William Penn Brooks Papers, 1863-1939 (bulk 1863-1896)

RG 003/1 Brooks

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

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Brooks entered the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1871 and graduated in 1875. In 1877, he accepted an invitation from the Japanese government to continue the work begun by Clark to establish the Sapporo Agricultural School. His papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, an account book, and translations. The letters describe in rich detail life in Japan from the perspective of an American teacher trained in agriculture.

Organization of Collection

  • Series 1. Correspondence, 1868-1938
  • Series 2. Biographical and Historical, 1878-1939
  • Series 3. Photographs, 1881-1887

Collection Details




Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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The collection is open for research.