Hugh Borton oral histories conducted on October 12, 1973, March 14, 1980, and April 15 and 16, 1982.

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Main contributor
Mayo, Marlene J.
Marlene Mayo, Professor of History of the University of Maryland, conducted interviews with Hugh Borton on October 12, 1973, March 14, 1980, and April 15 and 16, 1982 for a total of 7 hours, 29 minutes. Borton (1903 - 1995), a renowned scholar of Japanese history, was in the U.S. Department of State from 1942 to 1948, where he served as Chief of the Japanese Affairs Division and Special Assistant to the Director of Far Eastern Affairs. During his tenure at the State Department, he was instrumental in drafting proposals that would govern post-World War II Japan. Among them was the decision not to prosecute Emperor Hirohito, the re-writing of the Japanese constitution, and the drafting of the peace treaty.
Borton, Hugh, 1903-1995
War, Military
North America; United States
Postwar Japan
Special Collections and University Archives
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Marlene J. Mayo oral histories
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:730312; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/43027; Filename: prange-072587

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