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Featured Education book – “Shakai e no tabi”

In September 2015, we began digitizing the education books in the Prange Collection.  We’ll share interesting educational materials with you as the scanning project progresses.  A list of posts in this series can be found here.    “Shakai e no tabi” (Nara-shi: Nara Bunko, 1947) is a three volume set of social science textbooks edited by Nara […]

An exhibition at the Hornbake Library: “For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America”

The labor study collection at the Special Collections and the University Archives, University of Maryland Libraries, currently presents an exhibition at the Maryland Room Gallery in the Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland.  The exhibition, “For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America,” will be available for public between September 2017 through July […]

A Talk by Mr. Robert Hegwood (University of Pennsylvania)

Mr. Robert Hegwood, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and recipient of a 20th Century Japan Research Award, will give a talk on “Rebuilding Japan’s Image: Japanese Americans and Japan’s Postwar Grassroots Diplomacy” on Thursday, September 21, 12:30-1:30pm in 2120 Francis Scott Key Hall, University of Maryland. The event is free and open to the public. This event […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part III)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] This is the last post of the series of the censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan.  See Part I and Part II here.  The Top: “Temporary Wife” In addition to “Chieko in Trouble,” the May 1946 issue […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part II)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] This is the second post of the series of the censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan.  See Part I here.  The Top: Gossip Column “Chieko in Trouble” The May 1946 issue of the magazine The Top […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part I)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] Introduction During the Occupation of Japan, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) maintained an official non-fraternization policy. This policy forbade soldiers from soliciting Japanese prostitutes and made it difficult for Americans to marry Japanese women. The prohibition […]

Prange Collection materials are now accessed in the Maryland Room

Starting today, Prange Collection materials will only be accessible in the Maryland Room on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library North. If you have any questions, please contact us. See the links below to instructions for requesting materials.   How to create a user account [blog post] How to request materials [blog post] How to search for materials […]