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   Gary Y. Okihiro Papers, 1954-2017

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gary Y. Okihiro Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, research files, lectures, essays, papers, dissertations, teaching materials, and audio visual materials produced and used by Gary Y. Okihiro during his academic life.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1812
Bib ID:12444537 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Okihiro, Gary Y., 1945-
Title:Gary Y. Okihiro Papers, 1954-2017
Physical description:15 linear feet (13 boxes)
Language(s): In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: Series I: Dissertation, Research and Publications; Series II: Teaching Files.

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Description

Scope and Content

The archive reflects his teaching, research, and service to the university and profession while at Humboldt State University (Arcata, California), Santa Clara University (California), Cornell University (New York), and Columbia. At Humboldt, he served as coordinator of its Ethnic Studies Program; at Santa Clara, he was director of that institution's Ethnic Studies Program; at Cornell, he was the director of its Asian American Studies Program; and at Columbia, he was the founding director of its Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.

The archive is comprised of materials which reflect his teaching, research, and service to the university and profession. The bulk of his papers are in Columbia's University Archives, while other research materials, including rare Botswana books, photocopies of archival documents primarily from the National Archives, and other published ephemera are at the Gary Y. Okihiro Library in the Asian American Center, Yale University (New Haven). One copy of all of his publications is in his library at Yale. The two collections are cross-referenced in the indexes to both collections.

Series I: Dissertation, Research and Publications

Columbia Boxes 1-2 relate to holdings at Yale’s Asian American Cutural Center, New Haven, Yale Box 1

Series II: Teaching Files

Curriculum Vitae

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gary Y. Okihiro Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed by Elfriede Michi Barall, 5/31/2016

Papers processed by Leo Genjiro Amino, 4/20/2017

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion April 7, 2017 Finding aid written in English
    2017-04-07 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Asian American history and culture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Asian Americans--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Censorship--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cultural pluralism--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Culture conflict--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hawaii--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
HistoriansPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kwena (African people)--Kinship.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lange, Dorothea.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Molepolole (Botswana)--Genealogy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Okihiro, Gary Y., 1945-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pineapple--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Popular culture--Hawaii.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Racism--United States--History--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Ethnic relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Race relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Gary Y. Okihiro is an Asian American author and scholar. He is a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University in New York City and the founding director of Columbia's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. Okihiro received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976.

Okihiro is the originator of "social formation theory," which he defines as the forms and processes of power in society to oppress and exploit. By forms, he means the discourses and practices of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation, and by processes, he refers to the articulations and intersections of those social categories. Power is agency, while oppression is the restriction of agency, and exploitation, the expropriation of land and labor. Okihiro has also proposed a field of study that he calls "Third World studies" from the "Third World curriculum" demanded by students of the Third World Liberation Front in 1968. Third World studies, he contends, is the correct name for the field now known as "ethnic studies." He explains that name switch and some of its consequences in his book, "Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation" (2016).

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