Guide to the William B. Simpson World War II Pacific Theater collection
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Japanese occupation of the Philippines, 1941-1945
Japanese Military Administration of the Philippines, The Official Journal, Volume 1, 2nd edition, Manila: Nichi Nichi Shimbon Sha Inc., 1942, 86 pp. English, 66 pp. Japanese, journal contains 6 photographs
Japanese Military Administration of the Philippines, The Official Journal, Volume 2, Manila: Nichi Nichi Shimbon Sha Inc., 1942, 49 pp. English, 36 pp. Japanese, journal contains 6 photographs
Japanese Military Administration of the Philippines, The Official Journal, Volume 4, Manila: Nichi Nichi Shimbon Sha Inc., 1942, 38 pp. English, 28 pp. Japanese, journal contains 24 photographs
Hino, Asihei, The Flowering of Racial Spirit, translated into English by Kazi-o Nisina, Department of Information, The Imperial Japanese Forces in the Philippines, Manila: 1942, hardcover, 139 pp. English, also in Japanese. Includes account of the fall of Bataan and battle for Corregidor, from Japanese viewpoint
The Tribune, Manila, Philippines, 1942 December 8, with headline, "P.I. Observes War Anniversary Today", 12 pp.
Republic of the Philippines, Department of the Interior, Bureau of the Census and Statistics, Map of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Manila: 1943 April 11, one page, concentric circles with Manila as center
Laurel, Jose P., Forces That Make a Nation Great, (President of the Japanese-sponsored government of the Philippines), published by the Bureau of Information and Public Security, Ministry of the Interior, Manila: Bureau of Printing, 1943, 128 pp., illustrated
Republic of the Philippines, National Assembly Yearbook, 1943, first edition, Manila: 1943, 204 pp. Photographs and biographies of members of Japanese-sponsored National Assembly. Color frontispiece photograph of Benigno S. Aquino, Speaker, National Assembly. Inscribed: F.C. de la Rama in ink on cover
Cosmo Cultural Center, Free Philippines, Vol. 1, No. 1, Manila: 1943, 152 pp. "A Souvenir Edition Commemorating the Birth of the Republic of the Philippines." Copy inscribed in ink by the publisher "To President Laurel, Malacanon, 12-30-43." The Free Philippines is the first Filipino magazine under the new regime
Association for Service to the New Philippines, The Kalibapi: The People's Party, Manila: Bureau of Printing, 1944, 36 pp., including 4 pages of music
Kimura, Ki, Aquinaldo's Independence Army, Tokyo: Daitoa Shuppan K. K., undated, 41 pp.
Propaganda Corps, Imperial Japanese Forces, Ideals of the New Philippines, undated, 37 pp. Chapter 6 (of 7) by Jorge B. Vargas, Chairman of the Executive Commission, "Philippines Grateful to Japan." Other chapters by Japanese military officials. Includes Japanese Field Service Code, adopted 1941 January 8
Imperial Japanese Navy Day and Admiral Togo's Memorial Day, 1944 May 28 and 31. Souvenir program, 16 pp. Advertisement: "Compliments of F.C. de la Rama, Inc."
The Tribune, Manila, in English: 1944 December 23-24, 27; 1945 January 1, each 4 pages
Letter to "His Excellency, Lieut. Gen. Wati," 1944 June 15, original document, 6 pages single-spaced type. Authorship not indicated, but determined by Simpson to have been written by Claro M. Recto, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Republic during the Japanese occupation. Written in pencil on document, pg 6
Editorial, "Review of the Month," from The Oriental Economist, Tokyo, 1942 January (English), giving the Japanese view of Pearl Harbor and responsibility for the war (pp. 3-7)
Series 2: Commonwealth of the Philippines and American return to Philippines, 1935-1945; bulk 1944-1945
Quezon, Manual L., Inaugural Address of His Excellency. President of the Philippines, 1935 November 15, Manila: Commonwealth of the Philippines, 26 pp. Bound in maroon fabrikoid, inner cover and end papers in color, glassine interleaving, tied with maroon cord
"The Government of the 'New Philippines': The Puppet President, General Powers and the Cabinet," undated, 8 pages, including chart, mimeographed. Background information on members of the government installed by the Japanese in the Philippines, U.S. Counter-Intelligence Corps, has been declassified
Aerial propaganda leaflets dropped on Manila, 1945 January, 2 originals plus photocopies
Allied Geographical Section, Southwest Pacific Area, United States Army, Manila City (Central Luzon), Terrain Handbook, 41A, 1944 December 6. Maps, photographs, data, fold-out charts, has been declassified
Manila Counter Intelligence Corps, Banking and Economic Section, Price Levels During the Occupation. For the information of agents. Prepared by William B. Simpson, Manila: 1945 June 17, 4 pp. typescript. Has been declassified. 457th Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific
Series 3: Publications by U.S. military for civilian population, 1945
Southwest Pacific Area, General Headquarters, USAFFE, Free Philippines, Vol. 1, No. 9, 1945 January 1, 32 pp., photographs. Special issue for return of General MacArthur and President Osmena to Leyte, Philippines
General Headquarters, SWPA, Manila Free Philippines, 1945 February 28, March 1-2, 8-9, 16, 24, April 2, 6-7, 9,12-14, 18, 22, 27-28
General Headquarters, SWPA, Manila Free Philippines, 1945 May 2, 5, 8-9, 14, 16, 18, 22, 26, 30-31, June 4, 6, 8, 11, 27, 30, August 7-9, 11
Daily Pacifican, Vol. 1, No. 12, 1945 June 25, 4 pp., "37th Ten Miles from Guerrilla Link-up"
Series 4: Manila civilian newspapers, 1945
Echoes from the Sierra Madre, "Official Organ of the Philippine Legion", Vol. 1, 1945 January, 12 pp.
The Pangasinan Herald, Dagupan, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1945 January 24, 6 pp.
The Liberator, "Pioneer Guerrilla Paper in the Philippines, Official Organ of the President Quezon's Own Guerrillas, II Corps Area, (PQOG), USAFIP", Vol. 2, No. 8, 1945 February, 30 pp. mimeographed. LIberation of Manila issue.
The Liberator, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1945 March 8, 2 pp.
Voz de Manila, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1945 March 12, 2 pp., Spanish
The Vanguard, Manila newspaper in Japanese, censored by American G.H.Q., 2 pp.
The Victory News, 1945 March 15, April 24, 26
The Manila Post, 1945 March 22, 28, April 8, 14, 17, May 2, 9, July 7
The Philippine Liberty News, 1945 March 24, April 5, 14, 21, 24, 28, May 4
Manila New Day, Vol. 1, No. 10, 1945 April 8, 6 pp.
Manila Daily Mail, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1945 April 12, 2 pp.
Manila Daily Mail, Vol. 1, No. 19, 1945 May 4, 2 pp.
Bagong Buhay, Vol. 1, No. 27, 1945 April 20, 2pp., in Tagalog
The Manila Chronicle, 1945 April 21, 26, May 9-10, June 21, July 1
Unidentified newspaper, 2 pp., in Chinese
The Chungking Times, Vol. 1, No. 10, 1945 April 29, 2 pp., in Chinese
Philippine Press, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1945 May 8, 4 pp.
Philippine Press, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1945 July 3, 4 pp.
Guerrilla, Vol. 1, No. 14., 1945 May 13, 2 pp.
The Fookien Times, 1945 June 8, 20 pp. Special supplement honoring General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Chinese newspaper in English
The Star Reporter, Vol. 1, No. 26, 1945 July 7, 2 pp.
The Herald Dispatch, Vol. 1, No. 9, 1945 August 7, 2 pp.
Series 5: American occupation of Japan and Korea, 1945 and undated
Emperor's proclamation of surrender at end of World War II, newspaper size sheet in Japanese, 1945
Proclamations Numbers 1, 2 and 3 to the People of Korea, Yokohama, Japan, 1945
Surrender of Japan ceremony on U.S. Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, 1945 September 9, newspaper sheet in Japanese with photographs
The Mainichi, Osaka, 1945 September 13. Japanese newspaper in English. Headline concerning demilitarization of Japanese Navy. 2 pp.
Office of the Supreme Commander for Allied Powers, Memorandum for the Imperial Japanese Government: Removal of Restrictions on Political, Civil, and Religious Liberties, 1945 October 4, 5 pp.
General Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific, 441st Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment, Advance Echelon, Japanese Left Wing Parties, 1945 November 26, 10 pp., has been declassified
General Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific, 441st Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment, Advance Echelon, The Peace Movement in Japan, undated, 4 pp., has been declassified
General Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific, 441st Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment, Advance Echelon, The Political Personality of Toyohiko Kagawa, undated, 6 pp., has been declassified
Subseries 5.1: Nippon Times, Tokyo, English edition, 1945-1946
Nippon Times, 1945 September 15, 21-23, 26-27
Nippon Times, 1945 October 2, 6-7, 11, 14, 30
Nippon Times, 1945 December 25, 30-31
Nippon Times, 1946 January 3-9
Nippon Times, 1946 January 29-February 1
Subseries 5.2: Pacific Stars and Strips, American newspaper for U.S. forces, published daily in Tokyo for U.S. forces in Japan and Korea, 1945-1946
Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1945 October 3-6, 8, 17, 30
Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1945 November 3, 12
Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1945 December 10, 15, 22
Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1946 January 4-5, 9, 13, 17-18, 30
Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1946 February 3-5, 7
Series 6: Post-war, regarding war crimes, 1945-1948 and 1987-1994; bulk, 1990-1993
Simpson, William B., Investigation of Atrocities at Chusan Camp, Hanaoka, Akita-Ken, 1945 December 21, includes index and 10 photographs, 161 pp. Pages for Chinese translations are omitted. Chusan Camp housed Chinese military personnel and civilians captured by the Japanese in China and used as forced labor in Japanese copper mines.
U.S. Counter-Intelligence Corps, Akita, Political section of Civil Intelligence Report, prepared by Special Agent 2652, W.B.S., has been declassified, 1945 December 29, 1946 January 5, 19, 26, February 2, March 15
Clark S. Gregory, Chief Prosecutor, Chinese Division, Legal Section, S.C.A.P., Tokyo, Letter to Simpson wither verdicts for eight defendants in Chusan Chinese Camp case at International War Crimes Tribunal, 1948 March 8, photocopy
Simpson correspondence with Ichiro Hisano and Jin Ishitobi regarding Chinese forced to work in prison camps in Japan, 1990-1992, includes information on and photocopies of Ishitobi's two books located in folder 42
Ishitobi, Jin, The Record of Forcefully Brought Chinese, Tokyo, 1990, inscribed on inside cover to William B. Simpson
Ishitobi, Jin, The Proof of the Devil: Proof 40 Years After the Chinese Were Brought to Japan, Tokyo, 1987, inscribed on inside cover to William B. Simpson
Hisano letter to Simpson, in English, 1992 July 17, 2 pp.
Interview of Captain Zheng Nai Wen of China, in Japanese, by Ishitobi, in the monthly magazine, Ushio, 1991 September, photocopy, 10 pages on 5 sheets
Reports, in Japanese, by Ishitobi in the weekly magazine Sunday Mainichi, photocopies, 1992 May 10-17 (pp. 174-177), May 24 (pp. 172-175), May 31 (pp. 170-173), May 31 (3 pp.)
Ishitobi letter to Simpson, in Japanese, 1992 July 17, 1 page; English translation, 2 pp.; Simpson response, 1992 August 31, 2 pp.; and Simpson letter to Ichiro Hisano, 1992 August 31, 1 page
Correspondence between Simpson and Japan Public Television (NHK) regarding Simpson's participation in a NHK special documentary on Chinese forced laborers in Japan during WWII including related documents, 1946-1993; bulk, 1990-1993
Simpson letter to Mitchell Eisin, NHK Television, 1993 June 3, 1 page
Chiyo Kobayashi letter to Simpson, 1993 June 8, 1 page, with enclosure "NHK Special: Import Chinese Laborers!", 2 pp.
Simpson letter to Shihoko Kashiwagi, 1993 June 10, 4 pp.
Kashiwagi letter to Simpson, 1993 June 16, 1 page; includes list of questions to Simpson, 1 page
Simpson letter to Kashiwagi, 1993 June 18, 1 pp. with Simpson's responses to questions, 3 pp. and photograph photocopies, 6 pp.
Kashiwagi letter to Simpson, 1993 June 24, 1 page with translation of Ushio article, "The Hanaoka Trial -- The Truth After 46 Years", 9 pp.
Kashiwagi letter to Simpson, 1993 July 8, 1 page, with interview questions, 1 page and additional information, 1 page
Simpson's answers to interview questions posed by Kashiwagi in 1993 July 8 letter, 6 pp.
Kashiwagi letter to Simpson, 1993 July 22, 1 page
Simpson letter to The Mayor of Jefferson, North Carolina regarding the location of Captain U.S. Grant Bauguess, 1987 April 5, 1 page
Michael Dixon, Town Manager of Jefferson, NC, letter to Simpson regarding death of Captain U.S. Grant Bauguess, 1987 April 13, 1 page
U.S. Grant Bauguess letter to Simpson, 1946 June 17, 1 page with newspaper article, "Freed Chinese Tell of Jap Horror Mines", 2 pp.
List of five photographs taken by Simpson on return to Japan in Fall 1947 as Consultant for War Crimes Cases, 1 page
Evidence arranged by charges brought against defendants in Chusan Chinese Camp cases, prepared by Simpson, 1947 November, 20 pp.
Simpson memorandum to Leo J. Blackstone, Chief of Prosecution Division, SCAP, 1947 December 10, "Report on Trip to Akita-ken", 3 pp.
Clark S. Gregory letter to Simpson regarding verdicts for eight defendants in Chusan Chinese Camp case at International War Crimes Tribunal, 1948 March 8, photocopy
Bauguess letter to Simpson, 1948 March 14, regarding trial results, 2 pp., with newspaper clipping, "Three Will Hang For Atrocities To Chinese Prisoners", 1 page
Correspondence between Simpson and Ichiro Hisano and Jin Ishitobi regarding NHK documentary and articles written by Jin Ishitobi, in both English and Japanese; includes article reprints in Japanese with English translation, 1993-1994
Draft manuscript of Chapter 14, "The Chusan Cases Again", of Special Agent in the Pacific, WWII: Counter-Intelligence -- Military, Political and Economic by Simpson, 1994, 17 pp.
Videotape, Elusive Foreign Ministry Report: Record of Chinese Forceful Hauling, by Japanese Public Television (NHK), 1993 August 14
General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Regulations Governing the Trials of Accused War Criminals, 1945 December 5
Headquarters Eighth Army, United States Army, Office of Commanding General, Subject: Rules of Procedure and Outline of Procedure for Trials of Accused War Criminals, To Presidents of War Crimes Commission, 1946 February 5
Series 7: Miscellaneous documents relating to the Philippine economy, 1940-1952
Philippine Executive Commission, Bureau of Finance, Manila, Annual Report of Banking Situation in the Philippines, fiscal year ended 1941 June 30, Manila, 1943
Speeches on Philippine foreign trade, Manila,1940 May and 1941 August, 7 speeches
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Handbook, Philippine Islands, Section 8: Industry and Commerce, 1944 February 8
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Handbook, Philippine Islands, Section 9: Labor, 1944 April 14
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Handbook, The Philippines, Section 5: Money and Banking, 1944 December
Crippen, Harlan R, "Philippine Agrarian Unrest: Historical Background," Science and Society, Vol. X, No. 4, Fall 1946, 337-360 pp.
Economic Survey Mission to the Pilippines, Report to the President of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1940 October 9, 107 pp.
Philippine Statistical Association, The Philippine Statistician, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1952 June
Philippine Statistical Association, The Philippine Statistician, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1952 December
Central Bank of the Philippines, Statistical Bulletin, Vol. IV, No. 3, 1952 September
Central Bank of the Philippines, Economic Indicators, Vol. IV, No. 2, 1952 December 1952
Series 8: Miscellaneous documents relating to the Japanese economy, 1943-1953
Leavens, Dickson, H, Far Eastern Postwar Monetary Standards, New York: The Monetary Standards Inquiry, 1943, 24 pp.
United States, Dept. of State, Occupation of Japan: Policy and Program, Washington, D.C., circa 1947, 173 pp.
Oriental Economist, Japan's Export Industries, supplement to "The Oriental Economist," 1947 August, Tokyo, 154 pp.
Supreme Commander for Allied Forces, Japanese Economic Statistics, Tokyo, 1947 September, 87 pp.
Ohkawa, Kazushi, International Comparisons of Productivity in Agriculture, National Research Institute of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Tokyo, 1949 September
Institute of World Economy, The Conditions of Japan's Economic Self-Support, Tokyo, 1949 November, 47 pp.
Method of Estimation of National Income by Distributive Shares, C.Y. 1946-48 and 1949 January-June, 15 oversize sheets, original. Photocopy is located in box 1, folder 52
Method of Estimation of National Income by Distributive Shares, C.Y. 1946-48 and 1949 January-June, 15 oversize sheets, photocopy. Original document is located in box 2, folder 4
Ohkita, Saburo, Outline of Japan's Economic Relation to the Asiatic Countries, Tokyo, 1950 March, 7 pp. typescript
Economic Stabilization Board, Research Section, Analysis of Post-War Japanese Economy, Japanese Government, 1950 April, 84 pp.
United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, Summary of Japan's Trade and Financial Agreements as of 1950 April 15, 8 pp.
Iwasa, Yoshizane, Present Conditions and Financial Problems of Japanese Economy, The Fuji Bank, Tokyo, 1950 October, 25 pp.
Rice, Stuart A. and Calbert L. Dedrick, Japanese Statistical Organization, A Report of the Second Statistical Mission to Japan to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Washington, D.C., 1951 July, 29 pp.
Nakayama, Ichiro, "Evaluation of the Japanese Economy," reprint from The Annals of the Hitotsubashi Academy, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, 1951 October
Nakayama, Ichiro, "Some Characteristics of the Japanese Economy," reprint from Economia Internazionale, Genoa, Italy, 1952 February. 18 pp.
Kodera, M.A., Post-War Inflation in Japan, Annual Studies, Department of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya Japan, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1953 August, 40 pp.
Series 9: Miscellaneous documents relating to Korea, 1950-1951
United Nations, Mobilization of Domestic Capital in Certain Countries of Asia and the Far East, Bangkok, 1951, 239 pp.
Mitchell, C. Clyde, Korea: Second Failure in Asia, Public Affairs Institute, Washington, D.C., 1951, 52 pp.
United Nations, Korea and the United Nations, 1950 October, 96 pp.
United Nations, The Korean Question Before the United Nations, 1950 May, 30 pp.
Series 10: Atlas and maps, 1943 and undated
World Atlas and gazeteer, Japanese with parenthetical English place names. highly detailed, in color. Numbered copy. Hard bound
Large Japanese wall map of Southeast Asia (Resources)
Large Japanese wall map of Japan and Southwest Pacific (Resources)
Large Japanese wall map of the world