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Inventory of the Forrest Ralph Pitts Papers
2014C15  
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Correspondence, reports, notes and slides, relating to the population of Okinawa and to social and economic conditions on Okinawa in the post-World War II period.
Background
Pitts served in the US Navy during World War II. He received a BA in oriental languages and literature, an MA in Far Eastern studies, and a PhD in geography, all from the University of Michigan. For many years, he was the executive director of the International Geographical Union Commission on Quantitative Methods and editor of Korean Studies. He eventually became emeritus professor of the geography department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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2 manuscript boxes 0.8 linear feet
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