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Japanese print materials from World War II

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2770

Scope and Contents

Japanese printed materials from World War II. The collection includes 47 Japanese postcards dating from 1944-1945, 1 Japanese book of maps, 1 Japanese song book, 1 "Extra Number of Lady's Graphic" containing latest of the imperial family, 1 "Life Saving Leaflet" (a leaflet carried by a Japanese person or persons surrendering to American forces), and 1 Japanese leaflet depicting Japanese civilian encounters with American forces. On the back of some of the postcards is written "found on tomb stone hill Sept. 18, 45 2:20 PM." Another says, "Okinawa Sept. 10, 45." Apparently the materials were found by U.S. forces on Okinawa following the war. Some of the post cards depict Japanese soldiers in battle.


  • 1945

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Japanese print materials from World War II must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Scott Duvall of Brigham Young University Special Collections in 1993.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Japanese print materials from World War II
Rose Frank
9 May 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States