The Willis M. Hawley Legacy


      Willis M. Hawley (1896-1987) spent the greater portion of his life collecting, trading and preserving books and artifacts dealing primarily with the Far East. In addition, he has authored and compiled a number of books and papers on the subject unmatched by any other author in the English language.

      The Hawley Library and the Hawley Collection will continue to be a source of publications offered to the public in order to perpetuate the availability of subject matter that has, due to the whims of history, been so nearly lost to society.

      Every effort is made toward the preservation of these artistic works and cultural phenomena of historical significance via the printed page. The subjects covered will continue to concentrate upon the Far East.

- Panchita Hawley