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Catalog Number RG 22.21
Object Name Documents
Scope & Content This box of the Civil Affairs Staging Area (CASA) Collection contains general information about CASA, CASA history, CASALOG, and Japanese Agriculture.

Included is the History of the Civil Affairs Holding and Staging Area written by CASA historian Lt. John F. Putman. This book is composed of written chronicle of events and a file of important documents. It begins with the background of Civil Affairs planning for the Far East, follows through the School of Military Government at Charlottesville, and brings the story to the Pacific where the CASA was established. The book also details key personnel, functions, and a description of the training program. Lt. Putman also evaluates the work done at CASA.

The collection also includes CASALOG, a weekly newspaper published by and for the officers and men of the CASA, Presidio of Monterey, California. Included is vol. 1 no. 2 through 36 - April 18th 1945 through December 14th 1945. The only issues that are missing from the collection are no.1 and no. 20. Articles in the CASALOG include events at the Presidio of Monterey, world news, community information, short articles on CASA history, Nihongo stories, special service sparks, photographs of daily life, under the canvas (tent city), and comics regarding CASA life.

Specific articles include: first MG WACS come to CASA, fire-fighting taught at CASA, church and theater notices, CASA celebrates V-E (Allied victory in Europe), Civilians Raise Bond Allotments, Training Companies get Jap Background, Presidio 175th Birthday, "Tent City" will be units HQs", Jose Iturbi to perform at CASA, CASA instructor knew Hitler, First Army MG enlisted men arrive at CASA's tent city, library for MG documents established, CASA men hold key Jap post, and Casa to be closed.

Photographs in the CASA newspaper include Monterey-County Memorial Park, flag half mast for death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, baseball photos, Presidio Fire Department smoke-eaters, Johnny the War Bond Boy (women and men in jeep), chow line, bowling, tent city, army nurses, drivers and mechanics prepare vehicles for motor pool, portraits of individuals, men and women kissing, soldiers getting beer with dinner, pin-up pins, etc.

The McColm folder contains information regarding Japanese agriculture and temperature measurement in terms of crop plant growth. Included is a list of the kinds and varieties of American vegetables for use in Japan to produce food for Allied personnel, Civil Affairs handbook on Japan Agriculture, and a crop growing season map of South Vietnam.

The bulk of this collection ranges from 1944-1946.
Collection Civil Affairs Staging Area (CASA) Collection
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1946
Accession number RG 22.21
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