Rare Books and Special Collections Department, Library, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), is home to several collections of documents and memorabilia relating to Herbert Norman. Finding aids are available for two of the collections and may be accessed directly through the following two links:
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Canada, formerly known as Department of External Affairs ("External"), has its own historians and history publishing programme. Click here for departmental historian Greg Donaghy's pamphlet Herbert Norman: A Documentary Perspective.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is the repository for all diplomatic documents prior to 1970, both classified and declassified, including all those by and pertaining to Herbert Norman in his diplomatic roles. Physical access to the declassified documents is open to all serious scholars. Click here for contact information.
Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan, which the young Herbert attended from 1920-1926, is home to several sources of information on Norman and the school library is named after him. According to the biography on the school’s website, Norman “served on the student council, helped put out the student magazine, and played baseball, basketball, and tennis.”
The Library, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, is named after Norman “who dedicated his life to promoting friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of Canada and Japan.” The Library houses a collection of books and materials by and about Norman, and panels describing Norman's life are on display, together with numerous photographs. The Library catalogue may be accessed by clicking here.
The Japan Foundation, Toronto Branch, mounted an exhibition, "E. H. Norman: Scholar, Diplomat and Friend – A Tribute to Japan's Canadian Son," in Spring 2001. The branch's Library has both English- and Japanese-language works on and by Norman. The Library catalogue may be accessed by clicking here.