USC Libraries is home to the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection which includes a significant number of Japanese translations and adaptations of Carroll’s work, as well as Japanese works inspired by the Carrollian Universe including literature, art, clothing, ephemera, film, and music. It is believed to be the largest collection of Japanese materials related to Alice anywhere outside of Japan. With more translations of Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass than any other language, it is clear that the young girl Lewis Carroll created has captured the Japanese imagination in a way that few literary characters can claim, and the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection provides scholars with an opportunity to explore this in detail.
To find Japanese materials in the collection please refer to the Bibliography. Materials in the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection are available to view in Special Collections, and must be requested in advance of your visit through the Specialized Research Collection Request System (Aeon).