Scope and Contents: The bulk of the collection is made up of cassette tapes concerning the prisoners of war from the U. S. S. Houston and the H.M.A.S. Perth. The Americans and Australians were held by the Japanese for three and a half years. The tapes are a mix of commercially made and home made recordings of interviews and other programs on the survivors. The collection also contains microfilm of documents concerning war crimes and reports on the U. S. S. Houston. The VHS tapes appear to have been home recordings of television shows or lectures.