Hubert Adams scrapbook of Taiwan under Japanese occupation, 1935  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Adams, Hubert
Hubert Adams scrapbook of Taiwan under Japanese occupation
1935 (inclusive)
0.2 linear feet of shelf space, (1 box)
Collection Number
PC 156 (collection)
The Hubert Adams Scrapbook of Taiwan under Japanese Occupation is a series of mainly 4" x 6" photographs of various Taiwanese ceremonies, public buildings, and economic activities.
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.

Japanese, English
Digital Objects

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Hubert Adams (1924-1994) served in China as a member of the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Mr. Adams was an amateur photographer and passed away in Quincy, Washington in 1994.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Hubert Adams Scrapbook of Taiwan under Japanese Occupation consists of 80 photographs, most of which are 4" by 6". The photographs depict numerous scenes from Taiwan, including notable buildings, rituals, and economic activities. Buildings include shrines, government buildings, and public works. Rituals include both religious and state ceremonies. Economic activies include farming, lumbering, and fishing. In addition, the album contains a series of photographs depicting an indigenous Taiwanese group. While the provenance of the scrapbook is unknown prior to its acquisition by Hubert Adams, most photographs include an individual seen seated sixth from the right in the front row of the 8" x 10" photograph mounted on the first page of the scrapbook, who appears to be an official of some sort. Each photograph is labeled in Japanese.

The collection also contains English translations of the Japanese labels recorded by Yoko McGuire in 1995.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

Hubert Adams Scrapbook of Taiwan under Japanese Occupation, 1935

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Scrapbook 1935
1 2 Yoko McGuire translation of photograph labels 1995

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Japan--Colonies--Taiwan--History--20th century.
  • Taiwan--History--1895-1945--Sources.