Writings, memoranda, reports, surveys, handbooks, maps, photographs, and printed matter relating to education reform in Japan
during the Allied occupation. Includes sound recording of interview of J. C. Trainor by Harry Wray, 1980. Also available on
microfilm (66 microfilm reels).
Jospeh C. Trainor was made a lieutenant commander of the United States Army in May of 1946. For one year, until May of 1947,
he served as a member of the Education Division of the Civil Information and Education Section of the General Headquarters
of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Tokyo. He returned in July of 1949 in the capacity of Deputy Chief of the
Education Division. The occupation authorities in Japan were committed to a program of democratizing Japan. One important
facet of this program was educational reform. Occupation authorities rigorously pursued a program of restructuring administrative
machinery, reorganizing schools, and reforming curricula. As a staff member of the Education Division for one year in 1946
to 1947, Trainor became familiar with this endeavor. As its Deputy Chief and second-in-command from July of 1949 until the
American authorities left Japan in 1952, he was intimately involved at the policy and implementation levels.
76 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes, 1 album box, 1 sound tape reel
(37.1 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection is open for research.