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The Civil Censorship Department was created within the Civil Intelligence Section of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. [1] It exercised considerable influence over the operation and administration of the American Occupation of Japan after World War II. [2]

Much of its records are housed in the Gordon W. Prange Collection in the Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland.[3][4]


  1. ^ John W. Dower (2000). Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. W.W. Norton & Company. pp. 407–. ISBN 978-0-393-32027-5.
  2. ^ Eiji Takemae (2003). Allied Occupation of Japan. A&C Black. pp. 167–. ISBN 978-0-8264-1521-9.
  3. ^ "Gordon W. Prange Collection - UMD Libraries". University of Maryland.
  4. ^ "THE GORDON W. PRANGE COLLECTION AND THE TERASAKI RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANT". University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved 31 March 2016.