Tag Archive | Victor Delnore

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. Advertisements

The Victor E. Delnore Papers are online!

The Victor Delnore Papers have been digitized and can be found in Digital Collections @ the University of Maryland. One of the interesting items in the collection is a scrapbook documenting his time in Nagasaki that Delnore received as a farewell gift from the citizens of Nagasaki.  The scrapbook includes Delnore’s 1948 address at the […]

“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 […]