Tag Archive | gift collection

Newly Acquired Gift Collection: Addition to the Justin Williams Sr. Paper

Justin Williams Sr. was Chief of the Legislative Division (later known as the Parliamentary and Political Division) of GHQ/SCAP during the Occupation of Japan. The Justin Williams, Sr. Papers provide an unequalled view of parliamentary, political and constitutional change in Japan after World War II. In 2016, Justin Williams Jr., Justin Williams Sr.’s son, donated several additional […]

Constitution: On this day in 1947.. (May 3) – 70th anniversary of the Constitution’s enactment

This is the last post in a series on the Japanese Constitution of 1947. Today is Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日 Kenpō Kinenbi) in Japan, and we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Constitution’s enactment!  Over the last several weeks, we have highlighted Constitution-related materials in the Prange Collection, including newspaper articles and editorials, books, […]

UMD Class Visit (HIST 483) – Spring 2017

On February 28, 2017, the Prange Collection welcomed a class of over 30 students from HIST483, “Modern Japan”, taught by Dr. C.R. Lilley of the UMD History Department. Yukako Tatsumi, the Curator of the Prange Collection, began the session with an overview of censorship conducted by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD). She walked the students […]

Constitution: From Justin Williams, Sr. Papers

This is the first in a series on the Japanese Constitution of 1947. The Constitution took effect on May 3, 1947 and is still in effect today.  As we approach the 70th anniversary of its enactment, we’ll share with you materials from the Prange Collection related to the drafting of the Constitution, its enactment, reactions […]

UMD Libraries Newsletter “Illumination” features the Delnore Papers!

The Victor E. Delnore Papers are featured in the current issue of  Illumination, the University of Maryland Libraries’s newsletter (Winter 2016).  See pp. 6-7 for an article on how the UMD Libraries came to acquire the Delnore Papers.  Click “Full Screen” at the bottom of slideshow.

An Interview with Faubion Bowers: From Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the first in a series featuring interviews from the Marlene Mayo Oral Histories.  Currently, 29 of the oral history transcripts are available online.  The remainder are available onsite in the Prange Collection. On July 22, 1982, Professor Marlene Mayo interviewed Faubion Bowers (January 29, 1917 – November 17, 1999) in the Bird Room […]

UMD Class Visit (HIST 483) – Spring 2016

On April 19, 2016, the Prange Collection welcomed a class of over 30 students from HIST483, “Modern Japan”, taught by Dr. C.R. Lilley of the UMD History Department.  Yukako Tatsumi, the Curator of the Prange Collection, began the session with an overview of censorship conducted by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD).  She walked the students […]