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The University of Maryland Libraries Online Catalog

Libraries HomepageTo search the University of Maryland Libraries Online Catalog for Prange Collection materials, click "Classic catalog" below the search box on the Libraries homepage.  Then click "advanced search" at the top of the page on the yellow bar, and select "Prange Collection" in the "location" field or "Prange" in the "named collection" field.  You can then do a search by author, editor, title, series name, publisher, year of publication, or CCD number.



Prange Digital Children's Book Collection

Childrens BooksThe 8,000 children’s book titles in the Prange Collection, including picture books, comic books and story books, have been digitized. The picture books (ehon), comics (manga) and story books (Yomimono) are now available online as part of the Prange Digital Children's Book Collection.  Full-text access to these books is limited to the University of Maryland, College Park campus.  Access is provided to a thumbnail image of the book cover and to the bibliographic data for the book for off-campus visitors to this site. 


National Diet Library of Japan - Digitized Contents

NDL Digital Collection

As of March 2014, 13,000 of the digitized books from the general book collection are available, full-text, onsite at NDL. 

Note: These books are also available onsite in the Prange Collection.  If you wish to see the digital images in the Prange Collection, please include the Prange Collection Call Number (“ プランゲ文庫請求記号”  included in the  “Detailed Record View” on the NDL website) on the Material Request Form.



Gordon W. Prange Education Book Collection Database

Education BooksThis database retrieves bibliographic records for 10,000 education-related books and pamphlets in the Prange Collection from the University of Maryland Libraries' Online Catalog. Searches can be done in Japanese.



Print Finding Aids

Murakami, Hisayo and Tani, Eiko (Eds.) Guide to the Gordon W. Prange Children's Book Collection

A guide to the children’s books in the Prange Collection. The guide is divided into 3 parts (story books, picture books, and comic books) and is organized in gojuon order by book title.
(2004 701p. Call No. EAJRE PZ49.2 .G67 2004)

Noda, Akemi and Sakaguchi, Eiko (Eds.) Guide to the Gordon W. Prange Education Book Collection

A guide to the 10,000 education-related books in the Prange Collection, including books on educational theory, educational systems and text books. Organized by subjects within education. Duplicates and series are noted. The guide also includes author and title indices.(2007 983p. Call No. EAJRE Z5815.J3 G67 2007)
If you are interested in receiving a copy of this guide, please contact prangebunko[at]