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Furuhashi Hironoshin – the Flying Fish of Fujiyama

Furuhashi Hironoshin (1928-2009), known as “the Flying Fish of Fujiyama,” was a Japanese freestyle swimmer.  He set a world record at the 1949 U.S. National Championships of Aquatics held in Los Angeles.   His achievement was a sense of pride for a nation still recovering from the defeat in World War II and signified Japan’s […]

Ready for the Olympics?

The Prange Collection holdings are comprehensive, with magazines, newspapers, and books covering virtually all subjects.  One of the strengths of the collection, however, is popular, non-academic publications addressing home life, recreation, the arts, and sports.  With 138 magazine titles and approximately 210 books in the collection related to sports, the world of athletics during the […]