Treasures

On this day in 1949… (November 13)

On November 13, 1949, Sun News/サンニュース submitted a news photograph to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “How to Make a Christmas Cake/クリスマスケーキの作り方” (Prange Call No. S4622).   The photo was taken at a school for nutrition studies in Tokyo. It shows the instructor demonstrating how to make the cake, while female students gather round […]

Celebrating National Comic Book Day: Blondie

September 25th is National Comic Book Day!  To celebrate, we’re featuring an iconic American comic that also had an audience in Japan, Blondie. Blondie was created by Murat Bernard “Chic” Young and was first published on September 8, 1930. It depicts the life of Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead and their American middle-class life in the […]

On this day in 1947… (September 23)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On September 23, 1947, Nihon Keizai Shinbun submitted a very short article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, “長野の松葉ぼうき輸出 [Bamboo brooms made in Nagano Prefecture to be exported] (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0943). The article was placed on “Hold,” but […]

On this day in 1947… (August 26)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On August 26, 1947, Shinbun no shinbun (新聞之新聞) submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, “共同宮崎記者結婚” [Miss MIYAZAKi got married] (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0651). A portion of the article was marked for deletion by the CCD examiner, […]

On this day in 1948… (August 1)

On August 1, 1948, Sun News/サンニュース submitted a photograph to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “First Day of Working Women Conference/働く婦人の会第一日”  (Prange Call No. S212). The woman on the stage in the photo is Ms. Kikue Yamakawa (山川菊栄), the first director of the Women’s and Young Workers’ Bureau.  The photo was taken on the […]

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 […]

Featured Movie-related Item: Random Harvest (1942)

The next film that we are featuring in this series is Random Harvest.  This MGM movie starred Ronald Colman and Greer Garson and was released in the U.S. on December 17, 1942.  It was nominated for seven Oscar awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, but lost out to another film, Mrs. Miniver (Garson won […]

On this day in 1948… (June 21)

On June 21, 1948, Sun News/サンニュース submitted a photograph to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “Display of Exporting goods: Seeking feedback from Foreign Ladies/輸出品の品評會 外國婦人の人気打診”  (Prange Call No. S165). The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce organized this display of goods to be exported, mainly targeting foreign women who were in Japan as dependents of their husbands.  […]

Featured Movie-related item: Great Expectations (1946), on the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens

We’re celebrating the life and work of Charles Dickens on the 150th anniversary of his death. And as part of our series on movie-related items in the Prange Collection, we’re sharing with you, Great Expectations [大いなる遺産] (Prange Call No. PN-0220), a book dedicated to a film adaptation of his great work. The movie was released […]

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 […]