IMTFE, General CHING-The-Chun of China (formerly Mayor of Peiping and Vice-Commander of the 29th Army, Vice-Minister of Military Operations) - WPA-46-66425 gives a factual account of the July 7, 1937 incident at Marco Polo Bridge, 22 July 1946; Photographer Wegner; Signal Corps US Army , 1946-07-22
Scope and Contents
The files contain excerpts of official documents, documents and DeMartino's handwritten notes. Excerpts from the Diary of Marquis Kōichi Kido are present in each file, as if DeMartino was using Kido's notes as a guide to the research he was working on. There are also many excerpts from Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States Japan: 1931-1941, Washinton: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1943, 2 v.
The collection was donated to the Law Library in the Summer of 2017. Prof. Jamie Sedwick of Acadia University in Nova Scotia contacted the Special Collections Department to alert us of the existence of the papers and asked if we were interested in them. The library immediately contacted Ms. Kathleen O’Shea, Mr. DeMartino's wife and after some negotiations the papers arrive to Charlottesville in September of 2017.
Language of Materials
From the Collection: 14 Cubic Feet (34 archival boxes, plus some oversized items.)