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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Harold Shoemaker Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1983
    Collection number: 84046
    Creator: Shoemaker, James Harold, 1897-1983
    Extent: 14 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope (6.76 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, orders, manuals, printed matter, and photographs, relating to economic warfare during World War II, the bombing of Japan, American military government in Japan and Korea, and the economy of Hawaii.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Harold Shoemaker Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.


    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    United States. Board of Economic Warfare.
    United States Strategic Bombing Survey.
    Military government.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.
    World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects.
    World War, 1939-1945--Japan.
    Hawaii--Economic conditions.
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
    Korea--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1948.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.


    1897 September 10 Born, Dubuque, Iowa
    1918 B.A., State College, Iowa
    1920-1923 Faculty member, Nagasaki College, Japan
    1924 M.A., University of Iowa, Iowa
    1924-1928 Instructor, Department of Economics, Brown University, Rhode Island
    1928-1931 Faculty member, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    1931-1945 Professor of Economics, Brown University
    1933, 1935 Research Analyst, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor (summer months)
    1939 Author, Labor in the Territory of Hawaii, 1939
    1939, 1947, 1949 Director of Economic Survey of Hawaii, Bureau of Labor Statistics, sponsored by the United States Congress
    1940-1943 Consultant, Office of Export Control, United States Government
    1941-1942 Deputy Director, Far Eastern Division, United States Government
    1942-1943 Director, Enemy Potential Division, Office of Economic Warfare, United States Government
    1942-1945 Lieutenant Colonel, War Department, Military Government Division, United States Government
    1945-1946 Colonel, United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Japan
    1946 Dean, Business School, University of Hawaii
    1946 Major General (assimilated rank), United States Navy mission in Japan
    1946-1947 Chairman, National Economic Board, United States Military Government in South Korea
    1946-1949 Chairman, Economic Department, University of Hawaii
    1947 Author, The Economy of Hawaii in 1947
    1948-1949 Director, Program Coordinator Division, National Security Resources Board, Executive Office of the President of the United States
    1949-1968 Vice President and Director of Business Research, Bank of Hawaii
    1950-1953 Consultant, National Security Resources Board (summer months)
    1954? Member, United States Civil Service Commission
    1958, 1965 Member, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mission
    1958-1960, 1963-1965 President, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council
    1958-1970 Trustee, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Hawaii
    1959 Member, Trade missions to Peru and Equador, Trade Development Bureau, United States Department of Commerce
    1960 Honorary LL.D degree, University of Hawaii
    1960-1965 President, University of Hawaii Foundation
    1966 Member, Trade missions to Guyana, Surinam and Netherlands Antilles, Trade Development Bureau, United States Department of Commerce
    1966-1967 Director, surveys for airlines serving Hawaii
    1967, 1970 Consultant and Coordinator for Rehabilitation, Government of Alaska
    1968-1969 Vice President, University of Alaska
    1970-1971 Consultant on economy of Alaska, Government of Alaska
    1971 Author, Growth Potential of the Interiors of Alaska
    1983 June 14 Died, Pine Bluff, Arkansas