Japanese print materials from World War II

Japanese print materials from World War II

Dates: 1945

Japanese printed materials from World War II. The collection includes 47 Japanese postcards dating from 1944-1945, 1 Japanese book of maps, 1 Japanese song book, 1 "Extra Number of Lady's Graphic" containing latest of the imperial family, 1 "Life Saving Leaflet" (a leaflet carried by a Japanese person or persons surrendering to American forces), and 1 Japanese leaflet depicting Japanese civilian encounters with American forces. On the back of some of the postcards is written "found on tomb stone hill Sept. 18, 45 2:20 PM." Another says, "Okinawa Sept. 10, 45." Apparently the materials were found by U.S. forces on Okinawa following the war. Some of the post cards depict Japanese soldiers in battle.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 2770
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Japanese print materials from World War II must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2770; Japanese print materials from World War II; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2770, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Scott Duvall of Brigham Young University Special Collections in 1993.
Subject Terms
Japan--Kings and rulers; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; Soldiers' writings, Japanese; Soldiers--Japan; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island
Genre / Form
Pamphlets; Photographs; Postcards
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Japanese print materials from World War II
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-25T04:08-0600
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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts