The collection consists of cassette tape recordings of oral histories, typed transcripts of the oral histories, administrative
records related to the project, and photographs. Digital copies have been made of all of the oral histories, and these are
available on the Center's Internet Archive page. Most transcripts are currently housed at Sacramento State University's Special
The Walerga Oral History Project was a joint project between the Center for Sacramento History (then known as the Sacramento
Museum and History Division) and the Issei Oral History Project Inc. Oral histories were conducted in 1979 and 1980 by IOHP
with people who were interned or worked at the Walerga Assembly Center during the period of Japanese incarceration during
World War II. Work on the project was coordinated by the Rev. Heihachiro Takarabe and former CSH director James Henley. Most
interviews are in English, with some in Japanese. Most transcripts are currently housed with Sacramento State University's
3 Linear Feet
(14 boxes, photographs)
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The collection is open for research.