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Inventory of the Claude M. Owens papers
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Description
This collection of declassified law materials containing legal briefs and decisions, exhibits of evidence containing transcripts of testimony, notes and, photographs relating to the trial of Japanese military personnel, chiefly Tomoyuki Yamashita, for atrocities in the Philippines during World War II was collected by Second Lieutenant Claude M. Owens of the Prosecution Division of the War Crimes Branch. Materials also contain legal briefs prepared about prosecuting the cases. Evidence containing testimony, caputured diaries, sworn affidavits and photographs prepared as bound documents as evidence in the trial USA vs Tomoyuki Yamashita.
Background
Claude M. Owens attended Standford University as an undergraduate. Then he went on to Stanford University Law School. On January 13, 1941 Owens was admitted to The State Bar of California. As a second lieutenant in the United States Army he was assigned to the prosecution division from investigator in the War Crimes Branch of Legal Section of the Supreme Command for the Allied Powers, Manila, 1945-1946.
Extent
2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.