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Finding aid for the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Grant Program Records
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Series 1 Arts and Media

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains CLPEF applications and projects focusing on the arts and media. There are projects such as Documentaries, Short Stories, Novels, Plays, Concert Performances, Theater Productions, Animated Videos, and Graphic Novels.

Series 2 Community Development

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series focuses on grant applications and projects that help aid communities in developing awareness and understanding of the Japanese American incarceration. There are Oral Histories, Educational Materials, Books, Questionnaires, and National Studies.

Series 3 Curriculum

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series focuses on building educational programs and lesson plans for students. Examples of curriculum include: Teacher training workshops on incarceration; 6-week study circle on racism using the incarceration experience as focus; and a panel presentations on the incarceration experiencing targeted to cross cultural audiences. Grant applicants include the San Mateo JACL Chapter, Pan American Nikkei, Oregon State University, and the School District of Philadelphia.

Series 4 Landmarks and Institutions

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Landmarks and Institutions series focuses on the creation and development of memorials and exhibits representing the Japanese American experience during WWII and incarceration. Some of the institutions and historic sites that received CLPEF grants are The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the Manzanar Committee, and the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation.

Series 5 National Fellowships

Series Scope and Content Summary

The National Fellowship grants were awarded to Ph.D. and MA students conducting research, cultural analysis, and dissertations on the Japanese American experience. The grant recipients came from diverse educational backgrounds such as Art History, Education, Asian American studies, and Mass Communication.

Series 6 Research Projects

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Research Projects grants were awarded to professors and programs from well renowned institutions throughout the United States such as the University of Michigan's Asian/Pacific American Studies Program, Georgetown University's School of Law, and University of Hawaii's Social Science Research Institute.

Series 7 Research Resources

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Research Resources series contains grant applications and projects from research institutions such as the Japanese American National Museum, California State University Sacramento, and the Japanese American National Library. These projects focused on cataloging materials, digital archiving, and film restoration.