Thursday, July 19th
Nancy R. Bartlit Lecture – Santa Fe’s Mystery: The Santa Fe Internment Camp in the Shadow of Los Alamos (1942-1946)
Thursday, July 19
5:30 p.m. Arrival – Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Dinner, 8:00 p.m. Presentation, Q&A
Nancy Bartlit is a historian, author, and lecturer sponsored by the NM Humanities Council and the Historical Society of New Mexico. She retells the stories of U.S. Army survivors of the Bataan Death March, Navajo Code Talkers Marine privates, internees of the Santa Fe Internment Camp for males of Japanese descent, and Manhattan Project civilian and military personnel found in her co-authored book Silent Voices of World War II: When Sons of the Land of Enchantment Met Sons of the Land of the Rising Sun. For this talk, she will explain life in the Santa Fe Internment Camp during World War II (and the similarity with the current US/Mexico border detention centers situation).
In 2017 she co-founded Pajarito Press LLC and in 2018 plans to publish a revision of that book. The original publication has been approved by the NM Board of Education as a supplemental text for New Mexico schools and is enjoyed by persons interested in learning more about New Mexico’s role in the war.
As a 56-year active resident of Los Alamos, Bartlit chaired the county’s elected body, lobbied for ten years for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, presided over the Los Alamos Historical Society, and shared the Society’s highest award for preserving Los Alamos history. She and her husband John are Los Alamos Living Treasures.
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