Thanksgiving holidays (2020)

The Prange Collection will be closed from Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. Have a great Thanksgiving!

New Acquisition: Roy W. Simonson Slides

Roy W. Simonson (September 7, 1908 – November 2, 2008) was a soil scientist who taught at Iowa State College from 1938 to 1943, until he assumed the position of Soil Correlator for the United States Department of Agriculture Division of Soil Survey.  He remained in that position until his retirement in 1973. The collection […]

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.

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year from the staff of the Prange Collection! The Prange Collection will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  

Closed for the Holidays (2019)

The Prange Collection will be closed from Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020, for the winter holidays. Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving holidays (2019)

The Prange Collection will be closed from Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1 for the Thanksgiving holidays. Have a great Thanksgiving!

A Talk by Alisa Freedman (University of Oregon) is now available on YouTube

We are happy to announce that the lunchtime talk by Dr. Alisa Freedman, Professor of Japanese Literature, Cultural Studies, and Gender at the University of Oregon and recipient of a 20th Century Japan Research Award, is now available on the Prange Collection’s YouTube channel. Her talk was entitled, “New Women for Democratic Japan: Rise of […]

Farewell to Crossing the Divide

Nearly ten months ago, we installed the exhibit, “Crossing the Divide:  An American Dream Made in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952,” in the Maryland Room Gallery.  We have now taken it down, but it will live on through the companion online exhibit by the same name. The exhibit catalog can be found here. We highly recommend that […]

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 […]