Collection MS/MS 01.111 - Sen Katayama Master's Thesis and Collection of Correspondence 1895-1898 1895

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US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.111

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Sen Katayama Master's Thesis and Collection of Correspondence 1895-1898 1895

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((1859-1933))

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Sen Katayama (1859-1933) graduated from Iowa College in 1892 and completed some graduate studies at Andover Theological Seminary and at Yale University. He worked as a university instructor and a Christian Sunday school teacher upon return to his native Japan but became increasingly active in labor and socialist causes as well. By the time of his burial in the walls of the Kremlin, Katayama had traveled widely and served as an officer in the Comintern.

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(1825-1911)

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Leonard Fletcher Parker was a professor of Greek and Latin at Grinnell College from 1860-70 and of History from 1888-98. In the interim he taught at the University of Iowa. Parker was involved with the public schools, with the Underground Railroad, and with many aspects of life in the Grinnell area. He died in 1911 after the publication of his last book, History of Poweshiek County.

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This collection consists of seven handwritten letters from Sen Katayama to L.F. Parker (one with its original envelope), written from 1895-1898, the manuscript copy of Katayama's Master's thesis, and one photocopy of the thesis. Additionally, the collection includes two small notes believed to be from L.F. Parker.

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

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This collection is open for research.

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Pamphlet file 52 pK15 contains various items related to Katayama, including: his Iowa College transcript, photographs of him throughout his life, photographs of a memorial at his birthplace, a biographical article published in the Grinnell College Scarlet & Black, and socialist newsletters.

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