Treasures

Featured magazines published in Niigata Prefecture

This post is Part IX in a continuing series on a portion of the Prange magazine collection that is now available in digital form onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). (See the series in Featured Magazines.)  In this post, we are featuring magazines published in Niigata Prefecture. 団欒. [[2回](1947年10月)].  (Call No. D-102) 越後連山. [[2号](1947年?月)]. (Call […]

On this day in 1947… (November 1)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On November 1, 1947, Nihon Keizai Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the increased cultivation of sugar cane in Okayama, Hiroshima, Kagawa, and Tokushima Prefectures.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-1520) According to the article, many farmers were […]

Featured labor-related material – “Labor”

In conjunction with the exhibition, “For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America,” we will be featuring labor-related materials from the Prange Collection.  The exhibit, which draws upon materials from the labor collections of Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland, will be on display in the Maryland Room Gallery […]

On this day in 1947… (September 25)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On September 25, 1947, multiple newspapers (Sekai Nippo, Jiji Shimpo, Kyodo Tsushin, Seiji Shimbun and Tokyo Times) submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the distribution of American tobacco.  All of the articles were suppressed.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0998, […]

Featured Education book – “Shakai e no tabi”

In September 2015, we began digitizing the education books in the Prange Collection.  We’ll share interesting educational materials with you as the scanning project progresses.  A list of posts in this series can be found here.    “Shakai e no tabi” (Nara-shi: Nara Bunko, 1947) is a three volume set of social science textbooks edited by Nara […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part III)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] This is the last post of the series of the censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan.  See Part I and Part II here.  The Top: “Temporary Wife” In addition to “Chieko in Trouble,” the May 1946 issue […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part II)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] This is the second post of the series of the censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan.  See Part I here.  The Top: Gossip Column “Chieko in Trouble” The May 1946 issue of the magazine The Top […]