Kiyooka Eiichi

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Occupation influences on Librarianship in Japan, 1945-1952
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Kiyooka Eiichi, 1902 - 1997, grandson of the founder of Keio University, Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835-1901), came to the USA to study and received a BA in English Literature from Cornell University in 1927. As Director of the International Liaison Department at Keio University, he played a very important role in facilitating and sustaining the establishment of the Japan Library School. He was the primary contact for Robert L. Gitler, the founding director of the School.

Biographical sources include his wife's memoir: But the ships are sailing.