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Overview of the Cliff Forster papers
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Description
Interview transcripts, memoirs, other writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to internment of American civilians in the Japanese-occupied Philippines during World War II, the war crime trial and execution of Japanese General Masaharu Homma, and the American diplomatic service.
Background
Clifton Forster (1923-2006) was a graduate of Stanford University, was a career diplomat who grew up in the Philippines as the son of an American Red Cross employee. Following the Japanese invasion of Manila in December 1941, Forster was interned as an American civilian internee, at Los Baños Internment Camp, Philippines, for five months. Through this father's Red Cross connections, Forster secured repatriation aboard the Gripsholm in 1942, and later worked for Naval Intelligence before joining the Foreign Service.
Extent
5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research. The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.