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The Prange Collection materials are searchable in the UMD Libraries' online catalog, the National Diet Library of Japan's Digital Collection or in an online database. For materials that are minimally processed, a print finding aid or inventory is available onsite in the Prange Collection.  Please keep in mind that some materials have been microfilmed, others have been digitized, and some have yet to be reformatted. 

Below is an overview of the access status of Prange materials.  More specific information can be found on the Search Tools pages for newspapers & magazines, books & pamphlets, censored materials and English-language materials, listed at left.  If you need assistance finding Prange Collection materials, please contact usIf you would like to use Prange materials onsite, please read this page prior to your visit.

We are currently digitizing the following materials and they are, therefore, unavailable for use (as of August 2015):

  • Literature: Poetry, Drama, Motion pictures, Plays, etc.  (Call Numbers starting with PN) 

  • Military Science/Naval Science (Call Numbers starting with U/V)

  • Education Books (Call Numbers 314-0001~314-0006, 361-001~388-0043, 401-0001~440-0149)

Categories

Status

Search and Access

Newspapers

Microfilmed

Search:

  • Visit the 20th Century Media Information Database, maintained by the Institute of Intelligence Studies, Japan. This is an article-level database.  Not all Prange newspapers are included in this database.  The database is fee-based.  Individual and institutional subscriptions are available.
  • Visit the National Diet Library of Japan(NDL) Research Navi for instructions on how to search for newspapers via NDL's OPAC. All Prange newspaper titles are included.
  • "Guide to the Gordon W. Prange Newspaper Collection/メリーランド大学図書館所蔵ゴードン・W・プランゲ文庫新聞目録."  This print finding aid is available onsite in the Prange Collection, at NDL and at many universities in both the United States and Japan.

Access: The microfilm is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North.  For instructions on how to request them, see this document.  For a list of other institutions that also hold a full set of the microfilm, see Collection Holdings, Newspapers page.

Magazines

Microfilmed

Search:

  • Visit the 20th Century Media Information Database, maintained by the Institute of Intelligence Studies, Japan. This is an article-level database.  All Prange magazines are included in this database.  The database is fee-based.  Individual and institutional subscriptions are available.
  • Visit the National Diet Library of Japan(NDL) Research Navi for instructions on how to search for magazines via NDL's OPAC.  All Prange magazine titles are included.
  • Visit the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) Digital Collections.  As of March 2015, approximately 5,300 Prange Collection magazines (approximately 700 titles) are included.
  • "Guide to the Gordon W. Prange Magazine Collection/メリーランド大学図書館所蔵ゴードン・W・プランゲ文庫雑誌目録." This print finding aid is available onsite in the Prange Collection, at NDL and at many universities in both the United States and Japan. 

Access:

Children's Books

Digitized

Search:

Go to this page for the details.

Access: Full text is only available on the University of Maryland campus or at the National Diet Library of Japan.  

Political Science

(Call Numbers
starting with J)

Digitized

Search:

Go to this page for the details. 

Access: Full text is only available in the Prange Collection or at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Social Science

(Call Numbers starting with HD, HQ, HS, HT, HV, HX)

Digitized

Search:

Go to this page for the details. 

Access: Full text is only available in the Prange Collection or at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Korean Language Education Books

(Call Numbers 301-0036 ~ 301-0063)

Digitized

Search:

Go to this page for some examples.

Access: Full text is only available in the Prange Collection or at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Reference Books

(Call Numbers starting with AY)

Digitized

Search:

Access: Full text is only available in the Prange Collection or at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Auxiliary Sciences of History

(Call Numbers starting with CB, CC, CD, CE, CT, CR)

Digitized

Search:

Access: Full text is only available in the Prange Collection or at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Ephemera

(Call Numbers starting with AC)

Digitized

Search:

(full text is only available onsite at NDL).  To search for the materials in this category, type "AC-" in the search box.   

Go to this page for the details. 

Access: Full text is only available in the Prange Collection or at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Censored Newspaper Articles [CNAs]

Digitized

Search: Uncataloged.  Please contact prangebunko[at]umd.edu for a basic inventory.

Access: Full text is only available in the Prange Collection. (As of 8/4/2015)

History

(Call Numbers starting with D)

Digitized

Search:

Access: Some of D books are available at the NDL's Digital Collections.  All D books are available in the Prange Collection. (As of 8/17/2015)

Literature: Poetry, Drama, Motion pictures, Plays, etc.

(Call Numbers starting with PN)

Currently Digitizing

Search: Uncataloged.  Please contact prangebunko[at]umd.edu for a basic inventory.

Access is currently unavailable.  (As of August 2015)

Military Science/Naval Science

(Call Numbers starting with U/V)

Currently Digitizing

Search: Uncataloged.  Please contact prangebunko[at]umd.edu for a basic inventory.

Access is currently unavailable.  (As of August 2015)

Education Books (Call Numbers 314-0001~314-0006, 361-0001~388-0043, 401-0001~440-0149)

Currently Digitizing

Search:

Access is currently unavailable.  (As of August 2015)

Justin Williams, Sr. Papers

Microfilmed

Search: See this page for the details.

Access: The microfilm is available in Periodicals on the 1st Floor of McKeldin Library.

Charles L. Kades Papers

Microfilmed

Search: See this page for the details.

Access: The microfilm is available in Periodicals on the 1st Floor of McKeldin Library.

John R. Harold Papers

Microfilmed

Search: See this page for the details.

Access: The microfilm is available in Periodicals on the 1st Floor of McKeldin Library.