The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and
McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, invite applications for one
$1,500 grant to support research in the library's Prange Collection and
East Asia Collection on topics related to the period
of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960. Holders
of the Ph.D. or an equivalent degree are eligible to apply, as are
graduate students who have completed all requirements for the doctorate
except the dissertation.
The competition is open to scholars in all parts of the world and
from any discipline, but historical topics are preferred. University of
Maryland faculty, staff, and students may not apply. More information
can be found at The Nathan and Jeanette Miller
Center for Historical Studies.
The application deadline is November 16, 2012. The grant must be
used by October 31, 2013. Grant funds will be disbursed in the form of
reimbursement for travel, lodging, meals, reproductions, and related
research expenses. Such costs as computers or software
are not eligible. Reimbursement will require submission of receipts for
processing by the University.
All applications must be submitted electronically by attachment to email@example.com
with "Twentieth-century Japan Research Awards" in the subject line.
Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a two-to three-page
description of the research
project. Applications from graduate students must be accompanied by a
letter from the principal faculty advisor attesting to the significance
of the dissertation project and to the student's completion of all other
Materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection include virtually all
Japanese-language newspapers, news agency releases, magazines,
pamphlets, and books dating from the period of Allied censorship,
1945-1949, in addition to over 10,000 newspaper photos. There
are also materials published by Chinese and Korean residents, most of
which are written in Japanese. Related collections in English include
the personal papers of Charles Kades and Justin Williams. Office
correspondence documenting policies and decisions
of the Publications, Pictorial, and Broadcast Division, Civil
Censorship Detachment (Civil Intelligence Section), Supreme Commander
for the Allied Powers Japan, are complementary to official Occupation
records housed at the National Archives, College Park.
Japanese newspapers and magazines from the Prange Collection are
available for research on microform in the East Asia Collection. Other
Prange materials are made available for research in the Prange
Collection reading area after consultation with the Prange
Curator or Manager. The East Asia Collection contains
Japanese-language books published during the wartime period, scholarly
monographs on Occupied Japan, and a wide variety of reference works.
A one-page summary of research findings is required at the conclusion of the grant period.
For further information about the collections, consult the following websites: http:/www.lib.umd.edu/prange
Twentieth-century Japan Research Awards
Department of History
University of Maryland, College Park MD
The Gordon W. Prange Collection
University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD