Guide to the Cities of Destiny Oral History Project Collection, 1982

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Cities of Destiny Oral History Project Collection
Dates: 1982
Identification: URB/CDOH
Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet
Alternate Extent Statement: 1.55 GB Digital Audio
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Cities of Destiny oral history project interviewed immigrants and minorities in Los Angeles. These histories document life and childhood in the interviewees' native countries, how they came to the United States, and their impressions of America.

Historical Note:

The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Audio recordings
Paper records

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Jessica Geiser, 2014

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Cities of Destiny Oral History Project Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Audio Recordings, 1982
     Subseries A: Digital Audio, 1982
     Subseries B: Audiocassettes, 1982
Series II: Transcripts, 1982

Scope and Contents

The Cities of Destiny oral history project interviewed immigrants and minorities in Los Angeles. These histories document interviewees life experiences, including their early years in their native country, their journey to the United States, and their impressions of their new home country. Interviewers for the project were students taking Liberal Arts 196 at Cal State Northridge during the Spring semester of 1982.
The collection is divided into two series, Audio Recordings (1982) and Transcripts (1982). Series I, Audio Recordings, is further divided into two subseries: Digital Audio (1982) and Audio Cassettes (1982). The interviews were originally recorded onto audiocassettes, and one interview has been transcribed. Each series is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the narrator.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Audio Recordings, 1982

 

Subseries A: Digital Audio, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 1

Ahmed, Fathima - Native American, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 2

Alva, Beatrice - Gabrielino Indian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 3

Alva, Beatrice - Gabrielino Indian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 4

Bulac, Eugene - Hawaiian/Filipino, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 5

Connors, Margaret - Irish, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 6

Eberhard, Hans W. - German, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 7

Eberhard, Hans W. - German, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 8

Gans, Gustav - Austrian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 9

Gans, Gustav - Austrian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 10

Horwood, Margot - Dutch-Indonesian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 11

Horwood, Margot - Dutch-Indonesian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 12

Kalman, Szaboles - Hungarian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 13

Kalman, Szaboles - Hungarian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 14

Karant, Fay - Hungarian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 15

Karant, Fay - Hungarian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 16

Lander, Victor - Polish, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 17

Lander, Victor - Polish, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 18

Lang, Janet - New Zealander, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 19

Lang, Janet - New Zealander, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 20

Marsh, Alice - Armenian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 21

Marsh, Alice - Armenian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 22

McLean, Margret - Scottish, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 23

McLean, Margret - Scottish, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 24

Morehouse, Lisa - German, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 25

Nánay, Márta - Hungarian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 26

Nánay, Márta - Hungarian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 27

Petro, John - Italian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 28

Petro, John - Italian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 29

Pevsner, Valerie - Czechoslovakian, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 30

Shacar, Gabriel - Moroccan-Israeli, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 31

Shacar, Gabriel - Moroccan-Israeli, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 32

Shaluta, Anne T. - Ukranian, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 33

Shaluta, Anne T. - Ukranian, Part 2, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 34

Shroaler, Heddy - German, Part 1, 1982

Digital Box 1, Item 35

Shroaler, Heddy - German, Part 2, 1982

 

Subseries B: Audiocassettes, 1982

Box 2, Item 1

Jean, Celianus - Haitian, 1982

Box 2, Item 2

Oda, Mary - Japanese, Part 1, 1982

Box 2, Item 3

Oda, Mary - Japanese, Part 2, 1982

Box 2, Item 4

Pham Cong, Trong - Vietnamese, Part 1, 1982

Box 2, Item 5

Pham Cong, Trong - Vietnamese, Part 2, 1982

Box 2, Item 6

Silver, Henry - Polish, Part 1, 1982

Box 2, Item 7

Silver, Henry - Polish, Part 2, 1982

Box 2, Item 8

Sodhi, Vinod - Indian, 1982

 

Series II: Transcripts, 1982

Box 3, Item 1

Oda, Mary - Japanese, 1982