An iSchool Student Reflects on her Field Study in the Prange Collection

[This is a guest post written by Ashley Victoria Haddix, an iSchool Field Studies Intern for Fall 2017 in the Prange Collection.] During my time with the Prange Collection, I was given the opportunity to process the Mead Smith Karras Papers, a gift collection of her personal and professional papers given by her husband George […]

“New Japan” from the John R. Harold Papers

The John R. Harold papers focus on labor law and labor education in Occupied Japan.  Included in the papers is New Japan, a reflection on Japan as it entered the third year of the Occupation.  You will notice below one article about the establishment of the Labor Ministry and the enactment of the Labor Standards […]

Library Fair and Forum (Nov. 7-9, 2017), Yokohama, Japan

On November 7~9, 2017, Kana Jenkins, the Prange Collection Coordinator, presented a poster at the 19th Library Fair and Forum, held at Yokohama, Japan.  The Library Fair and Forum is the biggest annual conference for all library staff in Japan.  The poster was entitled, “The Gordon W. Prange Collection: Materials that are accessible in Japan.”  […]

“Okinawa”, not “Okinawa-ken”

The people of Okinawa witnessed the landing of American soldiers on their beaches in the final stages of World War II.  A few short months after the bloody 82-day battle on Okinawa, other Japanese experienced another landing of American soldiers, this time as Occupation forces in August 1945. During the Occupation years, as well as […]

Preservation: cutting the folds

In the process of preparing the education books for digitization, we were surprised to find that many of the books in a section that is comprised primarily of textbooks in and about the German language, had pages that were uncut.  In a sense, these books dodged censorship, as the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) censors simply […]

Featured magazines published in Shimane Prefecture

This post is Part XI in a continuing series on a portion of the Prange magazine collection that is now available in digital form onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). (See the series in Featured Magazines.)  In this post, we are featuring magazines published in Shimane Prefecture. どうどがわ. [1949年2月] (Call No. D-223) 千鳥. [3号([1948年]] (Call […]

Wishing you all the best for 2018!

Happy New Year from the staff of the Prange Collection! The Prange Collection will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.