Donald Clay Johnson (University of Minnesota)
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Donald Clay Johnson
Curator, Ames Library of South Asia
University of Minnesota
S-10 Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455 USA
Description of work:
Compiler of the South Asia component of the Digital Asia Library, a
federally-funded effort to produce a virtual electronic library of
relevant sites for information on Asia. CIC preservation microfilming work
for South Asian titles on fragile paper in the Ames Library of South Asia.
Continuing work on bibliography of South Asian textiles
Textiles in South Asia, Jains, rare books and manuscripts, libraries,
2000. Agile hands and creative minds: a bibliography of
textile traditions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal,
Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Bangkok: Orchid Press. 277p.
2000. "The census of India and textiles," Ars textrina 31 (1999) pp.
1999. "Jain collections and libraries: past and present," pp. 372-378 IN
Approaches to Jaina studies: philosophy, logic, rituals, and symbols,
edited by N. K. Wagle and Olle Qvarnstorm. Toronto: University of Toronto
1999. "Eulen nach Athen tragen: German-speaking Indologists in
nineteenth-century India," pp. 609-613 IN Consolatio Philologiae,
festschrift for Evelyn S. Firchow, Anna Grotans, Heinrich Beck, and
Anton Schwob, eds. Goeppingen: Kuemmerle.
1998. "Johann George Buehler, 1837-1898," pp. 363-364 IN The
Biographical Dictionary of Greater India, edited by Henry Scholberg.
New Delhi: Promilla, 1997.
1997. "Ahmedabadi philanthrophy and libraries," pp.103-112 IN
History Seminar IX, 30 March-1 April 1995, University of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa. Austin: Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
University of Texas.
1996. "Asia," Guide to reference books. eleventh edition.
Chicago: American Library Association. pp. 1346-1371.
1993. "On the origins of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research
Institute Library. Part III. From public to private Administration,"
Annals, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, vol. 74, pp. 169-179.
1993. "The western discovery of Jain temple libraries,"
Libraries and culture, vol. 28, pp. 189-203.
1992. "Georg Buhler and the western discovery of Jain temple libraries,"
Jain journal, vol. 26, pp. 197-210.
1990. "On the origins of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research
Institute Library. Part II. The work of Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar
and Peter Peterson," Annals, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute,
vol. 71, pp. 71-82.
1989. "A chronological bibliography of early imprints in
the Ames Library of South Asia, University of Minnesota. Pt. I. 1587-1749,"
South Asia Library notes & queries, no. 25, pp. 32-65.
1988. "On the origins of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research
Institute Library. Part I. The initiation of the searches for
Sanskrit manuscripts in Bombay," Annals, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute,
vol. 69, pp. 111-124.
1987 "German influences on nineteenth-century research libraries in
Bombay, India," Journal of library history, philosophy, and
comparative librarianship, vol. 21, pp. 215-227.