The Densho Encyclopedia published its 1,000th article this month—a milestone made possible, in part, by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.
The Densho Encyclopedia is a free and publicly accessible website that provides concise, historically accurate information about Japanese American history, with an emphasis on World War II incarceration. The first phase of the project, containing more than 300 articles was launched online September 1, 2012. The Encyclopedia is envisioned as a long-term, living resource that will continue to grow over time. In this guest post, Densho’s Content Director Brian Niiya, discusses the significance of the 1,000th post as well as ongoing efforts to develop the Encyclopedia.
[Photo caption: Common Ground contributor]
Densho’s 1,000th Encyclopedia article focuses on the 1940s progressive magazine, Common Ground. Although it is to some degree happenstance that this should end up the milestone article, it is an appropriate one for a number of reasons.