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How to use materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection

This guide shows you how to search and access the materials housed in the Gordon W. Prange Collection

BOOKS IN THE PRANGE COLLECTION

There are approximately 71,000 book titles in the Prange Collection.  In 2005, the UMD Libraries, in partnership with the National Diet Library of Japan, began a project to digitize the entire monograph collection.  The children's books constituted phase one of the project; they have all been digitized. For guidance on searching and accessing the children's books, please go to this page.   

The following books are currently being digitized and may not be requested for use (as of August 2016):  Education Books with the Call numbers 156-0001~171-0016, 176-0001~179-0034, 361-0001~388-0043) 

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How to SEARCH the Censored Books

Online Catalog: The 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 the 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. (Not all censored materials are catalogued.)

 

Inventories: Click on the links below for inventories of censored books and fragments of books.​ These inventories also include manuscripts and galley proofs, whether they were censored or not. 

How to SEARCH and ACCESS the Books

There are numerous ways to search and access the general books in the Prange Collection, as outlined in the table below.  If you have any questions, please contact us!  

The following books are currently being digitized and may not be requested for use (as of August 2017):  Education Books with the Call numbers 156-0001~171-0016, 176-0001~179-0034, 361-0001~388-0043. 

Classification Status SEARCH and ACCESS

Ephemera 

(Call No. starting with AC)

Digitized

SEARCH:

Go to this page for details. 

ACCESS:  Full text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Reference Books 

(Call No. starting with AY)

Digitized

SEARCH:

ACCESS:  Full text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Philosophy and Religion

(Call No. starting with B)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:

ACCESS: The materials are only available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Auxiliary Sciences of History 

(Call No. starting with CB, CC, CD, CE, CT, CR)

Digitized (partially)

SEARCH:

ACCESS: Full text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

A portion of CT (CT-0501~) has not be processed.  Please contact us if you have any questions. 

History 

(Call No. starting with D)

Digitized

SEARCH:

ACCESS:  All history books are digitized, and the text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

 

History of the Americas

(Call No. starting with E)

Digitized

SEARCH:

ACCESS: Full text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

History of the Americas 

(Call No. starting with F)

Digitized

SEARCH:

ACCESS: Full text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

 

Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

(Call No. starting with G)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Social Science

(Call No. starting with HD, HQ, HS, HT, HV, HX)

Digitized (partially)

SEARCH:

ACCESS: Full text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

The rest of the H sections (e.g. HA, HB....) are searchable via the UMD Libraries Online Catalog, but they have not been digitized. They are accessible onsite in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North. 

Political Science

(Call No. starting with J)

Digitized

SEARCH:

ACCESS:  Full text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Law 

(Call No. starting with K)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.  

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Korean Language Education Books

(Call No. 301-0036 ~ 301-0063)

Digitized

SEARCH:

Go to this page for some examples.

ACCESSFull text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North and at the National Diet Library of Japan.

Education  Currently Digitizing

SEARCH:

ACCESS: Due to the ongoing digitization project, some education books are currently unavailable.

Music 

(Call No. starting with M)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:  A basic inventory is available onsite.

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Arts 

(Call No. starting with N)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.  

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Literature 

(Call Numbers starting with PL)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Literature - General (poetry, drama, movies, and plays)

(Call No. starting with PN)

Digitized

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Science

(Call No. starting with Q)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.  

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland.    

Medicine 

(Call No. starting with R)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.  

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Agriculture

(Call No. starting with S)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.  

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland.    

Technology

(Call No. starting with T)

Available Onsite

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.  

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland. 

Military Science/Naval Science

(Call No. starting with U/V)

Digitized

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.  

ACCESS: The full text is available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland.    

Translation books Available Onsite

SEARCH:  A basic Inventory is available onsite.  

ACCESS: The materials are available in the Maryland Room on the 1st Floor of Hornbake Library North, University of Maryland.