The Hawaii Nisei Story, a Web-based exploration of the experiences of local Americans of Japanese Ancestry leading up to, during and following the Second World War, comprises the life stories of Hawaii-born Nisei veterans.
Some well-known, some less so, these stories drawn from oral interviews with veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 1399th Engineering Construction Battalion, the Military Intelligence Service and the Varsity Victory Volunteers are deepened, complemented and complicated by the seldom heard stories of the veterans’ wives and families.
To view the project, go to: http://nisei.hawaii.edu.
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:00-1:00 pm.
Where: Bilger 319
Shari Tamashiro, an UHM LIS alumnus, will be talking about her work in the Hawai’i Nisei Project and her recent exhibition on the Battle of Okinawa.
This Brown Bag is open to library students, faculty, and staff. This is a great opportunity to talk to an alumnus of the LIS program and to see what an impact she has made in our community.