Letters, telegrams, contracts, minutes, receipts, memoranda, reports, accounts, declarations, requests, orders, instructions,
packing and shipping specifications, invoices, insurance policies, bills of lading, blueprints, tables, diagrams, certificates,
and lists, relating to the Japanese Army, political movements in Japan, and the purchase by the Russian Army of military supplies
from Japanese firms. Also available on microfilm (34 reels).
This record group was previously accessioned at the Hoover Institution as the M. P. Podtiagin collection. It consists of the
records of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan from 1906 to 1921, plus the files of a number of military offices and organizations
subordinate to the Military Attaché. The latter include the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan,
the Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration, the Chairman of
the Commission for the Inspection of Artillery Supplies Ordered in Japan, the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission, and
the Director of Artillery Inspection. These agencies were created to facilitate the purchase and shipment of military supplies
from Japan during the period 1914-1921. Upon their dissolution, the records and funds of these agencies were turned over to
the Military Attaché.
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual
or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.