Collection includes photocopies of
transcripts or summaries of 62 oral histories from Chinese immigrants detained at Angel
Island Detention Station between 1910 and 1940.
The Angel Island Oral History Project, sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department
of the University of California Department of Parks and Recreation in 1988-1990 to record
the immigration experiences of former Chinese detainees of the Angel Island Immigration
Station. Robert Orlins, State Archaeologist of the Resource Protection Division, initiated
the project on behalf of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Associate
Professor Ling-chi Wang and Associate Specialist Him Mark Lai of the Asian American Studies
Department served as co-directors of the project. Judy Yung, Ph.D. graduate student in
Ethnic Studies, was hired to interview, translate, transcribe, and photograph Chinese
immigrants who were detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station anytime between 1910
and 1940.The project was completed in August of 1990. Interviews were held between 1975-1990.
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