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Pacific Intercultural Institute Records

Identifier: RG-5-11

Scope and Contents

This collection includes records of finances, correspondence and programs of the Pacific Intercultural Institute from the 1980s through the 1990s. The collection is divided into three series, based on the source of the records. Series 1 contains records emanating from the Pacific University President's Office. Series 2 contains records from the Provost's Office. Series 3 contains records from miscellaneous sources. Whenever possible, files were kept in their original order and the original labels were transcribed.


  • 1985-1999


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Historical Note

The Pacific Intercultural Institute was program at Pacific University that focused on developing curricula in Asian cultures and languages, especially Japanese. It was funded by a grant from the Matsushita Foundation in 1988. Its mission was "to create and further an intercultural curriculum and understanding of issues that face the peoples of the Pacific region for the knowledge and awareness of the larger Pacific University student community." The group was led by an executive board, called the Pacific Foundation, which included Pacific University's Vice President of Academic Affairs (the University Provost). The stated goals of the Foundation were to make Pacific University a premiere place to study East Asian culture and language in an effort to deepen American-Japanese ties. The institute ran several focus group activities throughout its active years on campus, sponsored study fellowships for American teachers in Japan and hosted Pacific's first Symposium that brought international leaders and business officials to the University. The Institute was no longer active as of the late 2000s, but many of its aims were folded into other programs at Pacific University.


5.5 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

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The Pacific Intercultural Institute was a Pacific University program that focused on building curricula in East Asian languages and cultural studies. This collection includes records of its finances, correspondence and programs from the 1980s-1990s.


No accruals are expected.
Guide to the Pacific Intercultural Institute Records
Michele Castro
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Finding aid written in English.
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

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