Tag Archive | Nagasaki

Dr. Takashi Nagai – Fujin Gaho article on August 1949

Today we mark the 74th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The August 1949 issue of the women’s magazine, Fujin Gaho/婦人画報 (Prange Call No. F62), included an article entitled, “Seimei no tomoshibi: Kaminari oyaji/生命の灯:雷おやぢ,” by Takashi Nagai/永井隆 (1908-1951). Nagai was a physician who survived the dropping of the atomic bomb on […]

Nagasaki Niti Niti article on August 9, 1948

This article, “One Flower found in the Atomic City —  On the Third Anniversary of the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb” (アトム街に花一輪 – あす原爆3周年), was published in Nagasaki Niti Niti/長崎日日 newspaper on August 8, 1948. The photo of girls picking flowers was taken near ground zero. The article recalls a peaceful time when these girls […]

Victor Delnore Exhibition at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Celebrating the University of Maryland Libraries’ donation of the digital copies of Victor Delnore Papers to the city of Nagasaki, the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is holding an exhibition, “Victor Delnore Exhibition” between March 9 through July 31, 2018. For more details, please visit the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum’s website (Japanese only).  

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 […]

Nagasaki Niti Niti

Although we often found both actual newspaper galleries/manuscripts and documents written by Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) in the Censored Newspaper Articles, there are a few cases where the documents are all it was left in the CNAs folders.  One such example is a Nagasaki Niti Niti (Nagasaki Nichi Nichi) article published in July 31, 1948 (Call […]

Exhibits in Nagasaki

The Nagasaki Library of Nagasaki Prefecture is currently holding two exhibits about atomic bomb-related literature. One exhibit, “Ishida Hisashi to Nagasaki” portrays the life of Hisashi Ishida (石田壽) whose daughter, Masako Ishida (石田雅子), is well-known as the author of Masako Taorezu (雅子斃れず), a memoir of her atomic bomb experience. The Prange Collection has the galley, […]

“Delnore Street”

Lt. Colonel Victor E. Delnore became Chief of the Nagasaki Military Government in September 1946, one year after the Occupation forces took charge of the city.   His efforts to rebuild Nagasaki and to restore peace and stability throughout the prefecture where celebrated by local officials at the time of his departure in 1949.  The […]

Visitors from Nagasaki

The government shutdown had its unexpected benefits. In our case, Japanese researchers who had intended to do work at National Archives visited the Prange Collection instead. One group was a delegation from Nagasaki that included Mr. Yoshitoshi Fukahori (84 years old), an atomic bomb survivor.  In the summer of 1978, he and five other survivors […]

Helen Keller in Japan

In 1948, Helen Keller (with her companion, Polly Thomson) toured Japan as a representative of the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind (AFOB), a sister organization of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).  She appealed for laws to protect the rights of the physically handicapped.  She visited Hiroshima and was hosted in Nagasaki by […]

Victor Delnore Papers

Lt. Colonel Victor E. Delnore commanded the Allied Occupation Forces in Nagasaki Prefecture from 1946-1949.  As head of the Nagasaki Military Government Team, Delnore supervised early efforts to rebuild the city of Nagasaki and to restore peace and stability throughout the prefecture.  In May 2012, Patricia Magee, daughter of Victor Delnore, donated her father’s papers […]