Treasures

“New Japan” from the John R. Harold Papers

The John R. Harold papers focus on labor law and labor education in Occupied Japan.  Included in the papers is New Japan, a reflection on Japan as it entered the third year of the Occupation.  You will notice below one article about the establishment of the Labor Ministry and the enactment of the Labor Standards […]

“Okinawa”, not “Okinawa-ken”

The people of Okinawa witnessed the landing of American soldiers on their beaches in the final stages of World War II.  A few short months after the bloody 82-day battle on Okinawa, other Japanese experienced another landing of American soldiers, this time as Occupation forces in August 1945. During the Occupation years, as well as […]

Featured magazines published in Shimane Prefecture

This post is Part XI 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 Shimane Prefecture. どうどがわ. [1949年2月] (Call No. D-223) 千鳥. [3号([1948年]] (Call […]

Featured magazines: celebrating 10 posts!

Did you know that we have already published 10 posts featuring magazines in the Prange Collection from different prefectures?  All of the Prange magazines are available on microfiche at the University of Maryland, the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL), and elsewhere.  The magazines that we’ve selected to showcase are now available in digital form […]

Featured education book: “Omoshiroi nendai no oboekata”

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.    Today we’re featuring “Omoshiroi nendai no oboekata/おもしろい年代の覺え方” [A Fun Way to Memorize the Dates of Historical Events] (Prange Call No. 438-0012).  Published […]

Featured labor-related item: “Rodo kyoyaku to dantai kosho”

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 in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland, will be on display in the Maryland Room Gallery […]

Featured magazines published in Nagasaki Prefecture

This post is Part X 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 Nagasaki Prefecture. 同志. [1号(1949年3月)] (Call No. D-295) The […]