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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: William Henry Hastings papers
    Dates: 1942-1945
    Collection Number: 70007
    Creator: Hastings, William Henry.
    Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Henry Hastings papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1970.

    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 online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Materials relate to the events of the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines, Japanese prison camps at Santo Tomás and Los Baños (or Sulphur Springs) in the Philippines. 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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Santo Tomas Internment Camp (Manila, Philippines)
    Prisoners of war.
    World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
    World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps.
    Concentration camps--Philippines.
    World War, 1939-1945--Philippines.