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Gary Y. Okihiro papers, 1939-2018

Summary Information

Abstract

Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, research files, lectures, essays, papers, dissertations, teaching materials, and audio visual materials produced and used by Gary Y. Okihiro during his academic life.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1812
Bib ID 12444537 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Okihiro, Gary Y., 1945-
Title Gary Y. Okihiro papers, 1939-2018
Physical Description 50 linear feet (43 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in nine series.

Description

Scope and Content

The archive reflects his teaching, research, and service to the university and profession while at Humboldt State University (Arcata, California), Santa Clara University (California), Cornell University (New York), and Columbia. At Humboldt, he served as coordinator of its Ethnic Studies Program; at Santa Clara, he was director of that institution's Ethnic Studies Program; at Cornell, he was the director of its Asian American Studies Program; and at Columbia, he was the founding director of its Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.

The archive is comprised of materials which reflect his teaching, research, and service to the university and profession. The bulk of his papers are in Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML), while other research materials, including rare Botswana books, photocopies of archival documents primarily from the National Archives, and other published ephemera are at the Gary Y. Okihiro Library in the Asian American Center, Yale University (New Haven). One copy of all of his publications is in his library at Yale. The two collections are cross-referenced in the indexes to both collections.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gary Y. Okihiro Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

Accruals are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed, Leo Genjiro Amino 04/20/2017.

Revision Description

2017-04-07 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Asian Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Censorship -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cultural pluralism -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Culture conflict -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hawaii -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kwena (African people) -- Kinship Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lange, Dorothea Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Molepolole (Botswana) -- Genealogy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Okihiro, Gary Y., 1945- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pineapple -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Popular culture -- Hawaii Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Ethnic relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Race relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Gary Y. Okihiro is an Asian American author and scholar. He is a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University in New York City and the founding director of Columbia's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. Okihiro received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976.

Okihiro is the originator of "social formation theory" which he defines as the forms and processes of power in society to oppress and exploit. By forms, he means the discourses and practices of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation, and by processes, he refers to the articulations and intersections of those social categories. Power is agency, while oppression is the restriction of agency, and exploitation, the expropriation of land and labor. Okihiro has also proposed a field of study that he calls "Third World studies" from the "Third World curriculum" demanded by students of the Third World Liberation Front in 1968. Third World studies, he contends, is the correct name for the field now known as "ethnic studies." He explains that name switch and some of its consequences in his book"Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation" (2016).