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Guide to the North Bay Ethnic Archive
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: North Bay Ethnic Archive
    Accession number: 104
    Extent: 5 boxes
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    North Bay Regional and Special Collections
    1801 E. Cotati Avenue
    Rohnert Park, California 94928-3609
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research by appointment .

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. North Bay Ethnic Archive. North Bay Regional and Special Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University.


    In 1977, the Rockefeller Foundation awarded Sonoma State University’s American Multicultural Studies Department a grant to create the North Bay Ethnic Archive. Professor Joseph Giovinco directed the project.

    Scope and Content

    The archive holds forty-six oral history cassette tapes (converted to CD) and miscellaneous items donated by the interviewees. The collection documents the lives and experiences of individuals in different ethnic communities in the North Bay region. Most of these interviews took place in the mid to late 1970's. Only some interviews are transcribed. A portion of the archive is comprised of photographs, slides and a narrative report from the director of Granada Relocation Camp in Amache, Colorado, a World War II Japanese-American internment camp.