Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups
Log In | Contact UsView Cart (0)
Search PDF lists

Theodore F. Welch Papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Japan Foundation





Contact us about this collection

Finding Aid for Theodore F. Welch Papers, 1972-1993 | The American Library Association Archives

By (Unknown)

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Theodore F. Welch Papers, 1972-1993Add to your cart.

ID: 97/1/41

Primary Creator: Welsh, Theodore F. (1933-)

Extent: 2.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged by subject and chronological by date thereunder

Date Acquired: 06/28/1993. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), Japan-America Conference, Japan-Libraries, Japan-U.S. Conf on Librairies and Information Science in Higher

Languages: English, Japanese

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal papers of Theodore F. Welch, relating to U.S. - Japanese conferences and publications, contains materials for IFLA conferences (1985-86), includes the International Conference on Japanese Information (1987), the 4th (1988) and 5th (1992) U.S. Japan conferences, and related publications, Japan Honors America (1988), photographs from the first U.S. Japan conference (1969), the IFLA conference (1986), and other visits and conferences.

Biographical Note

Theodore F. Welch was born in Los Angeles, California in 1933. Before his career in librarianship, Welsh was interested in music and played with the Air Force bands in New York and Tokyo 1958-1962. In 1963 he received a BA in Music and Asian Studies from the University of Southern California. Welsh received his MLS from the University of California Berkeley in 1965. Welsh worked as a cataloger for the Library of Congress 1965-1967, then moved to Tokyo, Japan where he worked as a regional librarian for the U.S. Information Service 1967-1969. Upon his return to the U.S., Welsh became Assistant University Librarian for Public Services at Northwestern University. In 1973, he took a two-year leave to serve as Chief Information Officer for the United Nations Centre for Regional Development in Nagoya, Japan, and in 1975 Welsh received his PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Tokyo. In 1975 Welsh returned to Northwestern University as Assistant University Librarian for Development. In 1976 Welsh became a lecturer in Japanese and became director of Northwestern University's Center for the Study of U.S.-Japan Relations in 1981. In 1983 he became Director of University Libraries at Northern Illinois University. Throughout his career, Welsh published several books on Japanese librarianship and libraries in Japan.

Subject/Index Terms

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
Japan-America Conference
Japan-U.S. Conf on Librairies and Information Science in Higher

Administrative Information

Repository: The American Library Association Archives

Accruals: 8/22/2016

Acquisition Source: Theodore Welch

Other Note: 2 Pages

Other URL:

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Japan Foundation],
[Series 2: Conferences],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: Publications],

Series 5: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Table of Contents and Correspondence, 1972, 1974, 1976-1977, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Japan Honors America and Related Publications, Research Correspondence, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Japanese Conference ProceedingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Japanese Translation Correspondence, 1985-1986Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Japan Foundation],
[Series 2: Conferences],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: Publications],

Illinios I-Mark Logo
Page Generated in: 0.132 seconds (using 81 queries).
Using 6.82MB of memory. (Peak of 7.06MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign