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MSS 78-4

Inventory of the Personal Papers and Official Records from the International Military Tribunal in the Far East, Created and Collected by G. Carrington Williams, 1945-1948


1945-1948 [Inclusive]
35 Cubic Feet (86 archival boxes)

Scope & Contents

The collection consists of Williams' personal files regarding the defense of Hoshino and the International Defense Section in general (boxes 1-5), as well as copies of documents, exhibits, the transcript of the proceedings and other trial records (boxes 6-86).

Collection Description

    Physical Description

    This collection consists of 86 boxes.<extent>1 arbitrary_unit</extent>

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    Personal Papers and Official Records from the International Military Tribunal in the Far East, Created and Collected by G. Carrington Williams, 1945-1948, MSS 78-4, Box Number, Special Collections, University of Virginia Law Library.

    Biographical / Historical

    G. Carrington Williams, a 1942 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was an International Defense Section (IDS) counsel for the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), also called the Tokyo War Crimes Trials. Williams was assigned the defense of Naoki Hoshino, who was the chief civilian official in the Japanese government for Manchuria, as president of the Planning Board, 1940-1941, and chief cabinet secretary, 1941-1944.

fileDefense counsel memos, letters, 1946 - 1947MSS 78-4, Box 1
fileMemoranda, reports, and personal notes re Hoshino, 1946 - 1958MSS 78-4, Box 1
fileIndictment, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 1
filePersonnel Information, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 1
fileLaw Books, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 1
fileLaw committee memo, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 1
fileMiscellaneous defense materials, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 2
fileMiscellaneous interviews, motions, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 2
fileMiscellaneous literature, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 2
fileMiscellaneous newspaper cuttings, 1947MSS 78-4, Box 2
filePersonal responsibility brief, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileMay motion of jurisdiction of tribunal, 1946MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileMotion to dismiss on behalf of all defendants, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileRough draft motion to dismiss, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileProceedings in chambers, 1947 Oct.-Nov.MSS 78-4, Box 3
file"Trial of War Criminals": Nuremberg, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileIPS Documents, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 3
filePearl Harbor: Congressional Reports, 1945MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileMemoirs of Konoye, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileYamashita opinions, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileClass B and C materials, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 3
fileDefense divisions, n.d.MSS 78-4. Box 4
fileDefense division: Pacific phase, n.d.MSS 78-4. Box 4
fileOpening statements of defense, n.d.MSS 78-4. Box 4
fileTrial Data, n.d.MSS 78-4, Box 5
fileMiscellaneous indices of defense and prosecution exhibits, [1946-1948]MSS 78-4, Box 6
fileMiscellaneous trial transcripts, [1946-1948]MSS 78-4. Box 7