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Gift Collections in the Gordon W. Prange Collection

Donations to the Gordon W. Prange Collection of materials related to the Occupation of Japan


Welcome to the guide to gift collections within the Gordon W. Prange Collection! Though the Prange Collection is known for its Japanese print publications, it also contains significant gift collections that have been acquired by the University of Maryland Libraries. They include manuscripts, photographs and oral histories that document the personal and professional lives of Americans who served in Allied Occupied Japan.  


Gordon W. Prange Papers

The Gordon W. Prange Papers may be used in the Maryland Room on the first floor of Hornbake Library North.  A finding aid can be found in ArchivesUM. Materials may be requested through Aeon, the Libraries' online material request system. Included in the collection are notes for early writings on Hitler; interviews with Japanese and American military figures involved in Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway; correspondence with friends and publishers; drafts of books and articles; and lecture notes from University of Maryland classes. The collection also contains approximately one hundred maps and charts relating to Pearl Harbor and other World War II battles. An accession of addenda acquired in 2009 consists of photocopies of original documents from the University of Pittsburgh Donald M. Goldstein Papers, which include Prange and Goldstein's research files. Additional related materials are located in the Donald M. Goldstein Papers at the University of Pittsburgh.

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