Oddball Stories about Camp in Popular Culture: California Generation
Densho Encyclopedia editor Brian Niiya occasionally comes across interesting stories that don't become encyclopedia articles. We've encouraged Brian to share some of these stories in the Densho Blog. This month, Brian shares an article about a 1970 novel that mentions the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.
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Looking for Photographs and Documents to Digitally Preserve
If your family or community organization has photographs or documents related to the Japanese American experience during and surrounding World War II, please consider loaning them to Densho for digital preservation. Your collection will contribute to one of the largest and most diverse online educational collections about the Japanese American experience. We are interested in photographs, letters, diaries, artwork, government documents, etcetera. Densho does not retain materials for a physical collection. Instead, we seek to create high quality digital copies for preservation purposes and for web/online access. We return the materials after the processing is complete. If you have something to loan, please contact Densho's Collections Manager Caitlin Oiye ([email protected] or 206-320-0095). Materials will be reviewed and accepted at the discretion of the Collections Manager.
Densho Awarded Three 4Culture Grants
Densho was recently awarded three grants from 4Culture. 4Culture is the cultural services agency for King County, Washington. The 4Culture grant awards ranged from a $5,000 Heritage Equipment grant to install an air conditioner for our server room, a $6,000 Heritage Special Projects grant to hire summer interns to help scan and catalogue photographs and documents, and an $18,000 Heritage Sustained Support grant for general operations. Thank you 4Culture!
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Densho Teacher Training in Portland
Online registration is open for our teacher training workshop on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00am-3:30pm in Portland, Oregon. Densho is partnering with Oregon Nikkei Endowment (O.N.E.) to bring this workshop to the Portland area. Participation in the workshop is free, with a $100 stipend if teachers report back on how they use workshop materials in the classroom. Funding for the workshop is supported, in part, by a grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, administered by the National Park Service, and the Teaching with Primary Sources Program of the Library of Congress. Contact [email protected] for more information or to organize a teacher workshop in your city.
>> For more information or to register for the Portland workshop
GiveBIG on May 15th
Densho is part of the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG fundraising event. This one-day online event raises funds for over 1,400 nonprofits in Seattle. Donations to Densho through the Seattle Foundation on May 15, 2013, will be matched with a "stretch pool" of funds. If you donate through GiveBIG, you could be randomly selected for a Golden Ticket that wins you a $100 Starbucks gift card and gives the nonprofit of your choice an extra $1,000 from The Seattle Foundation and other sponsors!
>> Donate to Densho through the Seattle Foundation
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Community News and Events
Register Now for JANM Conference in Seattle
On July 4 through July 7, 2013, in Seattle, Washington, the Los Angeles-based Japanese American National Museum will present its fourth national conference--SPEAKING UP! DEMOCRACY, JUSTICE, DIGNITY. The conference will explore the historic and contemporary connections of the Japanese American experience to local, state, and national histories. Online registration is available.
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