Encyclopedia Blog Posts
Among the newly added articles to the Densho Encyclopedia are pieces on key postwar legal cases, the little known War Relocation Authority "Citizen Isolation Centers" Moab and Leupp, and the many children's and young adult books on the wartime incarceration. Read about these and many other new articles--as well as the story of an online database of inmates in WRA concentration camps--in the latest blog posts by content director Brian Niiya.
Funding for the encyclopedia was provided, in part, by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. The encyclopedia will expand to over 1,000 articles when completed in the fall of this year.
>> View blog post: New Densho Encyclopedia Articles, April 19 to May 9
>> View blog post: Records about Japanese Americans relocated during World War II
>> View blog post: New Densho Encyclopedia Articles, May 17 to June 2
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Densho created an Educational Resource CD of the materials used during our "Teaching with Primary Sources" teacher training workshops that were conducted with 625 educators over the last two years. Contained on the CD are the historic newsreel, photographs and documents used during the workshops. Also included are videoclips from the Densho oral history collection and activities about how to examine primary sources. While supplies last you can have a free CD shipped to you. Funding for these CDs was provided, in part, by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.
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