Inventory of the Robert L. Capp Papers

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Inventory of the Robert L. Capp Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert L. Capp papers
Dates: 1923-1998
Collection number: 99013
Creator: Capp, Robert L.
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box 0.2 linear feet
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Sound recording of interview, photographs, and miscellany, relating to the American occupation of Japan and aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Also includes photographs of victims of the Kanto (Tokyo) earthquake of 1923.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research. Use copies of sound recordings are available for immediate use.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert L. Capp papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1999

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical Note

Technician 4, United States Army and member, occupation forces, Japan, 1945.

Scope and Content of Collection

Materials relate to Capp's experiences during World War II in Japan, including a sound recording of an interview with Capp, photographs relating to the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan taken by Capp, and photographs found by Capp of victims of the 1923 Kanto earthquake near Tokyo by an unidentified photographer.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

United States--Armed Forces--Japan
Atomic bomb
World War, 1939-1945--Japan
Kanto Earthquake, Japan, 1923

Genre

Phonotapes

Related Material

The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, a Brown University Digital Collection of Materials from the Dana and Vera Reynolds Collection, available at http://dl.lib.brown.edu/kanto/ 

Collection Contents

Box: 1

Hiroshima bombing destruction photographs October 1945

Scope and Content Note

Photographed by Robert L. Capp, 8 prints.
 

Kanto Earthquake aftermath photographs 1923

Scope and Content Note

Unknown photographer. Film found by Robert L. Capp in October 1945, 10 prints.
 

Fred Capp photographs 1943

Scope and Content Note

Brother of Robert L. Capp, 2 prints.
 

Robert L. Capp portrait undated

 

Robert L. Capp insignia patches

 

Robert L. Capp interview 17 December 1998

Scope and Content Note

2 cassettes. Conducted by Hoover Institution Staff member Remy Squires. Describes Capp's war experiences, visit to Hiroshima in October 1945, and finding photographic film that he assumed to be of Hiroshima soon after the bombing, which was later identified as photographs of the 1923 Kanto earthquake. Capp talks about walking through the city of Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped, with particular focus on radiation and ignorance of it. The interview also touches on health issues with veterans returning from combat. Use copy reference number: 99013_a_0001306.