The Asia University America Program was established at OSU in 1988 to bring Japanese students from the Asia University in Tokyo to OSU for intensive English language training as well as classes in American history and culture and physical education. The English Language Institute designed and implemented the program, which was also established at three Washington universities. The program at OSU was closed in August 1994.
These photographs document the programs, activities, and participants of the Asia University America Program (AUAP) at OSU. Subjects include Japanese and American students; AUAP faculty and staff; OSU President John Byrne and Asia University administrators; recreational activities including snow skiing; celebrations (including "Coming of Age" Day) and parties (including Halloween and Christmas); graduation ceremonies; campus buildings and views; athletics and campus events; views of Corvallis, Oregon; and trips by AUAP participants to various Oregon sites and events including the Portland Rose Festival and the Oregon coast.
This collection consists primarily of color prints, some color negatives, and a few b/w prints. Most of the prints have been affixed to self-adhesive photo album pages; the pages have been removed from the albums.
Asia University America Program Photographs (P 209), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.