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Japanese War Trials Papers

Identifier: Mss. 65 J24

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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1945-1948, concerning the International Military Tribunal for the Far East's trials of alleged Japanese war criminals. The collection consists of printed material and copies of papers sent to Otto Lowe, Washington, D. C. by Joseph B. Keenan, chief prosecutor. Includes opening statement of prosecution; indictment; lists of suspects; charter of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East; transcripts of teletype conferences; and affidavits of Cordell Hull, Joseph C. Grew and Henry L. Stimson.


  • Creation: 1945-1948


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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Ottowell Sykes Lowe was an alumnus and member of the Board of Visitors of William & Mary. He was the personal representative in Washington, D. C. of Joseph B. Keenan, Chief of the International Prosecution Section for the Japanese War Trials (International Military Tribunal for the Far East).

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2.00 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gifts of O. Lowe (June 1964) and Peter Nebergall (Aug. 1982)

Physical Description

402.00 items

Guide to the Japanese War Trials Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository