The Prange Collection contains censored materials, including galley proofs of books, newspaper and magazine articles, and manuscripts of books that were either partially censored (with deletions and/or other modifications) or entirely suppressed.
Censored Newspapers and Magazines
Censored newspapers and magazine articles can be located by using the Advanced Search in the Occupation-period Newspaper and Magazine Database. Select "censored or uncensored" in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the Advanced Search page.
Censored Books and Pamphlets
Censored books can be located by doing an Advanced Search in the UMD Libraries Online Catalog. In the "search for words in..." field, select "notes" in a dropdown menu, and enter "検閲" (censored) or "断片"(fragment). Then limit the search by either selecting "Prange Collection" in the "location" field or "Prange" in the "named collection" field.
Censored Book Lists
List of Censored Books and Pamphlets
A list of books and pamphlets that were censored.
List of Censored Children's Books
This list was originally included in the Guide to the Gordon W. Prange Children’s Book Collection, edited by Hisayo Murakami and Eiko Tani. The list has been updated and additional data has been added. Galley proofs (some have published versions) and unpublished materials that were submitted to the Civil Censorship Detachment are included in this list.
List of Censored Education Books
A list of unpublished censored materials related to Prange education books, such as galley proofs, manuscripts, and materials with deletions or revisions.
Books and Pamphlets Fragment List
A list of the fragments from the galley proofs of Books and Pamphlets with censorship action taken. This list is based on the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) numbers and romanized titles that were written on the fragments presumably by CCD staff. Some fragments have not been matched with published versions of the books.
Education Book Fragment List
A list of the fragments from the galley proofs of education books with censorship action taken. This list is based on the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) numbers and romanized titles that were written on the fragments presumably by CCD staff. Some fragments have not been matched with published versions of the books.
Note: The censored materials lists are updated as new materials or information are discovered. Please contact prangebunko[at]umd.edu with corrections to these lists.