George F. Guy papers, 1942-1971

Overview of the Collection

Guy, George F., 1904-1980.
George F. Guy papers
1942-1971 (inclusive)
.9 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Guy, an attorney, practiced law in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for fifty-three years. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate Corps. In 1945 he served as one of six defense lawyers for Japanese General Tomobumi Yamashita who was captured in 1942. Yamashita was sentenced to death in 1945 for war crimes committed by his soldiers in the Philippines.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes correspondence, exhibits, statements and other legal documents, interviews, newspaper clippings, and photographs all relating to the Yamashita case.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by George F. Guy at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • War crime trials -- United States.
  • War crimes.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Personal Names

  • Yamashita, Tomobumi, 1885-1946.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs.


  • Lawyers.