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Finding Aid for the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California Southern California Chinese American Oral History Project, 1978-1991
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Description
The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and the UCLA Asian Studies Center initiated the Southern California Chinese American Oral History Project in September 1978. The project collected oral histories from 165 Chinese residents who discussed their lives in Los Angeles up to 1945. The collection consists of 400 hours of taped interviews, over 1700 pages of summaries and indices, an appendix with the user's guide sample sheets, and descriptions of the cumulative index. Also includes interview transcripts. The transcripts are in Chinese, mainly Cantonese dialects, with English translations.
Background
The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and the UCLA Asian Studies Center initiated the Southern California Chinese American Oral History Project in September 1978; the project collected oral histories from 165 Chinese residents who discussed their lives in Los Angeles up to 1945; most of the interviewees were over 60 years of age and were either native-born Americans or immigrant residents in Los Angeles before 1940; selected interviews were conducted in other Southern California communities to provide a comparative perspective to the Los Angeles experience.
Extent
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.) 45 oversize shoe boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.