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John Fee Embree papers

Call Number: MS 976

Scope and Contents

The John F. Embree Papers consist of journals, manuscripts, photographs, woodcuts, reprints, and miscellaneous papers spanning from 1926 to 1950. Most are related to Embree's education and employment as a scholar in Asian studies. Researchers will find additional material in the Edwin Rogers Embree Papers, Manuscript Group No. 198.

Part of the John F. Embree Papers were given to Yale University Library by Mrs. Ella L. Wiswell in 1965 and by Stanford University in 1968. The rest appear to have been transferred from his father's papers.


  • 1926-1950
  • Majority of material found within 1945 - 1950


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of the John F. Embree Papers were given to Yale University Library by Mrs. Ella L. Wiswell in 1965 and by Stanford University in 1968.


2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Miscellaneous papers of John Fee Embree, sociologist and director of Southeast Asia Studies at Yale University, 1950. Two journals of trips to the Far East, 1926 and 1947-1948, the latter accompanied by numerous photographs, postcards, wood cuts, and other illustrations are included. Also in the papers are correspondence and mimeographed memoranda of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council and the Far Eastern Association, 1948-1951, on the advancement of Asian studies in the United States. There are also documents, reports and lecture outlines from the School of Naval Administration, Hoover Institute, 1945-1946, on the Far East and countries in the South Pacific, and manuscripts by Embree on East Asia and the Japanese in America.

Biographical / Historical

John Fee Embree, 1908-1950: sociologist and anthropologist; B.A., University of Hawaii, 1931; M.A., University of Toronto, 1934; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1937; associate professor, sociology, Yale University, 1948-1950; research associate, anthropology and director, Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University, 1950.

Historical Register of Yale University, 1937-1951.

Guide to the John Fee Embree Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
October 1984
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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