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Register of the Eugene H. Dooman Papers, 1918-1973.
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Box No. 1.

Correspondence, 1943-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box 1.

Baldwin, Hanson W., 1964-1965


Feis, Herbert, 1949


Lilienthal, Philip E., 1948


Lilly, Edward P., 1947


Mandel, Benjamin, 1955-1957


Martin, Truman M., 1943-1944


Mitchell, Jonathan, 1956

Box No. 1.

Speeches and Writings, 1931-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches, lectures, writings, and translation of a diary of a Japanese official, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 1.

"The A-Bomb and American Foreign Policy," speech to the St. Michael's Church Men's Club, January 12, 1960. 1 typewritten copy


"Aggression in the Atomic Age." 1 carbon copy


"The American Council on Japan and Its Influence on Relations Between the United States and Japan," January 25, 1963


American foreign policy, speech notes


"Asia's Problems and Ours," speech to the Foreign Policy Association, November 5, 1945. Handwritten notes and newspaper clipping


"China and Japan," possibly written by Eugene H. Dooman. 1 typewritten copy.


"Diary of an Official of the Bakufu," translated for the Asiatic Society of Japan by Eugene H. Dooman, 1931. 6 printed copies


"How Long Will It Take to Defeat Japan?" speech at Walter Reed Hospital, May 23, 1945. 1 carbon copy


Japan. Lectures at Harvard to personnel in the military government preparing to go to Japan during the occupation, n.d.


Miscellaneous pages, speeches and/or writings, n.d.


"The Open Door and the Iron Curtain," (Part 1); "Bridges of Friendship," (Part 2); "Asia's Problems and Ours," (Part 3), n.d. 1 carbon copy of each part


Oral History Interview with Eugene H. Dooman for the Oral History Library, Columbia University, 1962. Includes 2 microfiche copies and typed and handwritten draft with comments, circa 1970s


"The Peace Treaty and "Democratization'," n.d. 1 typewritten copy


U.S. reply to Japanese surrender offer, n.d. Carbon draft with annotations


Speech to the American-Japan Society, Tokyo, September 26, 1952. 1 mimeographed copy


Speech to the American-Japan Society, Tokyo, October 11, 1961. 1 typewritten copy, 2 newspaper clippings


"Spiritual Evaluation Lacking Among Young Japanese," article by Eugene H. Dooman for The Mainichi Daily News, Tokyo, November 18, 1961. 1 newspaper clipping


"Tokyo: December 8, 1941," article in the Foreign Service Journal, December, 1966. 1 printed copy


"Whose State Department?" outline of lecture, n.d. 1 carbon copy

Box No. 2.

Subject File, 1918-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, pamphlets, correspondence, and interviews, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 2.

Atomic bomb


Correspondence, Joseph C. Grew and Henry L. Stimson, February, June, 1947; Joseph C. Grew and Eugene H. Dooman, April, May, 1948


Excerpts from letters, articles, book


Carbon copies of Joseph C. Grew's diary entries, May 28, May 29, 1945


Leighton, Alex H. "Atomic Bomb Wasn't Necessary," carbon copy of article which appeared in Science, April 20-26, 1947


Mumford, Lewis, "The Human Way Out," Pendle Hill Pamphlet, 1958


National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Correspondence 1964-1965, and interview, n.d., with Eugene H. Dooman


Stimson, Henry L., "The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb," Harper's, February, 1947


Togo, Shigenori. Translation of Togo's Memoirs, April-August, 1945


Baldwin, Hanson W., "Our Worst Blunders in the War: Europe and the Russians," article, n.d.


Biographical material


Bulletin, International House of Japan, Inc., October, 1966






History - Yuan Dynasty, 1260-1368


Conference on British and American Policies Toward China, November, 1964.


Dooman, Isaac. Message of congratulations from the Governor of Nara Prefecture, Keigen Kitagawa, 1918 (in Japanese)


Emmerson, John K.


Grew, Joseph C.


Hornbeck, Stanley K.


"The Hull-Nomura Conversations: A Fundamental Misconception," reprint from the American Historical Review, July, 1960






History - Allied occupation, 1945-1952


Reports, trip reports by Eugene H. Dooman


Levine, Isaac Don, "Yalta Aftermath," American Affairs, July, 1945




Marshall, General George C. "Did Marshall Prolong the Pacific War?" by Forrest Davis, 3 reprints from the Freeman, November 19, 1951


Miscellaneous. Notes by Mrs. Eugene H. Dooman, newspaper clippings, unidentified typewritten pages, and handwritten outline.


Pearl Harbor. "The Truth about Pearl Harbor," by John T. Flynn, October, 1944


Perry, Commodore Matthew C., "Commodore Perry at Okinawa," by William Leonard Schwartz, reprinted from the American Historical Review, January, 1946


Potsdam. "Stalin Merely Smiled," by Charles Curran, The Spectator, September, 1959


United States


Department of State


Foreign Relations










Foreign Service

Box No. 2.

Diary, December, 1941-June 16, 1942.

Box No. 2.


Physical Description: (1 print / 1 envelope

Scope and Content Note

1 print of Eugene H. Dooman, Norman Davis, Admiral William Standley, Commander R.E. Schuirman and others (unidentified).