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International Military Tribunal for the Far East records
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  • Historical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: International Military Tribunal for the Far East records
    creator: International Military Tribunal for the Far East
    Identifier/Call Number: 0098
    Physical Description: 2.52 Linear Feet 4 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1947
    Abstract: Background reports, court documents, photographs, maps from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, May 1946 through February 1947, at the War Ministry Building in Tokyo.
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    Historical note

    The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), also known as the Tokyo Trials, the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, or simply the Tribunal, was convened on April 29, 1946, to try the leaders of the Empire of Japan for three types of war crimes--participation in a joint conspiracy to start and wage war, the commission of atrocities or crimes against humanity, and the planning of atrocities. The judges, from 11 countries, were appointed by General Douglas MacArthur. 11 prosecutors from 11 countries took part; the chief prosecutor, Joseph B. Keenan, was appointed by President Harry S. Truman. 28 defendants were charged.

    Scope and Contents

    Background reports, court documents, photographs, maps from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, May 1946 through February 1947, at the War Ministry Building in Tokyo.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], International Military Tribunal for the Far East records, Collection no. 0098, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Henry Kehler, son-in-law of Eugene D. Williams, American war crimes prosecutor at the International Tribunal.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photographs
    Maps
    Legal documents
    Reports
    Armed Forces -- History -- Archival resources
    War crimes -- Japan -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Archival resources
    International Military Tribunal for the Far East
    International Military Tribunal for the Far East -- Archives