On this day in 1948… (June 10)

On June 10, 1948, Sun News/サンニュース submitted a news photograph to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “Emergency Supplies from Brazil for Japanese Orphans”  (Prange Call No. S127). According to the description that accompanies the photograph, the members of 日本戦災同胞救援会 sent 65 boxes of emergency goods to Japan. The boxes first arrived at the Japanese […]

Featured Publication: NDL Monthly Newsletter – June 2019

The June 2019 issue of the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) Newsletter features three NDL staff members staying in the Unites States (Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.).  The title of their article is “A Tale of Three Cities on the US East Coast – Boston, New York, and Washington D.C..”  The staff member […]

Preservation: Removing cords

In our preservation series, we have featured removing paper clips and unstapling prior to scanning.  Though less common, we occasionally encounter materials that are tied with paper cords.  Removing them takes skill.  Check out the slideshow below to see how it’s done.  These items are tests on various subjects, including IQ tests.  They are part […]

Featured Exhibit Item of the Month [May]

The Prange Collection exhibit, “Crossing the Divide: An American Dream Made in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952,” will be on display in the Maryland Room Gallery, Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland, through July 2019.  Each month, we will feature one or two items from the exhibit.  For other Featured Exhibit Items of the Month, please visit here.  Our […]

Maryland Day 2019!

On Saturday, April 27, beautiful weather (though blustery!) and over 400 activities drew thousands of visitors to the University of Maryland for the 21st annual Maryland Day, the University’s open house. Prange Collection staff welcomed hundreds of those visitors to Hornbake Library North for origami. This year, we made origami hearts. Members of the University […]

On this day in 1947… (May 14)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 14, 1947, Kyodo Tsushin submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, “久し振りに楽しむ豪華ファッション・ショウ” [Gorgeous fashion show: People enjoy first in long time].  The article passed the censorship examination (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0152). According to the article, […]

Constitution of Japan (Part VI – Reference)

[This is a guest post written by Naritada Miura, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection. This is the last post of the series of Constitution of Japan.  See Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV, and Part V] Reference For my final blog post, as this series mainly cited  “Zukai Kenpo” and “Charles L. […]