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Japanese Saipan Photograph Album
Bernath Mss 69  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Japanese Saipan Photograph Album,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1944
    Collection number: Bernath Mss 69
    Extent: .3 linear feet (1 oversize box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical location: Del Sur Oversize
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    Japanese Saipan Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 69. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph album, containing about 170 black/white snapshots and a few postcard views, of the Japanese period in Saipan, 1914-1944. Includes a number of shots of the local Saipan population and scenery, but most of the photos are of Japanese adults and children, families, groups, leisure activities, sports (including several shots of baseball teams), boy scouts, geishas, and the extensive sugar cane industry. Typewritten labels in English and stamps on some of the photos, stating "Examined in the field. Joint Intelligence," seem to indicate that he album was acquired by an American G.I. during the latter part of World War II, after American forces took over Saipan in July 1944.