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ERIC Number: ED352956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-10
Pages: 64
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A Guide to the Ohio University Libraries' LAFCADIO HEARN Collection, with Desiderata List and Survey of Hearn Collections in U.S. Research Libraries.
Somers, Amy Borgstrom
This paper accomplishes three objectives. It describes the holdings of the Ohio State University Libraries that are either by or about Lafcadio Hearn, a minor literary figure important primarily for his role as one of the first Westerners to appreciate and convey his understanding of Japanese culture. The Ohio University Collection includes 43 volumes about Hearn, 145 books by him, and a video, a total of 189 items. The guide is annotated and divided into three sections: bibliographies, works about Hearn, and works by Hearn. It includes periodical literature, dissertations, and sections of larger works. Second, the paper includes a desirata list to assist the Ohio University Libraries Department of Archives and Special Collections in making acquisition decisions to enhance the Hearn collection. In an attempt to limit the scope of this project, only titles written by Hearn have been analyzed for edition, and only those written during his lifetime have been analyzed for issue, state, or binding variant. Third, 23 research libraries were surveyed in an attempt to determine the extent and general content of their Hearn collections. The survey showed that the most extensive holdings by and about Hearn are the research libraries at Harvard, Tulane, and Columbia Universities, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Library of Congress and Tulane have the largest manuscript collections, with Harvard and the New York Public Library also holding extensive collections. (Contains 8 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio