Contents and Arrangement

Banks, 1945-1948

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Divided into two sections, General and Banks. General is arranged alphabetically by subject and Banks is arranged alphabetically by bank.

Collection History

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the East Asian Studies Department at Princeton University by the estate of Tristan E. Beplat.


Materials were not processed prior to transfer. No materials were separated from this collection during accessioning in 2005.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Cheryl Oestreicher in 2005. Materials were arranged into four series, and collection and series level descriptions and a file-level inventory were developed. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in January 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Banks; Tristan E. Beplat Papers, MC222, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 4-5

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Related Materials

Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Beplat papers are the papers of Harry Dexter White, who worked in the U.S. Department of the Treasury during World War II and influenced U.S. international economic policies, and the papers of three individuals involved in international finance and banking: Edwin W. Kemmerer, Fred I. Kent, and Hans A. Widenmann.


The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: Resume of Tristan E. Beplat; Tristan E. Beplat Papers, Box 1, Folder 7; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. "Tristan E. Beplat, 85, Banker Who Aided Japan After War," by Kenneth N. Gilpin. The New York Times, December 3, 1997.

Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Economic and Scientific Section