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Japanese Studies

Welcome to the UCLA Library Guide for Japanese Studies. This guide presents both introductory and in-depth information for Japan-related research.

In this section, you will find guides that walk you through the process of accessing specific collections. Notably, these are the Extensive Reading collection, the Prange collection, and the Tule Lake collection.

The Extensive Reading collection is categorized separately from the Library of Congress system, but all are available for use by UCLA students. The entire collection is viewable in the EAL. Most of the materials can be found to the immediate right upon entering the EAL, but more are held in the PZ call number area. 

The Gordon W. Prange collection is an archive of postwar censorship documents from collected by the CCD in occupied Japan. The physical collection is held in University of Maryland. UCLA has purchased microforms of newspapers and magazines in this collection. Accessing the Prange collection requires an understanding of how to view microfilm.

The Tule Lake collection is an archive of materials held by the Tule Lake Japanese Language Library during the incarceration of Japanese Americans in WW2.