Overview of the Cliff Forster papers

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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.

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.

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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.