Register of the Eugene H. Dooman papers

Finding aid prepared by Grace Hawes
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Eugene H. (Hoffman) Dooman papers
Date (inclusive): 1918-1973
Collection Number: 76052
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (0.9 linear feet)
Abstract: Manuscripts of writings, transcripts of speeches, correspondence, diaries, and printed matter relating to U.S. foreign policy in the Far East, U.S. Japanese relations, the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and Allied policy regarding the occupation of Japan.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Dooman, Eugene H., 1890-1969

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugene H. Dooman papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1890 March 25 Born, Osaka, Japan
1911 B.A., Trinity College
1912 Appointed student interpreter in Japan
1915 Vice-Consul, Kobe, Japan
1921 Assistant Japanese secretary, Tokyo
1924 Foreign Service officer
1926 Japanese Secretary and Second Secretary, Tokyo
1931 First Secretary, London
1936 Consul-General, London
1937-1941 Counsellor of Embassy, Tokyo
1942 Returned to State Department, Washington, D.C.
  American Minister and Charge d'Affaires, Moscow
1943 Returned to United States to help organize the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)
1944 Appointed Special Assistant to Former Ambassador Joseph C. Grew
  Chairman of the Far East Sub-Committee of the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee
1945 Advisor on Far East Affiars, Potsdam Conference
1944-1945 Advisor on Japanese affairs to Office of Strategic Services, Washington, D.C.
1969 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

Manuscripts of writings, transcripts of speeches, correspondence, diaries, and printed matter relating to U.S. foreign policy in the Far East, U.S. Japanese relations, the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and Allied policy regarding the occupation of Japan.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Department of State.
United States. Embassy (Japan)
Atomic bomb.
Diplomats--United States.
East Asia--Foreign relations--United States.
Japan--Foreign relations--United States.
Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
United States--Foreign relations--East Asia.
United States--Foreign relations--Japan.
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945--Japan.

 

Correspondence 1943-1965

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box 1

Baldwin, Hanson W. 1964-1965

 

Feis, Herbert 1949

 

Lilienthal, Philip E. 1948

 

Lilly, Edward P. 1947

 

Mandel, Benjamin 1955-1957

 

Martin, Truman M. 1943-1944

 

Mitchell, Jonathan 1956

 

Speeches and Writings 1931-1973

Scope and Contents note

Speeches, lectures, writings, and translation of a diary of a Japanese official, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 1

"The A-Bomb and American Foreign Policy," speech to the St. Michael's Church Men's Club, 1 typewritten copy 1960 January 12

 

"Aggression in the Atomic Age," 1 carbon copy

 

"The American Council on Japan and Its Influence on Relations Between the United States and Japan" 1963 January 25

 

American foreign policy, speech notes

 

"Asia's Problems and Ours," speech to the Foreign Policy Association, handwritten notes and newspaper clipping 1945 November 5

 

"China and Japan," possibly written by Eugene H. Dooman, 1 typewritten copy

 

"Diary of an Official of the Bakufu," translated for the Asiatic Society of Japan by Eugene H. Dooman, 6 printed copies 1931

 

"How Long Will It Take to Defeat Japan?", speech at Walter Reed Hospital, 1 carbon copy 1945 May 23

 

Japan. Lectures at Harvard to personnel in the military government preparing to go to Japan during the occupation undated

 

Miscellaneous pages, speeches and/or writings undated

 

"The Open Door and the Iron Curtain" (Part 1); "Bridges of Friendship" (Part 2); "Asia's Problems and Ours" (Part 3), 1 carbon copy of each part undated

 

Oral History Interview with Eugene H. Dooman for the Oral History Library, Columbia University 1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes 2 microfiche copies and typed and handwritten draft with comments, circa 1970s.
 

"The Peace Treaty and "Democratization'," 1 typewritten copy undated

 

U.S. reply to Japanese surrender offer, carbon draft with annotations undated

 

Speech to the American-Japan Society, Tokyo, 1 mimeographed copy 1952 September 26

 

Speech to the American-Japan Society, Tokyo, 1 typewritten copy, 2 newspaper clippings 1961 October 11

 

"Spiritual Evaluation Lacking Among Young Japanese," article by Eugene H. Dooman for The Mainichi Daily News, Tokyo, 1 newspaper clipping 1961 November 18

 

"Tokyo: December 8, 1941," article in the Foreign Service Journal, 1 printed copy 1966 December

 

"Whose State Department?", outline of lecture, 1 carbon copy undated

 

Subject File 1918-1966

Scope and Contents note

Articles, pamphlets, correspondence, and interviews, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
 

Atomic bomb

Box 2

Correspondence, Joseph C. Grew and Henry L. Stimson, February, June, 1947; Joseph C. Grew and Eugene H. Dooman, April, May, 1948

 

Excerpts from letters, articles, book

 

Carbon copies of Joseph C. Grew's diary entries 1945 May 28-29

 

Leighton, Alex H., "Atomic Bomb Wasn't Necessary," carbon copy of article which appeared in Science 1947 April 20-26

 

Mumford, Lewis, "The Human Way Out," Pendle Hill Pamphlet 1958

 

National Broadcasting Company (NBC), correspondence and interview with Eugene H. Dooman 1964-1965, undated

 

Stimson, Henry L., "The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb," Harper's 1947 February

 

Togo, Shigenori, translation of Togo's Memoirs 1945 April-August

 

Baldwin, Hanson W., "Our Worst Blunders in the War: Europe and the Russians," article undated

 

Biographical material

 

Bulletin, International House of Japan, Inc. 1966 October

 

China

 

Communism

 

History - Yuan Dynasty, 1260-1368

 

Conference on British and American Policies Toward China 1964 November

 

Dooman, Isaac, message of congratulations from the Governor of Nara Prefecture, Keigen Kitagawa (in Japanese) 1918

 

Emmerson, John K.

 

Grew, Joseph C.

 

Hornbeck, Stanley K.

 

"The Hull-Nomura Conversations: A Fundamental Misconception," reprint from the American Historical Review 1960 July

 

Japan

 

Communism

 

History - Allied occupation, 1945-1952

 

Reports, trip reports by Eugene H. Dooman

 

Levine, Isaac Don, "Yalta Aftermath," American Affairs 1945 July

 

Maine

 

Marshall, General George C., "Did Marshall Prolong the Pacific War?" by Forrest Davis, 3 reprints from the Freeman 1951 November 19

 

Miscellaneous, notes by Mrs. Eugene H. Dooman, newspaper clippings, unidentified typewritten pages, and handwritten outline

 

Pearl Harbor, "The Truth about Pearl Harbor," by John T. Flynn 1944 October

 

Perry, Commodore Matthew C., "Commodore Perry at Okinawa," by William Leonard Schwartz, reprinted from the American Historical Review 1946 January

 

Potsdam, "Stalin Merely Smiled," by Charles Curran, The Spectator 1959 September

 

United States

 

Department of State

 

Foreign relations

 

General

 

Asia

 

China

 

Japan

 

Foreign Service

Box 2

Diary 1941 December - 1942 June 16

Envelope A

Photographs

Scope and Contents note

1 print of Eugene H. Dooman, Norman Davis, Admiral William Standley, Commander R.E. Schuirman and others (unidentified).