Tag Archive | oral histories

Congratulations to the winners of the Library Award for Undergraduate Research!

Michelle Glazer, a Mayo J. Mayo Oral Histories Intern in the Prange Collection in Spring 2016, is one of the winners for this year’s Library Award for Undergraduate Research!  Sponsored by the University of Maryland Libraries, the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research and Maryland’s iSchool, the award rewards excellent research projects by the UMD undergraduate students. Michelle’s research paper […]

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 […]

An Interview with Faubion Bowers: From the Marlene J. 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 […]

Reports from the Mayo Oral Histories Interns

The Prange Collection is currently processing the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories. Undergraduate student interns assist with this effort.  As part of the internship, the students are required to write a research paper.  Though the paper does not have to be related to the Occupation period, often the students are inspired by the Mayo Oral […]

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 […]

Select transcripts from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories now available online

We have recently updated the webpage for the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories.  Now the transcripts for which the Prange Collection has permissions are available online. Simply click the PDF links under the lists of interviewee’s name, and you will be able to read the transcript, full-text. The audio of these interviews, as well as […]

Mayo Oral Histories Internship

The Prange Collection, in collaboration with the University of Maryland Department of History, established the Marlene J. Mayo Oral History Internship to process the 100 oral histories in the Mayo Collection.  The internship was first offered in Spring semester 2014.  Josef Danczuk, a UMD undergraduate double-majoring in History and Government & Politics, was the first […]

Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

Beginning in the late 1970s and through the early 1990s, 100 Americans who served in Allied Occupied Japan were interviewed by Marlene Mayo, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, about their experiences in Japan.  These interviews have been donated to the Prange Collection and now constitute the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories.  Included […]