Finding Aid for the Theodore Cohen Papers, 1945-1980

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Theodore Cohen Papers, 1945-1980

Collection number: 597

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

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  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Lilace Hatayama, March 2003
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Theodore Cohen Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1945-1980
Collection number: 597
Creator: Cohen, Theodore, 1918-
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Theodore Cohen Papers (Collection 597). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4787163 

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

Consists mostly of material used in the preparation of his book, Remaking Japan: the American Occupation as New Deal, published in 1987.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Allied Occupation of Japan

Box 1, Folder 1

Personal [Cohen], 1947-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Formulation of the Initial Occupation Policy for Japan, 1942-1945 by Andrew Laird Wallace.
Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings and trouble 1949.

Box 1, Folder 3

Biographical information 1945, 1949.

Box 1, Folder 4

Civil affairs 1950.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence T - Z 1947-1948.

Box 1, Folder 6

Contraband / Black market - Occupation central 1947-1949.

Box 1, Folder 7

Restrictions on Occupation personnel / Comm entrants 1947-1949.

Box 1, Folder 8

Taxes 1949-1950.

Box 1, Folder 9

Special economic problems 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Economic and Scientific Section.
Box 1, Folder 10

Bill to protect government from unjust claims 1947.

Box 1, Folder 11

Accomplishments of ESS 1947-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Economic and Scientific Section.
Box 1, Folder 12

Hoarded goods / arms disposal 1947 and undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Possession of Occupation property 1947.

Box 1, Folder 14

[Fair ladies at a game of poem cards, parts 4 & 5] undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Abuse of Japanese by Occupational controls 1947, 1949.

Box 2, Folder 2

Baldwin Report 1947.

Box 2, Folder 3

Articles (in Japanese) undated

Scope and Content Note

Takemae - Red Purge, Development of Occupation Policy toward Japan, American Labor Policy toward Japan: early period, Interview with Karpinsky, Dai Hyaku-jo.
Box 2, Folder 4

Articles by Passin and Kublin 1959, 1971, 1975.

Box 2, Folder 5

Articles by Dower, Robert Mcvoy, Peake, Schonberger 1946, 1975, undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Articles by Mayo, Takemae undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Biographical information [not Cohen] undated

Scope and Content Note

Various people.
Box 2, Folder 8

Interview with Cohen by Minoru Omori 1974 December 9.

Box 2, Folder 9

Cohen interview by Eiji Takemae 1973.

Box 2, Folder 10

Interview with Valerie Burati by Eiji Takemae 1976.

Box 2, Folder 11

Labor policies [ESS] 1949.

Box 2, Folder 12

Government workers' wages 1950.

Box 2, Folders 13-14

Government workers' wages 1948.

Physical Description: (2 folders).
Box 2, Folder 15

Gumi 1947.

Box 2, Folder 16

Cohen speeches 1946-1947.

Box 2, Folder 17

Speeches by Killen and Costantino 1946, 1948.

Box 2, Folder 18

Labor education undated

Box 2, Folder 19

Strikes 1946.

Box 2, Folder 20

Guides / SWNCC / Pobey / FEC / Labor 1946.

Box 2, Folder 21

Police and labor 1946-1949.

Box 2, Folder 22

Labor organizations - memberships 1948-1950.

Box 2, Folder 23

Clips - labor 1951-1954.

Box 2, Folder 24

[Various articles on Japanese history] undated

Box 3, Folders 1-2

Laws 1946-1949.

Physical Description: (2 folders).
Box 3, Folders 3-4

Correspondence other than labor 1946-1950.

Physical Description: (2 folders).
Box 3, Folder 5

City of Norfolk - MacArthur memorial 1977-1980.

Box 3, Folder 6

Unions, Ideologies, Revolutions in the Enterprise during the Occupation by Koji Taira undated

Box 3, Folder 7

Exchange rate 1947.

Box 3, Folder 8

Economic statistics 1947.

Box 3, Folder 9

Letters to, from prime ministers 1947, 1948.

Box 3, Folder 10

Budget 1949-1950.

Box 3, Folder 11

Overseas supplies stores 1950.

Box 3, Folder 12

Invisible exports 1950.

Box 3, Folder 13

Putting economy on yen basis 1950.

Box 3, Folder 14

Special economic problems 1947.

Box 3, Folder 15

Economic aid request mission and related 1947-1949.

Box 3, Folders 16-17

Coal mine control bill 1947.

Physical Description: (2 folders).
Box 4, Folder 1

Economic stability 1948-1949.

Box 4, Folder 2

Correspondence with labor people 1946-1949.

Box 4, Folder 3

Sarasas 1950.

Box 4, Folder 4

ECAFE Bangkok 1949.

Box 4, Folder 5

Allied Council for Japan 1947.

Box 4, Folder 6

Post-Occupation activites - bus[iness] 1950, undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Reports for visitors 1947, 1949.

Box 4, Folder 8

MacArthur undated

Box 4, Folder 9

[Cohen interviewing Mr. Buckley re MacArthur] undated

Box 4, Folder 10

Japanese Ministry of Education Primer of Democracy 1949.

Box 4, Folder 11

Digest Service 1948.

Box 4, Folder 12

Digest Service 1949.

Box 4, Folder 13

Nationalism in Postwar Japan by Masao Maruyama undated

Box 4, Folder 14

Japan's Economy - Present and Future by Shigeto Tsuru 1950.

Box 4, Folder 15

Contemporary Japan 1947 April-June.

Box 4, Folder 16

Case for Social Democratic Leftists 1947.

Box 4, Folder 17

Japan Times 1968 August 10.

Box 4, Folder 18

Japan Review 1947, 1948.

Box 4, Folder 19

Scandals 1948.

Box 5, Folder 1

Digest Service 1947.

Box 5, Folder 2

Digest Service 1948.

Box 5, Folder 3

U.S. Labor Policy for Japan - Mr. T. Cohen's memoir 1972, 1973.

Box 5, Folder 4

MacArthur and his men - materials 1949, 1950.

Box 5, Folder 5

Genesis of radical reform - materials undated

Box 5, Folder 6

SCAP Organization 1947-1948.

Box 5, Folder 7

Labor division reports 1948-1950.

Box 5, Folder 8

Labor issues 1950.

Box 5, Folder 9

FEC labor policy 1949.

Box 5, Folder 10

Toshiba Company Newsletter 1946.

Box 5, Folder 11

Sengo Kaikaku undated

Box 5, Folder 12

Kyodo Kenkyu 1978.

Box 6, Folder 1

Initial Post-surrender Labor Policy for Japan by Eiji Takemae 1980.

Box 6, Folder 2

Allied Occupation as Japanese Public Welfare by Toshio Tatara 1980.

Box 6, Folder 3

International Conference on the Occupation of Japan. Amherst, Massachusetts 1980 August 20-23.

Box 6, Folder 4

New Japanese Government Materials on the American Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952 by Ray A. Moore 1977.

Box 6, Folders 5-6

Formulation of the Initial Occupation Policy for Japan, 1942-1945 by Andrew Laird Wallace, 1958.

Physical Description: (2 folders).
Box 6, Folders 7-10

[Japanese newspaper reports] undated

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box 6, Folder 11

Radiopress Special Edition 1949.

Box 6, Folder 12

China Economist 1949 April.

Box 6, Folder 13

Publications Analysis - Women's Position in Postwar Japan 1948 July.

Box 6, Folder 14

[Miscellaneous pages of unidentified publication] 1948-1949?.

Box 6, Folder 15

China Weekly Review 1949 April 9.

Box 6, Folder 16

[Address by the Japanese Prime Minister at the Tokyo Correspondents Club] 1949 May 11.

Box 7, Folder 1

Willoughby papers - Yomiuri case 1946-1947.

Box 7, Folder 2

Willoughby papers - general 1946-1947.

Box 7, Folder 3

Program to achieve economic stabilization 1949.

Box 7, Folder 4

Yomiuri 1946.

Box 7, Folder 5

Labor division - organization and special reports 1948.

Box 7, Folder 6

Labor - non-government 1948.

Box 7, Folder 7

CAD - labor advisory committee meeting 1947.

Box 7, Folder 8

[General strike] 1948.

Box 7, Folder 9

Civil affairs guides - problems facing military governments 1945.

Box 7, Folder 10

Special economic problems 1950.

Box 7, Folder 11

Material for budget committee 1952.

Box 7, Folder 12

Far Eastern Commission - Strengthening of democratic tendencies 1947.

Box 7, Folder 13

Trouble 1948-1949.

Box 7, Folder 14

Deverall 1948.

Box 7, Folder 15

Illegal activities - R.S. Sassoon undated

Box 7, Folder 16

Recommendations and findings of the Advisory Mission International Trade 1949.

Box 7, Folder 17

For nationals taxation 1940-1950.

Box 7, Folder 18

Budget 1951-1952.

Box 7, Folder 19

Labor division report 1947 March.

Box 8, Folder 1

Civil service reform 1948.

Box 8, Folders 2-3

Deconcentration 1947-1949.

Physical Description: (2 folders).
Box 8, Folder 4

General strike 1947.