Finding aid created by: -
Date: Apr 1967
|11 May 2010||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Watson, Albert, 1909-1993.|
|Title:||Albert Watson II Papers|
|Quantity:||3.0 linear feet|
|Abstract:||Lieutenant General, United States Army, High Commissioner of the Ryukyu Islands, 1964-1966. Collection contains correspondence, 1964-66; news clippings, 1964-66; press releases, 1964-66; and photographs, 1964.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Albert Watson II (1909-1993) was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he rose through the ranks, serving in Hollandia, Hawaii, Lezte, Okinawa and Japan during World War II, and from 1950 to 1953 was on the faculty of the Army War College. He was a corps commander in the Korean War and afterwards returned to Washington to serve on the Army General Staff from 1955 to 1958. He then served as Commanding General of the 24th Infantry (1958-1960), of the Third Infantry (1960-1961), of the Third U.S. Army in Berlin (1961-1963), and of the IX Army Corps (1964-1966). While in the latter position, his last prior to retirement in 1966, he was also High Commissioner of the Ryukyu Islands in the Japanese archipelago.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Ribbon, and Distinguished Service Medal.
The Albert Watson II Papers contains material relating to Watson's tenure as High Commissioner of the Ryukyu Islands. The collection consists of correspondence (outgoing only), one subject file (photocopies of Watson's appointment as High Commissioner), clippings (about Watson and the Ryukyu Islands), press releases and photographs of Watson and others.
Correspondence, clippings and press releases are arranged chronologically. Other material is in no particular order.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
See also the Norman D. King Papers for more Ryukyu material.
Special Collections Research Center also has a large collection of published material relating to the Ryukyu Islands area. Please refer to the Classic Catalog for a complete listing.
Watson, Albert, 1909-1993.
Ryukyu Islands (United States Civil Administration, 1950-1972). -- Office of the High
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
United States -- Relations -- Pacific Area.
United States. -- Army -- Officers.
Military history -- United States.
Ryukyu Islands -- History -- 1945-1972.
Ryukyu Islands -- Relations -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Albert Watson II Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Albert Watson II, 1965.
|Box 1||Outgoing 1964-1966|
|Box 1||Appointment papers (photocopies) 1964|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous Apr 1964-Mar 1965 (3 folders)|
|Box 2||Miscellaneous Apr 1965-Oct 1966 (6 folders)|
|Box 3||News releases, U.S. Civil Administration, Ryukyu Islands 1964-1966 (3 folders)|
|Box 3||News summaries 1964-1965 (2 folders)|
|Box 4||Okinawa Press Highlights, U.S. Civil Administration, Ryukyu Islands 1964-1966 (3 folders)|
|Box 5||Okinawa Press Translations, U.S. Civil Administration, Ryukyu Islands 1964-1965 (2 folders)|
|Box 5||Press conferences 1964-1966 (2 folders)|
|Box 5||Speeches 1964-1966|
|Box 5||Miscellaneous 1964 (2 folders)|
|Box 6||Miscellaneous 1965-1966 (5 folders)|