Spring Break Closure (2019)

The Prange Collection will be closed from Monday, March 18 through Sunday, March 24 for the University of Maryland Spring Break. We will resume our postings in late March.

A new database for the Special Collections and University Archives

The Special Collections and University Archives has launched a new database for our archival and manuscript collections. You can search materials with keywords, request items to view in our reading room (Maryland Room), and even submit a duplication order directly from the database.   A majority of Prange Collection’s gift collections are available in the database.

Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year from the staff of the Prange Collection! The Prange Collection will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Closed for the Holidays (2018)

The Prange Collection will be closed from Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for the winter holidays. Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving holidays (2018)

The Prange Collection will be closed from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holidays. Have a great Thanksgiving!  

Upcoming Exhibit, “Crossing the Divide: An American Dream Made in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952”

We are pleased to announce that an exhibition of materials from the Gordon W. Prange Collection entitled, Crossing the Divide: An American Dream Made in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952, will be on display in the Maryland Room Gallery in Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland, from the middle of October 2018 through July 2019. On August 15, […]

The Prange Collection Blog is 5 Years Old!

July 1, 2018, marked the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Prange Collection blog!  In that time, we’ve published 316 posts. Our outreach initiative, which began with the blog, now includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and YouTube.  Our sincere gratitude goes to our readers.  As we head into our sixth year, we hope that […]

Prange Collection materials in JICC Exhibition

The Prange Collection is excited to announce that six of its baseball-related magazines will be included in an exhibition at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), the Embassy of Japan, in Washington DC. The exhibition celebrates the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming to Washington DC this summer.  For detailed information, please visit […]

Maryland Day 2018

On Saturday, April 28, more than 85,000 people visited the University of Maryland for the 20th annual Maryland Day, the University’s Open House.  We welcomed hundreds of those visitors to Hornbake Library North for Chinese calligraphy and origami! Members of the University of Maryland Origami Club joined us.  They displayed their own origami creations and […]

Report from an annual conferences of AAS/CEAL

On March 21 through 25, 2018, several Prange Collection staff members attended an annual conference of Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) as well as an annual conference of Association for Asian Studies (AAS), held in Washington DC. At the CEAL conference, Prange Collection Curator, Yukako Tatsumi, presented in two panels.  The first one was […]