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Register of the Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property Records, 1954-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Historical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1962
    Collection number: 63002
    Creator: Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property
    Collection Size: 33 manuscript boxes (13.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence, press releases, position statements, legal briefs, notes, newspaper clippings, and printed matter.
    Language: In English and German.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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], Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1963.

    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.

    Access Points

    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Confiscations and contributions.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.
    Germany.
    Japan.
    United States--Foreign relations.

    Historical Note

    The Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property sought the complete restitution of private German and Japanese property confiscated by the United States Government during and after World War II. Located in Washington, D.C., between April 4, 1954, and December 31, 1962, the Committee distributed information, prepared reports and studies, solicited public support, initiated legislation, and lobbied in Congress for its proposals.
    Members of the Committee's executive board were Frederick J. Libby (Chairman), James Finucane (Executive Secretary), Dr. Charles S. Collier, Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker, Dr. Goetz A. Briefs, Dr. John A. Scherzer, Conrad J. Linke, Mike M. Masaoka, and the Honorable Francis B. Sayre.