exhibition planning files 2004 

23 10

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Correspondence 

Scope and Contents note

No defined schema was evident for the files when they entered the archives collection. Where discernable, files were separated by corresponding curator and processed as a subseries. A subseries of files containing correspondence between multiple curators and a single person or institution was created. Documents from this subseries deemed important were pulled and given their own folder. Internal correspondence is chiefly separated by department, but also by Asian Department curator. This series is arranged alphabetically thereafter chronologically, with the exception of the Stephen Little and J. Keith Wilson subseries which are arranged chronologically by year thereafter alphabetically.

Michael Cunningham 

Biographical/Historical note

A graduate of Tufts University, Michael R. Cunningham received the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Far Eastern Art at the University of Chicago. Before completing his doctoral degree in 1978, he spent two years at Kyoto University, in the Department of Art and Aesthetics.

From 1977 to 1979, Dr. Cunningham was Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities, teaching in the Department of Art, Case Western Reserve University, and serving as Research Fellow in Japanese Art in the Department of Oriental Art of the Cleveland Museum of Art. He was adjunct associate curator of Japanese Art at the Museum and assistant professor at the University, a joint appointment supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation, from 1979 to 1982.

Cunningham was named Curator of Japanese Art in 1983 and served as acting head of the Department of Oriental Art until being appointed Chief Curator in 1987. In 1996 Cunningham became Curator of Japanese and Korean Art. Due to budget constraints the museum reduced staffing by 10% and eliminated Cunningham's position in 2003.

Box Folder

Addiss, Steve 1989-1998 

40 1

Barnet, Sylvan 1982-2000 

40 2

Beckett, Wendy [Sister Wendy] 1998-1999 

40 3

Birmingham Museum of Art 1985-2002 

40 4

Bridgestone Museum of Art: Ishibashi Foundation 1998-2000 

40 5

Bruillard, William Craig [Bill] 1998 

40 6

Bunka-Cho [Agency for Cultural Affairs] 1979-2002 

40 7

The Burlington Magazine 1995-1996 

40 8

Cahill, James [University of California, Berkeley] 1991-2003 

40 9

Center for the Study of Japanese Woodblock Prints [Roger Keyes and Peter Morse] 1978-1986 

40 10

Chiba City Museum of Art 1998-2000 

40 11

Consolate General of Japan 1994-1996 

40 12

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea [Moon Ik Chang] 1993-1995 

40 13

Danziger, Richard and Peggy 1991-1992 

40 14

The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art 1998-2000 

40 15

Davis, David and Bernice 1988-1993 

40 16

Dempsey, James H., Jr. 1985-1993 

40 17

Dreesmann, Willem 1977-2003 

40 18

Drew, Frances L. [estate of] 1991 

40 19

Eells, Adele [Mrs. Howard P.] 1985 

40 20

Ehwa Woman's University / Ehwa University Museum 1988-2000 

40 21

Fukuoka City Museum / Fukuoka Art Museum 1990-1991 

40 22

Eri, Kokei 1998 

40 22

Gitter, Kurt A. 1981-2001 

40 23

Gotoh Museum [Goto(h?) Art Museum] 1989-1997 

41 1

Gund, George 1985-1995 

41 2

Gund, George 1996-1999 

41 3

Guth, Christine [Christine Guth Kanda] 1977-2002 

41 4

Hali Annual 1995-1996 

41 5

Harvard University 1990-1999 

41 6

Hatakeyama Museum 1991-1999 

41 7

HO-AM Art Museum 1981-1998 

41 8

Hosomi Museum The Hosomi Art Foundation 1999-2000 

41 9

Hyde, Katharine [Mrs. Howard L.] 1996 

41 10

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art 2002 

41 11

Idemitsu Museum of Arts 1987-1990 

41 12

Inagaki, Miki [translator] 1995-2000 

41 13

The IEI Corporation 1992-1998 

41 14

Indianapolis Museum of Art 1982-2000 

41 15

International Sculpture Center 1993-1994 

41 16

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem [James Snyder] 1997-1999 

41 17

JALC / Jalis 1999-2001 

41 17

Japan Art History Forum [JAHF] 1998-1999 

41 18

The Japan Foundation 1978-2002 

41 19

Japan Society, Inc. Japan House Gallery 1977-2002 

41 20

Japan Society of Cleveland 1997 

41 21

Kajitani, Ryoji [Nara National Museum] 2000-2003 

42 1

Kang Woo-bang 1985-2000 

42 2

Keio University 1989-1998 

42 3

Kim, Ikyung 1992-2000 

42 4

Kita, Sandy 1984-1994 

42 5

Kobayashi, Tadashi 1985-1986 

42 6

Kobe University [Donohashi Akio] 1991-1996 

42 7

Kohyama, Yasuhisa 1992-2003 

42 8

Komoto, Akira 1992 

42 9

Konishi, Koyo 2001 

42 10

Korea Foundation 1993-2002 

42 11

Korea Society 1991-1997 

42 12

Korean Cultural Center 1994-1995 

42 13

Krahl, Regina 1989-1993 

42 14

Kumita, Mrs. Shohei 1991-1993 

42 15

Lee, Sherman E. and Ruth 1981-1989 

42 16

Lee, Sherman E. [biographical information] 1960-1983 

42 17

Little, Stephen 1983-1994 

43 1

Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2000-2001 

43 2

Lüders, Hans 1991-1994 

43 3

The Magazine Antiques 1998-2003 

43 4

The Mainichi Newspapers 1990-2002 

43 5

Mangus, Kurt & Eva Kwong 1993-1996 

43 6

Manno Art Museum 1993 

43 7

Martinson, Fred H. 1969-2001 

43 8

Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation 1981-1997 

43 9

MASPRO DENKOH Art Museum 1999 

43 10

Moore, Robert 1986-1999 

43 11

Murashige, Yasushi 1992-2003 

43 12

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1990-2000 

43 13

Museum of Fine Arts, Gigu 1982-2001 

43 14

Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka 1983-2002 

43 15

Orientations 1982-1994 

43 16

Orientations 1995-2002 

43 17

Nara National Museum 1977-1997 

44 1

Nara National Museum 1998-2003 

44 2

National Museum of Korea 1981-2003 

44 3

NHK Japan [Nihon Hoso Kyokai] 1992-2002 

44 4

Nippon Express Co., Ltd. 1991-1998 

44 5

Osaka [Osaka University / Osaka Municipal Museum of Art] 1988-1999 

44 6

Phoenix Art Museum 1983-1990 

44 7

Proctor, John D. 1988-1999 

44 8

Rankin, Clara [Mrs. Alfred M.] 1984-1997 

44 9

Rosenfeld, John 1995-1999 

44 10

Royal Academy of Arts 1992-2002 

44 11

Saitama Prefectural Government 1993-1994 

44 12

Sato, Yasuhiro 2002 

44 13

School of Oriental and African Studies 1996 

44 14

Seattle Art Museum 1968-1994 

44 15

Seoul National Museum 1987-1999 

44 16

Steiner, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar [estate of/Adam Rudolph] 2001 

44 17

Stinchecum, Amanda Mayer 1994 

44 18

Suntory Museum of Art 1986-2000 

44 19

T.K. McClintock Ltd. 1992 

45 1

Tada, Tomio 1989-1995 

45 2

Tochigi Prefectural Museum 1984-1998 

45 3

Tokyo National Museum 1980-1981 

45 4

Toshiba International Foundation 1998-2003 

45 5

Total Media Development Institute 1989-1990 

45 6

Translators circa 1999 

45 7

University of Tokyo 1992-1997 

45 8

Utterberg, David S. 1993-2001 

45 9

Verne, Mitzi 1983-2000 

45 10

Waseda University 1990-1991 

45 11

Weir, Margaret L. [Mrs. James] 1984-1989 

45 11

Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. 1991-2000 

45 12

Wilson, Keith 1986-1987 

45 13

Yagi, Akira and Sakiyo 1994-2003 

45 14

Yale University 1985-1998 

45 15

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art 1993-2002 

45 16

Stanislaw Czuma 

Biographical/Historical note

Born in Warsaw, Poland, Stanislaw J. Czuma received his B.A. and M.A. in Western Art from the Jagiellon University, Cracow. He studied abroad in India at the Banaras Hindu and Calcutta Universities, and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He came to the United States and earned his Ph.D. in Oriental Art from the University of Michigan. Czuma worked as Curator of Oriental Art at the Brooklyn Art Museum before coming to Cleveland in 1973. From 1973 to 2000 he taught as a professor at the Case Western Reserve University.

During his more than thirty years at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Czuma curated numerous exhibitions including “Indian Art from the George P. Bickford Collection,” “Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India,” and “Dance of the Gods: Indian Art Inspired by Music.” Along with catalogs for many of the exhibitions, he wrote numerous scholarly articles published in the museum’s “Bulletin.” Additionally, Czuma was the only American to serve as advisor on the Polish led Committee for the Restoration of Angkor temples in 1989. Czuma retired in 2005 and in 2017, Marquis Who’s Who presented Czuma with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of art history.

Box Folder

Ackerman, Frederick W. G. 1986 

45 17

Amber Tours Pvt. Ltd. 2000-2004 

45 18

Anand, Mulk Raj [Marg Publications] 1975-1976 

45 19

Archer, William G. 1963-1979 

45 20

Art Gallery of New South Wales 1980-2002 

45 21

Art Institute of Chicago 1997-2003 

45 22

Art Thefts [Art Loss Register, Inc.] 1988, 1998-2001 

45 23

Asia Society 1996-1997 

46 1

Asia Society 1997-1998 

46 2

Asia Society 1998-1999 

46 3

Benkaim, Catherine Glynn 1981-2000 

46 4

Bunker, Emmy 1967, 2002-2003 

46 5

Cather, Martha 1980-1999 

46 6

Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art 1978-1980, 2006 

46 7

Cuyahoga Community College 1995-1996 

46 8

Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah [Manuel Keene] 1994, 2002-2003 

46 9

de Havenon, Michael and Georgia 1984-1996 

46 10

Dofflemyer, Ginni 1995-2001 

47 1

Eilenberg, Samuel 1971-2001 

47 2

Embassy of India 1995-1996 

47 3

Everett, Morris 1977-1993 

47 4

Federation of India Community Association [FICA] 1991-1999 

47 5

Hague, Thomas M. 1979-1998 

47 6

Indo-U.S. Joint Subcommission on Education and Culture 1976 

47 7

JDR 3rd Fund 1973-1980 

47 8

Journal Asiatique [Gerard Fussman] 1988-1990 

47 9

Leach, Linda 1976-1986 

47 10

Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1970-1999 

47 11

Lohuizen-de Leeuw, J.E. van 1975 

47 12

Marg Publications [Sanyu V. Doshi] 1979-1989 

47 13

Morris, Rekha 1982-2004 

47 14

Musee Guimet 1976-1992 

47 15

Mustamandy, Chaibai and Mehria Rafiq 1981-1994 

47 16

National Endowment for the Arts / Humanities 1981-1996 

47 17

Norton Simon Museum 1971-2001 

47 18

Prince of Wales Museum 1971-2003 

48 1

Robertson, Lisa 1999-2001 

48 2

Rubin Museum of Art 2001-2003 

48 3

Schotsmans, Janine [1973.106 recovery of missing pieces] 1977-1982 

48 4

Shumei Culture Foundation 1994-1995 

48 5

Skelton, Robert 2002 

48 6

Slusser, Mary [Mrs. H. Robert] 1972-1982 

48 7

United States Department of Treasury 1983-1989 

48 8

Ward, William and Evelyn 1980-1992 

48 9

Weeks, Sarita Hopkins [Mrs. Stanley A.] 1978-2001 

48 10

Yagi, Akiko 2004 

48 11

Correspondence 1970s 

48 12

Correspondence 1980s-1990s 

48 13

Wai-kam Ho 

Biographical/Historical note

Wai-kam Ho was born in South China. He graduated from Lingnan University, Canton in 1947. He then went to Peking to enter the Graduate School of History at Yenching University. Ho came to the United States in 1951 to continue his graduate work for a joint Ph.D. degree in the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Far Eastern Languages at Harvard University. Ho was employed at the Cleveland Museum of Art during the summer of 1958 and came to the Museum as Assistant Curator of Oriental Art in January of 1959. His main interest was in cultural history which gave him an opportunity to specialize in one branch of cultural history – art history.

From 1958 to 1983, Ho collaborated with Sherman Lee to advance the scholarship of Chinese art history, as well as the museum’s exhibitions and acquisitions in the field. Ho’s vast knowledge of Chinese literature proved immeasurable as he could authenticate a painting by researching an obscure seal used only during narrow epoch in history. For his abilities, Ho received the special title of Senior Research Curator of Chinese Art, a title not used since his departure. In 1983, Wai-kam Ho left the museum to become the Laurence Sickman Curator of Chinese Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; it was the first endowed curatorship of its kind in the country.

Separated Materials note

Prior to processing, much of Wai-kam Ho's correspondence was interfiled with other curator's correspondence and can be found in the Multiple Curators subseries.

Box Folder

Art Gallery: Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Hong Kong 1975-1980 

49 1

Cowett, Wilbur A. 1971 

49 2

1960-1970s 

49 3

Photocopies from Director's Office 1970s 

49 4

Sherman E. Lee 

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Lee served as director of the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1958 until 1982. He left an indelible mark on this institution through the acquisition of many of the most significant and treasured works of art in its collection, the expansion of its facilities, and a strong commitment to scholarship. Esteemed for his broad knowledge of the history of art and sound aesthetic judgment, Lee was instrumental in encouraging a greater appreciation of Asian art among art historians and the general public.

Born in Seattle, Dr. Lee received both bachelors and masters of arts degrees from American University, and a doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Lee joined CMA in 1952 as curator of Oriental art and became the institution’s third director in 1958. Before coming to the CMA, Lee served as curator of Far Eastern art at the Detroit Institute of Art and associate director of the Seattle Art Museum.

Box Folder

Borowski, Elie 1954-1985 

49 4

Corning, Maud and Warren Henry 1976-1988 

49 5

Davenport, Leroy B. 1956-1973 

49 6

Funk, Frank W., Jr. 1956-1957 

49 7

Luboshez, Sergius N. Ferris 1979-1980 

49 8

Kranrisch, Stella 1953-1956 

49 9

Schafer, Gilbert P. 1974 

49 10

Sedgwick, Mrs. Walter 1966-1968 

49 11

Walker, Mildred F. 1982 

49 12

Stephen Little 

Biographical/Historical note

Stephen Little's brief tenure at the Cleveland Museum of Art lasted from 1987 to 1989. Prior to that he worked at the University of Virginia, Smithsonian Institution, and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Little received his Ph.D. from Yale University and his M.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles. While at the museum he curated "Tomb Sculpture of Ancient China" and "Realm of the Immortals: Daoism in the Arts of China." He left Cleveland for a position at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Box Folder

1987 

49 13

1988 

49 14

J. Keith Wilson 

Biographical/Historical note

J. Keith Wilson joined the Cleveland Museum of Art as Assistant Curator of Chinese Art in October 1988. A doctoral candidate at Princeton University, Wilson received an M.A. degree in Chinese and Japanese art and archaeology from Princeton in 1985, an M.A. degree in Far Eastern art history from the University of Michigan in 1983, and a B.A. in Chinese studies from Williams College in 1978. Before coming to Cleveland, he was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 1985-1986 he was a visiting research scholar at Tokyo University’s Institute of Oriental Culture. Wilson is fluent in both Chinese and Japanese, a point he routinely made in correspondence. In 1996, he left the museum for a position at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Box Folder

1990 

49 16

1991 

50 1

1992 A-L 

50 2

1992 M-Z 

50 3

1993 

50 4

1994 A-K 

51 1

1994 L-Z 

51 2

1995 A-L 

51 3

1995 M-Z 

51 4

Multiple Curators 

Box Folder

Ackland Art Museum 1985-2003 

52 1

Art Institute of Chicago 1975-1998 

52 2

The Asia Society / Asia House Gallery 1978-2004 

52 3

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 1975-2004 

52 4

ASIAnetwork 2000 

52 5

Australian National Gallery 1989-1993 

52 6

AA-AL 

52 7

AM-AR 

52 8

AS-AZ 

52 9

Bickford, George P. 1955-1991 

53 1

Bickford, George P. [notes] 1955-1991 

53 2

Blossom, Mrs. Dudley S. [list of jades] circa 1960s 

53 3

The British Museum 1965-2003 

53 4

The Brooklyn Museum 1963-1989 

53 5

The Brooklyn Museum 1991-2003 

53 6

BA 

53 7

BE-BH 

53 8

BI-BO 

54 1

BR-BZ 

54 2

Case Western Reserve University 1981-1991 

54 3

Case Western Reserve University 1992-2001 

54 4

Cincinnati Art Museum 1967-1992 

54 5

Clark Foundation for the Study of Art [Willard G. Clark] 1990-1996 

54 6

Cornell University 1964-1991 

54 7

Covell, Jon Carter 1978-1996 

54 8

CA-CE 

54 9

CH 

54 10

CI-CZ 

55 1

The Dayton Art Institute 1973-1992 

55 2

The Detroit Institute of Arts 1975-1997 

55 3

DA-DE 

55 4

DH-DZ 

55 5

55 6

FA-FL 

55 7

FO-FZ 

55 8

GA-GL 

56 1

GO 

56 2

GR-GZ 

56 3

Hahn Loeser & Parks 1987-1998 

56 4

Harvard University [Fogg Museum of Art] 1958-1988 

56 5

HA 

56 6

HE-HI 

56 7

HO-HZ 

57 1

Indiana University Art Museum 1974-1998 

57 2

I-INS 

57 3

INT-IZ 

57 4

Jenkins, Donald 1986-1988 

57 5

57 6

Kitagawa, Anne Rose [1960.181] 1985 

57 7

KA-KN 

57 8

KO-KZ 

58 1

Lange, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar J. 1982-1985 

58 2

Leisy, Herbert F. 1976-1980 

58 3

Lee, Sherman E. and Ruth 1990-2001 

58 4

Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1977-2005 

58 5

LA-LE 

58 6

LI-LZ 

58 7

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1960-1985 

58 8

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1986-2004 

59 1

Muse Film & Television [Peter Way] 1997 

59 2

Musee Guimet 1984-2002 

59 3

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1969-1989 

59 4

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1970-2000 

59 5

Museum Reitberg Zurich 1976-2001 

59 6

MA 

59 7

MC-ME 

59 8

MI-MO 

59 9

MU-MZ 

60 1

National Gallery of Art 1985-2003 

60 2

National Palace Museum 1970-1993 

60 3

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 1964-2004 

60 4

The Newark Museum 1972-1986 

60 5

NA 

60 6

NE-NZ 

60 7

Oberin College [Allen Memorial Art Museum] 1970-1996 

60 8

Ohio State University 1971-2002 

60 9

60 10

Philadelphia Museum of Art 1963-2003 

61 1

Princeton University 1964-1992 

61 2

PA-PE 

61 3

PH-PZ 

61 4

Rijksmuseum 1971-2004 

61 5

Royal Ontario Museum 1956-2004 

61 6

RA-RH 

61 7

RI-RZ 

61 8

Saint Louis Art Museum 1983-1990 

61 9

Smith, Kelvin and Eleanor 1971-1989 

61 10

Smithsonian Insitution, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art 1958-1989 

62 1

Smithsonian Insitution, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art 1990-2003 

62 2

Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst 1968-2002 

62 3

Sung, Hou-Mei [Ishida] 1981-1999 

62 4

SA-SC 

62 5

SE-SH 

62 6

SI-SR 

62 7

ST 

63 1

SU-SZ 

63 2

Tielke, Homer H. 1984-1985 

63 3

Tokyo National Museum 1974-1995 

63 3

Tokyo National Museum 1997-2003 

63 4

TA-TE 

63 5

TI-TZ 

63 6

Ulak, Jim 1983-1994 

63 7

University of California [mostly Berkeley, James Cahill] 1957-1998 

63 8

Univeristy of Chicago 1964-1995 

64 1

University of Kansas [Spencer Art Museum] 1964-1993 

64 2

University of Michigan 1963-1980 

64 3

University of Michigan 1981-1999 

64 4

University of 

64 5

64 6

Victoria and Albert Museum 1972-1995 

64 7

64 8

Wade, Jeptha H. 1973-1992 

65 1

Walters Art Gallery 1978-1995 

65 2

WA-WH 

65 3

WI-WZ 

65 4

XYZ 

65 5

Unidentified 

65 6

Internal/Memoranda 

Box Folder

Cunningham, Michael 1986-1994 

65 7

Cunningham, Michael 1995-2003 

65 8

Lerner, Martin 1966-1971 

65 9

Little, Stephen 1987-1988 

66 1

Pearlstein, Elinor 1980-1986 

66 2

Wilson, Keith 1988-1991 

66 3

Wilson, Keith 1992 

66 4

Wilson, Keith 1993 

66 5

Wilson, Keith 1994 

66 6

Memoranda 1973-1987 

66 7

Memoranda 1988-1990 

66 8

Memoranda 1991 

66 9

Memoranda January-June 1992 

67 1

Memoranda July-December 1992 

67 2

Memoranda 1993-2002 

67 3

Chief Curator Diane de Grazia 1994-1996 

67 4

Chief Curator Diane de Grazia 1997-2001 

67 5

Conservation 1986-2002 

67 6

Deputy Director William S. Talbot 1987-1995 

67 7

Design Office [renovation] 1998-1999 

67 8

Development 1986-1997 

67 9

Director's Office: Evan Turner 1983-1987 

68 1

Director's Office: Evan Turner 1988-1992 

68 2

Director's Office: Robert Bergman 1993-1994 

68 3

Director's Office: Robert Bergman 1995-1999 

68 4

Education 1984-1992 

68 5

Education 1994-2003 

68 6

Exhibition Proposals 

68 7

Exhibitions 1997-2003 

68 8

Extensions 1994, 1998 

68 9

Publications 1979-2002 

69 2

Library 1979-1996 

69 1

Marketing and Communication 1992-2001 

69 3

Product Development [rights and reproductions] 1992-1997 

69 4

Registrar 1977-1992 

69 5

Registrar, computerization 1987 

69 7

Registrar, publications with CMA objects 1982-1993 

69 8

Registrar 1993-1995 

69 6

Textiles 

69 9

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Loans 

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically by date of scheduled loan, 1965, 1974-2006, and include proposed, canceled, and declined loans. For loans traveling to multiple venues the date of the first venue is used for filing. Small files were combined into a single folder with page separators. Larger files were kept separate and filed before their respective year. There are very few documents about loans to the museum. Exhibitions organized by other departments were treated as loans and can be found in this series.

Box Folder

1965 - Miniatures and Small Sculptures of India - University of Florida 1965 

69 7

1974-1976 

69 8

1977-1978 

70 1

1978-1979 

70 2

1978-1979 

70 3

1979-1980 

70 4

1980 

70 5

1,000 Years of Japanese Art (650-1650) from the Cleveland Museum of Art - Japan House Gallery 1981 March 25 - 1981 May 17 

70 6

Manifestation of Siva - Philadelphia Museum of Art 1981 February 1 - 1982 May 30 

70 7

1980-1982 

71 1

1982-1984 

71 2

1984 

71 3

1984-1985 

71 4

1985 

71 5

1985 

72 1

1986 

72 2

1987 

72 3

1988-1989 

72 4

Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: the Art of Pala India - The Dayton Art Institute 1989 November 11 - 1990 August 26 

72 5

Sacred Mountains in Chinese Art - Kranner Art Museum 1990 November 9 - 1991 March 31 

72 6

1990 

73 1

Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration - National Gallery 1991 October 12 - 1992 January 1 

73 2

1991 

73 3

1991-1992 

73 4

Imperial Paintings of the Ming Dynasty: the Zhe School - Dallas Museum of Art 1993 January 15 - 1993 August 15 

73 5

1993 

73 6

Rimpa Exhibition - Nagoya City Museum 1994 April 23 - 1994 May 22 

74 1

Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism 850-1850 - Spencer Museum of Art 1994 August 28 - 1994 October 9 

74 2

All that Glitters: Great Silver Vessels from Cleveland - Cleveland Museum of Art 1994 November 23 - 1995 January 8 

74 3

1994 

74 4

Hagiyaki Japanese Pottery Exhibition - Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art 1995 October 18 - 1995 November 26 

74 5

1995 

74 6

Wisdom and Compassion: the Sacred Art of Tibet - Tibet House New York 1996 May 1 - 1998 March 16 

74 7

Legacy of Japanese Art - Chiba City Museum of Art 1996 October 1 - 1996 November 16 

75 1

1996 

75 2

Dancing to the Flute - The Art Gallery of New South Wales 1997 June 12 - 1997 August 24 

75 3

1997 

75 4

1997-1998 

75 5

Koshigaraki - The Shigaraki Jar in the Middle Ages - Miho Museum 1999 September 1 - 1999 December 15 

75 6

The World of Enno-Gyoja and Shugendoh: Secret Treasures of Mountain Asceticicism - Osaka Municipal Museum of Art 1999 September 11 - 1999 December 5 

76 1

1999 

76 2

Intimate Rituals and Personal Devotions: Spiritual Art through the Ages - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art 2000 August 12 - 2001 January 14 

76 3

2000 

76 4

Monet & Japan - National Gallery of Australia 2001 March 10 - 2001 June 11 

76 5

Buddha, Transcending Space and Time - Art Gallery of New South Wales 2001 November 10 - 2002 February 2 

77 1

2002 

77 2

Himalayas: an Aesthetic Adventure - Art Institute of Chicago 2003 March 29 - 2003 June 8 

77 3

The Circle of Bliss: the Meditational Art of Tibet and Nepal - Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA] 2003 October 5 - 2004 May 9 

77 4

2003 

78 1

2004 

78 3

Canceled 1995-2006 

78 4

2003 

78 5

Declined 1986-2005 

78 5

Miscellaneous 1988-2000 

78 6

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Subject Files 

Scope and Contents note

Largely departmental files with the bulk concerning museum objects: acquisition, deaccessioning, and conservation.

Box Folder

Stanislaw Czuma 2003 

79 6

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Chinese Museum Training Initiative 2002 

79 7

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Chinese Museum Professionals 2003 

79 8

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Chinese Museum Professionals 2004 

79 9

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Chinese Museum Professionals - Correspondence 2002-2004 

79 10

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Chinese Museum Professionals - Curricula Vitae 

79 11

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Chinese Museum Professionals - Reports by Fellows 2003-2004 

79 12

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Chinese Museum Professionals - Reports [Chinese] 2001-2002 

80 1

Annual Reports 1985-1993 

80 2

Annual Reports 1994-1997 

80 3

Annual Reports 1995-2000 

80 4

Art to Go - Docent Packets by Lisa Robertson 1999 

80 5

Asian Art Galleries 1985-2002 

80 6

Asian Art Galleries - Rotations 

80 7

Asian Art Storage 1993-1996 

81 1

Budget 1999-2004 

81 2

Cambodia - Ankor Wat [Pracownie Konserwacji Zabytkow] 1987-1999 

81 3

Cambodia - Ankor Wat [ephemera] 1987-1993 

81 4

Census of Cleveland Private Collections - Kelvin Smith Collection 

81 5

Chinese Music Project 1984 

81 6

Chinese Painting Survey circa 1987 

81 7

Chinese Pottery and Porcelain [photocopies of collection cards] 

81 8

CMA/CWRU Joint Program in Art History and Museum Studies 1973-1976 

81 9

Collections Policy circa 1996 

81 10

College Art Association of American - Annual Meeting - Style in East Java by Robin Tennt 1958 

82 1

Conferences/Symposia - Sasanian Silver 1969 

82 2

Conferences/Symposia - 30th International Congress Orientalists, Mexico 1976 

82 3

Conferences/Symposia - Eight Dynasties [publication of] 1980-1991 

82 4

Conferences/Symposia - Chinese Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties 1989 May 5-7 

82 5

Conferences/Symposia - Fire and Water: Cultural Exchange between Ancient Korea and Japan 1996 October 26 

82 6

Conferences/Symposia - A Collecting Odyssey, James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection 1997 

82 7

Conservation - Ephraim Jose Oriental Painting Conservator 1988-1999 

82 8

Conservation - Ephraim Jose Oriental Painting Conservator 2000-2004 

82 9

Conservation - Examination and Treatment Reports 

83 1

Conservation - Handa Kysuseido Co., Ltd. [Handa Tatsuji, Ephraim Jose, Haruo Igaki] 1986-1990 

83 2

Conservation - Handa Kysuseido Co., Ltd. 1991-1998 

83 3

Conservation - Handa Kysuseido Co., Ltd. [estimates] 2001-2003 

83 4

Conservation - Keiko Mizushima and Roger Keyes 1973-1988 

83 5

Conservation - Kentaro Kami 1990-1993 

83 6

Conservation - Kyoto National Museum of Art [Miroku, 1983.18] 1992 

83 7

Conservation - Metropolitan Museum of Art 1993-1998 

83 8

Conservation - National Endowment for the Arts 1984-1986 

83 9

Conservation - Nakamura Komeido [1990.16] 1986-1990 

84 1

Conservation - Oka Bokkodo Co., Ltd. 1985-1986, 1997-1998 

84 2

Conservation - Priority Lists/Budgets 1986-2002 

84 3

Conservation - Sir Robert Bruce-Gardner [1987.146] 2000-2001 

84 4

Conservation - Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties 1991-1996 

84 5

Conservation - Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties 1997 

84 6

Conservation - Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties 1998-2001 

84 7

Conservation - The Usami Shokakudo Co. Ltd. 1989-1996 

84 8

Conservation - The Usami Shokakudo Co. Ltd. 1997-2001 

85 1

Conservation - Work Schedules 1989-1993 

85 2

Contact Lists 

85 3

Courrier Training 2000-2001 

85 4

Curatorial Division Quarterly Reports [newsletters] 1996-1998 

85 5

Curriculae Vitae 

85 6

Design Problems Task Force 1994-1997 

88 1

Exhibition Committee Meetings [planning] 1999-2002 

88 2

Festschrift for Fr. Harrie Vanderstappen 1989-1995 

88 3

Festschrift for Fr. Harrie Vanderstappen [Monumenta Serica] 1990-1995 

88 4

First Thursdays 1974, 1990-1992 

88 5

Foreign Owned Firms in Greater Cleveland 1990 

88 6

Grants 1994-1995 

88 7

Histories - Asian Collection circa 1995 

88 8

Histories - Asian Department circa 1989 

88 9

Japanese Consumption Tax [Nippon/Conservation?] 1993 

88 10

Korean Arts Day 1993 Ocotober 23 

88 11

Kreiling, Randall 1983 

88 12

Labels - Indian 1990-1992 

89 1

Labels - Indian Manuscript Painting 1996 

89 2

Labels - Indian Miniature Painting 1993 

89 3

Labels - Orders for Labels 1987-1992 

89 4

Labels - Pinyin 1988 

89 5

Labels - Tibetan [1993?] 

89 6

Lecture - Beautiful Particulars: the Settings for Sixteenth Century Japanese Art circa 2000 

89 7

National Endowment for the Humanities - the John C. and Susan L. Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art 1997 

89 8

Nazi War Loot - Lubomirski Durers 2001 

89 9

Paintings - Calligraphy - Rubbings per HMS010912-cd-r 

89 10

Publications - Handbook 1987-1989 

89 11

Publications - Masterworks of Asian Art 1994-1996 

89 12

Publications - Tuti-Nama: Tales of a Parrot 1974-1977 

90 1

Publications - Tuti-Nama: Tales of a Parrot - Dr. Manfred Kramer [Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt] 1973-1977 

90 2

Publications - Tuti-Nama: Tales of a Parrot - Mehmed A. Simsar 1974-1976 

90 3

Research Materials - [suspected] Fakes/Forgeries 

90 4

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao 

90 5

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - [early drafts?] 

90 6

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Lists, Analyses 

90 7

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Six Dynasties [6 DY] 

90 8

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Tang & 5 Dynasty 

90 9

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Sung I 

91 1

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Sung II 

91 2

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Sung II 

91 3

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Yuan III 

91 4

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Yuan III 

92 1

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Ming 

92 2

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Unlikely 

92 3

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Seals 

92 4

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Collection by Artist 

93 1

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Collection by Artist 

93 2

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Collection by Various Schema 

93 3

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Dead [pictures probably not from the collection] 

93 4

Research Materials - Liang Ch'ing-Piao - Statistic Chart of Painters 

93 5

Research Materials - Sherman E. Lee's Notes on Chinese Objects [probably for exhibition Chinese Landscape Painting 1954, include CMA 1915.66-73, 1948.214 1932.15,1953.126, 1933.220, 1948.140, 1952.283, 1953.630, 1953.629, 1954.126, 1954.262, 1954.263, 1952.588] 

93 6

Research Materials - Sherman E. Lee's Notes on Palace Collection Taiwain 1960 

93 7

Research Materials - Tani Buncho 8 Views [Katsuhiro Kobayashi] 1980-1981 

93 8

Research Materials - [1984.45] Ten Bamboo Studio Painting and Calligraphy Handbook (Shizhuhai Shuhua 

93 9

Research Materials - [Translations of Artwork?] circa 1988 

93 10

Research Materials - Two Books in Chinese Painting 

94 1

Sabbatical [Czuma] - applications, correspondence 

94 2

Smith, Kelvin - TR15602/# 

94 3

Smith, Kelvin [estate of], appraisal 1985-1986 

94 4

Staff Cost Efficiency Committee [Keith Wilson] 1992-1993 

94 5

Travel [Wai-kam Ho] Fall 1974 

94 6

Travel - China 1975-1985 

94 7

Travel - Japan [Michael Cunningham] 1987 

94 8

Travel - Tibet [proposal] 1989 

94 9

Travel - Japan Summer 1990 

94 10

Travel - Tibet/China 1990 May 

94 11

Travel [Michael Cunningham] 1993-1995 

94 12

Travel [Keith Wilson] 1994-1995 

94 13

Travel - Japan 1998 February 

95 1

Travel - Mongolia 1999 

95 2

Travel - India 2000-2001 

95 3

Travel [Michael Cunningham] 2001-2002 

95 4

Visitors - Asian Study Room Viewing 1989-1996 

95 5

Visitors - Oriental Department Guest Book 1962-1978 

95 6

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