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Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

American occupation of Japan collection, 1941-1950



Title: American occupation of Japan collection
Dates: 1941-1950
Identification: camh-arc-004108
Extent: 6 inches
Language: Materials are written in English and Japanese.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

The U.S. occupation of Japan began in 1945 following World War II and lasted until 1952. Under "demilitarization" and "democratization" policy, the United States sought to restructure Japan's government, economy, and society to encourage political allegiance and limit the likelihood of a return to arms. The materials in this collection document this period in the history of Japan.

Sources:

"The American Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952." Asia for Educators. Columbia University. Accessed April 29, 2019.

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Scope and Contents

The American occupation of Japan collection contains photographic materials of the Japanese Imperial Army and the American occupation of Japan during and following World War II. Two volumes contain photographs of African-American soldiers of the 5th Air Force. Included is a signed photograph of Col. Paul Tibbets waving from the Enola Gay, the airplane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Military occupation
World War (1939-1945)
Document Types
scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Occupation of Japan Collection, 1941-1950, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Blaine Finstein, April 2019.

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Accession Numbers

2019-062; 2019-066

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/J12a [SRH1230003184] Photographic album - 1 undated

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2.325/J12a [SRH1230003184] Photographic album - 2 undated

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2.325/J12a [SRH1230003184] Signed photograph of Paul Tibbets July 6, 1945

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2.325/J12b [SRH1230003194] Photographic album of African American soldiers - 1 undated

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2.325/J12b [SRH1230003194] Photographic album of African American soldiers - 2 1946, undated

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2.325/J12b [SRH1230003194] Album of photographic and other materials 1949, undated

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