・Gordon W. Prange Collection (Hornbake Library North) - 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.
・Gordon W. Prange Papers (Hornbake Library North) - Dr. Gordon W. Prange (July 16, 1910 - May 15, 1980) was an historian and history professor at the University of Maryland from 1937 until his death in 1980. While teaching at the University of Maryland, Prange published many books and articles on a variety of historical topics, but he is probably best known for his research on the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces during World War II. The Gordon W. Collection was named after Dr. Prange, who was instrumental in bringing the materials to the University of Maryland.
・Leo Sirota Collection (Michele Smith Performing Arts Library) - Leo Sirota (1885-1965), outstanding Ukrainian-born pianist and teacher, studied in St. Petersburg with Alexander Glazounov and later in Berlin with Ferruccio Busoni. Sirota played Busoni's massive Concerto under the composer's baton and soon established a firm reputation in the major cities of Europe. He also performed in Soviet Russia. Following a trip to Japan in 1928, Sirota was offered the directorship of the Ueno Imperial Academy in Tokyo. The Sirota family settled in Japan and Leo was much sought-after as both recitalist and teacher.
・Luther Whiting Mason Collection (Michele Smith Performing Arts Library) - Luther W. Mason (1818-1896) was an American music educator and editor of school songbooks. A student of Lowell Mason, and a pioneer of primary school music instruction, he spent two years in Japan introducing Western music to the imperial court. His papers are held under NAfME Record Group 25-2: Personal Papers of Individuals
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent Federal Agency that preserves and oversees the management of all Federal records. A sizable portion of NARA's holdings may be searched online in the National Archives Catalog. Below may be an useful information for conducting research for Japanese Studies.
Library of Congress, Asian Reading Room - The Asian Reading Room provides public access to more than 4 million items in over 130 Asian languages. In the Reading Room, researchers can use the Asian Division's collections of printed materials, microform, and databases and confer with reference librarians to answer research questions about the countries of East, South, and Southeast Asia.
MacArthur Memorial Library and Archives - Contains General MacArthur's original collection. The archives hold some 2 million documents, 86,000 photographs, 130 photograph albums, and 111 motion picture films in addition to sound recordings, newspapers, rare books, scrapbooks, and microfilms.