The Angel Island Oral History Project, sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department of the University of California
Department of Parks and Recreation in 1988-1990 to record the immigration experiences of former Chinese detainees of the Angel
Island Immigration Station. Robert Orlins, State Archaeologist of the Resource Protection Division, initiated the project
on behalf of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Associate Professor Ling-chi Wang and Associate Specialist
Him Mark Lai of the Asian American Studies Department served as co-directors of the project. Judy Yung, Ph.D. graduate student
in Ethnic Studies, was hired to interview, translate, transcribe, and photograph Chinese immigrants who were detained at the
Angel Island Immigration Station anytime between 1910 and 1940.The project was completed in August of 1990. Interviews were held between 1975-1990.
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