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E. H. Sawada collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC035

Scope and Content Note

The collection is composed of three Japanese woodblock prints presumably from the late 19th or early 20th century showing female prostitute travelers and a ship of good fortune. Also included is a letter from E. H. Sawada to Bates College sociology professor Anders Myhrman explaining the prints and the associated Japanese customs they represent.


  • late 19th-early 20th century?


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



A small collection of Japanese erotic prints compiled and interpreted by E. H. Sawada.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Presented to the College by Anders Myhrman, June 12, 1970. (Given to him by Sawada at an earlier point.) Accession No.: xx-035.

Processing Information

Description by Kat Stefko, 2006.

Finding aid updated by Pat Webber, 2023.

Guide to the E. H. Sawada collection, late 19th-early 20th century?
Edited Full Draft
Kat Stefko
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Description is in: English
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Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

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