2014/15 Library Prize Winner: Andrea Ikeda

Andrea Ikeda

Each academic year, the Library honors the very best undergraduate papers from courses across campus with the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research This is the fourth in a series of posts that highlight the fantastic work of each of our2015 prize winners

Andrea Ikeda’s prize-winning paper, Cowboys, Indians, and Aliens: White Supremacy in the Klamath Basin, 1826-1946, explored parallels between the mid-1870s United States extermination of Modoc Indians and the World War II incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry on the same land seventy years later. As the Summer 2015 issue of Fiat Lux notes:

Andrea consulted a stunning array of libraries, archives, and sources, including personal journals and studies written by incarcerated Nikkei researchers employed by the University of California; confidential reports by War Relocation Authority administrators; collections of personal, creative, and academic works by Nikkei youth and students; newspapers and other community publications written behind barbed wire; collections of news clippings documenting public opinion on the war and the so-called “Japanese problem”; oral histories and interviews; and more.

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We are accepting applications for the 2015/2016 Library prize until April 14, 2016.