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Finding Aid for the Sidney Forrester Mashbir Papers, 1942-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sidney Forrester Mashbir Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1960
    Collection number: 969
    Creator: Mashbir, Sidney Forrester, 1891-1973
    Extent: 33 boxes (16.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Sydney Forrester Mashbir worked in the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section as a military intelligence officer during the occupation of Japan, 1945-47. The collection contains mimeographed summaries of radio broadcasts, newspaper accounts, various special reports, and publications on the Japanese language prepared by the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section of the Intelligence Office during the occupation of Japan, 1945-47. The collection also contains books, biographical material, and memorabilia of Sydney Mashbir.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Colonel Sydney Mashbir, 1967.
    Gift of Mrs. Sydney F. Mashbir, 1974.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sidney Forrester Mashbir Papers (Collection 969). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Colonel Sydney Forrester Mashbir worked in the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section as a military intelligence officer during the occupation of Japan, 1945-47; wrote I was an American spy (1953).

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains mimeographed summaries of radio broadcasts, newspaper accounts, various special reports, and publications on the Japanese language prepared by the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section of the Intelligence Office during the occupation of Japan, 1945-47. Also contains books, biographical material, and memorabilia of Colonel Sydney Mashbir. Audio discs of Mashbir's Japanese broadcasts have been transferred to the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS), translators and summaries, Japan, 1945-47 (Boxes 1-25).
    2. Other ATIS reports (Boxes 26-30).
    3. Memorabilia (Boxes 31-33).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mashbir, Sidney Forrester, 1891-1973--Archives.
    Translators--Archival resources.
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.

    Items Removed from Collection

    • 4-16 audio discs, apparently of Mashbir's Japanese broadcasts. Transfered to UCLA Film & Television Archive April 26, 1988.

    Related Material

    A career in military intelligence [oral history transcript] / Colonel Sidney Forrester Mashbir, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c. 1972. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.