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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Accession Numbers

Description of Series

Photographic album - 1 undated

Photographic album - 2 undated

Signed photograph of Paul Tibbets July 6, 1945

Stevie Seabee Atomic Bomb news clipping August 24, 1945

Pacific Courant newspaper, Atomic Bomb Report, Guam August 16, 1945

The Manila Free Philippines newspaper: Aftermath of atomic bombs, Japanese surrender, and the end of World War II (6 copies) August 8, 1945 to August 29, 1945

Photographic album of African American soldiers - 1 undated

Photographic album of African American soldiers - 2 1946, undated

Album of photographic and other materials 1949, undated

20 oversized photographs depicting the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan 1945-1975

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

American occupation of Japan collection, 1941-1975



Title: American occupation of Japan collection
Dates: 1941-1975
Identification: camh-arc-004108
Extent: 7.5 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
Bombings
Military occupation
World War (1939-1945)
Places
Japan
Document Types
Photographs
scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Occupation of Japan Collection, 1941-1975, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Blaine Finstein, April 2019.

Accession 2019-151 processed by Gillian Morton, January 2020.

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Accession Numbers

2019-062; 2019-066; 2019-151

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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/J12a [SRH1230003184] Stevie Seabee Atomic Bomb news clipping August 24, 1945

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2.325/J12a [SRH1230003184] Pacific Courant newspaper, Atomic Bomb Report, Guam August 16, 1945

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2.325/J12a [SRH1230003184] The Manila Free Philippines newspaper: Aftermath of atomic bombs, Japanese surrender, and the end of World War II (6 copies) August 8, 1945 to August 29, 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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2AA48 [SRH1230020425] 20 oversized photographs depicting the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan 1945-1975
Photographs 1-4 depicting mushroom clouds above Hiroshima and Nagasaki, city destruction, and injured Japanese citizens 1945, August 6, 1945, August 9, 1945, September 1945, October 1945
Photographs 5-8 depicting city destruction, rubble, survivors, and casualties 1945, August 10, 1945, October 1945
Photographs 9-12 depicting city destruction (in color), human injuries (in color), and the shadows of victims imprinted into the ground 1945, September 1945, October 1945, October 1946
Photographs 13-16 depicting human injuries (in color), and casualties in rubble 1945, August 10, 1945, 1975
Photographs 17-20 depicting hair loss in bombing victim, memorial with pile of human bones, survivor standing in rubble next to a casualty, and memorials for Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorating the bombings (in color) 1945, circa 1975
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki epicenter maps on cardboard box August 1945

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