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The US Navy Japanese/Oriental Language School Archival Project The Interpreter Archives, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries Number 114B Remember September 11, 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org Status Report August 15, 2007 Our Mission promises of a number of other donations include primarily their UK and wanted a few good men donors, continue to indicate that JLS and WWII experiences. to review the films as part of In the Spring of 2000, the we only have received a small their PR campaign. Archives continued the origi- portion of the materials we Research nal efforts of Captain Roger should expect. Many have Activities Pineau and William Hudson, We still await the book by Roger promised their collections. Still and the Archives first at- Dingman. In addition, Irwin and During the fall of 2006, the more expect to send their papers tempts in 1992, to gather the Carole Slesnick are still JLS/OLS Project funded our two to The JLS/OLS Project, but papers, letters, photographs, have not yet discussed the matter attempting to officially publish freshmen, Genevieve Clark and and records of graduates of the second edition of their book Carolyn Michaels to continue to with us. A number of collections the US Navy Japanese/ Kanji & Codes. make use of Google™ and have gone to other repositories Oriental Language School, Professor Atsuhiko Wada MyFamilyPeopleFinder™ to but this is alright with us. While University of Colorado at we welcome archival formerly of Shinshu University, seek out missing entrants. The Boulder, 1942-1946. We now of Waseda University, two new students, paid on the contributions, and while we assemble these papers in published his book The Japan- JLS Fund, restarted updating believe JLS/OLS materials recognition of the contribu- US Relationship Viewed from Winglam Kwan‟s spreadsheet should be saved, it does not have tions made by JLS/OLS to be saved by us. JLS/OLS Book Circulation: Toward the for all JLS/OLS entrants. instructors and graduates to Literacy History [in Japanese] Carolyn built a list of the papers have been donated to the the War effort in the Pacific (2007). In it, he finds that USN „unaccounted for‟, and began University of Washington, the and the Cold War, to the JLS/OLSers played a significant rechecking Google™ and found University of Michigan, Cal creation of East Asian Berkeley, Columbia University, role in building Japanese information on at least 100 more. language programs across language libraries in the US after At the request of Art the Library of Congress and the country, and to the the War. No surprise to you. See Dornheim, JLS 1943, we sent other prominent repositories. As development of Japanese- the book‟s website: “photo albums” out in our long as we know where they American cultural rec- went, we are pleased that those http://www.shin-yo- December mailing, as sort of a onciliation programs after sha.co.jp/mokuroku/books/978- present. He wanted a photo papers are being saved at such World War II. 4-7885-1036-4.htm album sent out to everyone. We prestigious institutions. If you Recently, we have been thought that folks out there wish your papers to come to the US Navy JLS/OLS Archivial contacted by Kojiro Yamada of would only really want to see Status Report Project, please contact us. NHK Japan Broadcasting Co., their own year groups. So we currently working on a broke up the mailing list into Seven years after renewing the Katherine Harris finished documentary film about the year-groups and selected photos US Navy JLS/OLS Archival processing the Marion Levy Papers in mid-August 2006, Japanese POW during WWII. to scan into a four-sheet insert. Project, we have increased our Their research team is finding Quality scanned “albums” were contacts to over 600 to whom we when her contract concluded. out that POW information was offered for sale. We used the have sent more than 174 issues Remaining funds from the 2005 used not only for tactical and composite guide to all JLS/OLS of our project newsletter, The Freeman Grant were expended on hiring students to perform strategic purposes, but also for photographs crafted by Anna Interpreter, as well as reconstruction of Japan after the Peterson, Rachel Newton and information. Since our last Status other JLS/OLS tasks. war. Anne Getts. Report, there has been As part of this film, he seeks This January, Art Dornheim considerable activity and work Small Manuscripts interrogators, and the officers donated 4/5th of the cost of an performed. Among the small collections, we who processed information in institutional scanner which will Major Collections received additions to the Craig – Washington during the WWII. allow for more future “albums”. Halverson, Norton and Marrylou He contacted Professor Donald On November 13, 2006, I While the Archives holds such Williams, and Donald Keene Willis, with our help, researched taught a class to several sections large collections as those of Collection; and the beginnings or in the Archives and filmed yours of a World War II in Asia history Edward Seidensticker, Roger entirety of the Fred Franck, E. A. truly. I sent him to Professor class, as their professor, William Pineau, William Hudson, Leonard, Annette Rosling Oral Dingman and Dr. Louriero. Wei, was away traveling. The Solomon Levine, Marion Levy, History, Royal Wald, Robert NHK the largest Public subject of the class was the USN and Charles Cross, there are also Starr Kinsman, George TV network in Asia. He states JLS/OLS! I also gave a talk on promises, parts, and complete Buffington, Baldwin Eckel, S.O. that his program, NHK Special, the project to a library group in holdings of as many as 100 other Thorlaksson, Paul E. Hauck, is the most watched documentary early January 2007. The subject sensei, graduates, and attendees Norton Ginsburg, and Edmund film in Japan with 10-15 million of this talk was the mid-to late of the JLS/OLS. Coffin Collections. We usually viewers. 20th century contributions of This year we have received wait until we are certain we have We also provided addresses JLS/OLS graduates to American the the Kanji & Codes Collection everything from a donor prior to to Noble PR, Warner Brothers academia, intelligence, and and the Harrison Parker Papers, processing. There are dozens of UK‟s public relations firm to diplomacy. additions to the Nicholas Vardac JLS/OLSers who have promised Larry Vincent, Dan Williams, In May I was invited by the Papers and the Marylou collections who have yet to send Tom Fournoy, and Ray Luthy, Arleigh Burke Branch of the Siegfried and D. Norton them. veterans of Iwo Jima. WBUK is Military Officers Association of Williams. The papers we have We continue to be pleased releasing Flags of Our Fathers America in Boulder to give a talk acquired, along with the with the response of those whose and Letters from Iwo Jima in the on the US Navy Japanese Language at a breakfast meeting. I decided to move to a two-page Japanese/Oriental Language graduate school in Library I gave substantially the same double sided issue, once a School Fund, and mail the letter Sciences at Emporia State speech that I had given to the month. The new format saves to: University. Cynthia Ploucher is history classes in January. I over $3,000 per year, or half our attending graduate school in David Hays handed out some of the same postage expenditure at 41¢ per Archives business. Jessica Arntson, MA photos I sent out in December issue, but allows for at least 30% University of Colorado at Boulder East Asian Languages and 2006, and an outline of the more stories per month. So I UCB 184 History, 2003, teaches Japanese lecture to the 40 people in have been able to bring much of Boulder, Colorado, 80309-0184 and American Government in a attendance. The lecture was the backlog into earlier issues. Boulder County High School. Donation rules require that much appreciated. Upcoming issues include Megan Lillie, Honors graduate in stories about all classes, donations are placed in the May 2004, is attending the appropriate account. But to Chinese, Russian and Malay WAVES, and sensei, as well as graduate nautical archaeology insure proper donation, donors Programs the Russian, Chinese (Mandarin, program at Texas A&M. Sarah must state their wishes. Direct Cantonese, Amoy and Johnson is now attending We continue to attract attendees Foochow), and Malay programs. donations to the CU Foundation graduate School in Library of the other OLS language may not end up in the JLS/OLS There are also a scattering of Sciences at Denver University. programs. We have placed account. Marine Enlisted Linguist and Rachel Newton graduated in several long running stories from Army MIS stories. I have also 2005 and Ashleigh Mayer, the Malay and Chinese written some stories about Assistance to Other Archives Elizabeth Campbell, Anna programs. I have also posted a and Programs prominent Boulder businesses. Wagner, Matt Muzia and Elliott number of Russian, Chinese, and Recently, I was able to find an We continue to assist other Croog all graduated in 2006. Malay obituaries. We continue to “Internment to Boulder” story by universities, World War II Winglam Kwan, Christopher look for more alumni of these the daughter of a sensei who Leighton, and Kathryn Holt programs and continue to museums and centers, and worked in the JLS/OLS office. institutions in Japan in pursuit of graduated in May 2007. welcome their stories. All of the Archives student widening the awareness of our Last fall, I recruited workers lend a hand in preparing USN JLS/OLS Archival Project. Genevieve Clark and Carolyn The Interpreter the newsletter for mailing. Please Michaels, who I immediately While it is an unrelated Our mailed project newsletter is send us your ideas and project, we continue to assist placed on the JLS fund and they now up to #114B (B being this comments. We believe this is Professor Roger Dingman and have been assigned to the status report, we use this “B” your newsletter, not ours. Dr. Pedro Loureiro in their grant- complex task of accounting for issue for status reports so as not funded project to build an oral the rest of the 470 unaccounted to take up a regular issue on our Funding history interview project on the JLS/OLSers. The entire student “chest beating”), 0r 174 issues. JLS at the Pacific Basin Institute staff has worked on JLS/OLS In May 2007, the Archives We continue the JLS/OLS at Pomona College. We have collections, correspondence, received a 3 year - $30,000 grant “delayed conversation” between to fund the hire Katherine Harris, also assisted archival institutions Interpreter mailings, and emails. and among the readership by holding the collections of many All student assistants in the Ph.D. History, 1983 CU, for interweaving the stories, spacing of those on our mailing list. It is Archives work sometimes on three years ($9,000/year after the particular writers, spreading out our belief that JLS/OLS JLS/OLS projects. They help campus take) at part-time to edit the newsletter, answer much class groups, incorporating all begin the processing of the materials need to be preserved programs, including Sensei and and made available for research, of the correspondence, and keep Charles T. Cross, Harrison WAVE stories, as well as adding but not necessarily entirely by the JLS/OLS files in order. I will Parker, Nicholas Vardac, Kanji wife and kin stories. In order to us. We welcome all efforts to be recruiting two more students & Codes, JLS Oral Interview, maintain the newsletter‟s spirit, I and the Jessica Arntson preserve this valuable material. this fall. Karen Gifford works still add in my own asides and In addition, Scott Pawlowski, half time on university materials. Collections, as well as surveying editor‟s notes [in italics] to who assisted me so much in the remaining unprocessed provide comic relief, further sending student archivists to “Present or Accounted for, collections and other sundry information, and addresses. summer jobs in the National Sir!” tasks. We wish to thank the Forrest “Woody” Pitts, OLS Parks, was promoted to the Trustees of the Freeman That spreadsheet of all JLS/OLS 1946, our volunteer proof-reader, position of Curator of the USS Foundation for their support and attendees on our entrance list continues to edit most of the Arizona National Memorial. He trust. continues to be useful. newsletters prior to mailing. We As of May 16, 2007, the may be helping us in the future Genevieve and Carolyn made welcome his contribution. with JLS/OLS events in Hawaii, Archives has raised another run through the Since we continue to print as he continues to enlist our $32,387.50 in the past seven unaccounted for last fall, so we longer multi-part letters, as well students for summer archival years for the US Navy have accounted for all but 220 of as WAVE biographies from their Japanese/Oriental Language work. a total of 1650 Boulder 1993 Boulder Reunion, we have Staffing School Archival Project, attendees, as of April 2006. In completed issues until issue #140 $15,241.78 remains on hand, as We still enjoy great luck with other words, they found grave (August 1, 2009) and partial of mid-May. student workers in the project. sites, bibliographic information, issues until #154 (November 1 All donors not only receive articles, obituaries, Social 2010). The backlog up to #120 is Olivia Kaferly moved from our hearty thanks, but also the Berlin, Germany to Denver. Security information, or posted on our website. The good gratitude of the rest of our 617 Molly Tindle still lives in addresses for 195. When we news continues to be that the contacts. Remember, if you wish Florida. Her husband passed the have compiled the information, newsletter will run on into the to send a contribution, make the we will let you know. foreseeable future, running into bar and they have a little boy. check out to the University of Lena Potyondy, is now going to I will continue to go through 2011. Colorado Foundation specifying Nursing School. Scott Shaver is the Google® search again in the You already know about the in your letter that you wish the till working in accounting. Alvie future to see if more folks formatting change. In March, the check to go to the US Navy appear. Curator, Bruce Montgomery and Sellmer is now attending _______________
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