In conjunction with the exhibition, “For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America,” we will be featuring labor-related materials from the Prange Collection.
The exhibit, which draws upon materials from the labor collections of Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland, will be on display in the Maryland Room Gallery on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North from September 2017 through July 2018.
“Labor,” a booklet published by the Japanese Ministry of Labor in 1949 (Call No. HD-1359), is the fifth in the Naigai Rodo Series/内外労働シリーズ. It provides information on the meaning of labor unions and the rights of working women and minors, the role of the Labor Standards Bureau and the work of the Public Employment Security Office. It’s graphic and written in an easily readable style and seems to be targeting the workers themselves.
The publisher submitted the timeline for creation of the booklet, from planning to printing and binding, to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD). See the document below.
“Labor” has been digitized and available onsite in the Prange Collection and onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) through NDL’s Digital Collection.