明德大学蒙特雷国际学院图书馆史迪威将军馆藏 – Peter Liu, Director, Middlebury Institute of International Studies Library, Monterey, CA
明德大学蒙特雷国际学院图书馆坐落在蒙特雷市和校园的中心，地址是凡。比瑞大街425号。图书馆建筑是20世纪钢铁大王安德鲁。卡莱基资助创建的加州第一个公共图书馆。这座1911年图书馆具有19世纪西班牙教堂式的建筑风格, 反映了曾经是加州首府的蒙特雷市的西班牙和墨西哥文化历史。 明德大学蒙特雷国际学院的校徽（见图）就是由图书馆，地球和图书三个小图形组成。其意义非同凡响，可见一斑。 蒙特雷国际学院创建于1955年，原名是蒙特雷外国语学院。1961年校方买下这幢两层的图书馆建筑。随着学校的不断发展, 图书馆也在不停的扩建。其中包括旧金山的威廉姆。特。科门基金会和洛杉矶的乔恩基金会的资助。
蒙特雷国际学院图书馆有一个著名的史迪威将军馆藏, 来自这位美国陆军四星将军家庭的私人图书收藏。主要由150本中英文图书组成，内容侧重于中美在二次世界大战时期的历史。 史迪威将军热爱中国文化，讲流利的中文。这个特殊馆藏反映了图书馆的丰富的国际教育信息和资源。
General Stilwell Collection at Middlebury Institute Library in Monterey
July 19, 2018
The Middlebury Institute Library is located in the center of campus, at 425 Van Buren Street in Monterey. The building was originally an Andrew Carnegie library, built in the Mission Revival style, for California’s first public library. Opening in 1911, it reflected Monterey’s Spanish and Mexican roots, and the city’s multi-cultural heritage. This is the landmark building with global and book images commemorated on the shield in the Institute’s logo.
The Institute was founded in 1955 as the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies. The school acquired its first building, the old public library, in 1961. In response to the steady growth of the Institute, that the building was expanded to house the Institute’s library with several major renovations including supports from the William Tell Coleman Foundation in San Francisco 1976 and the Fletcher Jones Foundation in Los Angeles 2003, to name a few.
A noteworthy gift to the new library was from the family of General Joseph Stilwell: a collection of English and Chinese books. The core collection is comprised of more than 150 titles from the four-star Army General’s private library. They reflect his dedicated service and outstanding career in US-China relations during WW II, as well as his appreciation for Chinese culture and fluency in the Chinese language. This special collection is an example of the library’s rich resources for international education.
The Stilwell Family’s gift included a bronze bust of General Stilwell, and we will soon add a “Stilwell Plaque” in recognition of the generous major donors to our Stilwell Scholarships.
In honor of General Stilwell’s legacy, the Institute currently offers three Stilwell scholarships to students from China. During the past three decades more than 40 Stilwell scholarships have been awarded to the Institute’s students. Today these graduates are making a huge difference in the world in general, and Sino-US relationships in particular. And the legacy continues to grow. This Spring we received a significant donation from a former Stilwell scholarship recipient who has successfully launched a venture capital enterprise in Beijing.
It’s interesting to note that approximately 100 of the Institute’s 700 students are from China. They come for our renowned Chinese/English programs in Translation, Interpretation, and Translation Localization Management. The Institute’s library collections in these subject areas have been serving the Chinese language programs well and considered as the best in the field. As a service to our students, and scholars around the world, the Institute library’s online catalog can be searched in Chinese, Pinyin or English.