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Robert P. Schuster photographs and negatives

 Collection 0013-GWP

The Robert P. Schuster photograph collection consists of 738 photographs, the vast majority of which date from 1946 in Japan and were shot, developed, and captioned by Robert Schuster. Schuster worked as a medical equipment repair specialist for the Allied Forces during the Occupation of Japan. This collection documents his experience during that period.

An item-level inventory is available in the Inventories/Additional Information section.


  • 1946

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Maryland Room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

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 researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


650 Photographs (Two short-top photograph boxes) : Black and white

11 Negatives (Photographs) (Located in the second of the two short-top photograph boxes) : Black and white

Custodial History

The Schuster photograph collection was transferred from Milwaukee Public Museum to University of Maryland Libraries’ Gordon W. Prange Collection in 2002. The route by which the Schuster Collection came to the museum is as follows. The Schuster family had given the collection to Andrew W. Kimmel, a coin dealer with instructions to donate them to a museum. Mr. Kimmel entrusted them to the Milwaukee Public Museum, whose staff then looked for a more appropriate home for them.

Guide to the Robert P. Schuster photographs and negatives
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Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742