Register of the William Henry Hastings papers

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Register of the William Henry Hastings papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid created derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.


Box: 1-5

Scrapbooks and news clippings, 1942-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Generally consists of news clippings describing the events of the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines, as reported in local papers. Later scrapbooks also include other materials such as correspondence. The series also includes files of clippings, mostly dating from 1944, assumed to be collected materials meant to be pasted into a scrapbook. Arranged by format, then chronologically.
Box: 1-4

Scrapbooks, January 1942-July 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

January 1 - February 3, 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

February 6 - March 15, 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

March 16 - April 15, 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

April 15 - May 7, 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

May 8 - June 2, 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

June 3 - June 29, 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

June 30 - July 31, 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

August 1 - August 24, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

August 25 - September 20, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

September 21 - October 13, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

October 14 - October 28, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

October 28 - November 17, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

October 30 - November 30, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

November 13 - November 29, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

November 29 - December 13, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

December 14 - December 31, 1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

November 19, 1942 - January 15, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

January 1 - January 16, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

January 15 - January 29, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

January 27 - February 13, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

January 17 - April 14, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

February 9 - February 28, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

March 1 - March 26, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

March 29 - April 21, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

April 15 - July 10, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

April 22 - May 6, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

May 6 - May 25, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

May 17 - June 22, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

September 30 - October 28, 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

July 11 - October 3, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

July 1 - July 29, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

June 16 - July 2, 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-3

Newspaper clippings, 1942-1944

Box: 5

Internment camp materials, 1942-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a roster of individuals in the Santo Tomás internment camp, a typescript of letters and diary entries describing time spent in the camps, a list of Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon awardees, and a nautical map of San Francisco, where Hastings returned after the war. Arranged by format.
Box/Folder: 5 : 4-5

Santo Tomás Camp roster, 1945

Box/Folder: 5 : 6-8

"Internment to Me" typescript of letters and diary entries describing time spent in the camps, 1942-1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon awardees list, including Hastings, 1 May 1945

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Nautical map of San Francisco, 1943