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Frances Clapp Collection on Agero Nosei

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-15

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of correspondence and notes collected by Frances Clapp regarding Pacific University alumnus and Japanese national Agero Nosei, including a biography (in Japanese) of Nosei.


  • 1890-1920


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and Japanese.

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.

Biographical Note

Agero Nosei (1852-1895), native of Tokigawa Shogunate in Japan, was a 1876 graduate of Pacific University. Nosei came to the United States in 1870 and returned to Japan following his graduation from the university. In Japan he worked in the education field, as as professor and principal of various schools. He also served in the ministry of education and spent the last few years of his life writing and publishing various educational works.

Pacific University was one of the first univesities in the United States to grant degrees to students from Japan. In 1891 the university awarded Nosei an honorary master of arts.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)


Collection consists of correspondence and notes about Agero Nosei, a 1876 graduate of Pacific University.


No accruals are expected.
Guide to the Frances Clapp Collection on Agero Nosei
Eva Guggemos
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Finding aid written in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

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