Preliminary Guide to the Japanese In Manchuria Photograph Album
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Title: Japanese In Manchuria Photograph Album
Date (inclusive): ca. 1930s
Collection number: Bernath Mss 136
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical location: Del Sur
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
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Japanese In Manchuria Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 136. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
The album contains 190 black and white photographs documenting the wartime experiences of one Japanese soldier during his service in Manchuria in the 1930s. Included are scenes of barracks life, life in the field, portraits of friends and fellow soldiers, and a few images of local landscape and people. During this period, Manchuria was known as Manchoukuo (Manzhouguo) a nominally independent puppet state set up by the Japanese which existed from 1931 to 1945. The Japanese installed Puyi, the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, as the emperor of Manzhouguo and declared the country independent from China on February 18, 1932.
Related monographs and serials pertaining to Manchuria during this period have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.