On August 13, 2016, the Prange Collection and Special Collections and University Archives welcomed over 70 students participating in the 68th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC). The students were greeted by Dr. Joseph Scholten, Associate Director of the University of Maryland’s Office of International Affairs, and then introduced to two unique collections in the University of Maryland Libraries: the JASC Archives and the Gordon W. Prange Collection.
The students paired up to explore materials from the JASC Archives — including photographs, conference materials, posters, and brochures — that document the history of the organization. In the Prange Collection, the students viewed a display of posters, magazines, news agency photographs, and censored materials. After both sessions, the students shared their impressions with the rest of the group.