Guide to the North Bay Ethnic Archive

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University Library
Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Phone: (707) 664-4152
Email: northbayinfo@sonoma.edu
URL: http://library.sonoma.edu/regional/
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Sonoma State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the North Bay Ethnic Archive

Accession number: 104

University Library

Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center

Rohnert Park, California

Contact Information:

  • University Library
  • Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center
  • Sonoma State University
  • 1801 E. Cotati Avenue
  • Rohnert Park, California 94928
  • Phone: (707) 664-4152
  • Email: northbayinfo@sonoma.edu
  • URL: http://library.sonoma.edu/regional/
Processed by:
The Sonoma State Special Collection/University Archives staff
Encoded by:
Gabriela A. Montoya
© 2007 Sonoma State University. All rights reserved.

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

Note

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.

History

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.

Container List

Box 1

Oral History Tapes on CD

 

Abruzzini, Fred --(transcribed)

 

Italian American--Immigrating to the US

 

Allen, Alvis

 

African American--Life in Marin County

 

Bacigalupi, Ernest

 

Italian American--Parents immigration and life in Santa Rosa

 

Barry, Jesse

 

African American--Life in Marin City

 

Boysen, C.C.

 

German American--Immigration and life in Petaluma, Two Rock Area

 

Breedlove, Anne --(transcribed)

 

German American--Parents immigration and life in Petaluma

 

Brotschi, Warner --(transcribed)

 

Swiss American--Immigration to the US

 

Bundensen, Sofie

 

German American--Life in Petaluma and her career as a nurse

 

Del Bondio, Peter --(transcribed )

 

Italian American--Viticulture

 

Drexler, Rose Marie

 

German American

 

Earnshaw, Olivia

 

Irish American--Life in Bloomfield

 

Fittinghoff, Mr. & Mrs. D.A.

 

Russian American--Life in China during W.W.II

 

Galeazzi, Gisto --(transcribed)

 

Italian American--Immigration to the US and his occupation as a stone cutter

 

Gerboth, Herman

 

German American--Immigration and life in Sonoma

 

Gray, Gilbert --(transcribed)

 

African American--1950-60 relations between Jewish Americans and African Americans

 

Hamamoto, George --(transcribed)

 

Japanese American--Life in the Granada internment camps during WWII

 

Hee, Lorraine A.

 

Chinese American--Chinese American community in Mendocino

 

Jensen, Arnold --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Life in Denmark and Petaluma

 

Jensen, Martin, Pastor --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Autobiography

 

Kameoka, Takeshi

 

Japanese American--Life in Sonoma County

 

Lawson, Rhoda

 

African American--Life in Santa Rosa (South Park area)

 

Lombardi, Joesph

 

italian American

 

Mack, Evelyn

 

African American--Life in Santa Rosa

 

Maroni, Norman

 

Italian American--Life in Santa Rosa and early baseball playing in Santa Rosa

 

McFadden, Hulga

 

German American--Immigration and life in Napa and Sonoma Counties

 

McKinney, Thelma

 

African American--Life in Marin County

 

Nielsen, Marie --(transcribed)

 

Danish American --Immigration and life in Petaluma

 

Nielsen, Sylvester --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Immigration and life in Petaluma

 

Nissen, SinaWinding Hansen --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Immigration and life in Petaluma

 

Patrizi, Ettore --(transcribed)

 

Italian American--Immigration and life in America as an Italian during WWII

 

Pedroia, Victor

 

Swiss American

 

Peterson, Olwen

 

Welsh American--Welsh life in England, San Francisco and Sonoma County, Welsh singing societies

 

Pilegaard, Jens

 

Danish American--Life in Bloomfield and immigration during the second half of the century

 

Pocai, Frank E.

 

Italian American--Life in Calistoga and viticulture

 

Quan, Frank

 

Chinese American--History of Chinese at China Camp, Marin Co, Ca.

 

Quiett, James

 

African American--Housing conditions for African Americans in Marin County

 

Rasmussen, Rasmus --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Immigration and life in Sonoma County

 

Samuels, Rev. Leon

 

African American--Life in Marin City

 

Sodini, Andrew

 

Italian American--Life in Healdsburg, agricultural changes in Healdsburg

 

Stondall, Ruth --(transcribed)

 

Norwegian American--Life in Norway and immigration

 

Stralla, Louis --(transcribed)

 

Italian American--Immigration and viticulture

 

Stribolt, Sven --(transcribed)

 

Danish American --Life in Denmark and the Danish American community in San Francisco

 

Sullivan, Dorothy B. --(transcribed)

 

German American--Life in Petaluma and Sonoma County

 

Toft, Anna Christensen --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Life in Denmark and Petaluma

 

Tolston, Amanda Khristensen --(transcribed)

 

Norwegian American--Immigration, life in Modesto and Sonoma County

 

Wilson, Calvin

 

African American--Life in Marin City

 

Wyatt Sr., Curtis

 

African American--Life of African Americans in Santa Rosa during the 1950's

Box 2

Oral History Tapes on CD

 

Abruzzini, Fred --(transcribed)

 

Italian American--Immigrating to the US

 

Allen, Alvis

 

African American--Life in Marin County

 

Bacigalupi, Ernest

 

Italian American--Parents immigration and life in Santa Rosa

 

Barry, Jesse

 

African American--Life in Marin City

 

Boysen, C.C.

 

German American--Immigration and life in Petaluma, Two Rock Area

 

Breedlove, Anne --(transcribed)

 

German American--Parents immigration and life in Petaluma

 

Brotschi, Warner --(transcribed)

 

Swiss American--Immigration to the US

 

Bundensen, Sofie

 

German American--Life in Petaluma and her career as a nurse

 

Del Bondio, Peter --(transcribed )

 

Italian American--Viticulture

 

Drexler, Rose Marie

 

German American

 

Earnshaw, Olivia

 

Irish American--Life in Bloomfield

 

Fittinghoff, Mr. & Mrs. D.A.

 

Russian American--Life in China during W.W.II

 

Galeazzi, Gisto --(transcribed)

 

Italian American--Immigration to the US and his occupation as a stone cutter

 

Gerboth, Herman

 

German American--Immigration and life in Sonoma

 

Gray, Gilbert --(transcribed)

 

African American--1950-60 relations between Jewish Americans and African Americans

 

Hamamoto, George --(transcribed)

 

Japanese American--Life in the Granada internment camps during WWII

 

Hee, Lorraine A.

 

Chinese American--Chinese American community in Mendocino

 

Jensen, Arnold --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Life in Denmark and Petaluma

 

Jensen, Martin, Pastor --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Autobiography

 

Kameoka, Takeshi

 

Japanese American--Life in Sonoma County

 

Lawson, Rhoda

 

African American--Life in Santa Rosa (South Park area)

 

Lombardi, Joesph

 

italian American

 

Mack, Evelyn

 

African American--Life in Santa Rosa

 

Maroni, Norman

 

Italian American--Life in Santa Rosa and early baseball playing in Santa Rosa

 

McFadden, Hulga

 

German American--Immigration and life in Napa and Sonoma Counties

 

McKinney, Thelma

 

African American--Life in Marin County

 

Nielsen, Marie --(transcribed)

 

Danish American --Immigration and life in Petaluma

 

Nielsen, Sylvester --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Immigration and life in Petaluma

 

Nissen, SinaWinding Hansen --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Immigration and life in Petaluma

 

Patrizi, Ettore --(transcribed)

 

Italian American--Immigration and life in America as an Italian during WWII

 

Pedroia, Victor

 

Swiss American

 

Peterson, Olwen

 

Welsh American--Welsh life in England, San Francisco and Sonoma County, Welsh singing societies

 

Pilegaard, Jens

 

Danish American--Life in Bloomfield and immigration during the second half of the century

 

Pocai, Frank E.

 

Italian American--Life in Calistoga and viticulture

 

Quan, Frank

 

Chinese American--History of Chinese at China Camp, Marin Co, Ca.

 

Quiett, James

 

African American--Housing conditions for African Americans in Marin County

 

Rasmussen, Rasmus --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Immigration and life in Sonoma County

 

Samuels, Rev. Leon

 

African American--Life in Marin City

 

Sodini, Andrew

 

Italian American--Life in Healdsburg, agricultural changes in Healdsburg

 

Stondall, Ruth --(transcribed)

 

Norwegian American--Life in Norway and immigration

 

Stralla, Louis --(transcribed)

 

Italian American--Immigration and viticulture

 

Stribolt, Sven --(transcribed)

 

Danish American --Life in Denmark and the Danish American community in San Francisco

 

Sullivan, Dorothy B. --(transcribed)

 

German American--Life in Petaluma and Sonoma County

 

Toft, Anna Christensen --(transcribed)

 

Danish American--Life in Denmark and Petaluma

 

Tolston, Amanda Khristensen --(transcribed)

 

Norwegian American--Immigration, life in Modesto and Sonoma County

 

Wilson, Calvin

 

African American--Life in Marin City

 

Wyatt Sr., Curtis

 

African American--Life of African Americans in Santa Rosa during the 1950's

Box 3

Transcripts A - J

Box 4

Transcripts K - Z

Box 5

125 slides taken at the Granada Relocation Center, Amache Colorado

Folder 1

Schiller Album

Folder 2

Photos taken at the Granada Relocation Center, Amache Colorado

Folder 3

The Granada Relocation Center: A Narrative Report by James G. Lindley, project director. Amache, Colorado. Nov. 15, 1945

Folder 4

Danish National Committee World's Fair Yearbook (photocopy)

Folder 5

Dania: 1879-1933 by Carl Plow

 

Typed manuscript pertaining to Danes in California

Folder 6

Typed manuscript

 

The Autobiography of Pastor Martin T. Jensen, 5 pages

Folder 7

Typed manuscript

 

The Family of Iver Jorgensen in America

Folder 8

Typed manuscript

 

Early Life of CC Boysen