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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR

AUSKF KENDO SENSEI ORAL HISTORY PROJECT


Report by Norman K. Otani, AUSKF Executive Vice-President.

During the past few years as an officer in the AUSKF I have steadfastly worked to develop a place for AUSKF historical materials from throughout the mainland United States; thus, the idea of an Archives Project was born. The initial steps that have been taken to date, include an initial agreement with the Japanese American National Museum to submit AUSKF historical materials on a general submission basis. Additional plans are being considered to broaden this project to include finding grant funding for a paid staff person to work on behalf of the AUSKF in a partnership with the Japanese American National Museum. Concurrent with the Archives Project, the idea of having an AUSKF Hall of Fame Project is also being considered and is at an early development stage at this time.As the above described projects are moving forward, it has become more and more evident to all of the AUSKF Officers and Board of Directors that it is very important that the Kendo Life Stories of our AUSKF Sensei be preserved, at least initially, by means of a AUSKf Kendo Sensei Oral History Project. In order to be successful in having as broad and inclusive of a collection of AUSKF Kendo Sensei Oral History Storys, I am requesting the assistance, of Volunteer interviewers in all member federations throughout the mainland United States. The AUSKF will reimburse the interviewers for the cost of the audio cassette tapes or videotapes used during the interview, with the understanding that the completed interviews are to be submitted to and become the property of the AUSKF Kendo Sensei Oral History Project. If you are interested in participating as a Volunteer in the AUSKF Kendo Sensei Oral History Projet, please contact: Norman K. Otani, AUSKF Executive VP.