Newly Acquired Gift Collection: Addition to the Justin Williams Sr. Paper

Justin Williams Sr. was Chief of the Legislative Division (later known as the Parliamentary and Political Division) of GHQ/SCAP during the Occupation of Japan. The Justin Williams, Sr. Papers provide an unequalled view of parliamentary, political and constitutional change in Japan after World War II. In 2016, Justin Williams Jr., Justin Williams Sr.’s son, donated several additional […]

First anniversary of Prange’s Twitter accounts!

Today, April 18, marks the first anniversary of the Prange Collection’s Twitter accounts!  As of today, the English account has tweeted 435 times and has 141 followers. The Japanese account has tweeted 514 times and has 517 followers. Below are some of the most popular tweets from the past year.  Thanks for following us! 常子たちがいよいよ出版した「スタアの装い」。画像は、このモデルとなったと言われる「スタイルブック」(6/16/1946)です。プランゲ文庫は創刊号、4号、5号を所蔵しています。画像は創刊号の表紙です。#とと姉ちゃん(つづく) — […]

Prange Collection Magazines are now searchable in Zassaku Plus

Starting in April 2017, all of the Prange Collection magazines are searchable in Zassaku Plus, the complete database for Japanese magazines and periodicals from the Meiji era to the present. In addition to keyword searching, you can also search by article title, author, magazine title, and publication year. On the search results page, you will […]

Additional Prange Collection Books Available at the National Diet Library of Japan (2017)

On March 14, 2017, approximately 1,400 Prange Collection books in History, History of the Americas, and Literature (poetry, drama, movies and plays) were added to the National Diet Library of Japan’s Digital Collections.   As of today, approximately 7,300 General books, 8,000 Children’s books, 6,000 Magazine issues, and 15,700 Censored Newspaper Articles are available onsite in […]

New guide to using materials in the Prange Collection

The Prange Collection has launched a new guide (in English and Japanese) that explains how to use the Prange Collection materials. There are multiple ways to search and access our holdings.  We hope that this guide will help you find what you need.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. How […]

Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)

On March 15, 2017, Kana Jenkins, the Prange Collection Coordinator, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL).  The poster was entitled, “The Network Visualization and Analysis of Twitter Followers : Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland Libraries.”   See the poster below (click to enlarge). 

Congratulations to the winners of the Library Award for Undergraduate Research!

Michelle Glazer, a Mayo J. Mayo Oral Histories Intern in the Prange Collection in Spring 2016, is one of the winners for this year’s Library Award for Undergraduate Research!  Sponsored by the University of Maryland Libraries, the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research and Maryland’s iSchool, the award rewards excellent research projects by the UMD undergraduate students. Michelle’s research paper […]