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Charles L. Kades Papers, 1913-1997 (Bulk: 1945-1996)
13 records storage boxes, 1 half archives box, 7 oversize boxes, 3 map case folders and one framed item in map case (17.5 linear ft.)

Charles L. Kades (1906-1996) was a lawyer and U.S. army officer who served in the Government Section of the General Headquarters of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) in post-war Japan. He is best known for his role in drafting Japan's post-war constitution. The collection includes original and photocopied memoranda, drafts, and correspondence documenting the constitutional drafting process. It also includes contemporaneous translations of the Japanese parliamentary debates on the constitution. Additional material includes interview transcripts, correspondence with researchers, and other retrospective material on the constitution and on post-war Japan. A small amount of material documents Kades's work as a lawyer for the U.S. Public Works Administration, U.S. Treasury Department, and the New York law firm of Hawkins, Delafield, and Wood.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Charles L. Kades Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Charles L. Kades Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

Charles L. Kades was born in 1906 in Newburgh, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1927 and Harvard Law School in 1930, joining the Manhattan law firm of Hawkins, Delafield, and Longfellow as a municipal bond lawyer. From 1933 to 1942, he brought his knowledge of public finance to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal administration, serving as Assistant General Counsel for the Public Works Administration and then for the Treasury Department. An Army reservist since 1924, Kades entered active military duty in 1942. After service in the Army Civil Affairs Division in Washington, he participated in the U.S. D-Day landing in Southern France in August, 1944. In 1945, he was re-assigned to the General Headquarters of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Tokyo, Japan. As Deputy Chief of the Government Section of SCAP, Kades became head of the steering committee charged by General Douglas MacArthur in February 1946 with producing a "democratic" draft constitution for Japan. He maintained life-long relationships with several SCAP colleagues and superiors, including General Courtney Whitney, then Chief of the Government Section. Kades returned to private law practice at Hawkins, Delafield, and Wood in 1949 and became known for his role in developing new methods of tackling public fiscal crises (the municipal assistance corporation) and financing public works ("pothole bonds"). From the 1950s to the 1970s, Kades participated intermittently in discussions with scholars, journalists, and Japanese politicians about the origins of Japan's post-war constitution. After his retirement to Heath, Massachusetts, in 1976, he became more actively involved in these discussions, travelling to Japan, participating in conferences, and producing an article for Political Science Quarterly (1989). He also provided numerous interviews for scholars and journalists. Charles Kades died in 1996.

1906 Mar 12Born in Newburgh, New York
1923Graduated from Newburgh Free Academy
1924Joined the U.S. Army Reserve
1927Graduated from Cornell University
1930Graduated from Harvard Law School
1930-1933Worked for law firm of Hawkins, Delafield, and Longfellow, specializing in public finance and municipal bonds
1933-1937Assistant General Counsel at the Public Works Administration
1938-1940General Assistant to the Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Internal Revenue
1940-1942Assistant General Counsel to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Henry Morgenthau)
1942-1943Attended Fort Benning Infantry School and underwent command and general staff training at Fort Leavenworth
1943Assistant Executive Officer to General John Hilldring, Civil Affairs Division, War Department General Staff
1944 Aug As Regional Liaison Officer with the First Airborne Task Force of the 7th Army, participated in the U.S. invasion of southern France on 15 August 1944
1945 Jan-AugReturned to former position at the Civil Affairs Division, War Department General Staff, in Washington, D.C.
1945 AugAwarded the Legion of Merit for work with the Civil Affairs Division of the U.S. Army
1945 Aug 15Promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army
1945 Aug 25Arrived in Japan
1945-1949Served in Japan as Deputy Chief of the Government Section, General Headquarters of SCAP (Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers).
1946 FebHead of the Government Section Steering Committee organized to draft a revised constitution for Japan.
1946 JunAwarded the Oak Leaf Cluster of the Legion of Merit by General MacArthur for "Exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services in Japan."
1949 May 3Resigned from active military service on the second anniversary of the effective date of the new Japanese Constitution. Returned to work as an attorney at Hawkins, Delafield, and Wood.
1950 Address to the American Civil Liberties Union; published article in the American Bar Association Journal
1958Acted as guide for a visiting delegation of the Japanese Constitutional Reform Commission.
1973Legal adviser to the New York State government on the creation of so-called "pothole bonds," used to finance highway maintenance and repair.
Mid-1970sLegal adviser to New York Governor Hugh Carey on the creation of the Municipal Assistance Corporation for New York City.
1976Retired as senior partner from Hawkins, Delafield, and Wood. Lived in Heath, Massachusetts.
1989Published an article on the Japanese constitution in Political Science Quarterly
1996 June 18thDied at the age of 90 in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists primarily of materials related to the creation of the Japanese Constitution of 1946. The collection provides partial documentation of the drafting and promulgation of the constitution through memoranda and correspondence (original and photocopied) and through multiple annotated versions of the draft constitution. Kades's own copies of English translations of Japanese deliberations over constitutional revision (transcripts of the Japanese Diet hearings and sessions, minutes of Privy Council meetings) form an important part of the collection. Other materials from the immediate post-war period include a small number of photographs of the opening of the Japanese Diet in December 1945 and of SCAP personnel. The collection also includes copies of SCAP correspondence and memoranda obtained sometime after 1965 from the MacArthur Archives, located at the McArthur Memorial, Norfolk, VA.

In addition, the collection contains scholarly and non-scholarly material on post-war Japan and the Japanese Constitution gathered or produced after 1949: correspondence, manuscripts, notes, interview transcripts, recorded interviews, clippings, newspapers and periodicals, conference materials, annotated books and pamphlets, printed material, and photocopies of articles and original documents. Additional material documents Kades's role as a legal advisor to General Douglas MacArthur and his widow, Jean Faircloth MacArthur. Small amounts of material related to Kades's schooling, military service, government service, and legal career are also in the collection. Particularly noteworthy is his carefully assembled and captioned photograph album documenting D-Day in Southern France (1944).

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Charles L. Kades Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Charles L. Kades Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in The Charles L. Kades Papers, Box [#], Folder [#], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

Gift of Phyllis Kades, 1998.

Custodial history:

For some time prior to 1998, most of the materials in the collection had been in the possession of Professors Ray Moore (Amherst College) and Donald Robinson (Smith College). Additional materials were received from Professor Moore in 2000. See Related Material for information about the work produced by Professors Moore and Robinson using the Kades Papers.

Processing Information

Processed in 2011 by Eileen Crosby, Project Archivist.

Additional Information
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Contents List

Series 1 contains school and religious records and certificates, diplomas, applications, transcripts, framed awards and medals, photographs, a scrapbook, obituaries, and condolence letters sent to Kades's wife, Phyllis Kades.


Box 1: folder 1
Newburgh Free Academy-Commencement booklet [contains photographs]; Transcripts-Newburgh Free Academy, Cornell University, Harvard Law School

Box 1: folder 2
Harvard University-Membership certificate-Cardozo Law Club

Box 1: folder 3
Application for U.S. Civil Service Attorney position
1942 Dec

Box 1: folder 4
Condolence letters

Box 1: folder 5
Obituaries, condolence letters, nomination letters for the Presidential Medal of Freedom
1995-1996, n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Biographical summaries and obituaries
1996, n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Certificates-Temple Beth Jacob

Box OS 1: folder 1
Cornell University-Bachelor of Arts diploma

Box OS 1: folder 2
College Entrance Diploma

Box OS 1: folder 3
Harvard University - Bachelor of Laws diploma

Box OS 1: folder 4
Certificate - Cornell University Department of Public Speaking

Box OS 1: folder 5
Certificate - Phi Beta Kappa

Box OS 1: folder 6
Newburgh Free Academy-Photograph

Box OS 1: folder 9
Scrapbook (correspondence, clippings, photographs, invitations, school records) (photocopies) (Folder 1 contains a list of many of the items in the scrapbook)

Box OS 3: folder 1-5
Scrapbook (correspondence, clippings, photographs, invitations, school records)

Box OS 3: folder 6-10
Restrictions on access:

[RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILE CONDITION. See OS 3, Folders 1-5 for a photocopy. To view multi-page items, request to see the original.]

Framed awards and medals: Legion of Merit, for service in the European Theater of Operations, August 1943-August 1945; Legion of Merit, First Oak-Leaf Cluster, [for] service in Japan, 30 August 1945-15 May 1946, framed and matted with accompanying medals (24.5" x 29")

Map case 6, drawer 4
Framed certificate of retirement from the United States Army, with eight medals (23.5" x 16.5")
1966 Apr 1

Box OS 6

Series 2 includes research material; legal briefs, reports, and opinions; and publications and addresses by Kades on legal topics. Material related Kades's role in the creation of the municipal assistance corporation (MAC) is in this series. The series also includes a history of the firm where Kades practiced law from 1930-1933 and from 1949 until his retirement as senior partner in 1976.

Copies of printed material-administration; penal law

Box 1: folder 8
"Extracts from economics books" (typescript notes)

Box 1: folder 9
Mark Hopkins inheritance case-clippings, photostatic copies of correspondence from the 19th century
1926, n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
Announcement of Kades's return to Hawkins, Delafield, and Wood
1949 Jun 1

Box 1: folder 11
"An Irrevocable Federal Subsidy: A Study of Its Legal Aspects" by Charles L. Kades (printed material)

Box 1: folder 12
Printed material, copies of printed material (legal opinions, reports), transcripts of an 1839 letter and an 1859 law case report.

Box 1: folder 13
Excerpts from legal texts-Local finance

Box 1: folder 14
Institute of Pacific Relations vs. U.S.-Legal brief, correspondence, clippings

Box 1: folder 15
"Tax exemption aspects of the Long Island Transit Authority," by Charles L. Kades (printed material)

Box 1: folder 16
U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary-Subcommittee hearing: Interlocking Subversion in Government Departments (printed material)
1955 Aug 30

Box 1: folder 17
Address to the Federal Bar Association-Kades (typescript photocopy)
1961 May

Box 1: folder 18
Legal brief-A. Holly Patterson v. Hugh Carey; Legal reports-Patterson v. Carey (Charles F. Kades, of counsel)
1975-1977, n.d.

Box 1: folder 19
Flushing National Bank v. Municipal Assistance Corps-Law practice articles and reports (photocopies)

Box 1: folder 20
"Cases related to M[unicipal]A[ssistance] C[orporation] Issues (binder of photocopies of case law)

Box 1: folder 21
Legal briefs, memoranda, notices, orders, affidavit, etc.: New York State Thruway Authority-Holly Patterson et al. v. Hugh Carey, Arthur Levitt et al.

Box 1: folder 22
New York State Court of Appeals-Opinions and decision-Wein v. The State of New York (photocopies)

Box 1: folder 23
Law Report-South Carolina v. Baker (U.S. Supreme Court decision - 1980)

Box 1: folder 24
Legal brief-Hawkins, Delafield and Wood, v. Commission of Finance-City of New York (Charles Kades, of Counsel)

Box 1: folder 25
In Memoriam-Honorable Edward J. Dimock (Record of extraordinary session-U.S. Distinct Court; passage by Kades); "Judge Dimock's History of the Firm" (typescript)

Box 1: folder 26
Commercial Union Group-Legal Protection Plan (draft brochure and membership card)

Box 1: folder 27
Hong Kong-Banking law (printed material with marginalia)
1986-1988, n.d.

Box 1: folder 28
Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank (printed material)

Box 1: folder 29

Box 1: folder 30
Correspondence-Law practice
1985, 1989

Box 1: folder 31
Restrictions on access:

RESTRICTED until 75 years from date of item (2060/2064).

New York State Bar Bulletin-Photograph-Kades and four unidentified men
1960 Feb

Box 1: folder 32
Biographical essay on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.-author unknown (typescript photocopy); quotations (Holmes and Lord Mansfield)

Box 1: folder 33
Certificate-Inter-American Bar Association

Box OS 1: folder 6
Admission to the bar of the District and Appeals Courts, New York State

Box OS 1: folder 7
Admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of New York State, and the District and Appeals Courts of the District of Columbia
1931, 1936, 1961

Box OS 1: folder 8
Framed certificates and pens documenting Governor Hugh Carey's signing of New York Senate Bills, Numbers 6701 and 6705 (creation of municipal assistance corporations)
1975 Jun 10

Box OS 6

Scope and content:

Series 3 includes texts of speeches, publications, and clippings regarding the work of Kades and his colleagues on New Deal programs established during the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The bulk of the material in this small series is retrospective.


Related material: Series 1, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND AWARDS (1913-1994)

Public Works Administration and Treasury Department-Clippings

Box 2: folder 1
Treasury Department-Publications and addresses by Kades; biographical summary with photograph
1941, n.d.

Box 2: folder 2
Benjamin V. Cohen-Address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (typescript)
1947 Jun 12

Box 2: folder 3
44th anniversary of FDR's inauguration-invitation, clippings, printed material, speeches, correspondence
1977 March

Box 2: folder 4
Correspondence-"Will Rogers" to Treasury Department re: Bond redemption (typescript copies); Islamic quote

Box 2: folder 5
Treasury Department - Clippings
1940 Apr 24

Box OS 2: folder 5

Scope and content:

Series 4 includes clippings, newspapers, military records and certificates, photographs, and a photograph album. The album documents the invasion of southern France by the U.S. 7th Army beginning on 15 August 1944.


Related material: Series 1, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND AWARDS (1913-1994)

1944 July

Box 2: folder 6
D-Day (Southern France)-Notes, clippings
1944, n.d.

Box 2: folder 7
D-Day (Southern France)-Photographs
1944, n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
Military record and report of separation
1946 Jun

Box 2: folder 9
La Patriote Ni├žoise
1944 Sep 14

Box OS 2: folder 7
D-Day (Southern France)-Photograph album and scrapbook documenting the invasion of St. Tropez, Toulon, Marseilles, and surrounding locales by U.S. forces in August and September, 1944. Many photographs are watermarked "U.S. Army Signal Corps" and numbered. In addition to documenting military operations, the album contains photographs of members of the FFI (French resistance organization) and of the public humiliation of French women believed to have collaborated with the Germans.

Box OS 4
Restrictions on access:

LIMITED ACCESS DUE TO FRAGILE CONDITION. Contact Archives and Special Collections.

Certificates: Military Training Certificate, Citizens' Military Training Camps, 31 Aug 1922; Appointment to Second Lieutenant in the Infantry of the U.S. Army, 4 Oct 1928; Completion of the Rifle and Heavy Weapons Company Officers Course, 3 July 1942; Temporary appointment to Colonel in the U.S. Army, effective 15 August 1945 (dated 27 June, 1947). (Items have been removed from frame; original red mat retained.)

Map case 6, drawer 3

Scope and content:

Series 5 includes memoranda, reports, and manuscript and printed drafts of the constitution. Many of these items are in the form of photocopies made after 1950. The origin of these copies is not clear. Kades noted in correspondence that when he completed his work in Japan, most of his documents remained with SCAP (Kades to Colonel Lyman F. Hammond, 9 August 1985, box 9, folder 20). Many of the memoranda were written by SCAP Government Section members assigned to the committee or subcommittees charged with producing a draft constitution. Only a portion of these memoranda contain named authors. Committee and subcommittee members are listed in Box 2, Folder 58, and included (in addition to Kades): Alfred Rodman Hussey, Milo Rowell, Beata Sirota (Beata Gordon), Milton J. Esman, Frank Rizzo, Frank E. Hays, Guy J. Swope, Osborne Hauge, Roy Malcolm, Richard Armstrong Poole, Cyrus H. Peake, Cecil G. Tilton, Harry Emerson Wildes, Pieter K. Roest, Gertrude Norman, Ruth Ellerman, Jacob I. Miller, Margaret Stone, Philip O. Kenney, and George A. Nelson, Jr.

The series does include Kades's bound copies of translated transcripts of hearing and sessions of the Japanese Diet and Privy Council on the topic of constitutional revision. These are Kades's own copies that appear to have returned with him when he left Japan. Additional material consists of correspondence, promotional material on the Japanese constitution, press releases, photographs, newsclippings, awards, speeches, printed material. Correspondence and speeches in this series document Kades's SCAP-related activities through 1950, after his return to private law practice.

The series also includes two folders of photocopies of documents originating with SCAP that appear to have been obtained from the MacArthur Archives. These folders include copies of correspondence between Douglas MacArthur and Japanese Prime Ministers Shigeru Yoshida, Tetsu Katayama, and Hitoshi Ashida. When these copies were gathered and by whom is not clear.

Memoranda, notes, and related material

Scope and content:




Memorandum (Operations Division)-J.E. Hull to Lieut. General Richard K. Sutherland (copy) [RESTRICTED until further notice -possibly classified]
1945 Aug 22

Box 2: folder 10
1945 Aug 22-Sep 4

Box 2: folder 11
SCAP Memoranda to "Japanese Imperial Government" (copies)
1945 Sep 18-19

Box 2: folder 12
Allocation of SCAP staff responsibilities
1945 Oct

Box 2: folder 13
Memorandum to the Commander in Chief [Douglas MacArthur], from Bonner F. Fellers (copy)
1945 Oct 2

Box 2: folder 14
"List of member[s] of the so-called Matsumoto Committee"

Box 2: folder 15
Constitutional Problem Investigative Committee-memoranda, press reports (copies)
1946 Feb

Box 2: folder 16
Memoranda on constitutional reform-Government Section to SCAP
1946 Feb1-2

Box 2: folder 17
Memorandum-[Douglas MacArthur to Courtney Whitney]-(re: outline of expectations for the revised Japanese Constitution) (multiple versions of typescript copy with marginalia)
[1946 Feb 3], n.d.

Box 2: folder 18
Summary Report on meeting of the Government Section (Whitney presentation of MacArthur memo)
1946 Feb 4

Box 2: folder 19
Government Section memorandum on constitutional revision
1946 Feb 6

Box 2: folder 20
Article II (Article 9)-Typescript with marginalia (photocopy)

Box 2: folder 21
Notes-Article 9 (by Kades) (photocopy of manuscript)

Box 2: folder 22
Memorandum-Kades to Government Section Chief [Whitney]
1946 Feb 25

Box 2: folder 23
"Constitutional revision in Japan," Alfred Rodman Hussey. Jr.
[1946 Mar 6]

Box 2: folder 24
"Draft Resolution on the Exclusion of the Imperial Rescript on Education, etc." (multiple versions); related reports, tables, and clipping
1946 Mar-1948 Jun

Box 2: folder 25
Memoranda on the Japanese Draft of the Constitution
1946 Apr-May

Box 2: folder 26
Memoranda for the Chief, Government Section [Whitney]
1946 June 25- Jul 11

Box 2: folder 27
Memorandum for the Chief, Government Section [Whitney] from Milton J. Esman
1946 Jul 14

Box 2: folder 28
Memorandum for the Record from T.A. Bisson
1946 July 18

Box 2: folder 29
"Suggested Corrections on the Present Draft Constitution-Special Constitutional Committee of the Social Democratic Party"
1946 Jul 24

Box 2: folder 30
Memorandum - "Statements by Matsumoto on the Constitution"-Richard Armstrong Poole
1946 Aug 5

Box 2: folder 31
Memorandum-"Inadequacies and Dangers of Article XXX..."
1946 Aug 5

Box 2: folder 32
Memorandum-"Uncertainties concerning Article 77 of the Draft Constitution"
1946 Aug 6

Box 2: folder 33
Outline-"Reform of Japanese Governmental System"-Charles L. Kades (fragment)
1946 Sep 13

Box 2: folder 34
SCAP Agenda for orientation of the House of Commons
1946 Sep

Box 2: folder 35
Meeting minutes, notes

"Contents of Constitutional File No. 1"

Box 2: folder 36
[1946]-1949, n.d.

Box 2: folder 37
Meeting Minutes-Government Section with Dr. Matsumoto, Mr. Yoshida and Mr. Shirasu
1946 Feb 22

Box 2: folder 38
Meeting Minutes-Government Section with "Mr. Hara" and "Mr. Ota" (photocopy)
1947 May 5

Box 2: folder 39
Far Eastern Commission-Conference minutes; Fragment of Revisions to Constitution
1946 Jan 17, n.d.

Box 2: folder 40
Reports and briefings

"A Brief Account of the Critical Period Preceding the Termination of the War..." by Toshikazu Kase
1946 May

Box 2: folder 41
Report and Lecture on Japanese Culture-E.H. Norman

Box 2: folder 42
Report-The Japanese and Chinese Revolutions-Charles Kades

Box 2: folder 43
Report-The Genyosha of Fukuoka-Charles Kades

Box 2: folder 44
Background report on land reform
1949 Apr

Box 2: folder 45
Briefing conference for Ambassador Phillip C. Jessup-The Political Reorientation of Japan (typescript)
1950 Jun 6

Box 2: folder 46
"Political Reorientation of Japan and Status of Commitment Influence" presented by Frank Rizzo
1950 Feb 2

Box 2: folder 47
[after 1946]

Memorandum-Discrimination against Eta by O.I. Hauge
1947 Jun 20

Box 2: folder 48
1948 Feb

Box 2: folder 49
Memoranda-SCAP (Legal Section; Government Section)
1948 Jul-Sep

Box OS 2: folder 1
Memorandum on James Lee Kaufmann [author unknown]

Box 2: folder 50
Press releases and statements

MacArthur, Douglas: Draft statement re: his "authority to effect constitutional reform"

Box 2: folder 51
MacArthur, Douglas: statement on mission of SCAP
1946 Mar 10

Box 2: folder 52
Press release, MacArthur, Douglas: statement on the fourth anniversary of the Japanese surrender
1949 Aug 29

Box 2: folder 53
Press conference statement (Government Section): "The Constitution or the Dark Curtain? (Kempo or Kuromaku?)"
1947 Sep 19

Box 2: folder 54
The Constitution: chronologies, drafting committees, and drafts

Chronology of passage of the revised Japanese Constitution

Box 2: folder 55
Index of the report of study on practice and application of the constitution

Box 2: folder 56
Drafting process of Japanese Constitution

Box 2: folder 57
Constitutional Drafting Committees

Box 2: folder 58
GS-Committee Drafts-Committee on Public Finance

Box 2: folder 59
GS-Committee Drafts-Committee on the Judiciary

Box 2: folder 60
GS-Committee Drafts-Committee on the Emperor and Miscellaneous Affairs

Box 2: folder 61
GS-Committee Drafts-Committee on the Diet

Box 2: folder 62
GS-Committee Drafts-Committee on the Executive

Box 2: folder 63
GS-Dissenting Memorandum [Committee of the Executive]

Box 2: folder 64
GS-Committee Drafts-Committee on Local Government

Box 2: folder 65
GS-Committee Drafts-Committee on Civil Rights

Box 2: folder 66
Japanese Constitution prior to 1946 (printed material)

Box 2: folder 67
"Masumoto Revision Draft (A)-English and Japanese"
1946 Jan 4

Box 2: folder 68
"Masumoto Revision Draft (B)-English and Japanese"

Box 2: folder 69
Draft of the Constitution of Japan-copy of typescript; marginalia; fragment
1946 Feb 12, n.d.

Box 2: folder 70
"'Gov't Draft' of 4 Mar. '46 in English and Japanese"
1946 Mar 4, n.d.

Box 2: folder 71
"Revised 'Gov't Draft' of 6 Mar. '46 in English and Japanese"
1946 Mar 6, n.d.

Box 2: folder 72
"Draft submitted to Privy Council 17 Apr '46 (3rd Gov't Draft) in English and Japanese"
1946 Apr 17

Box 2: folder 73
"Draft submitted to House of Representatives on 20 June '46 ('4th Gov't Draft') in English and Japanese"
1946 Jun 20

Box 2: folder 74
Draft as amended by H.R. and passed to House of Peers-in English
1946 Aug 30

Box 2: folder 75
Draft as amended by H.R. and passed to House of Peers-in Japanese

Box 2: folder 76
"Amendments made by House of Peers on 6 Sept '46 (English and Japanese)"
1946 Sep 6

Box 2: folder 77
"Constitution of Japan as adopted by the Diet on 7 Sept '46 and promulgated on 3 Nov. '46-English and Japanese"
1946 Sep 7-Nov 3

Box 2: folder 78
Japanese printed material [fragment constitution draft]

Box 2: folder 79
The Constitution of Japan-effective May 3, 1947- (Dept. of State Publication 2836) (printed material with marginalia)

Box 2: folder 80
Hearings and sessions of the Japanese Diet and Privy Council

Volume I: Privy Council
1946 Apr 22-Oct 21

Box 3

(English translation of minutes and transcripts of meetings of the Japanese Privy Council on the "Revision Bill of the Imperial Constitution": Typescript. Japanese text of minutes. Photostatic copy.) [CONTAINS FRAGILE AND LOOSE PAGES. HANDLE WITH EXTREME CARE.]

Volume II: Japanese Constitution / House of Representatives / Committee Hearings
1946 Jun 29-Aug 21

Box 4

(English translations of the transcripts of the hearings of the Committee on Revision. Typescript.)

[NOTE: pagination in this volume is inconsistent; title pages of individual transcriptions are not present in many cases.]

Volume III: Japanese Constitution / House of Representatives / Subcommittee Hearings
1946 Jul 23-Aug 20

Box 4

(English translations of transcripts of the hearings of the Subcommittee on Revision. Typescript.)

Volume IV: House of Representatives / Plenary Sessions (Including Committee Report)
1946 Jun 26-Oct 8

Box 4

(English translations of transcripts of sessions. Japanese text of transcripts. Printed material.)

Volume V: House of Peers / Committee and Subcommittee Hearings (English translations of hearing transcripts. Typescript.)
1946 Aug 31-Sep 20

Box 4


Volume VI: House of Peers / Committee and Subcommittee Hearings (cont'd) / and Plenary Sessions
1946 Sep 21-Oct 7

Box 4

(English translations of hearing and session transcripts. Typescript and printed material.)


Volume VII: House of Representatives and House of Peers Committee Hearings and Plenary Sessions (Japanese) (Printed material.)
[1946 Jun 29 -Oct 7]

Box 4
Promotional material and newsclippings

Japanese Constitution-promotional material

Box 5: folder 1
Newspaper articles on the constitution (typescript) (English)

Box 5: folder 2
1946-1953, n.d.

Box 5: folder 3
The Herald-Philippines; Nippon Times; The Herald Tribune" - Newspapers, clippings

Box OS 2: folder 6

1947, n.d.

Box 5: folder 4
Correspondence-Kades to Douglas MacArthur
1950 Mar

Box 5: folder 5
Correspondence to Rizzo, Frank (telegram)
1951 Apr

Box 5: folder 6
Correspondence-Charles Kades to Courtney Whitney
1950 Mar-1951 Apr

Box 5: folder 7
Correspondence-Hays, Frank E. to Kades
1951 Apr

Box 5: folder 8
Correspondence-Hilldring, J.H. to Kades
1946 Jan 14

Box 5: folder 9
Incomplete typescript addressed to "Dan" reflecting on the issues and problems facing the Civil Affairs Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. Author unknown. Originally filed in under Hilldring, [John Henry] in the Kades papers.

Box 5: folder 10
Correspondence-Marquat, W.F. to Whitney, Courtney
1946 Feb 5

Box 5: folder 11
Correspondence-Courtney Whitney to Kades (with enclosure) (includes photocopies)
1949 Apr-1950 Jul

Box 5: folder 12
Correspondence-MacArthur, Douglas to Kades
1949 May-1950 Mar

Box 5: folder 13
Correspondence-Douglas MacArthur to the Prime Minister of Japan [Katagama Tetsu?] (copies)
1947 Sep 16

Box 5: folder 14
Correspondence-Courtney Whitney to General Shirasu
1946 Feb 16

Box 5: folder 15
Correspondence-Courtney Whitney to William B. Ruggles re: Yamashita case
1950 Mar

Box 5: folder 16
Correspondence and Report re: Purge of Jaichiro [?] Matsumoto

Box 5: folder 17
Green vinyl presentation binder bearing the seal of the U.S. War Office. Encloses letters from Major Generals John Hilldring, W.F. Marquat, and Courtney Whitney. The originals of these letters are filed under the correspondent's name in this series.

Box OS 7: folder 1
Kades's SCAP assignments, citations, resignation; speeches

Memoranda and Correspondence re: Kades's assignment and commission

Box 5: folder 18
Correspondence-Chinese Supply Commission/War Dept./CINCAFPAC re: Kades assignment
1946 Mar

Box 5: folder 19
Citation for Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster)
[1946 June]

Box 5: folder 20
Kades resignation from SCAP-press releases, newswire reports, correspondence
1949 Apr-May

Box 5: folder 21
Press releases and clipping re: Kades's resignation
1949 Mar 15-May 20

Box 5: folder 22
Kades's copies of employment documents and correspondences from MacArthur

Box 5: folder 23
Statement to be given at the Council of Foreign Relations New York City
1949 May 10

Box 5: folder 24
Kades's address to the A.C.L.U.
1950 Feb 22

Box 5: folder 25
Photographs and maps

Three 4" x 5" black and white photographs of Emperor Hirohito opening the Japanese Diet. This was the first post-war session of the Diet.
1945 Dec 4

Box 5: folder 26

(Official photograph taken by "Allen." Each photo includes a full descriptive caption on the reverse.)

8" x 10" black and white photograph with typed caption: "Emperor Hirohito at Throne Opening First Session of Diet after Japanese Surrender December 4, 1945"
1945 Dec 4

Box 5: folder 27
5" x 7" black and white photograph inscribed: "Left to Right: Gen. MacArthur, [Gen.] Whitney, Col. Wheeler leaving GHQ (Dai Ichi Building)"

Box 5: folder 28
3" x 4" black and white photograph of Kades, Guy Swope, Colonel Tilton, and Frank Rizzo in the conference room at GHQ, with inscription.

Box 5: folder 29
8" x 10" black and white photograph. Official U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph of an informal meeting of SCAP and Japanese government officials in the Dai Ichi building. Pictured: Osborne Hauge, Ryonzo Katsueo, Makoto Matsukata, Seita Fukui, Frank Rizzo, and Charles Kades. Full caption on reverse.
1948 Jun 30

Box 5: folder 30
8" x 10" black and white photograph of Douglas MacArthur inscribed to "Col. Kades" (3 Nov 1946); typed letter from MacArthur to Kades, 3 May 1949 (removed from frame)

Box 5: folder 31
Thank you letter to Kades from the fourteen members of the Japanese Diet Delegation who traveled to the U.S. in the spring of 1950. Japanese calligraphic text on matboard. Typed English translation in mat window (Removed from frame and foldered.)
1950 May 31

Map case 6, drawer 3
U.S. Army road map of Central Japan, annotated

Map case 6, drawer 3
U.S. Army road map of Southern Japan, annotated

Map case 6, drawer 3
8" x 10" black and white photograph of building in Tokyo, inscribed "Outside view of Diet Bldg during December 1945 (Tokyo) (See ruins from firebombing)"

Box OS 3: folder 11
Printed material

SCAP telephone directory 1949
1949 Jul 1

Box 5: folder 32
Congressional Record (excerpt)
1945 Sep 18

Box 5: folder 33
Modern Japan (book fragment) with marginalia

Box 5: folder 34
"Economic Consequences of the League" (book fragment)

Box 5: folder 35
MacArthur Archives material


Copies of: correspondence: Douglas MacArthur and Japanese Prime Ministers Shigeru Yoshida, Tetsu Katayama, and Hitoshi Ashida; correspondence from Courtney Whitney; correspondence and memoranda from other SCAP officials. Most items stamped "MacArthur Archives." All copies are of typescript; some copies include notations.
1946-1948, n.d.

Box 5: folder 36
Copies of memoranda and correspondence; transcript of conversation between Charles Kades and Courtney Whitney, 2 Feb 1949. All items stamped MacArthur Archives; some items contain original notations in an unidentified hand.
1945 Nov-1950 Apr

Box 5: folder 37

Scope and content:

Series 6 contains correspondence, typescripts drafts, notes, annotated memoranda (photocopies), texts of speeches, travel itineraries, newsclippings, newspapers and periodicals, interview transcripts, recordings, and printed material.


Note on alphabetization of correspondent names: In most of Kades's correspondence with Japanese individuals, he followed the western convention of using the second name in a signature as the surname. The alphabetization of names in the correspondence sections of this series follows that convention except in the few cases where Kades's correspondence adheres to the Japanese convention (surname written first when signing).

Correspondence (Alphabetical)


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with incoming and outgoing correspondence filed together.

Amakawa Akira
1989 Oct - 1993 Aug

Box 5: folder 38
Auchincloss, Louis
1985 Jul - 1986 Feb

Box 5: folder 39
Bailey, Jackson
1989 May - 1992 Jul

Box 5: folder 40
Baldwin, Roger
1980 Jul - 1981 May

Box 5: folder 41
Beer, Lawrence W.
1986 Jan - Mar

Box 5: folder 42
Blakemore, Thomas, and Re: Thomas Blakemore
1988Mar - 1994 Jun

Box 5: folder 43

Includes 1950 reminiscence of taking the Japanese Bar Exam by Blakemore.

Blaustein, Albert P.
1985 Jul 11

Box 5: folder 44
Bowen, Roger
1979 Jan - Oct

Box 5: folder 45
British Broadcasting Corporation
1988 May - Sep

Box 5: folder 46
Buckley, Roger (2 folders)
1982 Nov - 1995 Mar

Box 5: folder 47-48
Buckley, Roger

Box OS 2: folder 3
Chino, Keiko
1991 Mar - Apr

Box 5: folder 49
Deguchi, Ikuko
1987-[1994], n.d.

Box 5: folder 50
Deguchi, Ikuko

Box OS 2: folder 2
Documentary Workshop, Ltd.
1992 Feb - 1994 Nov

Box 5: folder 51

Includes correspondence with Kocienda, Jean Gordon

Endo Koshi
1987 Dec - 1988 Jan

Box 5: folder 52
Faux, Sandra
1988 Jan - Mar

Box 5: folder 53
Finn, Richard
1979 Aug - 1994 Feb

Box 5: folder 54
Frost, Peter
1984 Apr - 1994 Jan

Box 5: folder 55
Fukunaga, Fumio. Includes enclosure dated 1948; includes interview transcript
1989-1994, n.d.

Box 5: folder 56
Gibney, Alec
1990 Apr - Aug

Box 5: folder 57
Goldscheider, Eric
1995 Feb 26

Box 5: folder 58
Gordon, Beate (Sirota)
1978 Dec - 1991 Jun

Box 5: folder 59
Hadley, Eleanor
1978 Feb - 1992 Jun

Box 5: folder 60
Harada, Katsuhiro
1990 Jun - 1995 Feb

Box 5: folder 61
Hosoya, Masahiro (Doshisha University)
1981 Jan - 1995

Box 5: folder 62
Inoue, Kyoko
1986 Jun - 1992 Dec

Box 5: folder 63
Jigsaw Productions Incorporated
1989 May - 1995 Jul

Box 5: folder 64

See also: Gibney, Alec

Kataoka, Tetsuya to Kades and to Williams, Justin; Kades to Kataoka
1991 Oct - 1992 Jan

Box 5: folder 65
Kawai, Yoshikazu
1986- 1992, n.d.

Box 5: folder 66
Kitabatake, Kasumi
1980 Sep

Box 5: folder 67
Maki, John M.
1989 Sep - 1991 Oct

Box 5: folder 68
Masuda, Hiroshi
1984 Mar - 1993 Jul

Box 5: folder 69
Mayo, Marlene
1987 Feb - 1992 Nov

Box 5: folder 70
McDougall, William
1988 Jan 30

Box 5: folder 71
McNelly, Theodore

Box 5: folder 72
Moore, Ray
1980 May-1995 Mar

Box 5: folder 73
Miller, Charles
1989 Apr - 1995 Aug

Box 5: folder 74
Nakamura, Masanori
1989 May-Jul

Box 5: folder 75
Newsweek Japan
1987-1990, n.d.

Box 5: folder 76
Nishi, Osamu
1984- 1988, n.d.

Box 5: folder 77
Okudaira, Yasuhiro
1994 Oct - 1995 May

Box 5: folder 78
Oregon Public Broadcasting
1996 Jun 27

Box 5: folder 79
Perry, John Curtis
1979 May - 1996 Jan

Box 5: folder 80
Political Science Quarterly
1988 Sep - 1989 Nov

Box 5: folder 81
Reischauer, Haru Matsukata
1991 Nov - Dec

Box 5: folder 82
Revere, Paul
1988 Jan, n.d.

Box 5: folder 83
Robinson, Donald L.
1990 May - 1995 Apr

Box 6: folder 1
The Sankei Shimbun
1981 Jan - 1987 Dec

Box 6: folder 2
Shibuya, T. (Includes photographs)
1988 Oct - 1992 Oct

Box 6: folder 3
Smith, Newland
1989 Sep - 1992 Jul

Box 6: folder 4
Sodei, Rinjiro
1986 Sep - 1993 Sep

Box 6: folder 5
Stone, Susan
1978 Aug - Sep

Box 6: folder 6
Sugihara, Seishiro
1988 Sep - Nov

Box 6: folder 7
Suntory Foundation
1993 Aug, n.d.

Box 6: folder 8
Takemae, Eiji
1986 Apr-1992 Sep, n.d.

Box 6: folder 9
Tsuchimoch, Gary H.
1994 Dec - 1995 Feb

Box 6: folder 10
Ward, Robert E.
1989 Oct - Sep

Box 6: folder 11
Watanabe Toshio. Includes a transcript of an interview with Kades on castes in Japan. Two facsimiles of typescript, one with annotations by Kades.
1987 Nov - 1989 Sep

Box 6: folder 12
Watanabe, Yuichiro
1980 Dec - 1981 Jan

Box 6: folder 13
Whitney, Courtney Jr. (Includes enclosed letter dated 1966)

Box 6: folder 14
Williams, Justin (Includes numerous enclosures, especially copies of Williams's correspondence with others)
1986 Apr - 1994 Jul

Box 6: folder 15
Correspondence re: Justin Williams
1991 Feb - Mar

Box 6: folder 16
Yabumoto, Yoshiyuki
1988 May - 1994 Sep

Box 6: folder 17
Yamada, Hisatoshi
1994 Nov 13

Box 6: folder 18
Yanagihara, Midori
1994 Jun 24

Box 6: folder 19
Yasuda, Tatsuhiko
1978 Dec - 1981 Jun

Box 6: folder 20
Yasukawa, Takeshi
1958 Nov 15

Box 6: folder 21
Yomiuri Shimbun
1990-1995 Nov, n.d.

Box 6: folder 22
Kades to Editors of the Yomiuri Shimbun declining an invitation to discuss possible revision of the Japanese Constitution
1995 Nov 1

Box 6: folder 23
Yui, Daizaburo
1985 Jun - 1987 Jan

Box 6: folder 24
Yung, H.C.
1992 Jul - 1995 Dec

Box 6: folder 25
Unidentified Recipients

Box 6: folder 26
Correspondence-Multiple Correspondents

The MacArthur memo of 1946 Feb 3 and Kades's marginalia. Correspondence exchange: Kades; Kawaii, Yoshikazu; Chino, Keiko; Poole, Richard Armstrong (with enclosures)

Box 6: folder 27

Correspondence and business card

Box 6: folder 28
[1966], 1970s

Box 6: folder 29

Box 6: folder 30

Box 6: folder 31

Box 6: folder 32
Japanese Constitutional Reform Commission

Correspondence and notes-Japanese Constitutional Reform Commission
1958, n.d.

Box 6: folder 33
Index of the report of study...of the constitution

Box 6: folder 34
Clipping-Constitutional Reform Commission

Box 6: folder 35
Publications by Charles Kades

Letters to the editor

Box 6: folder 36
Notes-"The American Role in Revising Japan's Imperial Constitution"

Box 6: folder 37
"The American Role in Revising Japan's Imperial Constitution"-draft, notes

Box 6: folder 38
"Revisiting Revising the Imperial Constitution of Japan"-draft

Box 6: folder 39
"Discussion of Professor Theodore McNelly's paper 'General Douglas MacArthur and the Constitutional Disarmament of Japan'" by Kades, Charles-typescript drafts, photocopies, reprints

Box 6: folder 40
Political Science Quarterly Vol. 102, no. 2 (Summer 1989. Includes Charles Kades's "The American role in revising Japan's Imperial Constitution." (Full issue and reprints.)
1989 Summer

Box 6: folder 41
"The Emperor-What He Means to Me" (written for Newsweek Japan)
1989, n.d.

Box 6: folder 42
Cornell Magazine-Class notes columns

Box 6: folder 43
Eulogy for Alfred C. Oppler (by Kades); Related material in remembrance of Oppler

Box 6: folder 44
Alfred E. Oppler (photographs)
1982, n.d.

Box 6: folder 45

Includes two folders of material that appear to be unrelated to his work on the Constitution or to his professional legal work.

Copy of typed version of MacArthur memo from 3 Feb 1946

Box 6: folder 46
Photocopies of 1946 documents from: The Making of the Constitution of Japan, vol. 1, by Kenzo Takayanagi, et al. 1972 (with marginalia, some copies incomplete)

Box 6: folder 47
Municipal home rule-Bibliography

Box 6: folder 48
Article XXVIII of the Constitution (typescript notes) (copy)

Box 6: folder 49
"Developments of the Text of Article 9..." by Kades

Box 6: folder 50
The Political Reorientation of Japan (partial photocopy)

Box 6: folder 51
Legislative reports, case law (United States constitutional law) (printed material, photocopies)
1958-1959, n.d.

Box 6: folder 52
Military Situation in the Far East; Hearings before the Committee on Armed Services-U.S. Senate (photocopy of 1951 publication)

Box 6: folder 53
Gordon W. Prange Collection/Mckeldin Library/University of Maryland (photocopies and printed material)
1980-1987, n.d.

Box 6: folder 54
Clippings-Beate Sirota Gordon

Box 6: folder 55
Clippings-Emperor Hirohito

Box 6: folder 56
Treaties-U.S. and Japan between 1951 and 1960 (printed material/photocopies)

Box 6: folder 57
MacArthur quotations (typescript)

Box 6: folder 58
Printed material

Box 6: folder 59
Printed material photocopies

Box 6: folder 60
Fragments-printed material

Box 6: folder 61
Fragments of typescripts

Box 6: folder 62
Clippings, photocopies

Box 6: folder 63
Typed transcription of an 1863 letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Salmon P. Chase, re: Walt Whitman

Box 6: folder 64
"A Final Warning to America"-Typescript of a speech urging America to enter war against Hitler; copy of same speech revised to urge action against "Communists." Author unknown.

Box 6: folder 65
Conferences, lectures, and travel to Japan

Trip to Japan-Schedules, clippings, notes, printed material
1991-1993, n.d.

Box 6: folder 66
Amherst College International Conference on the allied occupation of Japan
1980 Aug

Box 6: folder 67
'"We the people...' a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Japan's constitution," University of Maryland, College Park (printed material)
1987 Apr

Box 6: folder 68
U.S./Japan's Bilateral Session-A New Era (conference materials, conference papers)
1988 Aug

Box 6: folder 69
The Japanese Constitution as a Foundation for Future U.S.-Japan Relations

Box 6: folder 70
Conference transcript (Stanford)

Box 6: folder 71
Lecture announcement

Box 6: folder 72
Interview transcripts, questions, and summaries

Notes (manuscript) (Interview preparation?)

Box 7: folder 1
Interview questions

Box 7: folder 2
"Possible Addendum to Kades Memoir"-typescript (photocopy)

Box 7: folder 3
"Six Days of Creating Japanese Constitution" Translated transcript of an interview [?]. (Photocopied facsimile).

Box 7: folder 4
Interview questions and answers

Box 7: folder 5-6
Interview questions-author unknown
[after 1967]

Box 7: folder 7
Interview by Beate Gordon
1961 Dec. 12

Box 7: folder 8
Interview by Dale M. Hellegers-Version 1 (2 folders)
1973 Sep-Dec

Box 7: folder 9-10
Interview by Dale M. Hellegers-Version 2 (2 folders)
1973 Sep-Dec

Box 7: folder 11-12
Interview by Yoshihisa Komori
1981 Aug

Box 7: folder 13
Interview questions, Japan Society
1988 Mar 10

Box 7: folder 14

Box 7: folder 15
Interview transcript-Interview by Fumio Fukunaga

Box 7: folder 16
Interview questions, notes-NHK documentary

Box 7: folder 17
Interview by Peter K. Frost

Box 7: folder 18
Recorded interviews

Off-air recording of WGBH (Boston)/PNI/ BBC radio interview with Beate Sirota Gordon. Cassette tape recording: 10.38 minutes.

Box 10: folder 1
Restrictions on access:

RESTRICTED. A digital recording of this interview exists.

Recordings of oral history interview of Charles Kades by Beate Sirota Gordon, Parts 1-5 on 3 microcassette recordings. Total length: 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds.

Box 10: folder 1
Restrictions on access:

RESTRICTED. A digital recording of this interview exists.


See also: Interview transcript, Box 7, Folder 8

Publications and writings by others


Arranged first chronologically, followed by a series of folders arranged by author name.

Publications by others

Box 7: folder 19
"Appendix-Reverse Course Balance Sheet" Author unknown

Box 7: folder 20
Publications by others

Box 7: folder 21
Publications by others

Box 7: folder 22
Publications by others

Box 7: folder 23
Publications by others

Box 7: folder 24
Publications by others

Box 7: folder 25
"MacArthur's Japan"-staff of Shukan Shincho, typescript copy

Box 7: folder 26
Publications by others

Box 7: folder 27
Publication and typescript-The Yomiuri Constitution Study Council

Box 7: folder 28

See also: A proposal for the revision of the Text of the Constitution. The Yomiuri Shimbum, 1994. In Amherst College Library Catalog.

Publications by Akita, George-"An Examination of E.H. Norman's Scholarship" (printed material)

Box 7: folder 29
Publications by Roger Buckley (2 folders)
1985-1996, n.d.

Box 7: folder 30-31
"Japan and Pax Americana: MacArthur, Yoshida and the Occupation of Japan, 1945 to 1952." Finn, Richard (2 folders)

Box 7: folder 32-33
Publications by Hiroshi, Masuda
1988, n.d.

Box 7: folder 34
"MacArthur's Japanese Constitution-A Linguistic and Cultural Analysis of Its Making"-Inoue, Kyoko (4 folders)

Box 8: folder 1-4
"MacArthur's ...It's Making"-Inoue, Kyoko-book reviews

Box 8: folder 5
"A Week in a Secret Room..." Shoichi, Koseki-typescript copy

Box 8: folder 6
Publications by John Maki

Box 8: folder 7
Publications by Theodore McNelly (2 folders)
1969-1999, n.d.

Box 8: folder 8-9
Biography of Richard Armstrong Poole

Box 8: folder 10
Photocopied excerpts of The Making of the Constitution of Japan by Takayanagi, Kenzo, et al.

Box 8: folder 11
Publications by Justin Williams
1965-1988, n.d.

Box 8: folder 12
Clippings, newspapers, and printed material


Items that appear to be about Kades, specifically, are filed before more general material.

Clippings re: Kades (Japanese and English)
1954-1975, n.d.

Box 8: folder 13
Clippings re: Kades (Japanese and English)

Box 8: folder 14
Congressional Record-Senate (Re: Kades)
1966 Jan 22

Box 8: folder 15
Buraku Kaiho Kenyu (Bulletin of Buraku Liberation)-Interview with Kades (in Japanese)
1989 Sep

Box 8: folder 16
Printed material re: Kades (in Japanese)

Box 8: folder 17
Printed material re: Kades (in Japanese)

Box 8: folder 18
Printed material re: Kades (Japanese and English)
1991-1993, n.d.

Box 8: folder 19
Copies of press releases, clipping, promotional material marked "Handed to Mr. Kawabata, 5/8/69"
1949, 1969, n.d.

Box 8: folder 20
Clippings (Japanese and English)

Box 8: folder 21

Box 8: folder 22
1976-1977, n.d.

Box 8: folder 23
Clippings (Japanese and English)

Box 8: folder 24

Box 11: folder 1
Book collection [Listed in Appendix A]

Box 11
Book Collection [Listed in Appendix A]

Box 11
Book Collection [Listed in Appendix A]

Box 11
Book Collection [Listed in Appendix A]

Box 11
The Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia; The Philadelphia Inquirer-Newspapers (death of FDR)
1945 Apr 12

Box OS 2: folder 8
Japan Times - clipping
1959 Mar 16

Box OS 2: folder 9
Mainichi Daily News, Asahi Evening News-Newspapers, clippings
1976 May 31

Box OS 2: folder 10
Mainichi Daily News-Series: "The Occupation of Japan"-Clippings (1 of 2)
1976 Jun 2-Oct 4

Box OS 2: folder 11
Mainichi Daily News - Series: "The Occupation of Japan"-Clippings (2 of 2)
1976 Jun 2-Oct 4

Box OS 2: folder 12
Clippings re: Kades

Box OS 2: folder 13
Clippings from Japanese newspapers (in Japanese)
1980-1996, n.d.

Box OS 2: folder 14
Clippings - Mainichi Daily News; The New York Times, The Washington Post; Asahi Evening News; The Independent
1982-1996, n.d.

Box OS 2: folder 15
"Unmasking Hirohito: The Other Hitler" - The New York Times (Advertisement sponsored by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Case Against Hirohito)
1989 Feb 16

Box OS 2: folder 16
"Anti-Semitism"-clippings, printed material, correspondence

Box 8: folder 25
Printed material re: Beate (Sirota) Gordon

Box 8: folder 26
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice

Box 8: folder 27
Pamphlets-The U.S. Constitution

Box 8: folder 28
The Occupation of Japan-MacArthur Memorial Conference Transcript (1975); MacArthur Memorial Conference Program (1982)

Box 8: folder 29
Printed material (Japanese and English)
1956-1987, n.d.

Box 8: folder 30
Printed material

Box 9: folder 1
Printed material

Box 9: folder 2
Printed material (Japanese and English)

Box 9: folder 3
Printed material (in Japanese)

Box 9: folder 4
The Japan Society - Printed material
1975, 1981-1988

Box 9: folder 5
The Japan Society - Printed material

Box 9: folder 6
The Japan Society - Printed material

Box 9: folder 7
List of books from Charles Kades's library donated to Amherst College.

Box 9: folder 7b

Scope and content:

Series 7 consists of materials documenting Kades's relationship with his SCAP superiors after their service in Japan had come to an end. The series contains little personal correspondence, but does document Kades's role as a legal advisor to Douglas MacArthur and to Jean Faircloth MacArthur. Included are clippings, printed material, correspondence, photographs, and the badge worn by Kades in the New York City parade in honor of MacArthur on 20 April 1951.

MacArthur Ticker Tape Parade-Printed material, invitation, telegrams, clipping

Box 9: folder 8
Note from Phyllis Kades re: MacArthur Ticker Tape Parade badge

Box 9: folder 9
MacArthur Ticker Tape Parade badge.
1951 April 20

Box 10: folder 2

See note from [Phyllis Kades], Box 9, Folder 9.

Satirical 'MacArthur Day' program

Box 9: folder 10
Douglas MacArthur-Handwritten memorandum re: personal income tax liability
1960 Sep 9

Box 9: folder 11
Correspondence re: MacArthur from Courtney Whitney
1961, n.d.

Box 9: folder 12
Clippings re: Death of MacArthur
1964, n.d.

Box 9: folder 13
Telegram inviting Kades to private funeral events for MacArthur

Box 9: folder 14
Clippings, press releases, printed material
1976-1991, n.d.

Box 9: folder 15

Box OS 2: folder 4
Clippings and correspondence re: MacArthur and Manuel Luis Quezon
1980, n.d.

Box 9: folder 16
MacArthur memorials-Printed material, clippings, photographs

Box 9: folder 17
The MacArthur Memorial (Virginia)-Correspondence, clippings, printed material, invitations
1982-1990, n.d.

Box 9: folder 18
MacArthur Memorial-Symposium proceedings
1977 Apr 14-15

Box 9: folder 19
Correspondence-MacArthur Memorial Foundation

Box 9: folder 20
Use of MacArthur name-clippings, printed material, correspondence

Box 9: folder 21
MacArthur Trust-Correspondence

Box 9: folder 22
MacArthur, Jean Faircloth-correspondence, menu, Woman of the Year materials, award (photocopy)

Box 9: folder 23
Photographs-MacArthur Memorial Foundation re: plaque honoring Courtney Whitney. Color photographs (3.5" 3.5") of unveiling of Whitney plaque at the MacArthur Memorial. Depicted: Evelyn Whitney, Charles Kades, [Phyllis Kades], and unidentified people.

Box 9: folder 24
Obituary-Whitney, Evelyn (clipping)

Box 9: folder 25

Scope and content:

Series 8 contains correspondence not directly related to Kades's activities as a lawyer or to his work on the Japanese constitution. Correspondence associated with those activities is filed in Series 3, 5 and 6, respectively. Most correspondence in the collection that is not addressed to Kades is located here.


Related material: Series 1, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND AWARDS (1913-1994) [condolence letters]

Invitations, programs, menus, place-cards
1941-1993, nd.

Box 9: folder 26

Box 9: folder 27
1944, 1950s-1970s

Box 9: folder 28

Box 9: folder 29

Box 9: folder 30
Letters of recommendation and related correspondence

Box 9: folder 31
Restrictions on access:


Correspondence-Rizzo, Frank to Hellegers, Dale. Includes enclosures: questionnaire; draft by Committee on Finance (1946)
1946-1974, n.d.

Box 9: folder 32
Hadley, Eleanor to Kades, Phyllis
1997 May

Box 9: folder 33
Correspondence-Deguchi, Ikuko to Kades, Phyllis
1999 May 4

Box 9: folder 34
Correspondence-Williams, Justin to Kades, Phyllis
1998 Apr 27

Box 9: folder 35
[ca. 1940-1987]

Scope and content:

Series 9 contains formal and informal photographs of Kades and inscribed photographs from SCAP officials. It also includes items given to Kades (a framed tapestry, photographs, and prints).


Related material (additional photographs):
Series 5, THE JAPANESE CONSTITUTION OF 1946 (1945-1952)

Photographic prints:
5" x 7" black and white photograph: informal portrait of Kades in a business suit (n.d.).
8" x 10" black and white photograph: formal portrait of Kades (n.d.).
4.5" x 3.25"color photograph inscribed on back "U. of Maryland Conference / this is the first and last time the drafters of the Constitution met after 1946." Pictured (left to right): unidentified man, Charles Kades, Osborne Mayo, Richard Armstrong Poole, Dr. Marlene J. Mayo, Milton J. Esman, Beate Sirota Gordon, Joseph Gordon, Justin Williams, John Maki.
3.5" x 5" color photograph of Kades and unidentified men, inscribed: "Col. Kades / Oct. 1980 (Old Dominion U., Norfolk, VA) / MP Hosoya".
5" x 7" black and white photograph of Kades in uniform receiving a medal [from General John Hilldring?]. An unidentified woman stands next to Kades. Printed caption: [in English and Japanese] "Colonel Kades receiving a medal - U.S. Army Photo"
8" x 10" black and white photograph: Cornell alumni Class of 1927 [50th?] reunion picture.
ca. 1940-1987, n.d.

Box 9: folder 36
Framed black and white photograph (8" x 10") of Douglas MacArthur, inscribed to "Chuck" Kades. [Image of MacArthur taken during his 19 April 1951 speech to Congress]

Box OS 7
8" x 10" black and white photograph of Courtney Whitney, inscribed to Kades in 1949; note to Kades from 1956 taped to back
1949, 1956

Box 9: folder 37
8" x 10" black and white photograph of Tetsu and Kikue Katayama, inscribed in English and Japanese

Box 9: folder 38
Fragment of a letter (photocopy) describing the origins of the tapestry likeness of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at a French factory during World War II. Author unknown.

Box 9: folder 39
Framed silk tapestry likeness of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in shades of grey, silver, white, and black [frame: 15.25" x 11.5"]

Box OS 7
Framed black and white photograph of John Hilldring, inscribed to Kades

Box OS 7
Framed color photograph of K.P. Chen (Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank), inscribed to Kades

Box OS 6
Silk-covered album of 5.25" x 7.5" black and white photographic prints of Tokyo and surrounding area, interspersed with four reproductions of woodblock prints (each 5" x 7.5") by Hiroshige, Harunobu, Hokusai, and Utamaro. Each item is accompanied by a letter-press caption. The album is undated, but some photographs appear to date from the immediate post-war period (e.g., the caption on a photograph of Japanese-made goods for sale reads: "foreign trade reopens").

Box OS 5

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Constitutional history - Japan - Sources.
  • Japan - Politics and Government - 1945
  • Kades, Charles Louis, 1906-1996
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951) - Japan.
  • Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers.

  • Ashida, Hitoshi, 1887-1959
  • Buckley, Roger, 1944-
  • Deguchi, Ikuko
  • Esman, Milton J. (Milton Jacob), 1918-
  • Finn, Richard B.
  • Funkunaga, Fumio
  • Gordon, Beate Sirota
  • Hosoya, Masahiro, 1943-
  • Hussey, Alfred Rodman, d. 1964
  • Inoue, Kyoko, 1935-
  • Kanamori, Tukujiro, 1886-1959
  • Katayama, Tetsu, 1887-1978
  • Koseki, Shoichi, 1943-
  • MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
  • Matsumoto, Joji
  • McNelly, Theodore
  • Moore, Ray, A., 1933-
  • Nishi, Osamu, 1940-
  • Rizzo, Frank
  • Robinson, Donald L., 1936-
  • Rowell, Milo, 1903-1977
  • Takemae, Eiji, 1930-
  • Watanabe Toshio, 1949-
  • Whitney, Courtney
  • Williams, Justin
  • Yoshida, Shigeru, 1878-1967



The following uncataloged books are in Boxes 11, 12, 13, and 14 of the Charles L. Kades Papers: Most contain inscriptions, marginalia, or other markings that associate the items with Charles Kades.

Box 11

  • Allison, John M. Ambassador from the prairie; or Allison Wonderland. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1975, c1973.
  • Auchincloss, Louis. Diary of a yuppie. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. Inscribed by the author to Charles Kades, the dedicatee.
  • Bailey, Jackson H. Japan on the world scene: Reflections on uniqueness and commonality. Richmond, Indiana: Institute for Education on Japan/Earlham College, 1989. Occasional Papers, vol. 1, no. 2.
  • The banners and the glory; the story of General Douglas MacArthur. By the editors of the Army Times. New York: Putnam's, 1965. Inscribed by Courtney Whitney to Charles Kades.
  • Beard, Charles A. American government and politics. 4th edition, thoroughly revised. New York: Macmillan, 1924.
  • Bowers, Faubion. Japanese theatre. New York: Hermitage House, 1952.
  • Buckley, Roger. "The Emperor question again: Anglo-Japanese relations, 1945 and 1991." [Reprinted from The Journal of Social Science [Japan], 29 (3), 1991.]
  • Buckley, Roger. Occupation diplomacy: Britain, the United States and Japan 1945-1952. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
  • Buckley, Roger. U.S.-Japan alliance diplomacy 1945-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Buckley, Roger. "From reoccupation to EXPO--Hong Kong-Japanese relations, 1945-1970." [Reprinted from The Journal of Social Science [Japan], 28 (1), 1989.]
  • Buckley, Roger. Japan today. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
  • Buckley, Roger. Japan today. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
  • Caldwell, John C. The Korea story. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1952.
  • Cary, Otis, ed. War-wasted Asia: letters, 1945-1946. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1975.
  • Christopher, Robert C. The Japanese mind. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1984.
  • Davis, Glenn, and John G. Roberts. An occupation without troops: Wall Street's half-century domination of Japanese politics. Tokyo: Yenbooks, 1996. Inscribed.
  • Dazai, Osamu. The setting sun. Translated by Donald Keene. Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1956.
  • Democratizing Japan: the Allied occupation. Edited by Robert E. Ward and Sakamoto Yoshikazu. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1987. Some annotations.
  • Dewey, Thomas E. Journey to the far Pacific. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1952.
  • Fifty years of light and dark: the Hirohito era. Tokyo: The Mainichi Newspapers, 1975.
  • Financing the war: symposium conducted by the Tax Institute, December 1-2, 1941. Philadelphia: Tax Institute/University of Pennsylvania, 1942.
  • Fukuzawa, Yukichi. The autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa. Revised translation by Eiichi Kiyooka. New York: Columbia University Press, 1966.
  • Harries, Meirion and Susie. Sheathing the sword: the demilitarisation of Japan. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1987.

Box 12

  • Arblaster, Anthony. The rise and decline of Western liberalism. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1984. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Cousins, Norman. The pathology of power. New York: Norton, 1987. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags. Some annotations.
  • Gibney, Frank. Five gentlemen of Japan: the portrait of a nation's character. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1953.
  • Hishida, Seiji G. The international position of Japan as a great power. New York: Columbia University Press, 1905.
  • Holland, William L. Remembering the Institute of Pacific Relations: the memoirs of William L. Holland. Edited and introduced by Paul F. Hooper. Tokyo: Ryukei Shyosha, 1995. Inscribed by the author to Charles Kades.
  • Horsley, William, and Roger Buckley. Nippon, new superpower: Japan since 1945. London: BBC Books, 1990. Inscribed by Roger Buckley to Charles Kades.
  • Human rights in East Asia: a cultural perspective. Edited by James C. Hsiung. New York: Paragon House, 1986.
  • The IPR in wartime: Annual report of the Secretary of the American Council of the Institute of Pacific Relations, Inc. New York: IPR, [1943].
  • James, D. Clayton. The years of MacArthur. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970-1985. 3 vols. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Japanese American relations III. Report of the Third Japanese-American Assembly, Shimoda, Japan, June 8-11, 1972. Tokyo: The Assembly, [1972].
  • Jenkins, Shirley. Our Far Eastern record: The war years. Vol. 3. New York: American Council, Institute of Pacific Relations, 1946.
  • Kawai, Kazuo. Japan's American interlude. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.
  • Law in Japan. Vol. 4 (1970); Vol. 19 (1986).
  • Local Public Entity Study Organization. Home rule and civil society. Original editions: no.1 (1989); no. 2 (1990).
  • Lord, Walter. Day of infamy. New York: Henry Holt, 1957.
  • MacArthur, Douglas. Representative speeches of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. Compiled by the Legislative Reference Service, Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: U.S. GPO, 1964. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags. Annotations.
  • Mao Tse-tung. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1976.
  • Masanori, Nakamura. The Japanese monarchy: Ambassador Joseph Grew and the making of the "Symbol Emperor system," 1931-1991. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1992. Some annotations.
  • McDougall, William H. By eastern windows: the story of a battle of souls and minds in the prison camps of Sumatra. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949.
  • McNelly, Theodore. Politics and government in Japan. 3rd edition. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1984.
  • McWhinney, Edward. Constitution-making: principles, process, practice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.
  • Nakano, Kazuo. Roy Morgan and Japan. Tokyo: Art Publishing, 1971.
  • Nu, U. The people win through: a play. New York: Taplinger, 1957.
  • Williams, Justin, Sr. Japan's political revolution under MacArthur: a participant's account. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1979. Inscribed by the author to Charles Kades.

Box 13

  • Hadley, Eleanor M. Antitrust in Japan. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1970. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags. Inscribed by the author to Charles and Phyllis Kades.
  • Huntington, Samuel P. The soldier and the state: the theory and politics of civil-military relations. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1957.
  • Inoue, Kyoko. MacArthur's Japanese constitution: a linguistic and cultural study of its making. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags. Inscribed by the author to Charles Kades.
  • Maki, John M. Court and constitution in Japan: selected Supreme Court decisions, 1948-1960. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1964. Inscribed by the author to Charles Kades. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Nishi, Osamu. The Constitution and the national defense law system in Japan. Tokyo: Seibundo Publishing Co., 1987. Inscribed by the author to Charles Kades. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Nitobe, Inazo. Bushido: the soul of Japan: an exposition of Japanese thought. 10th revised and enlarged edition. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1905. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Nitze, Paul H., et al. From Hiroshima to glasnost, at the center of decision: a memoir. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Oppler, Alfred C. Legal reform in occupied Japan: a participant looks back. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976. Two copies. One inscribed by the author to Charles Kades, with places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Political reorientation of Japan, September 1945 to September 1948. Report of Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Washington: U.S. GPO, [1949]. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Political reorientation of Japan, September 1945 to September 1948. Appendices. Report of Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Washington: U.S. GPO, [1949]. Two copies. Flags, some annotations.

Box 14

  • GHQ bunsho ni yoru senryoki hososhi nenpyo: tsuketari tainichi joho seisaku kihon bunsho. NHK Hoso Bunka Chosa Kenkyujo. Tokyo : NHK Hoso Bunka Chosa Kenkyujo Hoso Joho Chosabu. [1987].
  • Japan. The code of civil procedure. Japan: Supreme Court of Japan, 1950.
  • Marcus Aurelius. Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: in the translation of George Long. London: Philip Lee Warner, 1912.
  • Martin, Edwin M. The Allied occupation of Japan. New York: American Institute of Pacific Relations, 1948.
  • Our Far Eastern record: a reference digest on American policy. Edited by William W. Lockwood. New York: American Council, Institute of Pacific Relations, 1940.
  • Proposal for the Revision of the Text of the Japanese Constitution. Yomiuri Shimbun. November 3, 1994. Tokyo: Yomuiri Shimbun, 1994.
  • Reischauer, Edwin O. The Japanese. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1977.
  • Reischauer, Edwin O. The United States and Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1950.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. F.D.R.: his personal letters. Vol. II. 1928-1945. Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt; edited by Elliott Roosevelt.New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,[1947-50.]
  • Schonberger, Howard B. Aftermath of war: Americans and the remaking of Japan, 1945-1952. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1989. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Smith, Robert J. Japanese society: tradition, self, and the social order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987, c1983. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Sources in modern East Asian history and politics. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967. Inscribed by the editor, Theodore McNelly, to Charles Kades.
  • Statler, Oliver. Japanese inn. New York: Random House, 1961.
  • Statler, Oliver. The Black Ship scroll: an account of the Perry Expedition at Shimoda in 1854 and the lively beginnings of people-to-people relations between Japan & America. San Francisco: Japan Societies of San Francisco and New York, 1963. One of 1500 copies.
  • The United States and Japan. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1966. American Assembly, Columbia University.
  • Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan. Third series. Vol. 17 (October 1982). Includes Charles Kades's "Discussion of Professor Theodore McNelly's paper, 'General Douglas MacArthur and the constitutional disarmament of Japan.'"
  • Tsuru, Shigeto. Japan's capitalism: creative defeat and beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Weigley, Russell F. Eisenhower's lieutenants: the campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • Wildes, Harry Emerson. Typhoon in Tokyo: the occupation and its aftermath. New York: Macmillan Company, 1954.
  • Wilson, Woodrow. Constitutional government in the United States. New York: Columbia University Press, 1947. Flags, some annotations.
  • Wolferen, Karel von. The enigma of Japanese power: people and politics in a stateless nation. New York: Knopf, 1989. Review laid in.
  • Yanaga, Chitoshi. Big business in Japanese politics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968.


The following books from Charles Kades's library have been catalogued and are located at Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College. The Five College Catalog will show location information for these items:

  • Chuo Koron = The Central Review. Tokyo: Hanseisha, n.d.
  • Cohen, Theodore. Remaking Japan: the American occupation as New Deal. New York: Free Press, 1987. Inscribed.
  • Tenno ga Baiburu o yonda hi / Rei Mua (Ray Moore) hen. International Conference on the Allied Occupation of Japan (Amherst: 1980). Tokyo : Kodansha, Showa 57 [1982]. [Title in English: Day the Emperor read the bible.]
  • Finn, Richard B. Winners in peace: MacArthur, Yoshida, and postwar Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. Inscribed by the author to Charles Kades.
  • Isa, Chihiro. Kaji no nai fune: Fukawa Jiken no fuseigi. Tokyo: Bungei Shunju, Heisei 5 [1993].
  • Keiho. English & Japanese. The criminal code of Japan, as amended in 1947; and the minor offenses law of Japan. Translated by Thomas L. Blakemore. Japanese title in colophon: Eiyaku Nihon keiho. Tokyo : Nippon Hyoron-sha Pub. Co.; Rutland, Vt. : C. E. Tuttle Co., 1950.
  • Kades, Charles L. Moto GHQ kokan ga akasu kenpo dai 9-jo no himitsu: hatsuan wa Makkasa datta: K?dis Taisa intabyu. Tokyo-to: Yomiuri Shinbunsha, 1994.
  • Koseki, Shoichi. Shin Kenpo no tanjo. Tokyo: Chuo Koronsha, 1995.
  • Maki, John M., tr. and ed. Japan's Commission on the Constitution: The final report. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980. Inscribed by Maki to Charles Kades. Places of interest to Charles Kades marked with flags.
  • MacArthur, Douglas. Address to Congress. April 19, 1951. Signed by the author. New York: Rand McNally, 1951.
  • MacArthur, Douglas. Reminiscences. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. No. 1271 of 1750 copies. Signed by the author. Note enclosed signed by Mrs. Jean MacArthur.
  • Makkasa no Nihon. Tokyo: Shukan Shincho Henshubu, 1970.
  • Masuda, Hiroshi. Ishibashi Tanzan, senryo seisaku e no teiko. Tokyo: Soshisha, 1988.
  • Nakamura, Masanori, and Masanori Nakamura. Shocho tennosei e no michi: Beikoku Taishi Guru to sono shuhen. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1989.
  • Nihonga taisei. Tokyo: Toho Shoin. Showa 6-9 [1931-1934].
  • Nishi, Osamu. 1989. Ten Days inside General Headquarters (GHQ): How the original draft of the Japanese Constitution was written in 1946. Tokyo: Seibundo Publishing Co., Ltd., 1989.
  • Political reorientation of Japan, September 1945 to September 1948. Report of Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Washington: U.S. GPO, [1949]. [Additional copies in Box 13.]
  • Political reorientation of Japan, September 1945 to September 1948. Appendices. Report of Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Washington: U.S. GPO, [1949]. [Additional copy in Box 13.]
  • Reality of Buraku discrimination in Japan : an appeal for support toward the enactment of a fundamental law for Buraku liberation. Osaka City, Japan : Buraku Kaiho Kenkyusho, 1991.
  • Reports of General MacArthur. Prepared by his General Staff. Washington: U.S. GPO, 1966. Vol. 1 and Supplement only. Sato, Tatsuo. Kokkai no hanashi. Tokyo: Sanseido, Showa 24 [1949].
  • Suzuki, Akinori. Nihonkoku kenpo o unda misshitsu no kokonokakan. Dai 1-han. Osaka-shi: Sogensha, 1995.
  • Tachibana, Takashi. Shiroi kuromaku: Guraman mondai no "shinso kairyu": sengoshi wa kakikaerareneba naranu. Tokyo: Bungei Shunju, 1979.
  • Takahashi Hiroshi. Heika, otazune moshiagemasu : kisha kaiken zenkiroku to ningen tenno no kiseki. Tokyo: Bungei Shunju, 1988.
  • Takahashi, Hiroshi. Shocho tenno. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1987. Takemae, Eiji. GHQ. Iwanami Shinsho 232. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1983.
  • Takemae, Eiji. GHQ. Tokyo : Iwanami Shoten, 1983.
  • Takemae, Eiji. Kedis Nihon senryo kaikoroku. Tokyo: Tokyo Keizai Daigaku, 1986.
  • Takemae, Eiji. Nihon senryo : GHQ kokan no shogen. Tokyo : Chuo Koronsha, Showa 63 [1988]. [Contains interview in English with Charles L. Kades.]
  • Takemae, Eiji. Shogen Nihon senryo-shi : GHQ Rodoka no gunzo Tokyo : Iwanami Shoten, 1983.
  • Watanabe, Toshio. Gendaishi no naka no buraku mondai. Osaka-shi : Buraku Kaiho Kenkyujo : Hatsubaimoto Kaiho Shuppansha, 1988.
  • Watanabe, Toshio. Shirarezaru kenpo seitei shi : Godon-san no shogen kara. Osaka-shi : Kaiho Shuppansha, 1988.
  • Whitney, Courtney. MacArthur: his rendezvous with history. New York: Knopf, 1956. Inscribed by the author to Charles Kades; also signed by MacArthur. Includes photostat of a signed note to the author from MacArthur.
  • Watkins, T.H. Righteous pilgrim: the life and times of Harold L. Ickes, 1874-1952. New York: Henry Holt, 1990. Inscribed to Charles Kades by Ickes' son.
  • Yakeato ni nagareru ringo no uta: senryoka no Nihon. Shohan. Shogen no Showa shi 6. Tokyo: Gakushu Kenkyusha, Showa 57 [1982].

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