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Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville Collection
ARS.0081  
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  • Language of Material: Japanese
    Contributing Institution: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Title: Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville Collection
    Creator: Nakane, Kazuko
    Identifier/Call Number: ARS.0081
    Identifier/Call Number: 759
    Physical Description: 3 box(es) 37 audiocassettes ; 15 folders of transcripts
    Date (inclusive): 1978-1983
    Abstract: The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville was created by historian Kazuko Nakane in preparation for the book Nothing Left in my Hands : The Issei of a Rural California Town, 1900-1942. Interviews were conducted by Nakane from 1978 to 1983 with fifteen Japanese-American residents in Watsonville, California. The collection contains the original audiocassettes of these interviews and their transcripts in English.
    Physical Location: Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound Stanford University Libraries Stanford, California 94305-3076

    Access

    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive for assistance.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

    Source

    The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville Collection was donated to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by Kazuko Nakane in 2009.

    Preferred Citation

    Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville Collection, ARS-0081. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Sponsor

    This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Scope and Contents

    The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville was created by historian Kazuko Nakane in preparation for the book Nothing Left in my Hands : The Issei of a Rural California Town, 1900-1942. Interviews were conducted in Japanese by Nakane from 1978 to 1983 with fifteen Japanese-American residents in Watsonville, California. Located in the Central Valley, Watsonville and the surrounding area is overwhelmingly agricultural, and farming is a major topic discussed in the interviews. Other subjects include the impact of anti-immigration legislation, relocation camps during World War II, and the difficulty in maintaining relations with family still in Japan. The collection contains the original audiocassettes of these interviews, as well as transcripts in English.

    Bibliography

    Nakane, Kazuko. Nothing Left In My Hands : the Issei of a Rural California Town, 1900-1942. Berkeley, Calif.: Heyday Books, 2008.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Oral history
    Japanese Americans -- California -- Watsonville -- Interviews
    Immigrants -- California -- Watsonville -- Interviews