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Guide to the William B. Simpson World War II Pacific Theater collection
H.Mss.0849  
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Description
Emeritus Professor of Economics (Claremont Graduate School, Ph. D., 1971), William Brand Simpson served as Special Agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps, U.S. Army during World War II, mainly in the Philippines and Japan. The manuscript and published materials contained within this collection were collected and assembled by Simpson and consist of newspapers, periodicals, correspondence, maps, military documents, including declassified items, and a variety of publications - government, military and other - relating to the Pacific Theater during Word War II, specifically the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the establishment of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the American return to the Philippines, and the American occupation of Japan and Korea. Post-war materials document the treatment of Chinese forced labor in Japan, the Japanese war crime trials, and the post-war economies of the Philippine Islands, Japan and Korea.
Extent
4.0 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
This collection is open for research.