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Walter Hauser papers-addition 1

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2022-0112

Content Description

This addition to the Walter Hauser papers (ViU-2019-0114) contains hand-written and typed notes, correspondence, bibliographies, an address book, research, and proposals belonging to Walter Hauser. This collection includes research on Hauser's expertise in early twentieth-century peasant movements in Bihar state. This includes photocopied village lists and block maps of various regions in India including Darbhanga, Saran, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Bhagalpur, and Gaya as well as case files from 1938 to 1954 from magistrate cases in regions in India. Also included is research on the Tibetan language, doctoral thesis proposals by three of Hauser's students are included, a file on the awarding of tenure to Hauser, and bibliographies, an address book containing the contact information of Hauser's peers, many of which lived and worked abroad. Alongside the address book is an index card book that houses Hauser's notes on a 1936 publication entitled "Searchlight" by Barahiva Tal. Languages represented in this collection include English, Hindi, and Tibetan. Hauser (1927-2019) was the Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He earned his graduate degree in History at the University of Chicago. Hauser became interested in East Asian history as a result of his graduate education and traveled to India on a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research. After receiving his Ph.D., he began work as an assistant professor at the University of Virginia in 1960, remaining until his retirement in 1995. He was initially responsible for East Asian, Chinese, and Japanese course design. Hauser founded the Center for South Asian studies expanding the University’s Asian and world studies program.

Acquisition Type



Transferred by Philip McEldowney, Librarian for Middle Eastern and Asian Studies, 1 March 2022.

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1976-1985


1.4 Cubic Feet (1 cubic box, 1 letter-sized document box)


Box 1 Research on various regions in India and Tibetan lanuages Box 2 - bibliographies, tenure, PhD proposals,