Teacher's Work Recognized by National Council on Public History

Mar 01, 2018

Dr. Andrew Russell, faculty member in the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, was the principal investigator and lead writer for the “CLOE” project, “Confinement in the Land of Enchantment: Japanese Americans in New Mexico during World War II.” CLOE Phase II, involving a 100-page CLOE publication, a website, and the placement of new historic markers around the state has won “Honorable Mention” for the 2018 Outstanding Public History Project Award from the National Council on Public History. 

CNM Historian Dr. Kara Carroll also served on CLOE II.  Dr. Russell and faculty and students from the Carpentry program at CNM are now contributing to the Phase III CLOE Traveling Exhibit that will tour internment camp locations (Lordsburg, Santa Fe and Fort Stanton) in fall 2018. All school and public libraries in New Mexico have the new publication, and the website has a wealth of information about the internment camps.