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“The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the…



"The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, will release their entire collections online Jan. 1, 2015, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks have never before been seen by the public, and more than 90 percent of the images will be in high resolution and without copyright restrictions for noncommercial use."

For more, see “Freer and Sackler Galleries to Release Complete Digitized Collection Jan. 1, 2015" (15 Dec 2014)

“Theatre in a Temple” – image from the Bancroft Collection…



Theatre in a Temple" - image from the Bancroft Collection hosted at Visualising China, an interactive resource of online historical images.

Think you may know the location of this theatre? Visualising China is a resource that crowd-sources data and welcomes suggestion. See the main link above to share your knowledge.

“A digital archive recently launched by the Bancroft Library…



"A digital archive recently launched by the Bancroft Library sheds new light on the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and their resettlement immediately following the war.

The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study Digital Archive is based on interdisciplinary academic research conducted by trained observers reporting from “war relocation centers.” The collection includes nearly 100,000 original manuscript items — among them personal narratives never before made public…”

For more, see Cathy Cockrell, “An Online Archive Sheds Light on WWII Japanese-American Internment,” UC Berkeley News Center (19 May 2014).

Image: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Tom Kobayashi, portrait, Manzanar Relocation Center….



Tom Kobayashi, portrait, Manzanar Relocation Center. 1943.

Photographer: Ansel Adams
Digital ID: (digital file from original neg.) ppprs 00218 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppprs.00218
Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington DC. Link

From “Ansel Adams’s Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar" — find the full collection here, including Ansel Adam’s own note as he bequeathed it to the Library and the American people in 1965.

Detail from scroll, whale fishing in Hizen-no-kuni from…



Detail from scroll, whale fishing in Hizen-no-kuni

from 小児の弄鯨一件の巻, held at National Archives of Japan (call no. 176-0091)

For the full scroll, digitally scanned, and others in their online collection, see the National Archives of Japan - Digital Archive, with diverse collections of documents, maps, scrolls, photographs, drawings, posters, and more.

Korea, ca. 1904 Description: “The scene probably shows…



Korea, ca. 1904

Description: “The scene probably shows people waiting for the procession of Min Yong-hwan’s funeral, sitting near one of the gates, either ‘Namdaemun’ (Sounth Gate) or ‘Tongdaemun’ (East Gate)”

Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library

Identifier: 1260.60.09.44.03

Link to image in Flickr Commons Archive