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English-language Materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection


The Gordon W. Prange Collection
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Welcome to the guide to English-language materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection! Though the Prange Collection is known for its Japanese print publications, it also contains significant gift collections and English-language reports and documents. The reports and documents were shipped to the University of Maryland in 1949-1950 with the Japanese print publications. The gift collections have been acquired over the years 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

NOTE:  The personal papers of Gordon Prange are not available in the Gordon W. Prange Collection.

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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