Thanksgiving holidays (2017)

The Prange Collection will be closed from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holidays. Have a great Thanksgiving! Advertisements

Featured magazines published in Niigata Prefecture

This post is Part IX 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 Niigata Prefecture. 団欒. [[2回](1947年10月)].  (Call No. D-102) 越後連山. [[2号](1947年?月)]. (Call […]

Interview with Robert Hegwood, Research Award Recipient

Each year, the recipients of the 20th Century Japan Research Awards visit the University of Maryland to use the materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection.  They often spend a week or more on campus.  They are interviewed at the end of their stay about their research experience. One of the two recipients of the award for […]

On this day in 1947… (November 1)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On November 1, 1947, Nihon Keizai Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the increased cultivation of sugar cane in Okayama, Hiroshima, Kagawa, and Tokushima Prefectures.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-1520) According to the article, many farmers were […]

Featured labor-related material – “Labor”

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 […]

Preservation: Tools

In order to prepare all materials so that they are ready for the digitization project, the staff member who does preservation at the Prange Collection uses many tools.  Here is a snapshot of her workstation: Teflon folder – Super-smooth folder used to flatten folds and reduce unsightly creases. Bone folder – If you want to […]

Ehime University students visit the Prange Collection

On September 14, the Prange Collection welcomed a group of Ehime University students from Japan.  The students took a tour of the Prange stacks and viewed a display of original materials, including magazines, newspapers, and books.  They also viewed the scanning of the Prange Collection books and then had an opportunity to share their thoughts […]