“Densho is a nonprofit organization started in 1996, with the initial goal of documenting oral histories from Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II. The Densho Digital Archive holds over 500 visual histories (more than 1,000 hours of recorded video interviews) and over 10,800 historic photos, documents, and newspapers. The purpose is to expand awareness of their country’s diverse history, to stimulate critical thinking, to develop ethical decision-making skills, and to help ensure that democratic principles are upheld now and in the future.”
Contact information: Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
1416 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, Washington 98144
(206) 320-0095 (phone)
(206) 320-0098 (fax)
“The Center for Oral and Public History (COPH) – a component of the Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton – collects and preserves the stories of individuals from diverse communities whose historical experiences have shaped the collective memory in Southern California Also, COPH undertakes and provides support services for public history projects.”
Contact information: Stephanie George, Archivist / firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Asian American Art Oral History was found in 2009 and led by Laura Kina, Associate Professor Art, Media, & Design Project. The purpose of is to collect oral histories of Midwestern Asian American artists and key organizers and participants of Asian American arts and cultural organizations.”
Contact information: Laura Kina: email@example.com
“The Minnesota Historical Society has successfully worked with many immigrant communities in the state to ensure that the stories of their arrival, settlement and adjustment to life in Minnesota become part of our historical record. 25 oral history interviews were completed with leaders in each of five Asian communities in Minnesota: Cambodian, Korean, Lao, Philippino and Vietnamese.”
Contact information: Project Manager: James Fogerty
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
St. Paul, MN 55102