Francis Woodman Cleaves' Collection Digitization Project
This Giving Tuesday, your donation could
bring rare Mongolian studies documents to public access!
The American Center for Mongolian Studies is seeking funds to conserve and digitize the rare books and manuscripts collection of Francis Woodman Cleaves currently stored in the Christian Church Library in New Hampshire, USA.
Francis Woodman Cleaves was a mongolist, sinologist, linguist and historian who taught at Harvard University. Francis Woodman Cleaves is one of the founders of Mongolian studies in the US and a scholar who left a great legacy of Mongol studies.
He translated ‘’Secret History of Mongolia’’ and ‘’Altan Tobci: A Brief History of Mongols’’ into English. He left invaluable resources in Mongolian Studies, including research articles, manuscripts and rare and unique books. Many of his works on Mongolian and Chinese studies have not been published and remain in manuscripts. His research papers are not in circulation of studies at all.