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Tennessee Meiji Gakuin School Speech and Clippings

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0607

This collection houses excerpts of a speech given by University of Tennessee President Lamar Alexander and newspaper clippings documenting the opening of the Meiji Gakuin high school in Sweetwater, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1989 May 4

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses excerpts of a speech given by University of Tennessee President Lamar Alexander and newspaper clippings documenting the opening of the Meiji Gakuin high school in Sweetwater, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Meiji Gakuin, a university located in Tokyo, opened the Tennessee Meiji Gakuin school (the first fully-accredited Japanese high school in America) in 1989 in Sweetwater. Although initially successful, enrollment decreased rapidly after 9/11 and the subsequent economic slowdown in both the United States and Japan, and the school was forced to close its doors in March of 2007.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480