Materials relate to the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines and the Japanese prison camp at Santo Tomás. The
papers include scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and correspondence, newspaper clippings files, a typescript of letters and
diary entries describing time spent in the camps, and a roster of prisoners of the Santo Tomás internment camp.
An American merchant seaman, Hastings lived in Japanese-occupied Philippines during World War II. He was interned by the
Japanese at the Santo Tomás internment center in Manila and at the Los Baños (or Sulphur Springs) center from January 8, 1942,
until he was repatriated on the S.S. Jean Lafitte, February 22, 1945, arriving in San Francisco on March 30, 1945.
5 manuscript boxes
(2 linear feet)
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Collection is open for research.