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Finding Aid for the Sidney Forrester Mashbir papers, 1942-1960
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  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Items Removed from Collection
  • Related Oral History

  • Title: Sidney Forrester Mashbir papers
    Collection number: 969
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 16.5 linear ft. (33 boxes)
    Date: 1942-1960
    Abstract: Sydney Forrester Mashbir worked in the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section as a military intelligence officer during the occupation of Japan, 1945-47. The collection contains mimeographed summaries of radio broadcasts, newspaper accounts, various special reports, and publications on the Japanese language prepared by the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section of the Intelligence Office during the occupation of Japan, 1945-47. The collection also contains books, biographical material, and memorabilia of Sydney Mashbir.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Mashbir, Sidney Forrester, 1891-1973

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Colonel Sydney Mashbir, 1967.
    Gift of Mrs. Sydney F. Mashbir, 1974.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sidney Forrester Mashbir Papers (Collection 969). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233378 

    Biography

    Colonel Sydney Forrester Mashbir worked in the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section as a military intelligence officer during the occupation of Japan, 1945-47; wrote I was an American spy (1953).

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains mimeographed summaries of radio broadcasts, newspaper accounts, various special reports, and publications on the Japanese language prepared by the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section of the Intelligence Office during the occupation of Japan, 1945-47. Also contains books, biographical material, and memorabilia of Colonel Sydney Mashbir. Audio discs of Mashbir's Japanese broadcasts have been transferred to the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS), translators and summaries, Japan, 1945-47 (Boxes 1-25).
    2. Other ATIS reports (Boxes 26-30).
    3. Memorabilia (Boxes 31-33).

    Items Removed from Collection

    • 4-16 audio discs, apparently of Mashbir's Japanese broadcasts. Transfered to UCLA Film & Television Archive April 26, 1988.

    Related Oral History

    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:
    • A career in military intelligence [oral history transcript] / Colonel Sidney Forrester Mashbir, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c. 1972. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Interview of Sidney Forrester Mashbir 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mashbir, Sidney Forrester, 1891-1973--Archives.
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
    Translators--Archival resources.