On this day in 1948… (June 17)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On June 17, 1948, Yomiuri Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the contract between the Foreign Trade Agency/貿易庁 (part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and Ford Motor Company.  The contract addressed importing Ford cars (1949 […]

Preservation topic: Unstapling of books prior to scanning

Many books in the Prange Collection are bound using side staples.  In order to fully capture the text and to minimize damage during scanning, some of the books are unstapled.  Below, a Prange Collection staff member shows you how it’s done.

Prange Collection materials in JICC Exhibition

The Prange Collection is excited to announce that six of its baseball-related magazines will be included in an exhibition at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), the Embassy of Japan, in Washington DC. The exhibition celebrates the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming to Washington DC this summer.  For detailed information, please visit […]

Featured labor-related item: Trade Union Law Pamphlet

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. A list of posts in this series can be found here.  The efforts by GHQ/SCAP to educate the Japanese on the role of labor unions in a democratic society took many forms.  […]

Maryland Day 2018

On Saturday, April 28, more than 85,000 people visited the University of Maryland for the 20th annual Maryland Day, the University’s Open House.  We welcomed hundreds of those visitors to Hornbake Library North for Chinese calligraphy and origami! Members of the University of Maryland Origami Club joined us.  They displayed their own origami creations and […]

On this day in 1947… (May 22)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 22, 1947, Chosen Shimbun submitted an editorial to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the Korean Youth League.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0215) The editorial, “建青の使命” [Kensei’s Missions], was written by a member of the Korean Youth League (朝鮮建国促進青年同盟).  The author […]

Happy Birthday, Ichikawa Fusae!

Today, May 15, is Ichikawa Fusae’s/市川房枝 birthday (1893-1981).  Ichikawa was a politician and women’s suffrage advocate.  Today, we are featuring one of her books, “Atarashiki seiji to fujin no kadai/新しき政治と婦人の課題 [New Politics and Women’s Challenges] (Prange Call No. HQ-0400). This thin booklet was edited by Shakai Kyoiku Rengokai/社会教育連合会 and published in 1946 as a part of series.  […]