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Between 1978 and 1992, Marlene Mayo, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, and one assistant conducted 100 interviews with Americans who planned or served in the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952.  The interviewees worked in a variety of political, legal, economic, educational, and cultural activities at all levels and form a cross-section of Americans involved in the Occupation.  The oral histories have been donated to the UM Libraries and are housed in the Gordon W. Prange Collection.

The interviews, originally recorded on cassette tapes, have been digitized.  The UM Libraries are seeking an undergraduate intern for spring semester 2014 to assist with making the oral histories widely accessible online.  The intern will be seeking releases from the interviewees or their estates, compiling basic bibliographic information about the interviewees, and potentially assisting with web development.

The internship is limited to History majors at the University of Maryland, College Park with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students will register for History 386 to get course credit (also involves a research paper).

To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and one letter of recommendation from a professor in the History Department to: Professor Julie Taddeo at taddeo@umd.edu.  Electronic submissions only.

Deadline for the submission of applications is November 10, 2013.


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