On this day in 1948… (May 9)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 9, 1948, Boeki Nippo submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, “邦人漁夫を迎へて:優秀な技術が買わる [Siam Invites Japanese Fishermen] (Prange Call No. 48-loc-1157).  Mainichi Shimbun submitted an article covering the same news (“招かれる日本漁夫 シャムカら技術員に”) (Prange Call No. 48-loc-1157a).  Both […]

An Interview with John Maki from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the twelfth in a series featuring interviews from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories.  Currently, 29 of the oral history transcripts are available online.  The remainder are available onsite in the Maryland Room, the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland.  For other featured oral histories, see this page.  […]

Featured Publications: Research by Award Recipients

We are proud to feature the following recent publications by recipients of the 20th Century Japan Research Awards: Bullock, Julia C. Coeds Ruining the Nation : Women, Education, and Social Change in Postwar Japanese Media. University of Michigan Press, 2019. Thomas, Jolyon Baraka. Faking Liberties : Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan. University of Chicago Press, […]

Accordion Artwork Repair

In 2008, the Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), a part of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C., dismantled an exhibit and was looking for a home for several of the very large pieces. They approached the Prange Collection staff, who was happy to receive the artwork and display […]

Library Closure (2020)

The University of Maryland Libraries is closely monitoring the university’s community guidance regarding the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic.  The Hornbake Library North, where the Prange Collection resides, will be closed to public from March 13 to April 10.  The staff members will be working so please contact us if you have any reference questions or duplication […]

Digitization of photo albums from the Mead Smith Karras papers

The photo albums in the Mead Smith Karras papers are currently being digitized and may not be requested for use.  Please contact us if you have questions about their availability.

Preservation: Processing photographs

Have you ever wondered what happens when someone donates photographs to archives?   It depends on the condition of the photographs, but often there are several preservation-related steps that need to be taken before they can be safely preserved and stored.  We’ll show you here the behind-the-scenes processing of photographs as part of our preservation series. […]