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Beyond the Call of Duty

The April exhibit at the Hamilton Library's Bridge Gallery is co- curated by Tokiko Bazzell, James Cartwright, and Wil Frost. Tokiko Bazzell mounted the display on the Japanese Language Schoolbooks, James Cartwright prepared the Experiences of Japanese Americans of Hawaii during World War II, and Wil Frost coordinated Beyond the Call of Duty.

The Exhibit Committee thanks the curators for providing the following descriptions.

1. Japanese Language Schoolbooks Display (in the table cases)
The books on display were used to educate Japanese American children in Hawai'i from the early 1900s to 1950. The Japanese Language Schoolbooks Collection of the University of Hawai’i Asia Collection Department consists of two portions: The first portion is made up of over 600 schoolbooks donated by local community members, while the second portion is made up of over 900 schoolbooks and education books donated by the Moili’ili Japanese Language School. The latter portion was donated when part of the Moili'ili Japanese Language School closed in the 1970s.

Honoring Our Grandfathers: Japanese American Immigrants in U.S. Department of Justice Internment Camps, 1941-45
Dr. Gail Y. Okawa has been researching her grandfather’s experience during World War II. The documents and objects on display were discovered during her research activities. Dr. Okawa teaches at the Department of English of Youngstown State University, Ohio

2.Experiences of Japanese Americans of Hawaii during World War II (in the tall cases)

Photos from the Hawaii War Records Depository Hamilton Library, Archives Department.

3. Beyond the Call of Duty.

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Library is proud to host the travelling exhibit, "Beyond the Call of Duty" during the month of April 2003. Organized by the Japanese American National Museum, the exhibit honors the extraordinary wartime accomplishments of Japanese American recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for military heroism.

Poster from Beyond the Call of Duty exhibit

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