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Register of the William Henry Hastings papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.