Germaine Louise Fuller papers, 1972-1994

Overview of the Collection

Fuller, Germaine L., 1945-
Germaine Louise Fuller papers
1972-1994 (inclusive)
1 linear feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
The Fuller papers includes teaching materials, photographs, original essays written by Fuller, and information on the Japanese Garden that Fuller designed on the Willamette University campus.
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
Telephone: 5033706866
Fax: 5033706141
Access Restrictions

Papers are open to researchers.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Germaine Louise Fuller was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma on June 10, 1945 and grew up in Sacramento, California. She received her BA from Reed College in 1967, her MA from the University of Oregon in 1971, and her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1984.

After teaching Asian Art History at a number of colleges, including Lane Community College and the University of Vermont, Fuller came to Willamette University in 1986 to teach Asian Art History.

In addition to her work at the university, Fuller was a Consulting Curator of Chinese Art at the Portland Art Museum, a member of the Chinese Garden Society of Portland and designed an exhibit of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum that was on display at the time of her death.

Fuller served on the boards of directors for organizations in Portland such as the Classical Chinese Garden Society and the Northwest Regional China Council as well as working with the Northwest Regional China Council and the Portland-Suzhou Educational Exchange Committee to develop an educational exchange program agreement between Suzhou University and the Portland Consortium of Colleges and Universities.

Fuller died on March 31, 1994. Her best remembered contribution to Willamette University is the Japanese Garden, which was dedicated in her name following her death. Colleagues and students helped Fuller create this garden and she felt it was the work that linked her to Willamette University in a unique way.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Fuller papers contain copies of essays used in teaching, course syllabi, photographs of art exhibits and Fuller's trip to China, original essays written by Fuller, information on the Japanese Garden Fuller designed at Willamette University, and a folder of biographical material on Fuller's life and work.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Germaine Louise Fuller papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Papers retain the order they had when given to the archives.

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Professor Emeritus Roger Hull, 2011

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Courses/type etc./Xerox undated
1 2 ISB 340 Taoism, Zen and Art in East Asia undated
1 3 Mote, F. Intellectual Foundation of China undated
1 4 340 undated
1 5 H. J. 9 Completed typing undated
1 6 China poetry undated
1 7 Art 71 Lecture Notes undated
1 8 340/710 undated
1 9 J Prints/Impressionism 1987 Spring
1 10 Japan articles, etc. undated
1 11 China lecture notes undated
1 12 Art 213 Art Survey/Culture of China undated
1 13 Colby-MFA Show Installation undated
1 14 Japanese Garden undated
1 15 Geri undated
1 16 Japanese Garden Statements undated
1 17 Course syllabi undated
1 18 "The Ocean in the Sand" undated
1 19 Copyright permission for "The Ocean in the Sand" undated
1 20 Descriptions of Portland Art Museum exhibits undated
1 21 Photographs undated
1 22 Japanese Ink Paintings undated
1 23 Kobayashi, "Japanese Architecture" undated
1 24 Course descriptions undated
1 25 Articles, Painting (Yuan-Ch'ing) undated
1 26 Articles about Chinese and Japanese painting undated
1 27 Buddha undated
1 28 China Lecture Notes undated
1 29 Archaeology/Bronzes undated
1 30 Han Tombs undated
1 31 T'ang Tomb Painting 1972
1 32 T'ang-Sung undated
1 33 China essays undated
1 34 China essays undated
1 35 Photographs and negatives of Willamette University's Japanese Garden circa 1990-1999

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Art, Japanese
  • Han Tombs

Personal Names

  • Gautama Buddha
  • Yuan-Ch'ing, 1846-1900

Corporate Names

  • Portland Art Museum (Or.)

Geographical Names

  • China
  • Japan
  • Oregon

Form or Genre Terms

  • Art, Asian


  • Asian art teacher
  • professors (teachers)