The University of Maryland Libraries invites you to Celebrate
The 30th Anniversary of the Gordon W. Prange Collection 

Wednesday, April 29, 4:00 to 6:00 pm: 
A Keynote Speech in honor of the Prange Collection by John Dower, Ford International Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Winner of the National Book Award & the Pulitzer Prize for his work Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. 
Room 2203 Art & Sociology Building.

Thursday, April 30, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm: 
Workshop on Using Japanese Visual Images for teaching, research and publications. The workshop will introduce NCC’s new Image Use Protocol Website with faculty who have successfully acquired visual images for publications, museum specialists, a legal specialist on copyright and fair used issues, publishers, and librarians.  Held in the Special Event Room, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park. Breakfast will be provided for registered participants at 8:30 am, before the half-day workshop. 
To RSVP for the Workshop: please contact [log in to unmask] or 301.405.9348 by April 16, 2009.

An Exhibit Through Winter 2009: Voices of the Vanquished: Censored Print Publications from Postwar Japan, 1945-1949, an exhibit of Prange Collection materials, will be on display in the Maryland Room Gallery of Hornbake Library.  The exhibit celebrates the Prange’s 30th Anniversary and was inspired by Dower’s Embracing Defeat. 

For more details on the celebration: (English) (Japanese)

Please visit NCC’s Image Use Protocol Website at:

The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC),
The Gordon W. Prange Collection, and the University of Maryland Libraries have organized this workshop.   
The Japan Foundation, the Toshiba International Foundation, and the Japan-US Friendship Commission fund the Workshop with contributions from Nichimy Corporation and Bunsei Shoin Booksellers. The overall Prange Anniversary Celebrations are sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies, both at the University of Maryland, College Park.