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  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Cliff Forster papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-2008
    Collection Number: 2013C27
    Creator: Forster, Cliff, 1924-2006.
    Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Abstract: 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.
    Location note: Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access

    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.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cliff Forster papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Related Materials

    Encounters: A Lifetime Spent Crossing Cultural Frontiers, Nancy Keeny Forster, Wind Shadow Press, 2009

    Scope and Contents note

    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.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Homma, Masaharu, 1887-1946.
    Los Baños Internment Camp (Los Baños, Philippines)
    United States. Dept. of State.
    Philippines--History--Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
    War crime trials--Japan.
    World War, 1939-1945--Philippines.
    World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.