Densho Encyclopedia Available
The new Densho Encyclopedia was launched at the end of August and is now available for viewing at http://encyclopedia.densho.org. The encyclopedia is a free and publicly accessible website that provides concise, accurate, and balanced information on many aspects of the Japanese American story during World War II. There are more than 300 articles -- with many more to come -- that are extensively referenced and interlinked, and more than 550 primary sources (photographs, documents, and oral history video clips) included with the articles. Major funding for the Encyclopedia was provided by grants from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, administered by the National Park Service, and by the California State Library through the California Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.
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Teacher Training Workshops in Los Angeles and Seattle
Densho is presenting a teacher training workshop in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 27th and another workshop in Seattle on Thursday, November 15th. These workshops will use materials about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans to examine how to use primary sources in the classroom. The workshops will be led by Executive Director Tom Ikeda and Education Consultant Janet Hayakawa. Participants will receive a $100 stipend upon successful completion of the workshop. You can get more information online about the workshops and how to register.
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Thank You Summer Interns
Funding from the 4Culture Special Projects Program made it possible to hire two summer interns. Jess Marshall and Lauren Work have helped us test new equipment and procedures while they scanned and catalogued hundreds of editions of important postwar Japanese American publications like the Northwest Times, Nisei Vue, and the Scene, which will be a boon to researchers. Both interns are university trained information specialists, bringing talent, knowledge, and energy.
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Community News and Events
Support a Documentary Film Project
A Kickstarter campaign for HONOR & SACRIFICE, a documentary film focusing on Nisei veteran and MIS linguist Rgr. Roy Matsumoto, is set to launch this month by Stourwater Pictures. The documentary is about the Nisei who were incarcerated in concentration camps, enlisted in the U.S. military, and volunteered to become linguists in the Military Intelligence Service in the Pacific Theater of WWII.
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