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Priscilla Wegars

Priscilla Wegars is the volunteer curator of the University of Idaho's Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), a resource center of artifacts, images, and bibliographical materials that help a wide range of individuals better understand the history, culture, and archaeology of Asian Americans in the West. She has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Idaho and is an independent editor, historian, historical archaeologist, and artifact analyst. Priscilla is the author of Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp (2010) and of As Rugged as the Terrain: CCC “Boys,” Federal Convicts, and World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain Wildernes s (2013; Co-Winner for Idaho Book of the Year). Her earlier research focused on Chinese immigrants in the West, and her book Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer (2003) received an Honorable Mention as the Idaho Book of the Year from the Idaho Library Association. She lives in Moscow, Idaho, and can be reached at pw[email protected]