2008 National Conference » Speakers

Nancy Bartlit

Author, Historian, and Lecturer, Los Alamos Historical Society

Nancy Reynolds Bartlit, a history major from Smith College, taught English in Sendai, Japan, from 1958-1960. In 1994 she completed a two-year graduate program on the Study of Japanese Industry and Management of Technology; and in 1998, completed a Master’s Degree in International Communication, both from the University of New Mexico. In 2005, she co-authored Silent Voices of World War II: When Sons of the Land of Enchantment Met Sons of the Land of the Rising Sun (Sunstone Press), which includes a chapter on the Santa Fe Internment Camp for Japanese American male internees, both Issei and Nisei. At least five New Mexico high schools now use the book as a textbook (www.NancyBartlit.com). Bartlit, a Los Alamos resident of forty-five years, served six years as an elected local official. She returned to Japan four times, the latest to visit fourteen war/peace museums and monuments. She served on the Marker Committee that developed the marker and plaque, culminating in its dedication in 2002. She attended many Santa Fe city council meetings, especially the controversial one where Mayor Larry Delgado broke the tie vote before a large crowd.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Reconciling A Contested Past: The Santa Fe Internment Camp Marker
Joe Ando, Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired)
Nancy Bartlit, Author, Historian, and Lecturer, Los Alamos Historical Society
Carol Robertson López, Director of Development, The Tishman Group
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 1, 4th Floor
Topic: Different Views on the Incarceration