Post written by Summer Espinoza, Project Manager at Go For Broke National Education Center
I am the project manager for the National Digital Archives of Japanese American Military Service (NDAJAMS) here at Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC). My primary responsibilities are to design and implement the standards and processes to create meaningful information about the oral histories and special collections items in this digital initiative. For almost two decades GFBNEC volunteers and staff have worked diligently to record over 1,100 Nisei soldier oral history interviews. The Hanashi Project’s successes now allows us to create the NDAJAMS so that we can publish and disseminate the narratives of these soldiers in service of our organization’s mission– to educate the community of the rights, challenges and responsibilities of citizenship.
Blog posts from me will be on the topic of project progress, lessons learned and highlights. Please check back soon and often!