Stephanie George (2009), curated Sowing Dreams, Cultivating Lives: Nikkei Farmers in Pre-WW II Orange County, which was chosen last month to receive the 2009 Charles Redd / WMA Award for Exhibition Excellence, from the Western Museums Association. George writes, "We'll be honored in October at their annual meeting held in San Diego. This comes on the tail of this same exhibition winning the 2008 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History."
Stephanie George was a SLIS MLIS student when she created the exhibition. She and exhibition designer Carlota F. Haider co-authored the exhibition catalog, Sowing Dreams, Cultivating Lives: Nikkei Farmers in Pre-WW II Orange County, published by the Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton. George writes, "while, indeed, it is the exhibition catalog, it’s much more, as there has been very little published about the Japanese American community in Orange County. This exhibition catalog provides a historical snapshot of the JA farmers before internment."
Inaugural Exhibit Wins Acclaim
George, S. & Haider, C. F. (2009). Sowing dreams, Cultivating lives: Nikkei farmers in pre-WW II Orange County. Fullerton, CA: CSU, Fullerton, Center for Oral and Public History. [ISBN: 978-0-930046-27-9]