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“Beyond Words: Images from America’s Concentration Camps”

with mother and soldiers on the train

Two Cornell graduates tell the story of their work as student assistants in the University Archives, starting from the discovery of art works by Japanese-American detainees created during their stay in the camps, through their research project to find those artists, and then to the publication of their book Beyond Words: Images from America’s Concentration Camps.

Additionally, the Library will create a display of artifacts drawn from our unique and rare holdings in Kroch Library, especially from our collection of Japanese American relocation centers records. The exhibition will be installed in the Olin/Kroch transit corridor and in the “rotunda” gallery at the entrance of the Rare and Manuscript Division (Kroch Library level 2B). It will remain on view between August 22 and September 27.

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artwork from a Japanese internment camp

taking father away