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Nyle Craig Monday

Monday, Nyle Craig

Sr Asst Librarian,  University Library

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 808-2041

Office Hours
By appointment

Areas of Expertise: History

Willing to be a media source Media Source   Willing to be a speaker Speaker   Willing to be a collaborative researcher Collaborative Researcher


  • Master of Science. San Jose St Univ, 1999
  • Master of Arts, History
    Cal State Univ - Bakersfield, 1985
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
    Univ Of Hawaii At Manoa, 1979

Expertise Summary

Mr. Monday has a long-standing interest in the development of underwater technology. As a founding member of the Historical Diving Society, he has conducted significant research on the history of diving, particulary in Japan. He currently serves on the editorial board of the "Journal of Diving History", the official publication of the HDS, and is a prolific writer on the subject. Having been a certified SCUBA diver for over 40 years, he has also recieved training in the use of traditional "heavy" gear (helmet diving) as well as more current bandmasks and other commercial equipment. His other area of interest is in the field of hoplology, the study of martial culture. As a student of the late Donn Draeger, he was a founding member of the International Hoplological Research Center, then located at the East/West Center in Honolulu, and participated in Draeger's comprehensive study of traditional Hawaiian weapons and martial culture. He has published numerous articles on the history of Japanese martial art and has been an active student of them for more than four decades.