Alfred Rodman Hussey (1902-1964) collected from his works with the Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, during the Allied occupation of Japan following World War II and later in the Central Intelligence Agency. The most significant historical documents from this collection are the memos and the drafts of the Japanese Constitution.
Collection scope: “Collection contains: correspondence, memoranda, orders, reports, official and unofficial policy papers, draft legislation, drafts of writings, clippings, and printed matter relating to Hussey's work with the Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, during the Allied occupation of Japan following World War II and to the efforts of the Allies to reorganize Japanese government and society; personal papers and correspondence of Hussey relating to his interests in civil rights and in the Central Intelligence Agency, as well as his various writings; oversize maps and charts; and audiocassette and magnetic tapes.” Original are held at the Special Collection. Microfilm set is available at the Asia Library.
Alfred Hussey collection : Japan's constitution slides / Committee for the Popularization of the Constitution (Kenpō Fukyū Kai)
Alfred Hussey collection : Japan's constitution photo album / Society for the Popularization of the Constitution
The Gordon W. Prange Collection During the early years of the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1949, subjected to censorship by the Allied Forces, these materials bear censorship markings ranging from check-in and examination dates to deletions, suppression and other changes. The Collection was named for the late Gordon W. Prange, who was instrumental in bringing the materials to the University of Maryland. See the videorecording below for an introduction to the collection.
Loication of the resource and facility
The Prange microfilms and microfiche are held in the cabinets in the basement of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Find the item number of the resources by the following finding aids. Microfilms and microfiche can be used in the Hatcher Graduate Library 2nd floor, Serials and Microforms - 203 N. Hatcher,
Gaihozu 外邦図 - maps of the area where Rikugun (Imperial Army) of Japan Empire investigated and produced during the era from 1868 to 1945. The Clark Map Library holds more than 10,000 maps transferred from the Army Map Service (AMS) in addition to the maps from private collectors, such as Dr. Robert Hall who was the first director of the Center for Japanese Studies. Michigan holds the maps which are rare in Japan, such as a full set of maps of Ryojun 旅順 produced on the occasion of the Russo-Japan War. For details, please contact the Clark Library. (the Clark Library also holds numerous German maps transferred from AMS.)
List of US institutions which received Japanese military maps from the Army Map Service. (US government document)
Digital Gaihozu map archives
"Secret Japanese Military Maps could open a new window on Asia's past" - National Geographic blog (Japanese language version)
"Japanese Imperial Maps as soucces for East Asian History: the Past and futuer of the Gaihozu" Cross-Currents E-Jounal (No.2)
外邦図研究ニュースレター Gaihozu kenkyu project University of Osaka
Anderson, John M. "Forgotten Battles, Forgotten maps: resources for reconstructing historical topographical intelligence sing Army Map Service materials." Historical Geography 29 (2001): 79-91 (open access)
Shannon McCune, "Maps of Korea", The Far Eastern Quartterly, Vol.5, No.3 (May, 1946), pp. 326-329 (open access)
Fedman, David A. "Japanese colonical cartography: maps, mapmakiung, and the land survey in colonial Korea", The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 52, N.4. (open access)
Major research books
「近代日本の海外地理情報収集と初期外邦図」小林茂 on order
Presentations about Gaihozu held in Japan and at Michigan
Shigeru Kobayashi, "Collections of Gaihozu in Japan and in the United States", Slide, 2016
Kenta Yamamoto, "Establishment and the future of the Gaihozu Digital Archive in Japan", Abstract (Japanese), 2015.
The history of cartography - Vol.two Part two Cartography in Korea, Japan, Vietnam (open access book)
Asia Maps Digital Collection - Boston University Center for the Study of Asia Check under Japanese maps. These map databases would include Gaihozu as well.
National Diet Library - how to reseach Gaihozu collection at the NDL
List of Map collection - University of Texas Libraries at Austin