Title:Angel Island Oral History Project, 1975-1990
Carved in silence (Motion picture)
Creator/Contributor:University of California, Berkeley, Asian American Studies.
Creator/Contributor:California, Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
Contains 62 typed transcripts or summaries of interviews with Chinese immigrants detained at Angel Island Immigration Station
between 1910 and 1940, including 12 female and 40 male detainees, along with 3 inspectors, 2 interpreters, and a kitchen helper,
minister's son, YMCA director, son of a matron's assistant, and the wife of maintenance man. Also includes a brief summary
and proposal of the project, with a list of interviewees and interview questions.
Angel Island Immigration Station (Calif.) -- History
Immigrants -- California -- San Francisco -- History
Chinese -- California -- San Francisco -- History
Chinese Americans -- Interviews
Immigrants -- Interviews
Chinese Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc -- California -- San Francisco -- History
Interviews derived from three sources: Island : poetry and history of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, by Him
Mark Lai, Ginny Lim, and Judy Yung, published in 1980 and catalogued in the Asian American Studies collection under the call
number PS591.C54.L3; Chinese women of America: a pictorial history by Judy Yung, published in 1986 and catalogued in the Asian
American Studies collection under the call number HQ1180.Y93; and "Carved in Silence" film produced by Felicia Lowe, ca 1980s.
The Angel Island Oral History Project, sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program. of the University of Calif., Berkeley,
was funded by the Calif. State Dept. of Parks and Recreation in 1988-1990 to record the immigration experience of former Chinese
detainees of the Angel Island Immigration Station. L. Ling-chi Wang and Him Mark Lai were co-directors of the project, and
Judy Yung, a graduate student in Ethnic Studies, was hired to interview, translate, transcribe, and photograph immigrants
detained at the station between 1910 and 1940.
Chinese and English.
1 box (.4 linear ft.)
AAS ARC 2000/62