The name is still up for debate, but the concept is there. The Rafu Shimpo, my first internship, has moved its offices. In moving, a great deal of purging took place, with many photos, among other things, being thrown out.
Luckily, a friend over at Inland Empirical was able to save some boxes and we plan on scanning and archiving the prints, putting the photos up on a website with the hope that people will be able to identify the subjects and hopefully we will be saving a bit of Japanese American history.
We do have a few lingering concerns that we hope to address before we begin such as who owns the rights to the photos if they were going to be thrown out? Should we be printing out these photos on archival quality paper and, if so, where do we store these photos?