Emery D. Middleton Collection: photos during the Allied Occupation of Japan

About the Collection

Emery D. Middleton Collection consists of over 600 of his black & white photos, along with
several historical postcards and documents he collected. The digital images are mainly photos
and postcards taken during his service as an officer in the Allied Occupation of Japan from 1945
to 1947. These materials, along with mother’s scrapbook, were donated by Middleton’s daughter,
Anne M. Schneider. For more information about Emery D. Middleton, please read biographical
information about him that has been provided by Anne M. Schneider.


No permission is needed if the images will be used for non-commercial educational purposes,
such as class lectures, students' presentations, and academic conference presentations. Please
credit the images with the sentence: "From the Emery D. Middleton Collection, courtesy of
the UHM Library Asia Collection."

If the images will be used in books, newspapers, documentaries, films, and other forms of media
and print, the users must write to the UHM Library Asia Collection to request permission. In the
request, please explain the topic, image reference number, and the type of media/print.

Digitization Procedures

Project Leader: Tokiko Y. Bazzell, Japan Studies Librarian
Project Members: Shinsuke Kondo & Nanae Sajiki (student assistants)
Scanner: Epson DS-50000 flatbed scanner
Scanning specs: 300-600 dpi, 48 color bits, TIFF for preservation, TIFF images were converted
to JPEG for this site. No manipulation of original photo images.
Metadata: Dublin Core metadata standard
Integrity: Reference numbers are assigned based on geographical locations to the extent possible.
When the date cannot be identified, it is categorized as “ca1945-1947” while Middleton was
stationed in Japan. The descriptive titles were created by Tokiko Bazzell while trying to be
consistent with the captions provided by Middleton. Please be advised that some photos taken in
Okinawa contain Japanese soldiers who had been killed in action, which could be disturbing to
some viewers.

Contact Information

Asia Collection (Japan)
Email: japancol@hawaii.edu
UHM Library, 2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-8116 (Asia Collection)