Emeritus Professor of Economics (Claremont Graduate School, Ph. D., 1971), William Brand Simpson served as Special Agent in
the Counter Intelligence Corps, U.S. Army during World War II, mainly in the Philippines and Japan. The manuscript and published
materials contained within this collection were collected and assembled by Simpson and consist of newspapers, periodicals,
correspondence, maps, military documents, including declassified items, and a variety of publications - government, military
and other - relating to the Pacific Theater during Word War II, specifically the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the
establishment of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the American return to the Philippines, and the American occupation
of Japan and Korea. Post-war materials document the treatment of Chinese forced labor in Japan, the Japanese war crime trials,
and the post-war economies of the Philippine Islands, Japan and Korea.