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Finding Aid for the Theodore Cohen Papers, 1945-1980
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Description
Theodore Cohen (1918-1983) was the civilian chief of the Labor Division for the American Occupation of Japan (1946), and the Adviser on Economic Programs to the chief of the Economic and Scientific Division (1947). In 1950, he went in to private business with a Canadian import company in Japan. The collection consists mostly of material used in the preparation of his book, Remaking Japan: the American Occupation as New Deal, published in 1987.
Background
Theodore Cohen was born in New York City in 1918. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1938 and taught history there from 1939 to 1940. He then went to work for military intelligence in the Office of Strategic Services from 1941-1944; and then for military government planning in the Foreign Economic Administration from 1944 to 1945. With the end of World War II, he joined the American Occupation of Japan as the civilian chief of the Labor Division in 1946, and helped push through important labor reform. In 1947, he was promoted to Adviser on Economic Programs to the chief of the Economic and Scientific Division. In 1950, he left the American Occupation administration and went in to private business with a Canadian import company in Japan until 1973. He died on December 21, 1983.
Extent
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.