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Reports and Documents

Miscellaneous English-language reports and documents were shipped to the University of Maryland with the core collection of CCD file copies (magazines, newspapers and books) in 1949 - 1950, The majority of the reports and documents are not unique to the Prange Collection.  They can be found elsewhere, including at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Proceedings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE)

The International War Tribunal for the Far East, also known as the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal or Tokyo Trials, was established to prosecute leaders of the Japanese Empire for waging war and crimes against humanity.  The trial convened on April 29, 1946, and adjourned on November 12, 1948.  The transcript of the trial, excluding exhibits and judgments, numbers 48,288 pages.  The Prange Collection has a complete set of the proceedings. 

Access: The Proceedings are available on microfilm in Periodicals on the first floor of McKeldin Library.

British Commonwealth Occupation News (BCON)

BCON was the official all-services newspaper for the British Commonwealth occupation forces in Japan.  Published between 1946 and 1950, it was a daily (Monday - Saturday) distributed free of charge to British, Canadian, New Zealand and other British Commonwealth troops.  The Prange Collection holds 211 issues.  In 1993, the UMD Libraries, the British Library and the Imperial War Museum, which had complementary holdings, microfilmed their respective issues and exchanged copies of the microfilm to complete their runs of the newspaper. 

Access: The microfilm is available in Periodicals on the first floor of McKeldin Library. : BCON [microform]

Other Reports and Documents

  • Summaries prepared by SCAP of non-military activities. 

  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey documents. 

  • Translations of interrogation reports

  • Allied Translator and Interpreter Service (ATIS) papers

For information about searching and/or access to the reports and documents, visit our guide, How to use materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection