Ruth Hayashi video oral history.

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ruth Hayashi video oral history.
Dates: 2016
Collection Number: Video 3
Creator/Collector: Hayashi, Ruth (interviewee) Li, Amy (interviewer) Guzman, Mylena (vidoegrapher)
Extent: 1 video; 17.51 min.
Online items available
Repository: Berkeley Historical Society
Berkeley, California 94704
Abstract: Interview with Ruth Hayashi, Japanese-American living in Berkeley at the time of internment during World War II and return to Berkeley thereafter.
Language of Material: English


The interview is available online.

Publication Rights

Copyright is held by the Berkeley Historical Society. Permission to publish should be addressed to the Oral History Committee of the society.

Preferred Citation

Ruth Hayashi video oral history.. Berkeley Historical Society

Biography/Administrative History

​The ​​interview ​was conducted on November 3, 2015​ by ​Berkeley High School student Amy Li​ (interviewer) and Mylena ​​Guzman (videographer)

Scope and Content of Collection

Ruth Hayashi was born in Berkeley in 1933, living at The Cedars at 1301 Oxford Street until she and her mother were interned at Topaz internment camp in Utah from 1942 - 1945. Ruth and her mother returned to Berkeley at the end of the war, where Ruth graduated from Berkeley High in 1951. In this interview, Ms. Hayashi focuses on the Japanese-American experience in Berkeley before and after the war.

Indexing Terms

Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Personal narratives.