A striking number of people have participated in the California State University Japanese American Digitization project. They include scholars who participated in the initial planning meetings, assist with ongoing progress, and contribute to project activities; project partners and others who developed, implemented and continue to support CSUJAD both in their role as archivists and through their institutions; CSU Dominguez Hills archivists and staff who have added a wealth of knowledge to CSUJAD and contributed to the mission of the Gerth Archives as a whole; consultants who have focused their expertise and extended the project’s reach through their efforts and aggregations (Densho, California Digital Library and Digital Public Library of America); and valued friends.

We sincerely thank them all.


Roger Daniels, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Professor Emeritus, History
Geoffrey Froh, Densho, Chief Information Officer
Arthur Hansen, Ph.D., Cal State Fullerton, Emeritus Professor, History
Donald Hata, Ph.D., CSU Dominguez Hills, Emeritus Professor, History
Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, Independent Scholar
Lane Hirabayashi, Ph.D. UCLA, Professor Asian American Studies
Tom Ikeda, Densho, Executive Director
Cherstin Lyon, Ph.D. Cal State San Bernardino, Associate Professor, History
Martha Nakagawa, Journalist
Rita Takahashi, Ph.D., San Francisco State, Professor, Social Work and Gerontology
Barbara Watanabe, Formerly, Go For Broke National Education Center

Project participants

Julie Bartolotto, Historical Society of Long Beach
Al Bersch, California Historical Society
Lisa Crane, The Claremont Colleges Library
Julie Dinkins, Sonoma State
Gavin Do, Go For Broke National Education Center
Meredith Eliassen, San Francisco State
Jillian Ewalt, Sacramento State
Erin Fletcher, Whittier Public Library
Stephanie George, Cal State Fullerton, Center for Oral and Public History
Robin Guthrie, CSU Monterey Bay
Caroline Harker, Sacramento State
Roberta Harlan, Eastern California Museum
Jessica Holada, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Annie Hor, Stanislaus State
Ellen E. Jarosz, CSUN, Head, Special Collections and Archives
Frances Kaplan, California Historical Society
Jon Klusmire, Eastern California Museum
Rebecca Kohn, San Jose State
Tammy Lau, Fresno State, Head, Special Collections Research Center
Elizabeth Livermont, Eastern California Museum
Chris Livingston, CSU Bakersfield
Danelle Moon, San Jose State/UC Santa Barbara
Yasaman Mostoufi, San Francisco State
Natalie Navar, Cal State Fullerton
Sheila O’Neill, Sacramento State
Chloe Pascual, Cal State Long Beach
Patricia Prestinary, Cal State Fullerton
Lynn Prime, Sonoma State
Robert Ray, San Diego State
Monique Sugimoto, Palos Verdes Library District
Jade Takahashi, CSU Monterey Bay
Evelyn Taylor, CSU Channel Islands
Julie Thomas, Sacramento State, Manuscripts and Special Collections Librarian
Jill Vassilakos-Long, Cal State San Bernardino
Zach Vowell, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Diana Wakimoto, Cal State East Bay
Adam Wallace, Fresno State, Archivist, Special Collections Research Center
Brandon Werts, Historical Society of Long Beach 


Lindsay Anderson, Project Staff
Stephanie Brasley, Dean
Stella Castillo, Project Staff
Alexandra Cauley, Ninomiya Project Staff
Karen Clemons, Archivist
Gerard Collins, LA As Subject Resident Archivist
Summer Espinoza, Cataloger
Craig Geber, Grants
Jennifer Hill, Project Staff
Kendall Hinesley, Staff
Rachel Mandell, Project Archivist
Yoko Okunishi, Project Digital Archivist,
Christina Pappous, Ninomiya Project Staff
Thomas Philo, Cataloger
Gabriel Ruiz, Digitization Staff
Evan Tucker, Exhibition Research
Sue Tyson, Ph.D, Project Staff
Valerie Whittington, Grants
Greg Williams, Project Director
Eileen Yoshimura, Project Staff


Maureen Burns, Ed.D., IMAGinED Consulting, Chief Technical Consultant
Aaron Collier, MLIS, California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Consultant
Andrew Dupas, Design & Development Consultant
Nicole Freitag Gilbertson, Ph.D., UC Irvine History Project, Teaching Consultant
Maria Hernandez, Design Consultant
Lisa Hutton, CSU Dominguez Hills, Teaching Consultant
LaToya Johnson, Design Consultant
Michael Kelley, CSU Dominguez Hills, IT
Stephen D. Kutay, CSUN, Digital Services Librarian, Technical Consultant
Shon Lee, CSU Dominguez Hills, IT
Makiko Nakasone, Translation Consultant
Ryoko Onishi, Translation Consultant
Lorie Parch, Web Consultant
Sean Smith, Cal State Long Beach, History Lecturer, Digital History Scholar and Web Site Developer
John Trendler, Scripps College, Audio Consultant
Adrian Turner, California Digital Library
David Walker, California State University, Office of the Chancellor


Lynn Akamine
Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga Family and Friends
Hatsuko Mary Yoshioka Higuchi
Atsushi Ishida
Adele Hattori
Shigeharu Higashi, Journalist, Cultural News
Alice Kawakami
Shinkichi Koyama
Marie Masumoto
Jim Matsuoka and NCRR
Alan Hiroshi Nakagawa, artist
George Nakano
Brian Niiya
Okine Family members
James H. Osborne
Michael Risner
Eric Saito
Devon Tsuno
Akira Tsurukame
Alison Kochiyama & The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute