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RG-1 Records of the U.S. Military Advisor to the Philippine Commonwealth, 1935-1941;
3 boxes (1.6 feet); Douglas MacArthur served as Military Advisor to the Philippine Commonwealth from 1935-1941. This collection contains materials relating to the creation of a Philippine Army, Philippine Defense, Philippine politics, and general correspondence with MacArthur’s contemporaries.
Also on microfilm (Reels 1-3),
RG-2 Records of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), 1941-1942;
14 boxes (7 feet); The USAFFE command was established in July of 1941 and conducted the Philippine campaign of 1941-1942. These records were removed by submarine from Corregidor and contain a vast amount of materials relating to the defense of Bataan and Corregidor. Included are G-2, and G-3 materials, MacArthur’s personal files, captured materials, and message traffic with the War Department
Also on microfilm (Reels 4-21)
RG-3 Records of Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA), 1942-1945;
202 boxes (100 feet); correspondence, messages, intelligence summaries, geographic surveys, captured documents, interrogation reports, operations and after action reports, historical index cards. The bulk of messages (radiograms) for the era of 1942-1945 are located in RG-4.
Also on microfilm (Reels 411-581)
RG-4 Records of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Pacific (USAFPAC), 1942-1947;
57 boxes (24.5 feet); messages and correspondence, principally covering the 1942-1945 periods; intelligence and operations summaries, memorandums, orders, reports; Sainoji-Harada memoirs; intelligence summaries covering military forces and activities of the Occupation of Japan until 1 January 1947.
Also on microfilm (Reels 582-617)
RG-5 Records of General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP); 1945-1951;
122 boxes (Including one of classified material) (57 feet); the occupation of Japan; personal and official correspondence, correspondence to and from diplomatic representatives to SCAP, reports, SCAPINS, Peace treaty folders; verdicts of the IMTFE, memorandums, general orders, circulars, minutes of the Allied Council for Japan, daily appointments, and memos for the Supreme Commander.
Also on microfilm (Reels 22-133)
RG-6 Records of Headquarters, Far East Command (FECOM); 1947-1951;
107 boxes (including those of classified documents) (46 feet); the military side of the occupation of Japan and the Korean War; some correspondence but principally intelligence summaries and special reports, operations reports, operations orders and plans, memos on the Korean War.
Also on microfilm (Reels 618-707)
RG-7 Records of General Headquarters, United Nations Command (UNC); 1950- 1951;
17 boxes (8 feet); correspondence, including that with South Korean President Syngman Rhee; reports to the United Nations, letters to the next of kin of casualties; daily operations reports; operations plans and orders, daily strength reports.
Also on microfilm (Reels 708-724)
RG-8 Some Records of U.S. Army Forces in Korea (USAFIK), 1947-1948;
2 boxes (1 foot) Monthly summaries of South Korean Interim Government activities; the bulk of these reports is to be found in RG-4 and RG-6.
RG-9 Collection of Messages (Radiograms), 1945-1951;
164 boxes (including several of classified material) (80 feet). This group covers every aspect of the U.S. presence in the Pacific region from the end of World War II to the relief of General MacArthur during the Korean War.
Also on microfilm (Reels 134-329)
RG-10 General Douglas MacArthur's Private Correspondence, 1848-1964;
207 boxes (including 13 boxes of "VIP" correspondence and the manuscript of Reminiscences) (99 feet). Some of this correspondence is in fact official and semi-official; there are three boxes of letters from Japanese and Koreans to the General. These and the "VIP" letters are arranged alphabetically; the remainder of this group is ordered chronologically.
Also on microfilm (Reels 725-907; "VIP" files on Reels 330-336)
RG-11 Audiovisual Records
(26 feet); tape, disc, and wire recordings; 8, 16, and 35mm films, some amateur, most professional or commercial.
RG-12 Collection of Photographs;
approximately 86,000 photographs including 149 photo albums covering General and Jean MacArthur, and other related topics.
RG-13 Papers of Mrs. Douglas MacArthur;
121 boxes (50 feet); correspondence, mementoes, news clippings, condolences, albums, programs, etc.
RG-14 Records of the MacArthur Memorial and the Bureau of Archives, City of Norfolk;
1963 to present
RG-15 Materials Donated by the General Public;
109 boxes (58 feet); correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, reports, books, drawings, sketches; SEE LISTING ON WEBSITE
Also on microfilm (Reels 941-959)
RG-16 Papers of Major General Courtney Whitney, USA, Philippine Section, SWPA;
76 boxes (33 feet); Courtney Whitney served a chief of the Philippine Regional Section in World War II; Chief of Government Section in the Occupation of Japan and Military Secretary to MacArthur during the Korea War. This collection is principally documentation of U.S. and Philippine guerrilla organizations, logistics, debriefings; files of all known guerrillas, U.S. sympathizers, evacuees.
Also on microfilm (Reels 337-410)
RG-17 Records of the Department of the Philippines, 1929;
1 box (2 inches) A tiny remnant of General MacArthur's prewar papers.
RG-18 Records of the Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1934-1935;
1 box (2 inches) Fragments of the General's once-extensive papers contain negotiations for his assumption of the position of Military Advisor to the Philippines.
RG-19 Reproductions of Related Documents;
Microfilm and microfiche from the Library of Congress, National Archives, Columbia University, Duke University, and other sources; also includes microfilm of dissertations and theses.
RG-20 Papers of General Arthur MacArthur, 1845-1912;
3 boxes (1.5 feet) Arthur MacArthur was the father of Douglas MacArthur. These materials are mostly newspaper and magazine clippings, but there is some correspondence and reports. A microfilm copy of General Arthur MacArthur's letter book for 1900 is located in the microfilm collection.
Also on microfilm (Reel 934)
RG-21 Papers of Malcolm MacArthur, 1907-1980;
1 box (.5 feet) Malcolm was General MacArthur's cousin, son of Arthur's brother Frank. This collection is mostly MacArthur genealogy and memorabilia.
Also on microfilm (Reel 935)
RG-22 Papers of Brigadier General Harold E. Eastwood, USA, 1942-1953;
12 boxes (6 feet) Eastwood served in the G-4 Section of SWPA in World War II and SCAP during the Occupation of Japan. Personal correspondence and photographs, including color slides of Japan; some copies of official reports.
Also on microfilm (Reels 937-940)
RG-23 Papers of Major General Charles A. Willoughby, USA, 1947-1973;
23 boxes (11 feet); Willoughby was MacArthur's G-2, Chief of the Intelligence Section in SWPA, SCAP and FECOM. Personal correspondence; copies of intelligence reports and history of intelligence in the Southwest Pacific and FEC, including The Leftist Infiltration of SCAP; proofs of articles and books; copies of Foreign Intelligence Digest, a periodical edited and published by General Willoughby.
Also on microfilm (Reels 908-933, 936)
RG-23a Facsimiles of Papers of Major General Charles a. Willoughby, USA, from the National Archives, 1942-1945;
6 boxes (8 feet) These materials do not duplicate, but supplement materials in RG-23.
RG-23b Selected Papers of Major General Charles A. Willoughby, USA, 1943- 1954;
2 boxes (1 foot) Facsimiles of correspondence, printed materials, military reports, and literaria from the Gettysburg College Collection of Willoughby's papers.
Also on microfilm (Reel 1086)
RG-23c Selected Papers of Major General Charles A. Willoughby, USA, 1943-1954
Chief, G-2 Section, USAFFE / SWPA / USAFPAC / FECOM;
2 boxes (1 foot) This is a collection of facsimiles of military and literary documents by Willoughby from the U.S. Army Institute of Military History in Carlisle, PA.
RG-24 Papers of Humer O. Williamson;
2 boxes (1 foot); Books, magazines, and news clippings on the life of General Douglas MacArthur; collected by an admirer
RG-25 Collection of Periodicals, Newspapers, News clippings, Speeches, 1898 to Present;
(90 feet) Complete files of Pacific Stars and Stripes and WWI Stars and Stripes, Nippon Times, text of MacArthur's speeches, scrapbooks from various sources.
Also on microfilm (Reels 960-977)
RG-26 Service Record and Papers of General Douglas MacArthur, USA, 1903- 1964;
3 boxes (1.5 feet) Includes 8 reels of 35mm microfilm; fitness reports, orders, correspondence, medical reports, autopsy, passport, history of assignments.
RG-27 National Security Agency/CSS Cryptologic Documents from World War II;
9 boxes (4 feet) Facsimiles, including The Magic Background of Pearl Harbor, which is on the library shelves; lots of materials dealing with MacArthur's Codebreaking unit, Central Bureau
RG-28 Diary of Colonel Weldon E. Rhoades, USAAC, 1942-1945
1 box (.5 feet) Colonel Rhoades was General MacArthur's WWII pilot. This is a facsimile of the diary, which was the basis for the book Flying MacArthur to Victory
RG-29 Papers of Major General Richard J. Marshall, USA
Deputy Chief of Staff, SWPA;
1 box (6 inches) Deputy Chief of Staff to General MacArthur, 1942- 1945; mostly World War II photographs, personal records; typed draft of Morton's Fall of the Philippines
RG-29a Selected Papers of Major General Richard J. Marshall, USA, 1942-1945;
2 boxes (1 foot) Facsimiles of correspondence and reports from the collections of the United States Institute of Military History
RG-29b Papers of Major General Richard J. Marshall, USA
Deputy Chief of Staff, SWPA;
1 boxes (6 inches) Papers donated by the General's son in law, Colonel John Olson; news clippings, general and special orders, memos from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, with some references to earlier documents
RG-29c Papers of Major General Richard J. Marshall, USA;
6 boxes (4 feet) Papers donated by the General's daughter containing diaries, personal and official correspondence, and materials relating to his duties as Deputy Chief of Staff, SWPA and SCAP
RG-30 Papers of Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland, USA
Chief of Staff, SWPA, 1941-1945;
45 boxes (22.5 feet) LGEN Sutherland served as Chief of Staff in the SWPA. These facsimiles are from the collections of the National Archives. These materials complement General MacArthur's papers are comprised of correspondence, reports, messages, etc..
Also on Microfilm (Reels 1002-1041)
RG-31 Papers of Colonel C.E. Skoglund, USA, 1945-1951;
8 boxes (3.5 feet) Materials from the Occupation of Japan, but mostly official reports of Government Section, C.I.&E section, etc.; bound volumes of Contemporary Japan
Also on Microfilm (Reels 997-1001)
RG-32 Oral History Collection;
7 Boxes (4 Feet) Audio and transcripts of interviews with those who somehow were involved with the history of the MacArthur family, World War I, World War II, the Allied Occupation of Japan or the Korean War.
RG-33 Papers of Colonel Charles L. Kades, 1948-1951
Government Section, SCAP;
(1 box and 5 bound volumes) (2 feet) Kades was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Government Section, SCAP HQ. Some good materials on the writing of the Japanese Constitution are in here.
Also on microfilm (Reel 1081)
RG-34 Diary of Brigadier General Lewis C. Beebe, USA;
1 Box (2 1/2 inches) Beebe served as Deputy Chief of Staff, USAFFE, during the Bataan-Corregidor campaign. He was made a prisoner of war until August 1945. These papers are facsimiles from the collections of the U.S. Army Institute of Military History.
RG-35 Selected Papers of Lieutenant General George Grunert, USA,
Commanding General, Philippine Department;
1 box (5 inches) Grunert was the commander of the Philippine Department prior to the opening of WWII in the Pacific. These papers are facsimiles of correspondence and journals from the collections of the U.S. Army Institute of Military History.
RG-36 Selected Papers of Lieutenant General Stephen J. Chamberlin, USA, 1942- 1946
Chief, G-3 Section, SWPA / USAFPAC;
1 box (5 inches) MacArthur's G-3 in the Southwest Pacific Command, these are facsimiles of correspondence and reports from the collections of the U.S. Army Institute of Military History.
RG-37 Papers of Major General Frank E. Lowe, 1950-1951;
1 box (5 inches) MGEN Lowe was Truman's personal representative and liaison with MacArthur's command during the Korean War. These papers are facsimiles of correspondence covering Lowe's presidential mission to Japan and Korea; from the collections of the U.S. Army Institute of Military History.
RG-38 Selected Papers of Lieutenant General Edward M. Almond, USA, 1946-1951
Chief of Staff, FECOM
Commanding General, X Corps, Korean War;
9 boxes (4 feet) Almond served as MacArthur's Chief of Staff, SCAP, and Commander of X Corps in the Korean War. These papers include facsimiles of correspondence and reports covering Almond's service under Douglas MacArthur, from the collections of the U.S. Army Institute of Military History.
Also on microfilm (Reels 1077-1080)
RG-39 Papers of Brigadier General Harold Palmer Howard, USA, 1897-1951;
4 boxes (2 feet) Correspondence, reports and original documents concerning Howard's service in the Philippines during the Spanish American War and the Philppine Insurrection. Included are photographs, maps, and the diary of Sgt.S.M. Thomas. Thomas was an African American who served in the all black 24th Infantry Regiment.
RG-40 SCAP Files of Commander Alfred R. Hussey, USNR
Government Section, SCAP, 1945-1948;
12 reels of 35mm microfilm from the University of Michigan containing the papers of this SCAP Government Section man that was a key architect of the Japanese Constitution. The collection includes materials on the Japanese Constitution, operations of the Government Section of SCAP; including John Bowden's critical bibliographical essay of his collection. Bowden's essay is also available as a finding aid.
RG-41 Selected Papers of Lieutenant General Robert L. Eichelberger, USA
Commanding General, 8th Army, SWPA / USAFPAC / FECOM;
4 1/2 boxes (2.5 feet) Eichelberger served as I Corps and 8th Army Commander in MacArthur's SWPA. These papers are facsimiles of his correspondence, reports, and memorandums selected from the Eichelberger papers held at the Perkins Library, Duke University.
RG-42 Papers of Richard L. Henschel;
3 boxes (2.5 feet) Henschel was a photographer who aided journalist Clark Lee during the writing of their biography Douglas MacArthur in 1952. Included in the collection is correspondence, magazines, clippings and hundreds of photographs.
Accession #6721.000, #7968.001-262
RG-43 Papers of Weldon B. Hester
38th Infantry Division, SWPA;
8 boxes (6 feet) Hester served as Red Cross man attached to the 38th Division during the Luzon campaign in 1945. This collection consists of articles on General Douglas MacArthur, the Bataan campaign of 1941- 1942, the retaking of Corregidor in 1945, and the war in the Pacific. Also included are many of the papers of General E.M. Flanagan, author of many books about the 11th Airborne.
Also available on Microfilm (Reels 1068-1069)
RG-44 Selected Papers of Brigadier General Bonner F. Fellers, USA
Chief, Psychological Warfare Section, SWPA;
2 boxes (1 foot) Facsimiles of some of the papers of MacArthur's WWII Psy-War Chief and Military Secretary, which are held at the Hoover Institute of War and Peace at Stanford University. These documents include various operational reports, copies of official correspondence, but emphasize propaganda and psychological warfare vis a vis Japan.
RG-44a Papers of Brigadier General Bonner F. Fellers, USA
Military Secretary to MacArthur, SWPA, SCAP;
8 boxes (4 Feet) Facsimiles copied from the originals held by Feller's daughter including personal and official correspondence 1918-1971; letters to his wife and daughter 1937-1964; documents concerning MacArthur's term as Military Advisor to the Philippine Commonwealth, SWPA, Psy-War in the Pacific, and the Occupation of Japan. Highlights are the insight provided into the world of SCAP, GHQ Tokyo.
Also on microfilm (Reels 1070-1074)
RG-45 Papers of Colonel Laurence Elliot Bunker, USA
Aide de Camp to General MacArthur, SCAP / FECOM;
13 boxes (8.5 feet) The correspondence, clippings, magazines and books of MacArthur's aide (1945-1954) contains personal and business matters, oral reminiscences, information about the MacArthur Memorial, and General and Mrs. MacArthur. Most important is Bunker’s transcript of General MacArthur and President Truman’s Wake Island Conference of October 1950.
RG-46 Papers of Lt. Paul P. Rogers, USA
Chief Clerk, GHQ, SWPA;
11 boxes (5 feet) Secretary to LGEN Sutherland during WWII in the USAFFE and SWPA commands, Rogers was the only enlisted man hauled off Corregidor with MacArthur's escape party in March 1942. Rogers' collection includes diaries, correspondence, typescripts or articles, photographs, and the manuscript for MacArthur and Sutherland.
Also on Microfilm (Reels 1055-1061)
RG-47 Papers of Helen Hosp Seamans, Civil Information and Education Section, SCAP;
1 box (5 inches) Dr. Seamans served with the Civil Information and Education Section of SCAP, Education Division. The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, lecture notes, diaries, and notebooks dealing with women's issues during the Occupation of Japan.
RG-48 Papers of Joseph M. Dodge;
1 Box (.5 Feet) Dodge served as financial consultant to SCAP and was the reorganizer of Japanese banking during the Occupation. These facsimiles of selected documents were obtained from the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.
RG-49 D. Clayton James Collection;
9 boxes (4 feet) This is the MacArthur biographer's collection or oral histories of key staff and contemporaries of MacArthur' Southwest Pacific Area, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers and Far East Commands. This collection contains audio and transcripts.
RG-50 Papers of Philip M. Brower
Archivist, MacArthur Memorial, 1966-1971;
17 boxes (8.5 feet) Brower was the first archivist at the MacArthur Memorial. His collection includes correspondence concerning the MacArthur Memorial and the MacArthur Foundation. The majority of the collection is Brower's research for a book about MacArthur's presidential campaigns.
RG-51 Papers of Captain Arthur MacArthur III, USN
Brother of General Douglas MacArthur;
1 box (.5 feet) Facsimiles collected from many institutions concerning MacArthur's older brother.
RG-52 Papers of William J. Dunn
3 boxes (1.5 feet) Facsimiles of radio transcripts by CBS Correspondent Bill Dunn. Dunn made the Leyte landing with MacArthur in October 1944.
RG-53 Papers of Lt. Col. Wendell W. Fertig, USA
Commanding Officer, 10th Military District, SWPA;
21 boxes (15 feet) Fertig was the guerrilla commander on Mindanao, 10th Military District, during WWII. Purchased from the Fertig family this collection contains diaries, reports, correspondence, manuscripts, newspapers, articles, and photographs. Included are the personal reminiscences of many of American Guerrillas of Mindanao and the original plates for the John Keats book They Fought Alone.
RG-54 Diaries of General George C. Kenney, USAAC, 1941-1945;
Commanding General, 5th Air Force / FEAF, SWPA;
3 boxes (1.5 feet) Facsimiles of the diaries of MacArthur's air chief during WWII, 8 December 1941-15 September 1945; obtained from the Office of Air Force History, Bolling AFB.
RG-55 Papers of Robert M. Schoevers
Prisoner of War, WWII;
6 Boxes (3 Feet) Schoevers was a Dutch prisoner of war during WWII, forced to work on the Burma Siam railway. His collection includes personal reminiscences and artifacts from his time as a POW. The bulk of Mr. Schoevers collection is commemorative stamps, coins, magazines, and video collections concerning WWII. See book and video catalogue for the immense amount of materials donated.
RG-56 Papers of CWO George Yount, USA,
MacArthur's Mess Officer
4 boxes (2 feet) Yount served as MacArthur's mess officer from 1945 until the General's death in 1964. He was the custodian of all materials transported from New York City to Norfolk for the creation of the MacArthur Memorial. The collection included documents, a large collection of photographs, color films and artifacts (see Curator's collection).
RG-58 Papers of Commander Charles "Chick" Parsons, USNR, SPYRON, 1943- 1945;
21 boxes (9 feet) Parsons was a key organizer and supplier of guerrillas in the Philippines during World War II. The collection includes official and personal correspondence, reports, notes, periodicals, photographs, printed materials and publications.
RG-59 Papers of Lt. Col. Louis J. Bowler, USA
Harbor Defense Command, USAFFE
Prisoner of War, 1942-1945;
2 boxes (1 foot) Bowler was a coast artillery officer in the Harbor Defense Command during the Corregidor campaign. He was captured and this collection is the typescript of his POW diary and notes. Also included is a copy of the manuscript, A History of the Mindanao Guerrillas. There is no author listed on the manuscript, but it is believed to have been written by Colonel Robert Bowler, the brother of Louis Bowler. Robert was the commander of A Corps in the 10th Military District guerrilla outfit on the island of Mindanao during World War II. The manuscript is Copy #1.
RG-60 Papers of Sgt. Peter Grodsky Grant, USA, 1942-1945;
3 boxes (1.5 feet) Grant was a reporter for the Southwest Pacific Area Daily News during WWII and Pacific Stars and Stripes during the Occupation of Japan. This collection is his letters home during WWII.
RG-61 Papers of Colonel Jack Napier, USA
Government Section, SCAP, 1945-1948;
5 Boxes (3 Feet) Napier was the Executive Officer of the SCAP Government Section under General Whitney during the Occupation of Japan. He was instrumental in the purge and these documents related to the identifying of militarists, communists, etc.
Also on Microfilm (Reels 1082-1084)
RG-62 Papers of Ed Dennis
Small Ships Fleet, USATC, SWPA;
4 boxes (2 feet) Dennis served with the U.S. Army Transportation Corps’ Small Ships Fleet in the Southwest Pacific during the early days of the New Guinea campaign in the SWPA. This collection of manuscripts, diaries, photographs, and memorabilia gives a complete account of “MacArthur’s Navy,” the Small Ships Fleet.
RG-63 Papers of Colonel Edward Imparato, USAAC-USAF, 1942-1998;
4 boxes (2 feet) Imparato flew the first plane into Atsugi to begin the Occupation of Japan. He was also a writer about air operations in the SWPA and Douglas MacArthur. This collection includes photographs, manuscripts, and research materials for his books.
RG-64 Papers of Captain James Salango, USA, SWPA / USAFPAC;
3 boxes (1.5 feet) Salango was a chaplain in the Southwest Pacific Area who advanced to Japan at War's end. This collection of his correspondence gives great insight into the early days of the Allied Occupation of Japan and conditions there.
RG-65 Selected Documents of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East;
6 boxes (3 feet) This is a collection of original documents donated to Southern Connecticut University. It includes many of the transcripts from the IMTFE.
RG-66 Papers of Colonel Earl Short, USA
31st Infantry, USAFFE
Prisoner of War;
3 boxes (4.5 feet) Short served on MacArthur's staff during his stint as Military Advisor to the Philippine Commonwealth. He transferred to the 31st Infantry before the war and was captured on Corregidor with its fall in May 1942. The collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, documents and Short's diary as a POW.
RG-67 Papers of Sgt. Leon Beck, USA
31st Infantry Regiment, USAFFE
2 boxes (1 foot) Beck was a 31st Infantry veteran who escaped during the Bataan Death March and became a guerrilla on Luzon during WWII. Included in this collection are lists of POWS, information on guerrilla activities and correspondence concerning Beck's discrediting of imposters.
RG-68 Papers of Brigadier General Sloan S. Auchinchloss, USA
Signal Corps, SWPA, 1941-1946;
2 boxes (2.5 shelf feet) Auchinchloss served with Akin's codebreakers in the Southwest Pacific Area during WWII. This is a collection of 69 loose prints and 4 photo albums from the period. Also included is Auchinchloss's privately published memoir and a collection of hat badges from the SWPA.
RG-69 Papers of Laurence I. Hewes, Jr.
Natural Resources Section, SCAP;
3 boxes (1.5 feet) Hewes served with the Land Reform program during the Occupation. These papers include photographs and documents concerning Land Reform in Japan.
RG-70 Papers of Major Clarence E. Vogelgesang, USAAC-USAF, 1944-1952;
1 box (.5 feet) Vogelgesang served as the radio operator aboard MacArthur's command airplanes during the Occupation of Japan and the Korean War. This collection includes radio logs and flight records as well as many photographs.
RG-71 Papers of John H. Nicholson, USN
Naval Air Transport Service;
3 boxes (2.5 ft.) This is a collection of newspapers concerning the Bonus March of 1932 and World War II. Also included are some items concerning the Pan Am Clipper service that Nicholson worked for in the prewar era.
RG-72 Papers of Frederic S. Marquardt
Office of War Information;
6 boxes (4.5 ft.) This is a large collection of materials concerning the war in the Philippines during World War II from this newspaperman who worked with OWI in the SWPA. Included is correspondence, psy-war leaflets, reports, Voice of Freedom broadcasts, newspapers, and memorabilia.
Accession # 6709.000; 6809.000, 6890.000, 6916.000
RG-73 Papers of Lt. Arthur H. Leonard, USA
Quartermaster 3rd Air Depot Group, CBI, 1942-1945;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Personal Correspondence of Lt. Leonard, 1942-1945.
RG-74 Papers of Lieutenant Colonel Paul I. "Pappy" Gunn, USAAC, SWPA;
1 box (.5 feet) Gunn was the genius of aviation in the Southwest Pacific Area, creating technology and techniques for the air war in the Pacific. This is a collection of scrapbooks, correspondence, news clippings, and photographs.
RG-75 Papers of Brigadier General Elliott R. Thorpe, USA
Counter Intelligence Corps, SWPA/SCAP;
8 boxes (4 shelf feet) Thorpe was the Counter Intelligence Chief for SWPA and the early days of Occupied Japan. This collection reflects his service in prewar Java, Australia, and Japan. Included are all his correspondence, photographs, and reports.
Also on microfilm (Reels 1087-1089)
RG-76 Papers of Major Joseph Losee
508 Military Police Battalion, ETO;
1 Box (1.5 feet) Losee was a professional baseball player prior to World War II. One of his early assignments was as the coach of the Schoffield Barracks, HI, baseball team. His wartime service was with the 508th, 1st Army in the European Theater of Operations. This is a large collection of images from his service in World War II, predominantly slides.
RG-77 Papers of Colonel Donald D. Hoover, USA
Civil Censorship Detachment, SCAP;
1 box (.5 ft.) Hoovers served with Counter Intelligence in SWPA under Col. Elliott Thorpe and was chief of the Civil Censorship Detachment, USAFPAC, SCAP, from September 1945 to the early part of 1946. The collection includes manuals on censorship, psychological warfare materials, correspondence of the CCD, and documents concerning censorship in Occupied Japan.
RG-78 Papers of Lieutenant Colonel Walter Pennino, USA
Public Information Office, FECOM;
2 boxes (1 foot) Pennino served with the 7th Armored Division in the ETO during WWII. He served with MacArthur's Public Information Office with the Far East Command during the Occupation of Japan and the Korean War. The collection contains documents of the PIO, and publications of the SCAP C.I. and E., E.S.S., N.R.S., and P.H. and W. sections. Also included are photographs, journals, maps, and periodicals reflecting on Pennino's time in Japan.
RG-79 Papers of General Spencer B. Akin, USA
Chief Signal Officer, USAFFE, SWPA;
6 boxes (3 feet) Major General Akin, 1898-1973, served as MacArthur’s Chief Signal Officer from the Philippines Campaign of 1941-1942 until the early days of the Occupation of Japan. As Chief Signal Officer he was also in charge of code breaking activities in the SWPA. This collection has two important writings of MGEN Akin concerning the breaking of codes in the SWPA during World War II. Also included is a large collection of glass plate slides of the early days of Occupied Japan and captured Japanese War Art.
Also on Microfilm (Reel 947)
RG-80 Papers of George V.T. Burgess
Treasurer, Overseas Consultants Inc;
2 Boxes (.6 shelf feet) George Burgess served with Overseas Consultants Inc., and was part of the Clifford Strike Committee that came to Japan to investigate industrial reparations in Allied Occupied Japan. The collection contains reparations reports of the O.C.I., the Strike Committee, and Edwin Pauley. There are also 170 slide images of Occupied Japan, Hiroshima, and other Japanese scenes.
Also on Microfilm (Reel 951)
RG-81 Papers of 15th and 20th Weather Squadrons, SWPA;
3 boxes (1.5 shelf feet) The 15th and 20th Weather Squadrons operated dozens of weather stations in MacArthur’s Southwest Pacific Area, including Japanese occupied areas, during World War II as part of the U.S. Army Air Corps and Far East Air Force. These papers were donated by their Reunion Association and contain official histories, individual histories, official orders and correspondence, reunion correspondence, and photographs.
RG-82 Papers of 2nd Lieutenant J. Phelps Harding, USA
165th Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division, AEF, 1917-1919;
1 box (.25 shelf feet) Harding was an intelligence officer with Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 165th Infantry, Rainbow Division. The collection includes original documents, correspondence, photographs, and printed materials relating to the Rainbow Division in World War I and the Occupation of Germany. Harding’s excellent two volume manuscript, My War, is also included packed with photos, maps, and memorabilia. See the curatorial records for artifacts.
Also on Microfilm (Reel 952)
RG-83 Papers of Lieutenant William E. Severe, USA
168th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division, AEF, 1917-1918;
1 box (.25 shelf feet) Severe served with the Rainbow Division in the Baccarat Sector of France during World War I, where he was gassed on May 27,. 1918. This is a collection of photo albums, and Rainbow Division reunion scrapbooks. The photo albums contain many images of Severe’s service as a Sanitary Inspector with the 4th New York Field Hospital during the Mexican Punitive Expedition. See curatorial files for artifacts.
Also on Microfilm (Reel 956)
RG-84 Papers of Corporal Jacob Landis Denlinger, USA
151st Machine Gun Co., 42nd Infantry Division, AEF, 1917-1918;
(.25 shelf feet) Denlinger served with the 42nd Division from the campaigns in the Baccarat sector through the Meuse Argonne. Prior to his World War I service, Denlinger served on the Mexican border during the Punitive expedition of 1916-1917. This is a large collection of Mexican border and World War I photographs, and printed materials.
Accession #6624.001-008, 6625.001-002, 7558.001-003
RG-85 Papers of Private Cleon Stanley, USA
117th Signal Battalion, 42nd Infantry Division, AEF, 1917-1918;
(.25 shelf feet) Stanley served with the 42nd Division in World War I from the campaigns in the Baccarat sector through the Meuse Argonne and Occupation of Germany. This is a collection of correspondence, maps, photographs, publications and scrapbooks of his experience in the First World War.
Also on Microfilm (Reel 956)
RG-86 Papers of Sgt. Charles E. McCord, USA
167th Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division, AEF, 1917-1918;
(1 folder) McCord was the bugler for the 167th Infantry, formerly the Alabama National Guard, with the AEF in World War I. This piece is a monograph he wrote of his encounter with General MacArthur during the Meuse Argonne campaign in late September 1918. McCord believed he had saved the life of MacArthur, and the General concurred in a letter to McCord’s wife.
Also on microfilm (Reel 955)
RG-87 Papers of 2nd Lieutenant E. F. O'Dougherty, USA
167th Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division, AEF;
(.25 shelf feet) O’Dougherty was the battalion adjutant for the 3rd Bn., 167th Infantry and served with the Rainbow from the San Mihiel through the Argonne campaign during World War I. This is a collection of official correspondence, field orders, maps, and field manuals for trench warfare and weapons care. See curatorial files for artifacts.
Also on microfilm (Reel 955)
RG-88 Papers of Sgt. Homer Gardner, USA
168th Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division, AEF, 1917-1918;
3 boxes (1.5 shelf feet) Sgt. Homer Gardner served with the 168th Infantry Regiment, Iowa National Guard, through all the Rainbow Division campaigns of World War I. This collection contains a complete set of the Rainbow Reveille newsletter of the Rainbow Division Veterans Association. Also included are official documents, journals, periodicals, maps, photographs, and publications concerning the Rainbow Division and the First World War.
Also on microfilm (Reel 949)
RG-89 Papers of 1st Lieutenant Rex Townshend, USA
29th Engineers, AEF, 1917-1918;
(7 folders) Townshend was a mapmaker with the 29th Engineers, which supplied maps to the AEF in World War I France. This is a collection of orders, correspondence, maps, printed materials, and memoranda in the French and English language.
Also on microfilm (Reel 947)
RG-90 Papers of Private James J. Dinardo, USA
303rd Ammunition Train, 78th Infantry Division, AEF, 1917-1918;
(1 folder) DiNardo was a truck driver for the 303rd Ammunition Train in France during the First World War. Included in this collection are documents and memorabilia from his service. See curator collections for artifacts and equipment.
Also on microfilm (Reel 941)
RG-91 Papers of Pfc. George T. Moore, USA
313th Infantry Regiment, AEF, 1917-1918;
(1 folder) Photographs and memorabilia from Moore’s service in World War I; especially interesting are documents relating to the World War I veteran’s bonus of 1936.
RG-92 Papers of Corporal Frank J. Creedon, USA
290th Military Police Co., AEF, 1917-1918;
(1 folder) Correspondence, Maps, Photographs, Printed Materials and publications relating to Creedon’s service in World War I. See curator files for artifacts and equipment.
RG-93 Papers of Sergeant Bobo Burnett, USA
117th Engineers, 42nd Rainbow Division, AEF, 1917-1918;
5 Folders Sgt. Burnett enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1917 and was in France one month later. His collection includes correspondence, journals, periodicals, and memorabilia of his service.
RG-94 Papers of PFC. Harry C. Kendall
151st Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Rainbow Division, AEF, 1917-1918;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Harry Kendall was a native of Macon, Georgia, and joined the National Army upon America’s entry into World War I. This collection reflects on his service with the 151st Machine Gun Bn., from Camp Mills, NY, to the Occupation of Germany. This collection contains correspondence, journals, periodicals, and photographs.
Also on Microfilm (Reel 942)
RG-95 Papers of Ambassador Douglas MacArthur II, 1909-1997;
3 boxes (1.5 shelf feet) Douglas MacArthur II was the son of Captain Arthur MacArthur, USN, elder brother of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. He served with the US State Department and as Ambassador to Japan, Austria, Belgium and Iran during his career. This is a collection of all his official papers, addresses, and speeches, and correspondence during his career. A good collection of family and official photos are also represented.
RG-96 Papers of Sgt. Ozzie Dixon
3rd Pursuit Squadron, USAAC, USAFFE
Prisoner of War;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Dixon was at Iba Field during the first day of the war in the Philippines. His unit was put on Bataan, but like many other little about his whereabouts are known for the rest of the war. His unit members did not remember seeing him in the Death March or at Camp O’Donnell, but he was remembered as dying at Bilibid Prison, Manila, in about July 1942. This collection is the documentation of the family’s search into the disappearance and recovery of Ozzie Dixon. The collection contains correspondence, clippings and photographs.
RG-97 Papers of Michael Cavanaugh
Historian, 6th VA Infantry, C.S.A.;
2 boxes (1 shelf foot) Michael Cavanaugh wrote the history of the 6th Virginia Infantry of the Army of Northern Virginia. This collection contains all the research materials generated while writing the book. It contains correspondence, journals, periodicals, and other source materials. The manuscript and hardback copy of his work 6th Virginia Infantry are also included.
RG-98 Papers of Fay Bailey
Santo Tomas Internment Camp, 1942-1959;
3 boxes (3 shelf feet) The Bailey Family was interned at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in the Philippines from January 1942- March 1945. Fay Bailey was an employee of the National City Bank of New York, Manila Branch. Along with all other Americans in Manila, he and his family were taken into Japanese custody in early 1942. In camp, Fay Bailey supervised the purchase of camp supplies. This collection reveals life for a civilian family locked up in Santo Tomas Internment Camp under Japanese domination.
RG-99 Papers of Robert F. Malburg
Police Investigator, Public Safety Division, SCAP, 1946-1949;
2 boxes (2 shelf feet) Malburg was a policeman who went to Japan to help reform the Japanese police system. This collection contains his notebooks and correspondence concerning his investigations. Also included is a lot of memorabilia picked up by an occupationaire, including maps, tourist items, phonograph records, etc.
RG-100 Papers of Lt. Col. Donald R. Nugent, USMC
Chief, Civil Information and Education Section, SCAP, 1945-1951;
2 Boxes (2 shelf feet) Lt. Colonel Donald Nugent was head of the Civil Information and Education section in Japan during the Allied Occupation, which dealt predominantly with education and religious issues during the Occupation. He was in charge of the reorganization of the Japanese education system, including the formation of coed schools and the removal of militaristic teachings from the curriculum. Lt. Col. Nugent’s papers were acquired by the MacArthur Memorial through an eBay auction.
RG-101 Papers of BGEN George A. Rehm, USA
G-3 Section, GHQ, SWPA, 1942-1945;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Brigadier General Rehm served in the Operations Section of GHQ, SWPA, and stayed with GHQ from Australia to Tokyo. This is a small, but good collection of papers and 185 photographs.
RG-102 Papers of Colonel Jean K. Lambert, USA
G-2 Section, GHQ, SWPA, 1942-1945;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Colonel Lambert was an intelligence officer serving under BGEN Willoughby in SWPA GHQ. This is a great collection of color images of the return to the Philippines and the early days of the Occupation of Japan. Also included was a translated version of Gesei’s Japanese Southern Expeditionary Force.
Also on Microfilm (Reels 953 - 956)
Accession #6556.000 and 6559.000
RG-103 Papers of Sergeant Lawrence R. Baldus, USA,
1st Cavalry Division, 1942-1945;
1 Box (.5 shelf feet) Sgt. Baldus was one of the oldest enlisted men in the 1st Cavalry Division and was almost forty years old when he enlisted in 1942. He served with the 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, and took part in the Admiralties invasion and the liberation of Santo Tomas Internment Camp. He donated a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia, books, journals, and photographs from the time of his service.
Accession #6737.000, 6795.000, 6802.001-002
RG-104 Papers of Joseph P. and Charlotte Heilbronn
1st California Volunteers, Spanish-American War
Heilbronn Paper Company;
2 boxes (1 shelf foot) Joseph Heilbronn was a German immigrant to America and joined the 1st California Volunteers at the outbreak of the Spanish American. He was reputed to be the first American soldier to set foot on Philippine soil with the American Expeditionary force of 1898. After the war he returned to Baguio, Philippines, and set up a lumber business and then one of the largest paper dealerships in the world. This collection of papers, photographs, and news clippings provides great insight into the world of American colonialism in the Philippines.
RG-105 Papers of James J. Halsema
Camp Holmes / Bilibid Internment Camp;
(Still undergoing cataloguing) This is a collection of over three thousand books, journals and periodicals, four thousand maps, hundreds of photographs, and an as of yet undetermined number of documents relating to the history of the Philippines from 1899 to 2005. Halsema was the son of the colonial mayor of Baguio, Philippines, E.J. Halsema. James Halsema was a civilian internee of the Japanese held at Camp Homes in Baguio. He was liberated at Bilibid Prison in February 1945. He spent his life collecting everything he could find on the Philippines.
RG-106 Papers of Lt. Col. Charles M. Smith, USA
Philippine Regional Section, G-2, SWPA
5th Military District;
American Guerrillas of Mindanao;
3 boxes (3 shelf feet) Lt. Col. Smith was a mining engineer on the Philippine Island of Masbate at the outset of WWII. He made his way to the island of Mindanao and served as an engineer officer with General Sharp’s command. Upon Sharp’s surrender Smith went into hiding. In December 1942, he sailed from Mindanao to Australia with fellow engineer Jordan Hamner. Smith was given a commission in the U.S. Army by General MacArthur and then made many covert insertions into the Philippines by submarine. In early 1944 Smith took over as guerrilla commander of the 5th Military District on the island of Samar. This is a great collection of artifacts, official correspondence and printed materials.
RG-107 Papers of Colonel Joseph R. Sherr, USA,
Signal Corps, GHQ, SWPA, 1941-1943;
1 box (.5 shelf feet)Colonel Sherr was MacArthur’s master code breaker. He was removed by PT boat from Corregidor with MacArthur and his staff on March 11, 1942. Sherr was the genius behind MacArthur’s Central Bureau, the main code breaking outfit in the Southwest Pacific Area. He was killed in October 1943 on a trip to coordinate signals intelligence with t he China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. Collection contains documents and two hundred seventy-seven photographs of Bataan-Corregidor operations and the early days in SWPA.
RG-108 Papers of Lieutenant John Nelson, USA
Finance Officer, Sixth Army, SWPA, USAFPAC;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Nelson served as a finance officer for the 1st Cavalry Division and the Sixth Army in the SWPA. Prior to his duty in SWPA, Nelson was an administrative officer at the Hart Mountain Relocation Center, which served as an interment camp for Japanese-Americans during WWII. After the war, Nelson served in the occupation of Japan in the city of Kyoto. This is a fine collection of correspondence, memorabilia, newspapers, maps, photos, and printed materials from Nelson’s service. Also herein is a great monograph from a witness of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
RG-109 Papers of Colonel Clyde C. Childress, USA
31st Infantry Regiment / USAFFE;
10th Military District / SWPA;
2 boxes (1 Shelf Foot) Colonel Childress was the last surviving officer of the 31st Infantry Regiment. Chosen to train Filipino recruits just before the war began, Childress and his men were routed in the battle of Malabang in 1942. When surrender came Childress chose the life of a guerrilla and commanded the 107th Guerrilla Division on Mindanao under Wendell Fertig. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, oral histories and photographs
RG-110 Papers of Lieutenant Commander Frederick Worcester, USN
10th Military District
American Guerrillas of Mindanao;
4 Boxes (2 Shelf Feet) Worcester was a prominent American businessman in the Philippines in the prewar period. He was the son of one of the foremost, turn of the century American scholars on the Philippines, Dr. Dean Worcester. He activated his status as a naval reserve officer in the Philippines after Pearl Harbor and earned the Silver Star for exploits undertaken in Manila after the Japanese invasion and before the evacuation to Corregidor. Sent on a secret mission to the southern islands, Worcester escaped the fall of Corregidor and evaded capture on the island of Mindanao when the Philippines were surrendered in 1942. Worcester served in the guerrilla movement on Mindanao and Negros before his evacuation by submarine in 1944. After the war he worked for the U.S. High Commissioner monitoring Philippine Politics.
RG-111 GHQ Honor Guard Papers
8 boxes (5 Shelf feet) This collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and scrapbooks from the veterans of the Honor Guard that protected the United States Embassy and Far East Command Headquarters at the Dai Ichi Building in Tokyo during the Occupation of Japan. Originally constituted in Manila and comprised of decorated combat veterans in the SWPA, the Honor Guard became a much desired post in occupied Japan. Included in the collection are the Papers of Lester W. Abrams, William H. Altman, Robert F. Babson, Rodney E. Bechtel, Milliard Calvin Bell, David Branch, Leland H. Clifton, Charles DeWet, Robert Douglas, Neil Curtis Dundas, Alfred K. Eddy Jr., Otis J. Edwards, Charles Emig, Peter Fesovich, Hillario Garcia, Roland Guy, Robert Harmeyer, Thomas Henderson, Warren Hodges, Maurice Howe, Daniel K. Humphries, Gerald Huff, Harold Hunt, Robert Hunter, Charles William Johnson, Fred H. Kirby, Charles Kirkeeng, Jamie F. Lee, Walter J. Leckowicz, John P. Long, Sydney Lucas, Ira D. Marvin, Richard E. Milford, Bruce Morgan, Walter Motacek, Raymond R. Porter, Thomas W. Pritchard, Francis F. Reed, Raymond H. Richards, Vincet Riddle, Richard W. Shaffer, Norman D. Smith, Charles St. John, John Steece, Valentine E. Thornton, Samuel R. Thurman, David Valley, Howard Wills, Jack Kyle Wilson, Avery C. Young,
RG-112 Santo Tomas Internment Camp Papers;
9 boxes (6 Shelf Feet) Materials donated by former internees of the Japanese internment camp at Manila's Santo Tomas University, which held allied civilians in the Philippines during World War II. Memoirs, manuscripts, photographs, artifacts are all found within. Included in the collection are the papers of Curtis Brooks, Bonnie Byde, Ted Cadwallader, A. Ruth Chastain, Vivian Clark, Dolly Rogers Clemens, Thomas Spiers Crosby, Derry Dean, Roy F. Doolan, Heather Holter Ellis, Mimi Scheondube Ellis, Rosemary Stagner Flynn, Colonel Jesus Franco, Dading Dela Fuente Guytingco, Sam Hamilton, Douglas Harrow, John Heincke, Louise Howard Hill, Elizabeth Lautzenhiser Irvine, Sascha Weinzheimer Jansen, Bruce E. Johansen, Lt. Colonel Walter J. Landry, Chris Larsen, Karen Kerns Lewis, Cecily Mattocks Marshall, William E. Maxey, Lindsay Nielson, Eva Anna Nixon, Margaret Bassett Pittam, Ed Powers, Henry Leo Reich, Walter Riley, Henry Scurr, Grace E. Sehorn, William Snyder, Dorothy Davis Thompson, Maria Chambers Tseu, Therese Wadsoworth Warne, Ann Wilson Wohlheuter and Peter Wygle.
RG-113 Camp Holmes / Bilibid Internment Camp Papers;
1 box (.5 Shelf Feet) Materials donated by former internees of the Japanese internment camps at Camp Holmes and Bilibid Prison in Baguio and Manila, Philippines, during World War II. Manuscripts, memoirs, photographs, artifacts are found within. Included in the collection are the papers of Edward and Helen Angeny, Irene Miller Browning, Bessie Crim, Carl Eschbach, Betsy Halsema Foley, James J. Halsema, Mary Beaudine Koucky, Betsy Herold Heimke, Mary Louise Kroeger, Donald Mansell, John Ream and Katie Ream Sobeck.
RG-114 Los Banos Internment Camp Papers;
1 box (.5 Shelf Feet) Materials donated by former internees of the Japanese internment camp that held allied civilians in Los Banos, Philippines, during World War II. Artwork, Manuscripts, Memoirs and Photographs. Included within the collection are the Papers of Herman Beaber, Major Henry Burgess, Alexander Christie, Dwight Clark, John and Joan Montessa and Paul Shea..
RG-115 Papers of Richard Poole
Government Section, SCAP;
2 boxes (1 Shelf Foot) An American born and raised in Yokohama, Japan, Poole was an employee of the U.S. State Department before joining the navy for World War II. At the end of the war he was again back in Yokohama, and then was chosen to join the SCAP Government Section to help rewrite the Japanese constitution. His papers are a reflection of his work providing insight into his realm of the constitution; the emperor’s place in Japanese government and society.
Also on Microfilm (Reel 1085)
RG-116 Papers of Sergeant Edwin P. Merrell, USA
Sugamo Prison Detachment, USAFPAC / FECOM;
1 Box (.5 Shelf Feet) Merrell served with the Sugamo Prison Detachment from 1947 to 1949. This collection contains artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and photo albums, drawings / artwork, and occupation currency. Many of the items are signed by all accused Japanese Class “A” war criminals. The artwork of Sugamo prisoner Fumio Fujiki is incredible showing every day life in Sugamo Prison.
RG-117 Papers of Colonel A. M. Neilson, USA
Engineer Corps, SWPA / USAFPAC;
4 Boxes (2 Shelf Feet) Neilson served as an engineer in MacArthur’s Southwest Pacific Command and commanded an Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment in the invasion of Leyte. This collection covers Neilson’s entire career and contains some interesting pieces from his time as a member of the Amelia Earhardt search team in 1937. The collection contains artifacts, books, correspondence, photos, and printed materials.
RG-118 Papers of Colonel William Hutson, USA
China-Burma-India Theater, WWII;
1 box (.5 Shelf Feet) William Maine Hutson, a South Carolina native, served as a U.S. Army Colonel during World War II. Credited as creating the first tank destroyer group for the Army during World War II, he also served as an American aide to the Chinese Nationalist General commanding the southern half of China. Hutson associated with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek and Communist leader Mao Tse-tung. He was the first U.S. officer to enter Saigon after the Japanese withdrew from Indochina in 1945 and met with Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. He was decorated by the U.S. Army and recognized by both the Chinese and French governments for his military advising.
RG-119 Papers of Lieutenant Colonel George E. Schubert, USA
2 Boxes (1 Shelf Foot) Schubert served under General MacArthur’s command during World War II and the Occupation of Japan. He was a billeting officer for USAFPAC in the Philippines and was instrumental in the refurbishing of the Manila Hotel after the war. The collection includes artifacts, documents, memorabilia, and photographs from Schubert’s service.
RG-120 Papers of Corporal Thomas L. Sharp, USA
79th Airdrome Squadron, SWPA;
2 boxes (1 Shelf Foot) Sharp served with the 79th from New Guinea to Ie Shima. Contained herein are all of his letters home during the war and a phenomenal collection of photographs showing nose art of 5th and 13th Air Force planes.
RG-121 Papers of Lieutenant Colonel William E. Curtis, USA
Aide to General Whitney, FECOM;
1 Box (.5 Feet) Curtis served as aide to General MacArthur’s military secretary, Major General Courtney Whitney, during the Korean War. Included are artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs from this time in his life.
RG-122 Papers of Sergeant John Boone, USA
31st Infantry / USAFFE;
Bataan Military District, ECLGA;
X Corps / FECOM;
2 Boxes (4 Shelf Foot) John P. Boone served on Bataan as a corporal with the 31st Infantry Regiment. He evaded capture and the infamous Bataan Death March when the Bataan Force was surrendered by Major General King on 9 April 1942. After a period of hiding, Boone emerged to command the guerrilla resistance on Bataan. He served in that capacity until the return of U.S. forces in 1945. Boone earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his performance during the war. After the war Boone resigned his commission, but reenlisted when the Korean War began. He served as an intelligence officer with the X Corps in Korea. This collection contains both the papers of the Bataan Military District Headquarters of the guerrilla resistance movement in the Philippines and materials from the Korean War.
RG-123 Papers of Corporal Ben E. Allender
168th Infantry Regiment, Rainbow Division, World War I;
1 Box (.5 Shelf Feet) Along with some rare World War I publications this collection contains the personal wartime diary of this Iowa native who served with the Rainbow Division from Camp Mills, NY, to the Occupation of the Germany.
RG-124 Papers of MM1, Kenneth Crosby, USN
USS Toledo, Korean War;
2 boxes (1 shelf foot) Mr. Crosby served in the United States Navy for over twenty years and served on the USS Toledo (CA-133) during the Korean War. This collection contains a great deal about the ship as well as Mr. Crosby’s 201 file of his service.
RG-125 Papers of Major Tom Jurika, USA, SPYRON, AGOM;
3 boxes (1.5 Shelf Feet) Tom Jurika was an American who was born and raised in the Philippines. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on the Philippine Island of Cebu at the beginning of World War II and was made famous in one of the first books on the Pacific war, Clark Lee’s They Call it Pacific. He was responsible for the destruction of Cebu City before the Japanese invasion and evaded capture upon the surrender of the Philippines in 1942. He played an active role in the guerrilla movement, but was evacuated by submarine in early 1944 to organize the SPYRON supply missions to guerrillas run by his brother in law, Commander Charles “Chick” Parsons. This collection contains materials about Thomas and his brother, Captain Stephen Jurika, USN, who was a key planner for the Doolittle raid of 1942.
RG-126 Papers of the Rainbow Division Veteran Archives;
26 Boxes (13 Feet) This massive collection contains materials relating to the Rainbow Division’s history of service in both World Wars. Comprised of the correspondence, diaries, manuscripts and photographs of the veterans of the Rainbow Division during World War I and World War II, this donation also included many Rainbow Division artifacts that are now in our curatorial files. Especially interesting is the multitude of panoramic photos from the World War I era.
RG-127 Papers of William Bartsch
Author of December 8th, 1941: MacArthur’s Pearl Harbor and Doomed at the Start: American Pursuit Pilots in the Philippines, 1941-1942;
(60 Shelf Feet, undergoing processing) During his effort to write these two stunning works, Bill Bartsch corresponded with nearly all living veteran participants of the air war over the Philippines during the campaign of 1941-1942. He also collected a vast amount of materials during his research all of which is now in the MacArthur Archives. Collection also includes all the materials Bartsch collected for works on the air war over Java and the campaign on Guadalcanal during World War II.
RG-128 Papers of Martin Chekel
(48 Shelf Feet) Mr. Chekel is a collector of anything related to journalism in World War II. This collection of over five hundred books, YANK Magazines, Stars and Stripes Newspapers, a vast amount of wartime journals and periodicals, and artifacts offers great insight into the world of the World War II journalist.
RG-129 Papers of Ms. Carmen Johnson
Occupation of Japan, SCAP;
5 Boxes (4.5 Shelf Feet) Ms. Johnson served in the Occupation of Japan at the grass roots level working directly with the Japanese people. This collection of her photo albums and scrapbooks documents her travels and employment throughout Japan from 1946 to 1949. Most importantly and unlike most her occupation comrades, Ms. Johnson labeled every picture and this in turn has opened up the identification of many other photo collections in the MacArthur Archives.
RG-130 Papers of David Marsh;
(5 shelf feet) Mr. Marsh was a long time supporter of the MacArthur Memorial and an avid collector of MacArthur Memorabilia. Videos, philately, books, magazines, and newspapers make up this collection.
RG-131 Papers of Colonel William H. Murphy, USASC;
6 boxes (7 shelf feet) William Murphy was an Army Air Corps Signal Corps officer and inventor serving from the end of World War I until his death, being shot down over Indonesia in 1942. The son of a US Consul General, Murphy was serving as American Vice Consul in Coburg, Germany, when war broke out in 1914. He was doing research at the Technical Institute in Karlsruhe and employed with the Marconi Company when the U.S. entered the war in 1917. He was a pioneer in radio locator systems holding a series of patents for his inventions. He was on his way to join Douglas MacArthur’s command in the Philippines when war broke out in 1941. Rerouted to Indonesia and Java it was there he was killed while a passenger on a B-18. This is a large collection of Murphy’s war and research papers. Included is a nice collection of photos of World War I airplanes of the Allied and Central Powers.
RG-132 Papers of Dr. Roger Jeans
Washington and Lee University;
9 boxes (5 shelf feet) A former professor at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Dr. Jeans collected these materials in the course of research for his book Terasaki Hidenari, Pearl Harbor, and Occupied Japan: A Bridge to Reality. Terasaki was a Japanese diplomat working with the Japanese Embassy in Washington, DC, when his nation went to war with the United States on December 7, 1941. After the war, Terasaki was a key individual in the Occupation of Japan serving as the liaison between General MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito. This is a massive collection of diplomatic papers and photos of the era.
RG-133 Papers of Colonel Paul H. Marshall, USA
Headquarters Harbor and Defense Command / USAFFE;
POW; Davao Penal Colony Escapee;
Commanding Officer 114th Guerrilla Regiment, 10th Military District / SWPA;
2 boxes (2.5 shelf feet) Paul Marshall served on Corregidor with the 60th Coast Artillery in the pre war era. He was serving with Headquarters on Corregidor at the time of surrender. He was a prisoner at Cabanatuan and then the Davao Penal Colony, from which he escaped in April 1943. Marshall then joined Wendell Fertig’s guerrilla force on Mindanao Island and commanded the Surigao region of the island. Personal and official correspondence, maps, oral histories, and photos make up this collection. Accession #8409.001-148
RG-134 Papers of Donald Thorson;
2 boxes (4 shelf feet) Thorson collected hundreds of newspapers from all over the United States from the date of April 6, 1964, all of which covered the death of General MacArthur.
RG-135 Papers of Drs. Michael and Elizabeth Norman
66 Boxes (27 shelf feet) Drs. Michael and Elizabeth Norman, professors at New York University, collected a massive volume of materials in the course of their research for their books We Band of Angels: the Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese and Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and its Aftermath. Included are hundreds of oral histories conducted with veterans and prisoners of war of the Philippine campaigns of World War II, both American and Japanese. Correspondence, maps, photographs, and a 200 volume library make up this very large collection.
RG-136 Papers of Rear Admiral Emory D. Stanley and Rear Admiral Emory D. Stanley Jr., USN;
Naval Supply Corps;
1 box (2 shelf feet) Father and son that were both Rear Admirals in the U.S. Navy's Supply Corps. Stanley Sr. served in WWI and WWII. Stanley Jr. was a 1935 graduated of the U.S. Naval Academy. Both Sr. and Jr. commanded the Naval Supply Depot at Bayonne, NJ, during their careers. Included in the collection are some great images of the 1920s Atlantic Fleet and the U.S. Navy Blimp Service.
RG-137 Papers of H. Langdon Bulter
United States Military Academy, Class of 1904;
1 box (.5 Shelf Feet) Butler was a non-graduate of the Class of 1904, but went on to serve as the Advocate General for the New York National Guard. He died in 1940. This scrapbook was his during his time at West Point. It is filled with news clippings, post cards and photographs during the time that Douglas MacArthur attended West Point. The scrapbook was sent to MacArthur by Butler's daughter in 1960. An amazing collection of old West Point. Points of interest are coverage of the Academy's centennial and Army Navy Games through the years.
RG-138 Papers of William E. Beard
1 box (.25 shelf feet) Uncle of Jean Marie Faircloth MacArthur, Beard (1873-1950) was an associate editor of the Nashville Banner. In his youth Beard was quarterback of quarterback of Vanderbilt University. As a journalist he kept a scrapbook of General MacArthur's career in the Pacific. The collection also holds some news clippings and letters from General MacArthur.
RG-139 Papers of Harold Ketner Sr., USN; and Harold Ketner Jr, USA;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Harold Ketner Sr. was a Carpenter's Mate in the United States Navy when he was caught in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He had a twenty-two year career in the navy before retiring to Norfolk. His son was a graduate of Norfolk's Granby High School and served as a Warrant Officer helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He was killed in Vietnam in 1967. This collection contains records, decorations, correspondence and photographs of their service.
RG-140 Papers of Lieutenant General George E. Stratemeyer, USAF
Commanding General Far East Air Force, FECOM;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) These are Stratemeyer's diaries during the Korean War. They run from June 1950 to May 1951, when Stratemeyer had a debilitating heart attack.
RG-141 Papers of Captain John B. Coulter, USA
Headquarters, 42nd Infantry Division, AEF;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Captain Coulter served with Douglas MacArthur in the Rainbow Division during the First World War and then as a Corps Commander in the Korean War. This collection is Coulter's scrapbook about the Rainbow Division during training at Camp Mills, Long Island, NY, and France. Never before seen photographs and clippings make up the bulk of the collection.
RG-142 Papers of T/4 Joseph Gross, USA
69th Topographical Engineers, SWPA;
2 boxes (2 shelf feet) Gross was drafted in the Bethlehem, PA, area and went to Camp Butner, NC, for training as an engineer. He was assigned to the 69th Topographical Engineers and served in the SWPA based in Australia. He advanced through New Guinea and into the Philippines. This is his collection of records, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia from his service in the war. Included is a good collection of SWPA Map Talks.
RG-143 Papers of Major General William F. Marquat, USA
Anti Aircraft Officer, SWPA / USAFPAC / FECOM
Chief, Economic Scientific Section, SCAP
5 boxes (3.5 shelf feet) An original member of the "Bataan Gang," Marquat served with MacArthur from his time as Military Advisor to the Philippine Government through the Korean War. He was evacuated from Corregidor by torpedo boat with MacArthur in March 1942. This is a collection of correspondence, periodicals and photographs. Marquat was a key figure in postwar baseball in Japan and this collection contains many items from that period of his career.
RG-144 Papers of Ernest W. King
2 boxes (2 shelf feet) King was instrumental in getting Douglas MacArthur to visit Norfolk in November 1951 after he was fired by Truman. This is a collection of correspondence, films, photographs and printed materials about MacArthur and his visit and connections with MacArthur. Also materials about MacArthur choosing Norfolk as the site for the MacArthur Memorial.
RG-145 Papers of George Sidwell
Company D, 151st Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Infantry Division, AEF;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Correspondence, photographs, printed materials and publications relating to the service of Private Sidwell with the Rainbow Division in the First World War.
RG-146 Papers of Brigadier General Lee A. Telesco, USA
Philippine Section, G-2, SWPA / USAFPAC;
22 boxes (12 shelf feet) Telesco served in the Philippine Section of MacArthur's GHQ in SWPA during WWII, organizing and supplying guerrilla operations in the Philippines. This collection of correspondence, messages, reports, photographs and printed materials reflects upon his time in SWPA. Telesco stayed in the Philippines after the war and was the military correspondent for the Philippine Herald. His collection, therefore, has a vast amount of materials on postwar Philippine politics and U.S. relations. Materials on Communism in Asia are also plentiful in this collection.
RG-147 Papers of Sergeant Peter Macfarlane, USA
1st Cavalry Division, SWPA;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Macfarlane served in the 1st Squadron, 5th Cavalry, in the Southwest Pacific Area and saw action in the Admiralty Islands, the Battle for Manila and the liberation of Luzon. Macfarlane was also chosen for the Sixth Army's Alamo Scouts late in the war. His collection contains official and personal correspondence, journals, photographs and the printed materials concerning the 1st Cavalry Division in World War II and Occupation of Japan.
RG-148 Papers of Joyce Brady Velde and the Brady Family
Residents of Manila during Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945;
2 boxes (2.5 shelf feet) Frank W. Brady was an attorney and counselor of law, who lived in Manila with his family in the prewar period. Brady's father, William C. Brady, was a Spanish American veteran who stayed in the country at the turn of the century and became a judge in Manila. Joyce and her mother did not go to internment camp and thus had to experience the Battle for Manila in fear and terror. The collection contains materials on the history of the Brady family and prewar Philippines. Personal and official correspondence, periodicals and a wide array of materials are contained in the collection.
RG-149 Papers of Lieutenant Henry P. Taylor, USA
29th Engineers / 12th Field Artillery, A.E.F., 1917-1919;
1 box (.5 shelf feet) Henry Taylor was from Richmond, Virginia, when he enlisted in the United States Army in October, 1917. Prior to the war he was the manager of a canning company and he also spoke French. He was made a 2nd Lieutenant in the 29th Engineers. In September 1918, Taylor went to artillery school in France and became a Lieutenant in the artillery. He served with the 12th Field Artillery in the Meuse Argonne campaign and was awarded the silver star for service in the Blanc Mont Sector. The collection includes official correspondence, journals, periodicals, photographs and printed materials.
RG-150 Dr. Carl Boyd Collection of the History of War
Louis I. Jaffe Professor Emeritus of History and Eminent Scholar Emeritus, Old Dominion University;
(The Collection is undergoing cataloging, but consumes approximately 33 shelf feet) Carl Boyd is a highly respected military historian and the author of many books and articles on World War II, cryptography and communications intelligence, submarine warfare and the German-Japanese Axis. During his doctoral work at the University of California, Davis, Boyd was an aide to the eminent British historian, Sir Basil Liddell Hart. Dr. Boyd became a full time professor of history at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, in 1975. His collection consists of a large amount of materials about Hiroshi Oshima, the Japanese liaison to Nazi Germany and the subject of two of Boyd's books; the National Security Agency's voluminous histories of communications intelligence in World War II; National Archives records of German and Japanese military and naval history of WWI and WWII; 179 interviews from the British series Secrets of War; and a vast assortment of books and photographs.
RG-151 Papers of Captain Henry Tice, USA
117th T.H. & M.P. Co., 42nd Infantry Division, AEF;
2 boxes (2.5 shelf feet) Tice served with the 1st Virginia Coast Artillery prior to the First World War. When the National Guard was incorporated into the National Army for the First World War, Tice's unit became the 117th Troop Headquarters and Military Police Company. Assigned to the 42nd Rainbow Division, by the time the war ended Tice commanded the company as a Captain. The collection contained many artifacts now in the curator's collection, but there were many official documents, all of Tice's letters home during the war, photographs, maps and periodicals.
RG-152 Papers of General Samuel John Bayard Schindel and Major John Bayard Schindel Jr., USA
Philippine-American War, World War II:
General John Bayard Schindel was an 1893 graduate of West Point and served during the Spanish-American War and then in the war in the Philippines on two tours. Major John Bayard Schindel, Jr., was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army during World War II and saw extensive service on Okinawa with the 10th Army Intelligence Section at the end of the war. The collections contains four photo albums of General Schindel, full of scenes of turn of the century Philippines and even images of the drive to Peking during the Boxer Rebellion. Major Schindel's collection contains X Army intelligence documents and photographs of the campaign on Okinawa during WWII.
RG-153 Papers of L. Scott Harrison
Foreign Service Officer / Author;
(The Collection is undergoing cataloging, but consumes approximately 5 shelf feet). Harrison was a foreign service officer in Asia who was in the process of writing a book about World War II in the Philippines when he died. He collected a good amount of primary and secondary sources and did many interviews with former veterans of USAFFE and the Asiatic Fleet. His book collection was also donated to the MacArthur Archives by Dr. Rick Meixsel of James Madison University.
RG-154 Papers of Lawrence Brandt, USAAC
28th Bomb Squadron / Prisoner of War, Philippines;
(The Collection is undergoing cataloging, but consumes approximately 3 shelf feet.) Brandt was with the 28th Bomb Squadron in the prewar Philippines. The squadron was removed to Mindanao in early January 1942. It was there Brandt was captured. At the end of the war he was liberated at the Japanese prison camp in Kawasaki where he worked as slave labor. The collection contains photographs, scrapbooks and artifacts. Brandt was awarded the bronze star for service in the Philippines.
RG-155 Papers of Sergeant Benjamin Steele, USAAC
7th Material Squadron / Prisoner of War, Philippines;
(7 boxes, 5 shelf feet) Ben Steele served with the 7th Material Squadron in the Philippines. Steele witnessed the bombing of Clark Field and the campaign on Bataan. He suffered through the Bataan Death March, Camp O'Donnell, the Tayabas Road detail, Bilibid Prison, and the Hell Ships to Japan. During his time as a prisoner of war Steele began sketching scenes of prison life. After liberation Steele went to art school and became a famous artist and teacher. Throughout his life, all the scenes he had known as a POW kept creeping into his art work showing the horror that was the life of a POW. Mr. Steele and family donated 41 of his sketch books to the MacArthur Memorial. They are filled with his beautiful art and the harrowing scenes of his time as a prisoner of Japan during World War II.
RG-156 Papers of Brigadier General Rupert Starr, U.S. Army
Commander, Headquarters and Service Group, Far East Command
(1 box, 5 shelf feet) A graduate of the University of California, Starr joined the Army in 1918. Starr (1896-1976) attended the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College in the 1930s. During World War II he served with the 35th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade in North Africa and then became the Chief, Ground Anti-Aircraft Liaison Section of Army Ground Forces. In 1946, Staff was assigned to Tokyo and took command of the Headquarters and Service Group. The collection is made up of hundreds of photographs showing all aspects of Starr's activities including inspections, parades, visiting dignitaries, military sports teams, service clubs, mess halls, special events, award ceremonies, and Japanese police and fire exhibitions.
RG-157 Papers of Philip Du Mond Davis
American Field Service, 1917; U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps, 1918, WWI
(1 Oversized box, 1 shelf foot) Nine photo albums found in an attic of an abandoned house were the collections of Philip Du Mond Davis (1895-1955). Davis was a Californian attending Stanford University. He, along with many of his Stanford comrades, joined the American Field Service, which operated ambulances for the Allies in World War I. The Stanford group became Sanitary Service Unit #10 and served in France and at Salonika and one of the photo albums is full of images of this era. When the Americans joined the allies in 1917, Davis became a Lieutenant in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps. The albums trace his life from 1913, when he took many pictures of Woodrow Wilson's first inauguration, and follow him through the war and postwar travels. After the war he worked for Standard Oil and traveled around Europe and the Middle East. A shot in postwar Austria shows Davis with the famous German pilot and ace, Ernst Udet.
RG 158 Papers of Sergeant Zoe Hannum, U.S. Army
113th Engineers, 38th Division, WWII
(2 boxes, 1 shelf foot) Hannum (1914- ) joined the army after WWII and went through basic training at Camp Perry, OH. He went through engineer training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and Camp Shelby, MS. In December 1943, his unit shipped out from New Orleans for the Hawaii and the Pacific Theater. The 38th Division completed further training and then arrived at Oro Bay, New Guinea in July 1944. The 38th completed final combat training and then moved to Leyte in December 1944. In January 1945, the 38th Division landed in the Philippines and was active in the campaigns for Zambales and Bataan on Luzon. Hannum's collection of scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia reflect his duty stations from training camp to the Philippines.
RG 159 Papers of Colonel Charles F. Helderman, Jr., U.S. Army
Military Police, General Tomoyuki Yamashita's Prison Guard in the Philippines
(3 boxes, 2.5 feet) Charles Helderman Jr. (1913-2009) spent most of his army career in the military police field. His collection of artifacts, photographs and manuscripts were collected during his time at prison guard of Tomoyuki Yamashita. Yamashita was on trial for war crimes in Manila and was being held at the U.S. Army prison camp at Los Banos, Philippines. Helderman took walks everyday with the Japanese General, and before he was executed for war crimes Yamashita gave his guard all his effects. Yamashita's final memoirs, flags, maps, his religious effects. The memoirs are in Japanese, but the English language, official translation accompanies it.
RG 160 Papers of Sergeant Leah Goldberg, Women's Army Corps
WAC Detachment 1, Southwest Pacific Area, WWII
(7 boxes, 5 shelf feet) Leah Goldberg was from Derby, CT, and in 1944 she enlisted in the U.S. Army. She was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, GA, and Camp Joseph Robinson, AR, for her training. In April 1944, she was sent to Australia and MacArthur's Southwest Pacific Area with WAC Detachment 1. Stationed outside of Brisbane, Goldberg was assigned to the Transportation Corps of the U.S. Army Service of Supply. In October 1944, Goldberg was shipped to forward base at Hollandia. In March 1945, her detachment was sent to Manila and she was assigned to the Headquarters Company of Detachment 1. Now Sgt. Goldberg worked in Manila until November 1945 when she was sent home. Included in the collection are all her letters home to her relatives, VMAIL she received, photographs, programs, army passes and chit sheets, artifacts and uniforms.
Accession # 8403.000
RG 161 Papers of Major Erven C. Somerville / Colonel Erven "Skip" Tyler
91st Coast Artillery, Fort Mills, Corregidor; Prisoner of War
(1 box, .5 shelf feet) Major Somerville (1909-1945) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1932, married his girlfriend Thelma at the Cadet Chapel the day after graduation and embarked upon his career in the Coast Artillery. In December 1941, he was the commanding officer of Battery G, 91st Coast Artillery on Corregidor and was surrendered there on May 6, 1942. Incarcerated at Cabanatuan Prison Camp he was shipped to Japan on 13 December 1944 on the hellship Oryoko Maru. He survived that ship's sinking and embarked upon the Enoura Maru for Formosa. He survived that ship's bombing at Takao and was shipped to Moji, Japan. He died in POW Camp #3 at Fukuoka on 11 February 1945. His son, Erven "Skip" Tyler also went to West Point and was an instructor there, but in his spare time he collected materials about all those things related to his father. This collection of official and personal correspondence, articles, journals, manuscripts, maps, photos and research materials are the products of "Skip" Tyler's work.
RG 162 Papers of George Munson
Munson Collection of the Harbor and Defense Command of Manila Bay; Fort Frank, Fort Hughes, Fort Drum, Fort Mills-Corregidor;
(20 boxes, 10 shelf feet) George Munson has spent a lifetime collecting information about the history of the Harbor Defense Command of Manila Bay and especially Corregidor Island before, during and after World War II. Mr. Munson's collection contains extensive records on the 59th, 60th and 91st Coast Artillery Regiments and the personalities that served on the harbor island forts. (Official and personal correspondence, rosters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, periodicals, maps and photographs and artifacts are under process of being organized and catalogued.)
RG 163 Papers of CWO Martin Hertz, U.S. Army
(2 boxes, 1 shelf foot) Photographic collection of Martin Hertz, who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The collection contains many shots of Manila and the Philippines, with all the routes of the XIV Corps in their assault on Manila in 1945. These images seem to be intelligence photos. Of the hundreds of images in this collection, about half are images of WWII and the Korean War. The other are images of Tunisia. They are all marked and labeled and seem to be intelligence photos used to plan American operations in North Africa during World War II.
RG 164 Papers of T/4 Hubbitt Quon, U.S. Army Signal Corps
Southwest Pacific Area, WWII
(2 boxes, 1 shelf foot) Quon (1924-1975) was a Chinese-American who joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and was attached to the Signal Corps. He was assigned to the Southwest Pacific Area and served in the Signal Corps detachment commanded by Major Gaetano Faillace; one of General MacArthur's favorite photographers and the man who took the famous image of MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito. Quon was attached to General MacArthur and took many famous images of the General. He travelled to Tokyo with U.S. forces at war's end and was demobilized in 1946. His collection was found in an estate sale in California. The executor noticed the photo collection consisting of hundreds of photos, saved them and sent them to MacArthur Memorial. The collection contains many never before seen images of MacArthur in World War II.
RG 166 Papers of Captain Godfrey R. Ames, U.S. Army
Commanding Officer, Battery C, 60th Coast Artillery, Corregidor; Prisoner of War
(2 boxes, 1 shelf foot) Captain Godfrey Ames served in the coast artillery and was commander of Battery C, 60th Coast Artillery when surrender came in the Philippines. He survived Japanese prisoner of war camps in the Philippines, but died upon arrival in Japan in 1945. His daughter, Karol Ames, was born on Corregidor, but left with her mother for the United States when dependents were ordered off the island in the summer of 1941. Karol Ames spent her life collecting information about her father and Corregidor. She became friends with George von Peterffy and William Graves, who as a young boys were on Corregidor during the siege with their diplomat parents. Ms. Ames also was friends with her father's former comrades, and other children that grew up on Corregidor; like Selma Calmes. Their collections are among the Ames papers as well. Together, Ms. Ames and Calmes prepared a manuscript about life on Corregidor before the war. The collection contains artifacts from Corregidor and Fort Drum, diaries, manuscripts, photographs, journals, rosters and art work.