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A print of an internment camp with text of a letter written to colleges.
Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books
Strong Silent Type Press
 p.: col. ill.; 39 cm.
Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Gould, Laurence McKinley, 1896-1995
Japanese American college students -- History -- 20th century
Japanese American families
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Nason, John W
National Japanese American Student Relocation Council
Shigemura, Frank Masao, d. 1944
Shigemura, Kay, d. 1979 -- Correspondence
Shigemura, Takejuru, d. 1964 -- Correspondence
Typefaces (Type evidence)
"Images and letters used for this book are from the Densho Archive and the Carleton College Archives ... The visual quality of the original letters and documents required that they be transcribed for this printing. The Shigemura letters were printed in Lucinda Handwriting, a font that approximated the beautiful writing of Mrs. Shigemura. The Carleton letters and memos have been transcribed into Monaco. The descriptive text is printed in Verdana ... The paper used is Rives grey. The binding is drum leaf. The printing is in silk-screen."--Colophon.<br>Printed on Rives grey paper, folded accordion style with adjacent pages glued to form leaves. First and last pages are pastedowns in the binding, which is drum leaf. The printing is entirely in silkscreen. Shannon Finnegan assisted in the production of this book.<br>The National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, a non-government agency, was formally organized in 1942 to help interned students, mostly Japanese-Americans, continue their education outside the evacuated zones.<br>Library's copy is no. 10 in an edition of 26, signed by the artist.<br>Silkscreen printing.
After being interned with his parents at the Minikoda Internment Camp in Idaho, Frank Masao Shigemura was released to attend Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, with the help of the newly formed National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, headed by John W. Nason. Although Shigemura described his year at Carleton as the best of his life, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was killed in battle in France on October 20, 1944. When Carleton published a memorial "Gold Star" booklet which honored the Carleton men who had been killed in the war, Mr. and Mrs. Shigemura responded with the first of many donations to the college. From their correspondence, Carleton President Laurence M. Gould developed a friendship with the Shigemuras, and as their contributions continued, helped establish the Frank Shigemura Scholarship at Carleton. The alumni felt Frank's loyalty should be made public and asked George Grimm, a columnist, to write about it. Grimm wrote a series of articles on the Shigemuras's generosity; the articles were collected and reprinted elsewhere.
Drum leaf binding
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