An Interview with Eleanor Hadley : From the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the third in a series featuring interviews from the Marlene Mayo Oral Histories.  Currently, 29 of the oral history transcripts are available online.  The remainder are available onsite in the Prange Collection.  For other featured oral histories, see this page.  Today, July 17, is Eleanor Hadley‘s birthday! Hadley was born in Seattle, Washington in […]

July 14 – Recruitment Advertisement Day (Japan)

July 14 is Recruitment Advertisement Day/求人広告の日 in Japan. This is a photograph of an “Outdoor Recruitment Office” from June 1948 (Prange Call No. S191). It is one of many Sun News Agency photographs held in the Prange Collection. According to the written description, the Kanda Job Recruitment Office had an innovative idea to solicit job ads […]

An Exhibition at Fukuoka Communal Archives

Fukuoka Communal Archives will start an exhibition on public relations materials, “福岡の広報紙展~伝えたい!知ってほしい!行政の取組み~,” on July 19. Various public relations materials, such as newspapers, magazines and newsletters, will be in display.  Two materials housed in the Prange Collection will be used on the exhibition panels.  The exhibition will be available between July 19 through September 24.  For […]

Preservation: Paper clips

In the course of digitization, we often encounter materials with paper clips, pins, nails or other fasteners.  Before these materials are digitized, the fasteners are removed, so that the best possible scan can be captured with the least damage to the originals. In the slide show below, a Prange staff member demonstrates how to remove […]

Prange Collection launched Instagram account!

We’re pleased to announce that the Prange Collection launched Instagram accounts.  Please follow us! English Account Japanese Account

National Safety Week (July 1-7)

National Safety Week in Japan is observed from July 1 through July 7.  According to the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, this year marks the 90th National Safety Week. Two wall newspapers in the Prange Collection celebrate National Safety Week. The first, “Anzen Eisei Kabe Shimbun,” was issued in June 1948 […]

Censoring “MacArthur”

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). During the Occupation, General Douglas MacArthur’s image was tightly controlled and his privacy protected.  This is evident throughout the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs), where images and references to MacArthur were heavily censored.  The following statement was deleted, in spite of the […]