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Guide to the Japanese-Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project Collection, 1993-2005
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Japanese-Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project Collection
    Dates: 1993-2005
    Bulk Dates: 2004-2005
    Identification: URB/JSFVOH
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Physical Description: 0.88 linear feet
    Alternate Extent Statement: 58.5 GB Digital Video
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: The Japanese-Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project documents the lives of Japanese Americans who lived, or are currently living, in the San Fernando Valley. The participants are multi-generational, with many who experienced firsthand internment and prejudice during World War II. The narrators also shared stories of farming, family emigration from Japan, and the building of their lives and families in the San Fernando Valley both before and after the war.

    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:

    Paper records
    Video recordings

    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    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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], Japanese-Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Video Recordings, 1993-2005
         Subseries A: Digital Video, 1993-2005
         Subseries B: VHS Tapes, 1993-2004
    Series II: Transcripts, 2005

    Scope and Contents

    The Japanese-Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project began as an Asian American Communities Field Practicum student class project assigned by Professor Edith Chen, Ph.D., of the Asian American Studies Department. Collaborating in the project was the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center, the Japanese American National Museum, and Friends of the Lopez Adobe in the City of San Fernando. The interviews were conducted by students as part of their course work in Asian American Studies at California State University, Northridge.
    While the interviews were originally to focus on the Japanese American farming community, it quickly evolved into a larger study of the diverse Japanese American community. The oral histories document the lives of Japanese Americans who lived, or are currently living, in the San Fernando Valley. The participants are multi-generational, with many who experienced firsthand internment and prejudice during World War II. The narrators also shared stories of farming, family emigration from Japan, and the building of their lives and families in the San Fernando Valley both before and after the war.
    Several oral history interviews conducted in 1993 were added to the collection by Dr. Edith Chen of the Asian American Studies Department before the end of the project.
    The collection is divided into two series, Video Recordings (1993-2005) and Transcripts (2005). Series I, Video Recordings is further divded into two subseries: Digital Files (1993-2005) and VHS Tapes (1993-2004).