This exhibition delves into historical materials focusing on Tane Takahashi, who contributed to the construction of a new university as the first director of the library in the early days of ICU and Elizabeth Vining, who considerably influenced the educational ideas in post-war Japan as a long-time friend of Takahashi. The duo pursued library science, became involved with ICU as librarians, educators and Christians belonging to the Society of Friends who are firm pacifists. Ms. Vining is known as a person who came to Japan in 1946 soon after World War II as a private tutor to the present Emperor, then Crown Prince, and taught him English. Ms. Takahashi is the person who accompanied Ms. Vining as her secretary and interpreter.
This exhibition approached the personalities of Mses. Vining and Takahashi evolving around the friendship of the two. It traces the history of how the two contributed to the construction of a new university, ICU, and furthermore how ICU played its role as a forum of education to achieve peace.
We exhibit materials and pictures about ICU.
You can serch the materials we held.(Campus Only)
There are over 10,000 items that can be viewed, the majority of which come from materials collected for the university’s 50-year history. Please contact the ICU Archives & Special Collections, if you wish to view the original or to ask any other questions. When viewing the archives please be sure to conform to the established procedures.
The archives are to continuously collect, organize, conserve, and make public documents related to ICU’s history. Moreover, the archives will collect and conserve rare books and manuscripts, special collections and other documents that accord with the founding principles of the university in order to pass these on to future generations, and by so doing it shall fulfill its mission to support education and research.
ICU Archives & Special Collections
International Christian University Library 10-2, Osawa 3-chome, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585 Japan
TEL: 0422-33-3668 FAX: 0422-33-3669 Email: library(insert an at mark here)icu.ac.jp