Series 1: Personal, 1964-2012
This series consists of Professor Goodman's CV as well as correspondence, academic records, photographs, and other materials related to the personal life of David Goodman. This series also contains Professor Goodman's letters and reflective essays written during his first trip to Okayama and Hiroshima, Japan, in the mid-1960s. This series is organized alphabetically.
Series 2: Research Files, 1967-2011
This series contains correspondence, slides, notes, grant applications, conference papers, lectures, newspaper clippings, and translations. Also included are research files and interview transcripts for Goodman's unpublished manuscript, Voices and Faces of Israel. Finally, this series contains published and unpublished interviews of David Goodman in both English and Japanese. This series is arranged alphabetically.
Series 3: Course Materials, 1981-2009
This series includes David Goodman's teaching materials, handouts, lecture notes, and assignments for Asian Studies, Japanese, and East Asian Languages and Cultures courses at the University of Illinois. This series is arranged first alphabetically by course number and chronologically therein.
Series 4: Drafts, 1969-2010
This series contains drafts of unpublished manuscripts and articles by David Goodman. Many drafts are handwritten in Japanese. Drafts are listed chronologically.
Series 5: Publications, 1968-2012
This series contains books, articles, reviews and published translations authored by David Goodman, organized chronologically.
Series 6: Photographs, 1966-2004
This series contains photographs, most of them taken by David Goodman during his numerous trips to Japan. This series is organized chronologically.
Series 7: Theatre Posters, 1969-1999
This series consists of Japanese theatre posters collected by David Goodman. This series is organized alphabetically.