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Marlene J. Mayo Undergraduate Research Award
on Modern Japan
The Marlene J. Mayo Undergraduate History Research Award on Modern Japan
will be awarded in the fall and spring semesters to the best research paper
utilizing Japan-related primary resources in the University of Maryland
Libraries. The winner will receive a letter of recognition from the Department
of History and a prize of $500.
The competition is open to
undergraduate history majors in 300 and 400 level courses.
The Gordon W. Prange Collection on Allied Occupied Japan contains
extensive holdings in English and Japanese, including diplomatic dispatches,
military records, private correspondence, interviews and oral histories, memoirs
and autobiographies, newspapers and magazines, maps, films, and visual images.
The materials illustrate not only 20th century Japan and World War II
in the Pacific and East Asia but also US-Japan relations and Japan in the World.
Paper topics can include Pearl Harbor, total war, atomic and fire
bombings, war crimes trials, political and legal reforms, party politics,
rearmament, women’s suffrage and activism, labor unions, martial arts, popular
culture, the performing arts, aesthetics, economic reconstruction, technology
transfer, religion, population issues, and media controls.
Approximate length: 20-25 pages, double-spaced. Nominations for
best papers should be submitted to the History Undergraduate Committee by course
professors during the grading period of the fall and spring semesters. For
information about the University of Maryland’s Japan-related resources, visit: