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Densho Encyclopedia Reaches a Milestone

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…

New Encyclopedia Articles, November 2014

Having worked in museums and similar organizations for most of the last twenty-five or so years, the work they do is close to my heart. Many museum exhibitions have told…

New Encyclopedia Articles, September 2014

In 1987, in the midst of the movement for redress and reparations for the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum…

New Densho Encyclopedia Articles, August 2014

New to the encyclopedia this month are articles on writers and artists, Nisei soldiers during World War II, and a little known INS detention camp, among other topics.

New Densho Encyclopedia Articles, July 2014

By Densho’s Content Director Brian Niiya One of the neglected areas of Japanese American history is  the story of Japanese Americans in Japan just before and during the war between…

New Densho Encyclopedia Articles, May 17 to June 2

One of the often repeated stories that Sansei who grew up the ’50s and ’60s tell is of learning about the wartime removal and incarceration of their families during World…

New Encyclopedia Articles, April 19 to May 9

The so-called “Citizen Isolation Centers” in Moab, Utah, and Leupp, Arizona—essentially War Relocation Authority maximum security prisons that held those deemed too dangerous for their run-of-the-mill concentration camps—have always had…

New Densho Encyclopedia Articles, April 5-18

If one were to make up lists of important or influential Japanese Americans viewed from an ethnic community perspective and from an external, mainstream American perspective, one would likely end…

New Encyclopedia Articles, November-December 2012

In the last two months of 2012 Densho published 42 new articles to our public encyclopedia about the Japanese American experience during World War II, including:

New Articles in the Densho Encyclopedia

The Densho Encyclopedia continues to expand with more newly written articles about the Japanese American experience during World War II. In the last month, 36 articles were added to this…

First Peek at the Densho Encyclopedia: Editor’s Message

We are two months away from the launch of the Densho Encyclopedia and want your feedback. We made a beta version available for viewing and testing: encyclopedia.densho.org. Editor’s Message Brian…

Densho Encyclopedia Sample Article: Children’s Village

The Densho Encyclopedia is a free and publicly accessible website project launching in the fall of 2012 that will provide concise, accurate, and balanced information on many aspects of the…