Special Collections

General library
name description volume
Ogai Collection

Works of history and literature, biographies, Edo-period maps, Western books collected by Japanese writer Mori Ogai (1862-1922).

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18,800
Katei Collection

Edo-period novels and theater plays collected by Japanese writer Watanabe Katei (1864-1926).

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1,851
Kamei Collection

Collection of Kamei Koreaki (1861-1896), descendant of the Lord of the Tsuwano domain (currently in Shimane Pref.). Primarily holds works on Western fine arts collected during his studies in Germany.

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1,958
Gakken Collection

Chinese and Japanese medical books owned by Prof. Dohi Keizo (1866-1931), also known as Gakken.

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4,618
Shachiku, Chikurei and Chiju Collections Collections of Renga and Haikai poems collected by the haiku poets Ono Shachiku (1872-1913), Tsunoda Chikurei (1856-1919) and Okano Chiju (1860-1932). 6,577
Seishu Collection Classic works of Chinese and Japanese literature collected over three generations by the Watanabe family , from Japan’s Koshu region (Yamanashi Pref.). 25,000
Tanaka Yoshio Collection Works on natural history (botany, zoology, agriculture and forestry) and exhibitions collected by Tanaka Yoshio (1838-1916). 6,000
Nanki Collection Owned by the Tokugawa family of Kishu (Wakayama Pref.), the Nanki collection incorporates a number of private book collections of the Edo period. 96,000
Books Illustrative of English Printing Rare books illustrative of the history of English printing 182
Morse Collection Collection of natural sciences books and materials on Japan donated by Edward S. Morse (1838-1925), an American zoologist who taught at the University of Tokyo. ca. 1,770
Graduate School for Law and Politics / Faculty of Law
name description volume
Gaikotsu Collection Newspapers, magazines, picture postcards edited by Miyatake Gaikotsu (1867-1955), initiator of the faculty’s Meiji Collection of Newspapers and Journals. ca. 720
Yoshino Collection Works on the history of modern Japanese politics collected by Yoshino Sakuzo (1878-1933). 8,716
Makino Newspaper Collection The newspaper collection that botanist Makino Tomitaro ( 1862-1957) used for pressing botanical specimens ca. 5,000
Graduate School of Medical Science / Faculty of Medicine
name description volume
Waldeyer Collection Collection of German anatomist Wilhelm von Waldeyer-Hartz ( 1836- 1921). Books and materials on anatomy, zoology and anthropology. ca. 2,000
Miyake Collection The Miyake families’ collections, over four generations of Miyake Gonsai (1817−1867), Miyake Hiizu (1848−1938), Miyake Koichi (1876−1954) andMiyake Masashi (1908−1969). ca. 1,200
Kure Shuzo Collection Collection of psychiatrist, Prof. Kure Shuzo (1865−1932). Manuscripts on history of medicine. ca.190
Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology / Faculty of Letters
name description volume
Ichikawa Collection 19th and early 20th century English-language literature and materials on linguistics collected by Professor Ichikawa Sanki (1886-1970). 1,200
Hearn Collection Works, translations and research papers by Lafcadio Hearn (Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo , 1850-1904 ) , originally part of the Ichikawa Collection. 303
Motoori Collection Autograph manuscripts and other works by Motoori Norinaga ( 1730- 1801), his descendants and disciples. 3,534
Graduate School of Economics / Faculty of Economics
name description volume
Adam Smith Collection

Private collection of British economist Adam Smith (1723-1790).

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318
Engel Collection

Private collection of German statistician and economist Ernst Engel (1821-1896).

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1,217
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences / College of Arts and Sciences
name description volume
Old Version of Edo Books Books published in the Edo period on Literature 211
Kano Collection Private journal and correspondence of Kano Kokichi ( 1865-1942 ), principal of the Dai-ichi Koto-gakko. ca. 30,000
Kitani Collection Materials on joruri from the late Edo period to the Meiji period collected by joruri and drama specialist Kitani Hogin (1877-1950). 226
Dai Nihon Kaishi Collection Materials on navy and shipbuilding from the late Edo to the Meiji period, collected by Department of the Navy in Japan over 400
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies / Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
name description volume
Ono Collection

Materials related to the history of news media in Japan collected by Professor Ono Hideo (1885-1977), founder of the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies.

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1,144
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
name description volume
Ooki Collection Materials on Chinese law collected in Beijing by lawyer Ooki Kan’ichi (1881-1958). 3,168
Sokodo Collection Ming and Qing dynasty theater plays and novels collected by Nagasawa Kikuya (1902-1980). 3,000
Daiber Collection

Manuscripts and materials on Islamic culture collected by Professor Hans Daiber (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam).

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487
Institute of Social Science
name description volume
Itoi Collection

Documents on the state of Japan’s labor collected by Itoi Kinji ( 1895- 1959 ) , who headed the Tokyo Employment Office ( Tokyo Shokugyo Shokaijo).

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10,500
Records of the Inter- national Military Tribunal for the Far East Court documents and other records of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East held in Tokyo between 1946 and 1948. 454
DGB Collection

Documents and materials of the Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (or DGB, German Trade Union Federation), covering the 1900 to 1970 period.

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ca. 7,000
Historiographical Institute
name description volume
Documents of the Shimazu Family Historical documents from the Heian to the Edo period transmitted among generations of the Shimazu family of Satsuma (Kagoshima Pref.). Designated as a national treasure. ca. 9,500
Documents of the So Family Historical documents belonging to the So family of Tsushima (Nagasaki Pref.). ca. 3,000
Materials Formerly Held by the Tokudaiji Family Historical documents belonging to the Tokudaiji family. ca. 4,400
Documents of the Masuda Family Historical documents of the Masuda family of Iwami ( Shimane Pref . ) dating back to the medieval period. ca. 10,000