The Dale Ann Sato Collection documents the progression of research and preparation for four projects to which oral historian
and educator Dale Ann Sato contributed. Initial research and interviews were recorded for community Nisei oral histories,
which led to her contribution to the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLPEP). The findings of the initial
research also led to the Japanese American Historical Mapping Project (JAHMP), which paved the way for an Arcadia Publishing
book, Japanese Americans of the South Bay (2009). The materials focus on Japanese American farming families living in the
South Bay region of Los Angeles, in particular Gardena, Torrance, Lomita, Harbor City, Carson, Wilmington, and the Palos Verdes
Peninsula from the early 1900s through World War II.
Dale Ann Sato is an oral historian, author, and a college educator. Sato was born in 1946 at Seaside Hospital in Long Beach,
California, and spent her childhood in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Sato studied Elementary Education, Occupational
Therapy, Bilingual-Bicultural Education, and developed her interest in missionary studies, Nisei oral histories, and local
South Bay history in 1998-1999 in the UCLA Asian American Studies Department. She is the founder of the Japanese American
Historical Mapping Project (JAHMP), dedicated to recording the history of the communities and land of the South Bay from the
early 1900s through the 1950s.
(16 document boxes; 2 record storage boxes; 1 photograph box; 7 media boxes; 1 oversized box)
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