News agency photographs, submitted to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) for review, constitute the largest corpus of photographs in the Prange Collection. They were part of the original CCD file copies, which were shipped to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1949 and 1950. Smaller collections of photographs dating from the Occupation period have also been acquired by the UM Libraries.
News Agency Photographs
The Prange Collection contains approximately 10,000 news agency photographs that were submitted to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) by Kyodo, Jiji and Sun News Agencies in 1948 and 1949. Each photograph is accompanied by a description in Japanese.
The following are basic inventories of the news agency photographs:
Robert P. Schuster Photographs
Robert P. Schuster worked as a medical equipment repair specialist for the Allied Forces during the Occupation of Japan. These photographs, totaling 738, were shot, developed, and captioned by Schuster. The vast majority were taken in 1946 and document Schuster's experience, both personal and professional, during his stay in Japan.
The photographs are available for use in the Prange Collection only. To use the photographs, please contact the Prange Collection at prangebunko[at]umd.edu.
The Schuster Photographs were acquired in 2002.
Albert W. Hilberg ABCC Photographs and Reports
The Albert W. Hilberg ABCC Photographs and Reports consist of 48 photographs of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bombing, as well as 41 reports by the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC). Albert W. Hilberg, M.D. was a physician member of the ABCC. These photographs may not be unique to the Prange Collection. They may be held by the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) and/or other libraries such as the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The Albert W. Hilberg ABCC photographs and Reports are available through the University of Maryland Libraries Digital Collections.
The Albert W. Hilberg ABCC Photographs and Reports were donated to the University of Maryland Libraries’ Gordon W. Prange Collection in October 2008 by Kristin Henderson, a member of Albert Hilberg’s family.
Kyodo News Agency Photograph, 1/23/1949, Call no. K3022
Robert P. Schuster Photograph, Call no. RS-142
Albert W. Hilberg Photograph, Call no. AH-010