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A Guide to the Amerasians: Media and the Arts Video Collection, 1983-1990.
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Creator Sketch
  • Scope and Contents
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Alternate Format Available
  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Index Terms
  • Preferred Citation
  • Separated Material
  • Processing Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Creator: Amerasians: Media and the Arts Series
    Title: Amerasians: Media and the Arts Video Collection
    Dates: 1983-1990
    Language: Materials are in English.
    Accession No: 2012-05
    Extent: 7 ft., 6 in.; digital files.

    Creator Sketch

    Amerasians: Media and the Arts was a public access television series featuring interviews of Asian American artists, filmmakers, and writers. The series was produced and directed by Stann Nakazono; John Esaki hosted. Much of the production was volunteer-run. Episodes of the show were aired on the South Bay Cable Public Access Channel.

    Scope and Contents

    Amerasians: Media and the Arts Video Collection,1983-1990 , is composed of 119 ¾” U-matic tapes. The collection includes interviews and highlights of Asian American play writers, actors, filmmakers, musicians, performance artists, animators, journalists, broadcast journalists, activists, visual artists, painters, poets, photographers, art historians, and other artists. Some interviews focus on Hawaiian-American filmmakers and Asian American female artists. Some segments cover events such as the Pacific Islander Festival and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The holdings are organized in three series: I. Interviews, 1987-1990; II. Artists’ Works, 1983-1989; III. Events, 1989-1990. All of the materials are in English. Descriptions and synopses of video are available in repository.
    Series I. makes up for the bulk of the collection and consists of video interviews varying in length and detail. Series II. contains some examples of the artists’ works such as films, plays, and music videos. Series III. includes footage of community events.

    Alternate Format Available

    Due to the fragility of the original U-matic tapes, the access DVDs should be viewed.

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research use. Advance notice required for access. Contact repository for appointment.

    Use Restrictions

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Index Terms

    Subjects (Persons)

    Be, Yoshio
    Bennett, Tim
    Caigoy, Faustino
    Chang, Phyllis
    Chin, Vincent, d. 1982
    Chun, Rick
    Collins, Willie
    Dang, Timothy
    Daval, Mary
    Elepano, Mar
    Esaki, John
    Gorre, Gil Roy
    Gotanda, Philip Kan
    Hahn, Sonia
    Hill, Amy
    Hirahara, Naomi, 1962-
    Horiuchi, Glenn
    Houston, Velina Hasu
    Imamura, Lenny
    Ishizuka, Karen L.
    Iwataki, David
    Johnston, George
    Kageyama, Rodney
    Kim, Yoon Hee
    Kumagai, Demise
    Kuroda, Art
    Kwong, Dan
    Lee, Kyung-Ja
    Magwili, Dom
    Mako, 1933-2006
    McCarthy, Nobu
    Mita, Louise
    Miyagawa, Taiji
    Miyamoto, Nobuko, 1939-
    Miyashami, Joey
    Morisaki, Joan
    Nakagawa, Alan
    Nakamura, Robert A.
    Nakano, Bert
    Nakano, Jeanne
    Nakazono, Stann
    Nako, Joyce
    Narita, Jude
    Nee, Meibao
    Nomura, Art
    Ohashi, Minako
    Okazaki, Steven
    Quan, Martie
    Rivas, Geoff
    Sing, Bill
    Surongsain, Supachai
    Takeuchi, Kaz
    Uno, Michael Toshiyuki
    Wong, Arnie
    Yamashiro, Diana
    Yamashita, Karen
    Yang, Jinhua
    Yee, Annie
    Yee, Benny
    Yokokura, Yutaka

    Subjects (Organizations)

    Arpana Indian Dance Group
    Asian American Journalists Association
    Cold Tofu
    Collage Ensemble
    East West Players (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Great Leap (Performing group)
    Hawaiian Electric Band
    Los Angeles Times (Firm)
    National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (U.S.)
    Next Step (Musical group)
    On the Oriental Express
    Tiger Fly
    Visual Communications/Asian American Studies Central -- Archives.


    Asian American actors
    Asian American art
    Asian American artists
    Asian American authors
    Asian American comedians
    Asian Americans--Ethnic identity.
    Asian American musicians
    Asian American theater
    Asian American women
    Assimilation (Sociology)
    Biracial people
    Cultural fusion
    Emigration and immigration History
    Emigration and immigration in art
    Executive orders--United States.
    Ethnic art
    Hula (Dance)
    Marginality, Social--United States.
    Minority authors
    Pacific Islander Americans
    Performance artists
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    Women jazz musicians
    World War II


    Bangkok (Thailand)
    China (Republic : 1949- )
    Fort Riley (Kan.)
    Los Angeles (Calif.)
    Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    San Diego (Calif.)
    San Francisco (Calif.)

    Preferred Citation

    The Amerasians: Media and the Arts Video Collection, 1983-1990. Visual Communications Archives and Media Resource Library.

    Separated Material

    Duplicates and very poor-quality tapes were not digitized. List of these materials are available by request.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed and digitized by Helen Kim and Melissa Jamero in December 2012. Finding aid written by Helen Kim and Melissa Jamero in December 2012. Encoding by Helen Kim in January 2013.