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The Prange Collection

The Gordon W. Prange Collection is the most comprehensive archive in the world of Japanese print publications issued during the early years of the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1949.  Subjected to censorship by the Allied Forces, these materials bear censorship markings ranging from check-in and examination dates to deletions, suppression and other changes. The Collection was named for the late Gordon W. Prange, who was instrumental in bringing the materials to the University of Maryland.

The Gordon W. Prange Papers are separate and distinct from the Prange Collection.  They are part of the University of Maryland Collection Group, which includes faculty papers, and may be used in the Maryland Room on the first floor of Hornbake Library North.

For more information, send an email to askhornbake[at] or call 301-405-9212. A finding aid can be found in ArchivesUM