A. The Gordon W. Prange Collection is located on the 4th floor of Hornbake Library North. Because the floor is closed to the public, you cannot exit the elevator on the 4th floor without assistance from a Prange Collection staff member. Please take the elevator to the 3rd floor, take the stairs to the 4th floor, and ring the doorbell. Or check in at the welcome desk on the first floor, and a Prange staff member will meet you in the lobby and escort you to the Prange Collection.
The Prange Collection is open Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
A. Yes, researchers are required to create a user account and to contact the Curator or Manager of the Prange Collection at least 3 days in advance of the visit. An appointment should be made a minimum of 3 days in advance of the visit. You do not need to make an appointment for using the microforms of Prange Collection newspapers and magazines in the East Asia Collection on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library.
A. Original Prange Collection materials are non-circulating and may only be used on-site in the Prange Collection.
A. Yes, please contact us.
A. The microforms of the newspapers and magazines are available in the East Asia Collection on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library. You may print or download images to a personal USB drive from the microfilm readers in the East Asia Collection.
A. The original magazines and newspapers are rapidly deteriorating. We, therefore, limit access to them. However, if there are specific reasons for a request to see the originals (for example, the microfilms are unreadable), please contact us and the Curator or Manager will determine whether access will be given. If you find that the microfilms are unreadable, please send us a photocopy or PDF of the unreadable pages.
A. Yes, you may bring your own laptop. Consult with a staff member if you require Internet access.
A. Yes, the Prange Collection has a computer available for users for research purposes only.
A. With the permission of the Curator or Manager, patrons may use personal cameras on-site to photograph original Prange materials. Patrons should remember to bring a charger and a backup memory card for their camera.
A. We do not allow scanners that directly touch the resources. For scanners that do not directly touch the resources, please contact us beforehand. The Curator or the Manager may give permission. Researchers are allowed to use tripods.
A. All researchers using materials from the Prange Collection must create a user account here. The account then allows researchers to request materials online before their visit. The instructions for how to create an account and how to request the materials are available in these links.
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A. The Gordon W. Prange Papers consist of both personal and professional papers and includes unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, interview notes and transcripts, research notes, articles, maps, and photographs. There are also materials related to Prange's tenure as a history professor at the University of Maryland and Prange's service as an historian for the US Army under General Douglas MacArthur during the Allied occupation of Japan. The Gordon W. Prange Papers are housed at the University Archives 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]umd.edu. A finding aid can be found in here.