The collection consists of photographs taken by or given to Claude M. Adams while he worked in Japan for the Supreme Commander
for the Allied Powers (SCAP), Natural Resources Section, Fisheries Division from 1945-1951.
Claude M. Adams (1907-1974) was a cannery inspector in San Pedro and San Francisco, California before receiving an Army commission
with the rank of Captain during World War II. After basic training, he was sent to Stanford University and the Monterey Language
School, where he learned Japanese. He went to Japan in October 1945 to work for Lt Col Hubert G. Schenck in SCAP's Natural
Resources Section, Fisheries Division, to support redevelopment of the post-war Japanese fishing and whaling industries. Capt
Adams was relieved from active duty in February 1947 and continued on in his work in Japan as a civilian government employee
0.4 Linear feet
(1 archives box)
Publication rights to photographs taken by Adams are held by the Regents of the University of California; rights to other
images reside with the creator of the image.
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