North bay ethnic archive

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Sonoma State University Library
Special Collections
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Rohnert Park, California 94928
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Descriptive Summary

Title: North bay ethnic archive
Dates: 1975 - 2000
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator/Collector: Giovinco, Joseph, et al.
Extent: 8 boxes and 1 notebook
Repository: Sonoma State University Library
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Abstract: Forty-six oral history cassette tapes (converted to CD) and miscellaneous items donated by the interviewees — including photos, slides and a narrative report from the camp director of the Granada Relocation Camp in Amache, Colorado, a Japanese-American internment camp during W.W. II — aid in documenting the lives and experiences of individuals in different ethnic communities of the northern San Francisco Bay Area. These interviews contain unique and valuable information about the North Bay's history that exists only in memories and otherwise would be lost. Most of these interviews took place in the mid- to late 1970s. The majority of tapes are not transcribed. Added to the North Bay Ethnic Archive in 2016 were copies of oral histories produced by the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League, who gave the SSU Library permission to add them to our Special Collections.
Language of Material: English


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

North bay ethnic archive. Sonoma State University Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joseph Giovinco.

Biography/Administrative History

Funded by a Rockefeller Foundation award, Professor Dr. Joseph Giovinco of the American Multicultural Studies Department of Sonoma State University started the research project.

Scope and Content of Collection

The materials are organized in a total of eight boxes and one notebook, and include 2 sets of audiocassettes and a set of CDs of the interviews.

Indexing Terms

Granada Relocation Center.
Oral histories.
Immigrants - California - Sonoma County.
Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Sonoma County (Calif.) - Biography.
Amache (Colo.) - History - 20th century.
Lindley, James G. Granada Relocation Center : a narrative report.
California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLPEP).
Japanese -- California -- Sonoma County -- History.
Japanese Americans -- California -- Sonoma County -- History.
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Abruzzini, Fred.
Aguirre, Mariano.
Allen, Alvis.
Bacigalupi, Ernest.
Barry, Jesse.
Bertoli, Barbara.
Breedlove, Anna Rotthaus.
Brotschi, Werner.
Bundesen, Sofie.
Del Bondio, Peter.
Earnshaw, Olivia.
Elvy, Ludford.
Fittinghoff, Daniel A. and Eugenia.
Fujii, Rose.
Fujii, Tetsuo.
Galeazzi, Gisto.
Gerboth, Herman.
Gerboth, Sarah.
Gimenez, Anastasio.
Giugni, William.
Gray, Gilbert.
Hamamoto, George.
Hee, Lorraine.
Inouye, Alice.
Ishizu, Sakai.
Jensen, Arnold.
Jensen, Martin, Pastor.
Juel, Alvin.
Kameoka, Takeshi.
Kashiwagi, Alice.
Kawase, George.
Kawase, Harry.
Lawson, Rhoda.
Mack, Evelyn.
Maroni, Norman.
McFadden, Hulga.
McKinney, Thelma.
Miyano, Sam.
Miyano, Clara.
Murakami, Jim.
Murakami, Margarette.
Nielsen, Marie.
Nielsen, Sylvester.
Nissen, Sina Winding Hansen.
Otani, Hatsue.
Patrizi, Ettore.
Pedroia, Victor.
Perry, Elizabeth Morelli.
Perry, Thomas.
Peterson, Olwen.
Pilegaard, Jens and Solvejg.
Pocai, Frank E.
Quan, Frank.
Quiett, James.
Rasmussen, Rasmus.
Samuels, Leon, Rev.
Shimizu, Dorothy.
Shimizu, Martin.
Sodini, Andrew J. and Ginny.
Stondall, Ruth.
Stralla, Louis.
Stribolt, Sven.
Sugiyama, Alyce.
Sullivan, Dorothy Boysen.
Toft, Anna Christensen.
Taniguchi, Ayami.
Tillotson, Amanda Kristensen.
Wilson, Calvin.
Wyatt, Curtis, Sr.
Fuchigami, Robert Y.
Masuoka Family.
Enmanji No Tomo Senior Center.
Enmanji Temple.

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