The Densho 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. It is designed and written for a non-specialist audience that includes high school and college students and instructors, multiple generations of Nikkei community members, confinement sites preservation groups, amateur and professional historians, librarians, journalists, documentarians, and the general public.
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The Densho Encyclopedia is thoroughly cross indexed and articles are linked to relevant primary and secondary materials from the Densho archive and from other websites that include still and moving images, documents, databases, and oral history interview excerpts as well as standard bibliographical sources.
Terminology and Glossary
Notes on Densho's use of terminology and a glossary of terms used on this website.
A timeline of events relating to the incarceration
Web Resources, Printed Resources and Videos
Links and citations for resources about Japanese Americans, civil liberties, and oral history practice.
Funding for the Densho Encyclopedia is being provided by grants from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, administered by the National Park Service. Additional support for the first phase was provided by the California State Library through the California Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.
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