Japanese Studies *: Japanese Materials in the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection

General research guide for Japan/ Japanese studies, consisting of English and Japanese sources.

Japanese Materials in the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection

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 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.

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).


How to search the Cassady Collection & request items

  1. Go to https://aeon.usc.edu/
  2. Log in or set up a new account if you don't have one.
  3. Visit USC Libraries online catalog.
  4. Go to the Cassady Collection page in the USC Libraries Catalog and search within the defined categories.
  5. Select an item by clicking on it.
  6. To request materials, click "request this item" to the right of the call number.
  7. You may be asked to sign into Aeon at this point.
  8. Fill out form, including the date you'd like to visit.
  9. Submit form, and your request is completed.
  10. Log in to see the status of your request. If the status is "Item on hold," the materials are ready and you will receive an email prompting you to schedule an appointment for the Reading Room.

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