Founded in 1837, Knox College is a private liberal arts institution in rural Galesburg, IL located in the western part of the state. The archival collections encompass over 1,200 linear feet of materials in two locations: the Seymour Library and an offsite storage area in the Center for Fine Arts. Included within the varied collections are college publications, personal papers, official records, photographs, oral histories, audiovisual materials, and much more.
While utilizing a document camera and reproduced images, the virtual tour will introduce attendees to the archival collections, as well as the papers of one of the earliest international students at the College, Teruo Okada from Japan. In particular, Okada’s student scrapbook offers a significant and rare glimpse into his college years (1929–1933) when few historically-marginalized students attended Knox College. The well-organized and detailed scrapbook contains photographs, postcards, drawings, news clippings, and other ephemeral materials. Through this tour, attendees will gain a better understanding of early international student life from nearly one hundred years ago. The presentation of the collection will also include instruction and outreach experiences with students, faculty, alumni, and Okada's family.
How to Cite:
Terronez, M., (2021) “Touring the Teruo Okada Papers at Knox College”, MAC Annual Meeting Presentations 2021(1).