Microfilm Documents

Location: Microfilm Reading Room C201, Main Library

  • There are about 100,000 old microfilm documents (including microreels & microfiches).

  • 「外務省帝国議会調書」(114卷)

    「外務省帝国議会調書」とは、戦前の帝国議会(第42~69回議会)における質問答弁、説明および省内関係各局、部、課の事務参考用として、大正10年より昭和11年の間に作成されたもので、当該年に起きた事件や、前年から継続的に取り扱われている各種案件について、その概要、交渉経過などを整理してまとめたものである。史料の表題は各部課ごとに「議会説明参考資料」、「諸問題摘要」、「議会用調書」等と統一性がないため、現在は一括して「議会調書」として扱われている。当該調書の案件から判断して、大臣以下各局部課長の他は必要と認められた在外公館だけに配布されたが、「極秘事項モ記載シアル関係上」総て機密文書として扱われた。戦前の日本外交転換期に実質的な担当者たちによって作成された調書は、その性格上、広範多岐にわたるが、当時の各局部課主管領域の情勢を知る上で格好の史料である。

    Call number:SW/D831.39/W136s (Link

  • British Diplomatic Documents (6 rolls)

    These are archive collections of British government documents on international relations, including foreign policy guidance, letters and memos, business reports, and so on. These original resources are selected and decoded by the official historians of Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). They can help researchers have an overall understanding of the tensions, politics and interrelations in Europe and around the world throughout the 20th century. There is a complete collection of paper books with the same names in the General Library as well as in the stack rooms of world history in School of History, and 6 rolls of microfiches in the General Library.

    Includes:
    Series 1, R.5:Germany and Western Europe ---11 August – 31 December 1945
    Series 1, R.6:Eastern Europe ---August 1945 – April 1946
    Series 1, R.7:The United Nations: Iran, Cold War and World Organization ---1946-1947
    Series 2, R.2: The London Conferences Anglo – American Relations and Cold War Strategy ---January – June 1950
    Series 2, R.3: German Rearmament ---September – December 1950
    Series 2, R.4: Korea 1950-1951

    Call number:D856.19/D637/1985-/Ser.1,V.2-/Y (Link

  • British Foreign Office’s Confidential Political Documents on World War I: Complete microreels (108 reels):

    These are central archival files created by British Foreign Office which contain a great number of documents, letters and telegrams between the British Foreign Office and London diplomats. As core documents of British foreign policy, they can help researchers get insight into the confidential political documents of World War I and to analyze British international affairs from the early to the mid-20th century through various perspectives.

    Call number: SW/D856.19/C748/2008/Reels1-107/Y (Link

  • Documents on the Occupation of Japan(3186 microfiches)

    The original resources of these come from the U.S. government documents on the postwar reform, recovery and peace of Japan. Many respects of the U.S. policy on Japan during 1945-1963 are still in dispute even today. These documents collect extensively those disputes and issues such as professional reform of the existing Japanese civilian government, Dodge’s intense economy- stabilizing policies ("Dodge Line"), the impact of Korean war procurement; structural reform of Japanese economy system; political reform and democratization and Japan's re-militarization. More than 4,000 documents are converged to retrace the U. S. impact on Japanese policies and the latter’s development from 1945 to 1963.

    The Occupation of Japan:Part One:U.S. Planning Documents 1942-45
    Call number:SW/K313.5/O-15/1987/[Pt.1]/Y (Link

    The Occupation of Japan:Part Two:U.S. and Allied Policy 1942-45
    Call number:SW/K313.5/O-15/2013/Pt.2/Y (Link

    The Occupation of Japan:Part Three:Reform Recovery and Peace 1945-52
    Call number:SW/K313.5/O-15/1991/Pt.3/Y (Link

    The Occupation of Japan: The Rearmament of Japan Part I: 1947-52
    The Occupation of Japan: The Rearmament of Japan Part II:1953-63
    Call number:SW/E313.9/R288/1998-/Pt.1-/Y (Link

  • Documents on the Far Eastern Commission, 1945-1952(167 rolls)

    These documents are a complete collection of resources related to Japan's postwar governance and reconstruction in the charge of Multinational Far Eastern Commission (FEC). It is of vital necessity for the research of Japanese history and of Asia and postwar relations.

    Call numbet:SW/K313.5/R311/1992/Reels1-167/Y (Link

  • Series Records of Gerald Rudolf Ford and Foreign Affairs
    • Part 1: National Security Adviser’s Files
      Section 1: Presidential Files of Countries in East Asia and the Pacific (12 rolls)

      These data are prepared by the national security adviser and members of the National Security Council for themselves, most of which consist of memos, reports, briefings, schedule proposals, and telegrams, including agreements on trade, arms transfer, and mutual defense, as well as summits of the U.S. presidents and foreign leaders, covering the relations and disputes between the United States and the countries of East Asia and the Pacific, among which are many important foreign policy affairs such as the wars and their aftermaths between Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, seizure of the Mayaguez and subsequent investigation into the government’s dealing with the matter, the normalization of relations with the People’s Republic of China, and the U.S. military bases and American troops stationing, especially in Thailand, Philippines, Diego Garcia, Taiwan of China and North Korea, etc.

      Call number:SW/D871.29/G354/2011/Pt.1,St.1/R.1-12/Y (Link
    • Part 1: National Security Adviser’s Files
      Section 2: Presidential Correspondence and Conversations with Foreign Leaders (12 rolls)

      These microfilm files consist of two subfiles of the National Security advisers: correspondence between the president and foreign heads during 1974--1977and conference memos during 1973--1977. The former contains routine conversations between President Ford and leaders of 64 countries and their exchanged substantive letters and telegrams, while the latter is prepared for President Nixon and Ford which consists of manuscript records of their conversations with domestic and foreign officials, senior intelligence officer, national security officials, the US ambassador, cabinet members, parliamentarians and distinguished foreign and domestic visitors. The memos concern various foreign affairs and national security issues, such as the Middle East peace process, East-West relations, NATO and Europe, the normalization of relations with the People’s Republic of China, etc.

      Call number:SW/D871.29/G354/2010/Pt.1,St.2/R.1-12/Y (Link
    • Part 1: National Security Adviser’s Files
      Section 3: Saigon Ambassador Graham Martin’s files (7 rolls)

      These files contain related documents disposed by Graham Martin , Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft concerning their handling the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and aid to south Vietnam, including contacts with South Vietnamese officials, and the deterioration of the "peace" and the eventual evacuation of South Vietnam by the Americans. Many of the cables concern diplomatic relations between Vietnam and other countries as well as circumstances during their presence in Vietnam.

      Call number:SW/D871.29/G354/2015/Pt.1,St.3/R.1-7/Y (Link

  • Records of the Nixon Administration and Foreign Affairs

    Part 2: National Security Council Files
    Section 1: President’s Files—China/Vietnam Negotiations (9 rolls)

    These files contain memos, reports, meeting notes, background papers and key points of conversations prepared for President Nixon and Henry Kissinger Alfred. The files concerning China contain Kissinger’s visits to China in July and October 1971, among which is the communication between Sino-US arbitrators before Kissinger’s secret visit to China in July 1971, the draft of the Shanghai Communiqué signed after the presidential visit in February 1972, and the background materials about respective visits made by General Hagrid, Mansfield, Congressman Scott, Burgers and representatives of Ford in 1972. The files about Vietnam include memos of secret negotiations in Paris from 1969 to 1973 between Kissinger and North Vietnamese, memos of Kissinger’s visit to Saigon in1972. Of particular importance are letters from President Thieu to President Nixon during the final phases of the Paris negotiations from November 1972 to January 1973.

    Call number:SW/D871.29/N736/2009-/Pt.2, St.1-/Y (Link

  • Records of the U.S. Department of State: Relations between the U. S. and Japan, 1930–1959 (54 rolls)

    S3041. 1930-1939. 5 rolls
    S3042. 1940-1944. 8 rolls
    S3043. 1945-1949. 19 rolls
    S3044. 1950-1954. 11 rolls
    S3208. 1955-1959. 11 rolls

    Call number:SW/D871.29/R311/1988/1930-/Y (Link

  • Reports of the U.S. Naval Technical Mission to Japan, 1945–1946 (13 rolls)

    The U. S. Navy Technical Mission to Japan led by Clifford G. Grimes against Japan attaches importance to assessment of the development of Japanese Navy and Marine Corps. The information is obtained mainly through IT interception and inquiry of the Japanese Navy and industry personnel. The findings are produced in 185 reports, which provide researchers with technological information related to Japan and the war.

    Call number:SW/E313.53-09/R425/1983/R.1-13/Y (Link

  • Records of U.S. Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, 1946–1972 (7 rolls)

    These files include summary reports of the US post-war management on the Ryukyu Islands. The Ryukyu Islands were first governed by Supreme Commander of the Allied powers and then by the U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyus stationed in Okinawa, concerning a series of files about political, governmental, economic, and social plans during the governance.

    Call number: SW/K313.9/U58/1985/Reel1-7/Y (Link)

  • Records of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Foreign Affairs

    Part 1: White House Central Files
    Section 2: National Defense File - Vietnam War (20 rolls)

    The data record the expansion of the Vietnam War, from 16,000 advisers in 1963 to 500,000 combat troops in 1968, relating in details such various controversial issues as the Tokyo Bay incident, bomb attacks in North Vietnam, sending combat troops, as well as efforts to maintain public support for the war. File types include some letters, memos, newsletters and publications, and other information from administrative departments, agencies and military organizations or submitted by anti-war organizations and individuals, central theme files of White House, the Tokyo Bay resolution and Congress, chemical war, the governors’ pro-war resolutions, Congressional briefing and hearing of witnesses, "Why Vietnam" debate, bombing plans and cease, the peace efforts, veterans activities, the legality of the war; violations of airspace of the Republic of China , the movie "GI Joe," progress of the war etc.

    Call number:SW/D871.29/L988/2011/Pt.1,St.2/R.1-20/Y (Link

  • Records of George Herbert Walker Bush and Foreign Affairs 1989-1993

    Part 4: The Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid, Spain (5 rolls)

    These files are related to planning and organizing the Middle East peace conference held in Madrid, Spain in October 1991, including original documents concerning correspondence, memos, cables, diplomatic dispatch, reports, studies, maps, and printed materials, the contents of which cover every aspect of the conference. These data provide detailed information about the role played by the U. S. in the peace conference, the cooperation with Middle East countries and the role of European countries in the peace process and reveal the complexity of the negotiations. They also provide information in the form of memos and telegrams about the communication between leaders of the countries participating in the negotiations, which shed light on the constantly evolving Middle East peace process.

    Call number:SW/D871.29/P214/2010-/Pt.4-/Y (Link

  • Cyprus Crisis in 1967: The State Department Crisis Files (6 rolls)

    The U.S. State Department Administrative Secretariat is in charge of establishing file records about various international crises in the 1960s, collecting and sorting the file series which represents an administrative history of the crisis from the perspective of the U.S. government and its foreign policy. Research topics include: 1. Presidential Adviser Cyrus Vance’s Mission 2. Arlie House Project 3. Greek Cypriot efforts at union with Greece and Turkish efforts to prevent the union 4. Reports of the U.S. Defense’s on Turk-Greek Cypriot guerrilla activities 5. Turkish government’s threat to Greece and pre-invasion plans, efforts made by the United Nations to build the piece front.

    Call number:SW/K375.5/C996/2008/R.1-6/Y (Link

  • Records of the Strategic Plans Division, Office of the CNO & Predecessor Organizations (50 rolls)

    Officially established in August 1919 as a division within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, the Strategic Plans Division was responsible for unifying naval policy, logistics and tactics. The files span from 1917 to 1947, the bulk of the information is about the war in the 1930s and the 1940s. The series is as following: miscellaneous themes files (1917--1947), which includes the Office of Naval Intelligence and the War Planning Office, military plans and estimates of marines, as well as some pre-war conference information and scientific expedition reports. The files include the Military Intelligence Research on armies of Germany, Italy and Japan and other countries, joint operations and Normandy invasion, monographs of the Fleets’ authorization for the islands; the strategic value of regaining or defense of the Pacific islands during the war between Japan and the U. S. (Blue-Orange). Summary records of the operations in the war (1939---1945), include Naval Operations reports and daily action report of war sites, recording the results of the battle with the enemy, such as casualties, captives, ships and aircraft damages and the military actions, and so on; records of the Pacific, Alaska and the Far East (1940--1946), details of the Pacific and its postwar successor in COMINCH and strategic planning department, war estimation and coordination of the Pacific war, including conference minutes made by the Pacific fleet officials about the coordination strategy against Japan.

    Call number:SW/E712.53-09/R311/1996/Ser.III-/Y (Link

  • Archives in Memory of General Douglas MacArthur and Library Collection (1031 microfiches)

    These achieves provide rich resources in military history for research on the beginning of the war against Japan waged by the U. S., the end of World War II, the allied occupation of Japan, the Korean War and activities of U.S. Army led by General Douglas MacArthur’s after 1951, including original information about main correspondence and official files as well as periodicals, newspapers, news clips, articles, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs, souvenirs, reports, books, drawings and sketches, wherein the correspondence contains letters between the President and the Prime Minister, bishops, generals and soldiers, veterans and new recruits, kinsfolk, the missing and dead family members, senators, and the defeated. Official documents include letters, reports, photos, e-mails, memos and directives etc.

    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.1/R.1-3/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.2/R.4-21/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.3/R.411-581/Y (Link
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    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.5/R.22-133/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.6/R.618-707/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.7/R.708-724/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.9/R.134-329/Y (Link
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    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.16/R.337-410/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.20/R.934/Y (Link
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    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.22/R.937-940/Y (Link
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    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.30/R.1002-1041/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.31/R.997-1001/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.43/R.1068-69/Y (Link
    Call number:SW/K712.53/D733/2006/RG.46/R.1055-1061/Y (Link

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