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Angel Island Oral History Project collection
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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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