Inventory of the Cliff Forster papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: Cliff Forster papers
Date (inclusive): 1941-2008
Collection Number: 2013C27
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes (1.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Interview transcripts, memoirs, other writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs relating to internment of American civilians in the Japanese-occupied Philippines during World War II, the war crime trial and execution of Japanese General Masaharu Homma, and the American diplomatic service.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Forster, Cliff, 1924-2006.

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.

Accruals

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cliff Forster papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Related Collection

Encounters: A Lifetime Spent Crossing Cultural Frontiers, Nancy Keeny Forster, Wind Shadow Press, 2009

Biographical Note

Clifton Forster (1923-2006), was a graduate of Stanford University, was a career diplomat who grew up in the Philippines as the son of an American Red Cross employee. Following the Japanese invasion of Manila in December 1941, Forster was interned as an American civilian internee, at Los Baños Internment Camp, Philippines, for five months. Through this father's Red Cross connections, Forster secured repatriation aboard the Gripsholm in 1942, and later worked for Naval Intelligence before joining the Foreign Service.

Scope and Content of Collection

Interview transcripts, memoirs, other writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to internment of American civilians in the Japanese-occupied Philippines during World War II, the war crime trial and execution of Japanese General Masaharu Homma, and the American diplomatic service.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Homma, Masaharu, 1887-1946.
Los Baños Internment Camp (Los Baños, Philippines)
United States. Department of State.
Philippines--History--Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
War crime trials--Japan.
World War, 1939-1945--Philippines.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Oral interview, 1990

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Miscellaneous letters and clippings, 1953-2008

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Homma sentence & execution, 1946

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Introductory material,

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Chapter revisions, 1994

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Skeen interview, 1945-1949

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Imomata / Fuijko file, 1980-1988

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Homma data

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Book proposal

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Schechter correspondence, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Homma project - Correspondence, 1987

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Eariler revisions - Backups

Box/Folder 1 : 13

America in Philippines & pre-Pearl Harbor

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Bataan Campaign, 1942

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Bataan surrender/death march, 1942

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Corregidor surrender, 1942

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Washington, 1945-1946

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Liberation - Japan's surrender, 1945

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Homma trial articles, 1946-1980

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Swinson on Homma

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Miscellaneous interviews, meeting notes, 1976

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Homma, 1996

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Homma statements, 1946

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Homma - Japanese Military Archives, 1987

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Skeen correspondence, 1987

Box/Folder 2 : 13

32 years practicing "people to people diplomacy"

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Tsunoda / Tatsumi interviews, 1982-1990

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Miscellaneous

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Screenplay draft, 1987

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Microsoft instructions, 1990

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Charles Forster MS, 2002-2003

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Mt. Lassen honeymoon trip, 1909

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Red Cross Massacre, 1945

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Internment claims, 1941-2002

Box/Folder 3 : 8

US High Commissioner Report, 1941-1942

Box/Folder 3 : 9

WGBH - Carlson / Jean Production, 1997-1998

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Research sources, 1995

Box/Folder 4 : 1

World War I articles, 1970-1980

Box/Folder 4 : 2

War-related articles, 1993-1999

Box/Folder 4 : 3

WGBH Homma project, 1987-1997

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Sayre / Commonwealth, 1936-1941

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Miscellaneous notes and revisions

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Preparations for invasion, 1953

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Invasion of Luzon, 1961

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Mactan evacuation, 1979

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Invasion - Fall of Manila

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Manila occupation / Santo Tomas, 1995

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Photographs, 1941-1943

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Guardians of Empire : The US Army & the Pacific, 1902-1940

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Trial of General Masaharu Homma by the US Military Commission, 1946

Box/Folder 5 : 2

Research contacts, 1980-1989

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Archives, 1986