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Mamoru Oishi Papers

Creator:
Oishi, Mamoru, 1918-1993  Search this
Names:
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Identity cards
Photograph albums
Booklets
Guidebooks
Dictionaries
Date:
circa 1941-1962
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes a photograph album containing photographs documenting Oishi's experiences as a Japanese American soldier during World War II and his time with the Military Intelligence Service; identification cards; maps and guidebooks; booklets issued to soldiers; language dictionaries; and miscellany.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Oishi, a Nisei soldier, was recruited into the Military Intelligence Service, a unit primarily composed of Japanese Americans who were trained as linguists. Graduates of the MIS language school were attached to other military units and performed translation, interpretation, and interrogation services. WIth the MIS, Oishi spent time in Hawaii, Minnesota, New Guinea, Australia, and the Philippines.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Karen Oishi, 2015.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps -- 1940-1959.
Identity cards -- 1940-1950
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950
Booklets -- 1940-1950
Guidebooks -- 1940-1950
Dictionaries -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Mamoru Oishi Papers, ca. 1941-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1420
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86a1ab878-4536-4013-9c58-f97addfd9f67
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1420

Handbook on guided missiles of Germany and Japan / [prepared by an inter-service team consisting of representatives of the Military Intelligence Service and the Office of Naval Intelligence, on behalf of the Guided Missiles Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff]

Title:
Guided missiles of Germany and Japan
Former owner:
Durant, Frederick C. 1916- DSI  Search this
Author:
United States War Department Military Intelligence Service  Search this
United States War Department Office of Naval Intelligence  Search this
United States Joint Chiefs of Staff Guided Missiles Committee  Search this
United States War Department Military Intelligence Division  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (214 p. in various pagings) : ill. ; 28 x 40 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
Germany
Japan
Date:
1946
Topic:
Guided missiles  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Technology  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
Call number:
UG1310 .H36 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734478

John Aiso and the M.I.S. : Japanese-American soldiers in the Military Intelligence Service, World War II / [edited] by Tad Ichinokuchi, assisted by Daniel Aiso ; sponsor, the Military Intelligence Service Club of Southern California

Author:
Ichinokuchi, Tad  Search this
Aiso, Daniel  Search this
Military Intelligence Service Club of Southern California  Search this
Subject:
Aiso, John Fujio 1909-1987  Search this
United States War Department Military Intelligence Service  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Japanese American soldiers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774122

Inside the Afrika Korps : the crusader battles, 1941-1942 / by Rainer Kriebel and the U.S. Army Intelligence Service ; edited by Bruce I. Gudmundsson

Author:
Kriebel, Rainer  Search this
Gudmundsson, Bruce I  Search this
United States War Department Military Intelligence Service  Search this
Subject:
Rommel, Erwin 1891-1944  Search this
Germany Heer Panzerarmeekorps Afrika  Search this
Physical description:
331 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, North
Germany
Date:
1999
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_610742

The history of the Special Branch, M.I.S. in World War II / by Alfred McCormack

Author:
McCormack, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
United States War Department Military Intelligence Service History  Search this
Physical description:
v, 78 p. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Cryptography  Search this
Call number:
D810.S7 M33 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_505845

Ranks, uniforms, insignia, and identification

Author:
United States War Department Military Intelligence Service  Search this
Subject:
Italy Esercito Uniforms  Search this
Italy Esercito Insignia  Search this
Physical description:
p. 157-178, 12 p. of plates : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1943
1943]
Topic:
Military uniforms  Search this
Call number:
UC485.I8 U55 1943a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_520745

Soldier's guide to the Japanese Army / Military Intelligence Service, War Dept

Author:
United States War Department Military Intelligence Service  Search this
Subject:
Japan Rikugun Guidebooks  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 182 p. : ill. ; 15 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1944
[1944]
Call number:
UA847 .U58 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542247

Nisei linguists : Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II / by James C. McNaughton

Title:
Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II
Author:
McNaughton, James C. 1952-  Search this
Subject:
United States War Department Military Intelligence Service  Search this
Military Intelligence Service Language School (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 514 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Japanese American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Military intelligence  Search this
Translating services--History  Search this
Japanese Americans--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_994899

In the heart of New Guinea : a diary of an expedition into the interior of Dutch New Guinea / by Paul Wirz

Author:
Wirz, Paul 1892-1955  Search this
United States War Department Military Intelligence Service Southwest Pacific Branch  Search this
United States Adjutant-General's Office Records Division Microfilming Branch  Search this
Physical description:
71 leaves : map ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Papua (Indonesia)
Date:
1925
[1925?]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU744 .W57 1925
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_998400

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