LSU Libraries’ Hayley Johnson and Sarah Simms have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects for the Public Discovery grant for $30,000. This grant supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats.
The grant will help fund the project, “Louisiana’s Hidden History of Japanese Internment,” which will explore the creation of a curated digital archive of materials relating to Japanese internment in Louisiana during World War II, including both Camp Livingston and Camp Algiers.
Johnson and Simms are building this project from the research they’ve been doing for the past few years. They will look at archives and museum collections across the United States to identify pieces that could be digitized for an online exhibit / repository related to the internment of men of Japanese ancestry in Camp Livingston and Camp Algiers.