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Trainor (Joseph C.) papers
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Writings, memoranda, reports, surveys, handbooks, maps, photographs, and printed matter relating to education reform in Japan during the Allied occupation. Includes sound recording of interview of J. C. Trainor by Harry Wray, 1980. Also available on microfilm (66 microfilm reels).
Jospeh C. Trainor was made a lieutenant commander of the United States Army in May of 1946. For one year, until May of 1947, he served as a member of the Education Division of the Civil Information and Education Section of the General Headquarters of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Tokyo. He returned in July of 1949 in the capacity of Deputy Chief of the Education Division. The occupation authorities in Japan were committed to a program of democratizing Japan. One important facet of this program was educational reform. Occupation authorities rigorously pursued a program of restructuring administrative machinery, reorganizing schools, and reforming curricula. As a staff member of the Education Division for one year in 1946 to 1947, Trainor became familiar with this endeavor. As its Deputy Chief and second-in-command from July of 1949 until the American authorities left Japan in 1952, he was intimately involved at the policy and implementation levels.
77 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 2 envelopes, 1 album box, 1 sound tape reel (40.0 Linear Feet)
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