William C. Chanler papers, 1945-1970, undated.


William C. Chanler papers, 1945-1970, undated.

Contains the following type of materials: correspondence / letters. Contains information pertaining to the following wars and time period: World War II (WWII) -- United States (U.S.); 1970s. Contains information pertaining to the following military units and organizations: Civil Affairs Division, War Department. General description of the collection: The William C. Chanler papers include photocopies of letters recounting his urging of the War Department (Dept.) to recognize Emperor Hirohito rather than treat him as a war criminal. Controversy between Secretary of War, Henry Stimson, and various military officers resulted in this decision.

1 folder.


SNAC Resource ID: 7621216

U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center

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Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, 1901-1989

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Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950

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Henry Lewis Stimson, the politician, was one of Eleanor Stimson Brooks's cousins. He took an interest in the family and had given her support throughout Van Wyck's struggles with depression (1926-1930). From the description of Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191821881 Stimson served as U.S. Secretary of war (1911-1913, 1940-1945), was governor general of the Philippine Islands (1927-1929) and U.S...

Chanler, William C. (William Chamberlain), -1981

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