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John R. Harold papers

 Collection 0008-GWP
John R. Harold was a Labor Officer and later the Acting Chief of the Labor Relations Branch of the Labor Division of the Supreme Command Allied Powers (SCAP) during the Occupation of Japan. He was actively involved in the enactment and implementation of the Labor Relations Adjustment Law and in labor education in Japan during the Occupation. The John R. Harold Papers provide an overview of Occupation labor policy as documented in memoranda, correspondence, reports, news dispatches, newspaper articles, pamphlets and journals. Harold used these papers to write his autobiography, Living a Life of Social Significance, which is included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1944-1951

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a research find sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet (5 letter-size boxes and 1 half letter-size box)

6 microfilms ; 35 mm

7 Items (7 loose items )

Arrangement

The John R. Harold papers are arranged in 9 series
Series 1
Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP)
Series 2
Education Conferences
Series 3
Japanese Labor Legislation
Series 4
Labor Publications
Series 5
Reports
Series 6
Unions
Series 7
Correspondence
Series 8
Press and Publications
Series 9
Photographs

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Researchers will consult the microfilm in McKeldin Library (HD8726.5.H37 1998), unless permission is granted for access to the actual papers prior to a research visit. For information and to secure permission, email prangebunko@umd.edu.

Custodial History

The John R. Harold Papers were donated to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries by John R. Harold on December 31, 1986.

Related Materials

The John R. Harold Papers contain correspondence with Charles L. Kades, Deputy Director of the Government Section of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Forces. Kades' papers and an oral history interview with Marlene Mayo are held by the Gordon W. Prange Collection. The papers are available on microfilm in McKeldin Library. Researchers can request permission to view originals by contacting prangebunko@umd.edu. The oral history audio and transcript are available through the Maryland Room.
Title
Guide to the John R. Harold papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Amy Wasserstrom, June 2011.
Date
2011-06-30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212