Charles L. Kades, Deputy Director of the Government Section of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Forces (SCAP) during the Occupation of Japan, played a leading role in drafting a model constitution for the Japanese. His papers document the revisions to the Japanese constitution between 1946 and 1948 and include drafts of the consitution as well as memoranda, committee minutes, letters, check sheets, and an imperial message regarding the revision of the Japanese constitution.
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Materials are loosely arranged by they type and format of material.
Materials were donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Justin Williams, Sr. in April 1998.