JAPAN AND AMERICA, c1930-1955:
THE PACIFIC WAR AND THE OCCUPATION OF JAPAN
Series Two: The O'Ryan Mission to Japan and Occupied China, 1940
Contents of Reels
Diary of Dr Simon N Whitney
Notes on conversations and conference prepared by Dr Whitney
Report to General O’Ryan by Professor Hunsberger and
Background and memoranda prepared for General O’Ryan by Professor Hunsberger
Excerpts from General O’Ryan’s report to the Japan Economic Federation and Notes on General O’Ryan’s report by Dr Whitney and Professor Hunsberger
Materials prepared for the mission by the Japan Economic Federation
Professor Hunsberger’s pencil notes
Text of a radio broadcast speech by General O’Ryan on
15 August, 1940
Professor Hunsberger’s CV and miscellaneous letters concerning the O’Ryan Mission written by Professor Hunsberger
Article entitled ‘The Coming War with Japan’ written by Professor Hunsberger in the autumn of 1940 and submitted to, but rejected by a number of magazines - includes the rejection letters and covering letters
Comments of Dr Whitney and General O’Ryan re: the material listed above
Materials relating to the Joint Committee of Thirty - an American Club in Shanghai that entertained the mission while it was in China, including a newspaper article (source not indicated) to which Whitney makes reference in the Diary.
Press releases and newspaper clippings collected while the group was in Asia
Materials prepared and given to Professor Hunsberger by
Frank S Booth, an American the group met in Asia. Includes an article written by Booth in Japanese and clearly published in Japan, but with no indication to where it was published.
Miscellaneous agendas, timetables, etc
Lists of personnel, guests, interviewees, etc. Also business cards identifying some of the Japanese interviewed.
Materials prepared for General O’Ryan by Professor Hunsberger. O’Ryan Mission 1940.
Miscellaneous materials collected by Professor Hunsberger
Photographs collected by Mrs Whitney
Whitney, Simon N. ‘Impressions of a Far Eastern Trip’. The Yale Review.
Hunsberger, Warren S. ‘The O’Ryan Mission to Japan’. Pacific
Center for American Studies. University of Tokyo, College of
Education ‘An Interview with Dr Warren S Hunsberger’. American Society During World War II, Oral History Series Vol 5. 1982
National Archives and Records Administration
State Department Documents
RG59 Documents relating to the O’Ryan Mission
Documents relating to the formation of the mission
The Department’s reactions to General O’Ryan’s letter of
13 July sent from Japan to President Roosevelt
Report to the American Consul General in Shanghai concerning the O’Ryan Mission visit to that city
Excerpts from General O’Ryan’s letter of December 1940 to Baron Goh of the Japan Economic Federation and the Department’s reaction to it.
Materials relating to proposals made to the Department by
FW 711.894.00/998, 894.00/977
General O’Ryan’s letter of July 13 sent from Japan to President Roosevelt
National Archives - War Department Documents
RG59 G-2/2515-H-125 (photocopies)
Memoranda of Brigadier General Sherman Miles on conversations with General O’Ryan in September 1940.
Documents relating to the Kleiman negotiations listed in the last item above.
Franklin D Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York
Relevant documents from PPF 1948 and PSF Box 59 (photocopies)
Correspondence concerning the mission between General O’Ryan and President Roosevelt and comments on same by Cordell Hull - this includes a typewritten copy of General O’Ryan’s letter of 13 July listed in item two of the State Department documents.