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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3164

Martin Camacho subject files on labor during the Allied occupation of Japan

Subject files on labor and American occupation of Japan post World War II.


  • 1942-1953

Language of Materials

English, Japanese

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
This collection/ a portion of this collection may contain fragile materials that require special care in handling. Please request assistance as needed with fasteners or brittle pages.


10.4 linear feet (9 boxes)

This collection includes subject and research files related to Martin Camacho's positions as a labor officer and Chief of the Labor Division (1941-1951) in the Kanto Civil Affairs Region during the Allied occupation of Japan. Also includes files created as a result of research and writing for his PhD dissertation "Administration of SCAP labor policy in occupied Japan" (Harvard University, 1954).

The bulk of the collection dates to 1945-1951. Most records concern Japan, the Japanese people, and labor policy under the Supreme Commander for Allied Powers in occupied Japan.

Collection materials include but are not limited to correspondence, memorandums, reports, clippings, photographs, commendations, recommendations, manuals, legislation, research notes and drafts, contracts, bulletins, printed materials, charts, and gazettes.

Biographical / Historical

Martin Thomas Camacho (1913-1973, Harvard M.A. 1948, Harvard PhD 1954) was born in Portugal and immigrated to the United States in 1916. He received his L.L.B. from Suffolk University School of Law in 1937 and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1937. He served in World War II from 1942-1946, and under the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) within the Labor Division in the Kanto Civil Affairs Region (KCAR) from 1941-1951.


Collection is minimally processed. Listed alphabetically in the finding aid but physically unarranged. Original folder titles were retained.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

72M-106. From unknown source in 1972.

Processing Information

Processed by Ashley Nary, 2018
This collection was processed to a basic level with minimal rehousing, organization, and preservation.
Link to catalog
Camacho, Martin Thomas. Martin Camacho subject files on labor during the Allied occupation of Japan, 1942-1953 (MS Am 3164): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 March 12
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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