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Charles L. Kades papers are now in the Internet Archive!

We are pleased to announce that the Charles L. Kades papers are now available in the Internet Archive.  The papers are searchable and downloadable.  Check them out! Advertisements

An Interview with Eleanor Hadley : From the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the third 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.  For other featured oral histories, see this page.  Today, July 17, is Eleanor Hadley‘s birthday! Hadley was born in Seattle, Washington in […]

An Interview with Donald Keene : From the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the second 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.  For other featured posts, see this page.  Today (June 18) is Donald Keene‘s birthday! On May 14, 1982, Marlene Mayo, then […]

Featured Gift Collection – Lois Beno Photographs and Oral Histories

In April 2014, Irish Jordan contacted the Prange Collection about a Japanese comic book, Toranku Kozo by Kaneso Masutaro. that her grandmother, Lois Beno (1922 – 2016), had given to her.  The Prange Collection staff soon learned that Beno had acquired the book while she was in Japan during the Occupation.  Already the repository for […]

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 […]