Today: Special Collections in Hornbake 10:00am - 4:00pm, by appointment only


The Gordon W. Prange Collection is the most comprehensive archive in the world of Japanese print publications issued during the early years of the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1949.  These books, magazines, newspapers, posters, maps and more were subjected to censorship by the Allied Forces. They bear censorship markings ranging from check-in and examination dates to deletions, suppression and other changes. The Collection was named for the late Gordon W. Prange, who was instrumental in bringing the materials to the University of Maryland.

To request materials from the Prange Collection, you must register for a Special Collections AccountRequested materials will be brought to you in the Maryland Room, the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland. The Maryland Room is located on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library North. 

Please limit your request to the number of items that you can reasonably use during your visit.