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Iwao Frederick Ayusawa correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-008
This collection is comprised of the personal correspondence of Iwao Frederick Ayusawa.


  • 1945, 1950-1954


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1 folders

Biographical note

Iwao Frederick Ayusawa was born Oct. 15, 1894, and died Nov. 30, 1972 in France. In 1911 he went to Hawaii as a recipient of the Friend Peace Scholarship. He graduated from Haverford College in 1917 where he concentrated his studies in the fields of sociology and social service (especially social and labor problems). After graduating from Haverford, he attended New York School of Social Work affiliated with Columbia University. His major field of study was labor problems and his Phd dissertation [dedicated to Margaret Loring Thomas] was titled "Inter­national Labor Legislation" which was finished after he attended the First Session of the International Labor Conference held at Washington, D.C., in 1919. After graduating from Columbia in 1920, he went to Geneva, Switzerland to serve the Japanese Delegation to the International Labor Organization, later working there as an ILO staff member. In 1934 he returned to Japan to take the position of Director of the Tokyo Branch Office of the ILO until 1939 and the advent of WWII. After the war, he served on the Central Labor Relations Board until 1948 when he left to attend international conferences. In 1952 he joined the faculty of International Christian University in Japan.

[sources for above: Dictionary of Quaker Biography; Haverford College, Haverford PA, Ayusawa papers; his books "A History of Labor in Modern Japan" (c1966) and "Postwar Developments in Organized Labor" (c1953)]



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MC.969 Iwao Frederick Ayusawa Papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.
Iwao Frederick Ayusawa correspondence, 1945-1954
Kara Flynn
January 2016
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