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International Military Tribunal for the Far East records

 Collection
Identifier: 0098

Scope and Contents

Background reports, court documents, photographs, maps from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, May 1946 through February 1947, at the War Ministry Building in Tokyo.

Dates

  • 1946 - 1947

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Historical note

The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), also known as the Tokyo Trials, the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, or simply the Tribunal, was convened on April 29, 1946, to try the leaders of the Empire of Japan for three types of war crimes--participation in a joint conspiracy to start and wage war, the commission of atrocities or crimes against humanity, and the planning of atrocities. The judges, from 11 countries, were appointed by General Douglas MacArthur. 11 prosecutors from 11 countries took part; the chief prosecutor, Joseph B. Keenan, was appointed by President Harry S. Truman. 28 defendants were charged.

Extent

2.52 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Background reports, court documents, photographs, maps from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, May 1946 through February 1947, at the War Ministry Building in Tokyo.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Henry Kehler, son-in-law of Eugene D. Williams, American war crimes prosecutor at the International Tribunal.

Title
Finding aid for the International Military Tribunal for the Far East records
Status
Completed
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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