Select Documents Released Under the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts Relating To Japanese War Crimes, compiled 09/02/1941 - 10/05/2001
ARC Identifier 593954 / MLR Number A1 5697, ZZ 1005
Series from Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1763 - 2002
|Creator(s):||Department of State. (09/1789 - )|
|Type(s) of Archival Materials:||Textual Records|
National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (Civilian) (RD-DC-2-CIV), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-3510; FAX: 301-837-1752; EMAIL: Archives2reference@nara.gov.
|Inclusive Dates:||09/02/1941 - 10/05/2001|
|Part Of:||Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1763 - 2002|
|Arrangement:||Arranged in two segments. The first segment is arranged alphabetically and thereunder numerically by alphanumeric prefix. The second segment is arranged chronologically.|
|Function and Use:||This series was artificially created, and consists of extracts and complete copies of selected documents released in compliance with the Nazi War Crimes, and Japanese Imperial Government, Disclosure Acts (Public Laws 105-246 and 105-567). The Acts call for the Interagency Working Group (IWG) to locate, inventory, recommend for declassification, and make available all classified Nazi and Japanese war criminal records, subject to certain specified exceptions. The IWG tasked Federal agencies, including the State Department, to search its record holdings for relevant war criminal and war crimes documents responsive to personal name and subject terms identified by the IWG. In complying with the disclosure acts, the State Department selected and copied documents from throughout its various file systems.|
|Access Restriction(s):||Restricted - Partly
FOIA (b)(1) National Security, Secret
Many documents have been declassified, but others, or parts of others, are still classified and unavailable for research. Withdrawal sheets giving information necessary for mandatory declassification review requests were attached to the redacted classified documents in the open folders. The documents were redacted as provided for in the Nazi War Crimes, and Japanese Imperial Government, Disclosure Acts (Public Laws 105-246 and 105-567).
|Use Restriction(s):||Restricted - Possibly
Some or all of the records may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the publisher for further information.
|Numbering Note:||The alphanumeric prefixes by which most of the records are arranged have no specific meaning, and are not part of any State Department file system. They are arbitrary, computer generated control numbers created during different phases of the search for records.|
|General Note(s):||The original records remain in the physical possession of the State Department.|
|Variant Control Number(s):||Declassification Project Number: NND 37363
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 5697
This is the HMS/MLR Entry Number for the Security Set.
HMS/MLR Entry Number: ZZ 1005
This is the HMS/MLR Entry Number for the Reference Set.
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