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Nisei Vue and Scene Collection Added

Nisei Vue and Scene were resettlement era Nisei pictorial magazines based in Chicago that reflected the hopes and dreams of at least a segment of the Nisei population in the…

Free Press behind Barbed Wire? Newspapers Published in the Concentration Camps

“A battalion of American troops of the 7th Army was cut off for a week near St. Die in France. All its attempts to break out were stopped by superior…

Controlling the Historical Record: Photographs of the Japanese American Incarceration

Clandestine photographs from war in Iraq prove a long-known fact: images of soldiers in battle, prisoners of war, and civilians caught in the conflict have the power to provoke outrage,…

Terrorism, 1945 Style

One of the articles I’ve been working on for the Densho Encyclopedia on and off is a piece on the terroristic incidents that greeted the first Nisei to return to…

Imposing the Alien Land Laws: New Documents Discovered

A friend sent us this noteworthy article in a February 2010 issue of the Pacific Citizen. “Japanese American residents in San Joaquin County, Calif. had no idea that they were…

History, Memory, and the Japanese American Citizens League

Why does the issue of loyalty remain so divisive in the Japanese American community even today? This month’s “From the Archive” article looks at a painful and contentious aspect of…

Beyond the Divide: Japanese American Responses to the “Loyalty Questionnaire”

“The government is asking… a father and a son who have different situations, the same question, and on the basis of your answer your family might be broken up.” —…

All About the Women

Densho is dedicating resources to record interviews with Nikkei women, whose stories are often less documented in oral history collections. This month Densho staff travels to L.A. to conduct new…

Summer Days

On a warm August afternoon, in the time-honored tradition of the summer rerun, we thought we’d share some of our favorite “From the Archive” articles that are available on our…

New Content in the Densho Archive

We recently added 33 visual history interviews and 4 photo and document collections to the Densho Digital Archive. The archive now contains over 700 hours of video and over 10,000…

A New Resource

A few months ago the creator of a personal website asked for permission to use excerpts from the Camp Newspaper Collections. The camp papers have been a popular item ever…

Information for Freedom

Among the first executive orders signed by Barack Obama were two that require greater compliance with Freedom of Information Act requests. Now, there’s an executive order Densho likes. We are…

Newly Added to the Densho Archive

Just added to the Densho Digital Archive, ten visual history interviews and three photograph collections (listed below). The interviews were conducted during our travels over the summer to Salt Lake…