Register of the Eugene H. Dooman Papers, 1918-1973.

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Register of the Eugene H. Dooman Papers, 1918-1973.

Hoover Institution Archives



Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Grace Hawes
Date Completed:
1976
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene H. (Hoffman) Dooman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1973
Collection number: 76052
Creator: Dooman, Eugene H., 1890-
Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (0.9 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Manuscripts of writings, transcripts of speeches, correspondence, diaries, and printed matter, relating to U.S. foreign policy in the Far East, U.S. Japanese relations, the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and Allied policy regarding the occupation of Japan.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugene H. Dooman Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.

Accruals

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Access Points

United States. Dept. of State.
United States. Embassy (Japan)
Atomic bomb.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945--Japan.
East Asia.
East Asia--Foreign relations--United States.
Japan.
Japan--Foreign relations--United States.
Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Foreign relations--East Asia.
United States--Foreign relations--Japan.
Diplomats--United States.
Nuclear energy.

Biographical Note

1890, March 25 Born, Osaka, Japan
1911 B.A., Trinity College
1912 Appointed student interpreter in Japan
1915 Vice-Consul, Kobe, Japan
1921 Assistant Japanese secretary, Tokyo
1924 Foreign Service officer
1926 Japanese Secretary and Second Secretary, Tokyo
1931 First Secretary, London
1936 Consul-General, London
1937-1941 Counsellor of Embassy, Tokyo
1942 Returned to State Department, Washington, D.C.
  American Minister and Charge d'Affaires, Moscow
1943 Returned to United States to help organize the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)
1944 Appointed Special Assistant to Former Ambassador Joseph C. Grew
  Chairman of the Far East Sub-Committee of the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee
1945 Advisor on Far East Affiars, Potsdam Conference
1944-1945 Advisor on Japanese affairs to Office of Strategic Services, Washington, D.C.
1969 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

Manuscripts of writings, transcripts of speeches, correspondence, diaries, and printed matter, relating to U.S. foreign policy in the Far East, U.S. Japanese relations, the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and Allied policy regarding the occupation of Japan.

Container List

Box No. 1.

Correspondence, 1943-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box 1.

Baldwin, Hanson W., 1964-1965

 

Feis, Herbert, 1949

 

Lilienthal, Philip E., 1948

 

Lilly, Edward P., 1947

 

Mandel, Benjamin, 1955-1957

 

Martin, Truman M., 1943-1944

 

Mitchell, Jonathan, 1956

Box No. 1.

Speeches and Writings, 1931-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches, lectures, writings, and translation of a diary of a Japanese official, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 1.

"The A-Bomb and American Foreign Policy," speech to the St. Michael's Church Men's Club, January 12, 1960. 1 typewritten copy

 

"Aggression in the Atomic Age." 1 carbon copy

 

"The American Council on Japan and Its Influence on Relations Between the United States and Japan," January 25, 1963

 

American foreign policy, speech notes

 

"Asia's Problems and Ours," speech to the Foreign Policy Association, November 5, 1945. Handwritten notes and newspaper clipping

 

"China and Japan," possibly written by Eugene H. Dooman. 1 typewritten copy.

 

"Diary of an Official of the Bakufu," translated for the Asiatic Society of Japan by Eugene H. Dooman, 1931. 6 printed copies

 

"How Long Will It Take to Defeat Japan?" speech at Walter Reed Hospital, May 23, 1945. 1 carbon copy

 

Japan. Lectures at Harvard to personnel in the military government preparing to go to Japan during the occupation, n.d.

 

Miscellaneous pages, speeches and/or writings, n.d.

 

"The Open Door and the Iron Curtain," (Part 1); "Bridges of Friendship," (Part 2); "Asia's Problems and Ours," (Part 3), n.d. 1 carbon copy of each part

 

Oral History Interview with Eugene H. Dooman for the Oral History Library, Columbia University, 1962. Includes 2 microfiche copies and typed and handwritten draft with comments, circa 1970s

 

"The Peace Treaty and "Democratization'," n.d. 1 typewritten copy

 

U.S. reply to Japanese surrender offer, n.d. Carbon draft with annotations

 

Speech to the American-Japan Society, Tokyo, September 26, 1952. 1 mimeographed copy

 

Speech to the American-Japan Society, Tokyo, October 11, 1961. 1 typewritten copy, 2 newspaper clippings

 

"Spiritual Evaluation Lacking Among Young Japanese," article by Eugene H. Dooman for The Mainichi Daily News, Tokyo, November 18, 1961. 1 newspaper clipping

 

"Tokyo: December 8, 1941," article in the Foreign Service Journal, December, 1966. 1 printed copy

 

"Whose State Department?" outline of lecture, n.d. 1 carbon copy

Box No. 2.

Subject File, 1918-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, pamphlets, correspondence, and interviews, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 2.

Atomic bomb

 

Correspondence, Joseph C. Grew and Henry L. Stimson, February, June, 1947; Joseph C. Grew and Eugene H. Dooman, April, May, 1948

 

Excerpts from letters, articles, book

 

Carbon copies of Joseph C. Grew's diary entries, May 28, May 29, 1945

 

Leighton, Alex H. "Atomic Bomb Wasn't Necessary," carbon copy of article which appeared in Science, April 20-26, 1947

 

Mumford, Lewis, "The Human Way Out," Pendle Hill Pamphlet, 1958

 

National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Correspondence 1964-1965, and interview, n.d., with Eugene H. Dooman

 

Stimson, Henry L., "The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb," Harper's, February, 1947

 

Togo, Shigenori. Translation of Togo's Memoirs, April-August, 1945

 

Baldwin, Hanson W., "Our Worst Blunders in the War: Europe and the Russians," article, n.d.

 

Biographical material

 

Bulletin, International House of Japan, Inc., October, 1966

 

China

 

Communism

 

History - Yuan Dynasty, 1260-1368

 

Conference on British and American Policies Toward China, November, 1964.

 

Dooman, Isaac. Message of congratulations from the Governor of Nara Prefecture, Keigen Kitagawa, 1918 (in Japanese)

 

Emmerson, John K.

 

Grew, Joseph C.

 

Hornbeck, Stanley K.

 

"The Hull-Nomura Conversations: A Fundamental Misconception," reprint from the American Historical Review, July, 1960

 

Japan

 

Communism

 

History - Allied occupation, 1945-1952

 

Reports, trip reports by Eugene H. Dooman

 

Levine, Isaac Don, "Yalta Aftermath," American Affairs, July, 1945

 

Maine

 

Marshall, General George C. "Did Marshall Prolong the Pacific War?" by Forrest Davis, 3 reprints from the Freeman, November 19, 1951

 

Miscellaneous. Notes by Mrs. Eugene H. Dooman, newspaper clippings, unidentified typewritten pages, and handwritten outline.

 

Pearl Harbor. "The Truth about Pearl Harbor," by John T. Flynn, October, 1944

 

Perry, Commodore Matthew C., "Commodore Perry at Okinawa," by William Leonard Schwartz, reprinted from the American Historical Review, January, 1946

 

Potsdam. "Stalin Merely Smiled," by Charles Curran, The Spectator, September, 1959

 

United States

 

Department of State

 

Foreign Relations

 

General

 

Asia

 

China

 

Japan

 

Foreign Service

Box No. 2.

Diary, December, 1941-June 16, 1942.

Box No. 2.

Audio-Visual.

Physical Description: (1 print / 1 envelope

Scope and Content Note

1 print of Eugene H. Dooman, Norman Davis, Admiral William Standley, Commander R.E. Schuirman and others (unidentified).