2005 Archive

Archive Room Displays Collection on U.S. Military Occupation of Post-War Japan

A new display in Boalt's Archive Room features items from the William C. Herrington Collection. From 1947 to 1951, Herrington served as Chief of Fisheries in occupied Japan under General Douglas MacArthur. The display focuses on everyday life in Japan during the period of the Allied occupation. It features English-language pamphlets prepared by the Japanese Tourist Bureau, correspondence in English and in Japanese, formerly-confidential government reports, and enlargements of photographs taken by Herrington during his tenure with the Supreme Commander for Allied Powers.

The Herrington collection-deposited at Boalt thanks to Professor Harry Scheiber-is on display in conjunction with the 2005 Sho Sato Conference on Japanese Law from February 11-13.