The Julius Bassin papers contains two DVDs that feature Bassin family movies detailing leisure time in Washington Heights and Tokyo, Japan, as well as a portion of a documentary that features an interview with Julius Bassin. The latter DVD is accompanied by a letter from Robert Ricketts to Nelson J. Bassin dated August 8, 2010 which includes a written English translation of Bassin's documentary interview. Five photo albums were lent to the University of Maryland Libraries with the understanding that they would be digitized, a digital copy would be retained by the libraries, and the originals returned to Nelson Jay Bassin.
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2 Videodiscs : two DVDs
Julius (Jules) Bassin (1914 – 2009) was an American lawyer, a member of the Foreign Service, and a U.S. State Department representative. In 1945, he joined General Douglas MacArthur’s legal staff in Tokyo, negotiating the Treaty of Peace with Japan. He left the Army in 1946 to serve as Chief of the Law Division of GHQ/SCAP and remained in that position until the end of the Occupation. In 1952, he joined the State Department as Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.
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In 2015, Nelson Jay Bassin, son of Julius Bassin, donated materials related to his father’s life before, during, and immediately after his stay in Japan during the Occupation. Included in this acquisition are photograph albums and invitation cards and home movies.
The five photo albums have been digitized and are available in the University of Maryland's Digital Collections: https://digital.lib.umd.edu/.
The five photo albums were digitized by the UMD libraries and the orignals returned to N. Bassin.