Wheeler, Post, 1869-1956.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 8.25 linear feet (21 boxes).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection contains Wheeler's correspondence, typescript and notes on "Ho-Dan-Zo", and notes on Japanese customs and folklore. Correspondence, 1909-1946, is mainly with Japanese researchers and translators. Typescript of "Ho-Dan-Zo", his collection of Japanese folk tales, includes Wheeler's emendations. Various notes on "Ho-Dan-Zo" consist of research materials, translations of Japanese stories not used by Wheeler, and some Chinese and Korean tales. Notes on Japanese folklore and customs contain his research notes and other materials, particularly clippings.
Post Wheeler (1869-1956) was an American journalist, diplomat and author. After a career as a poet, journalistand foreign correspondent in Paris and Morocco, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service and served in Japan, Russia, Italy, and consulates in other countries. In addition to publishing books of Russian, Albanian and Hawaiian folklore, he translated and edited a work of Japanese mythology. He collected and translated Japanese folk taleswhich were to be published in ten volumes in 1938 but publication was revoked because of World War II.
Controlled Access Terms
- Wheeler, Post, 1869-1956.
- Folk literature, Japanese.
- Folklore and history -- Japan.
- Japanese wit and humor.
- Storytelling -- Japan.
Additional Creator Name
- Wheeler, Post, 1869-1956. Ho-Dan-Zo.