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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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California State University, Sacramento
Mar 2, 1998 North Central Valley Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview is in Japanese and English. Transcript available at Sacramento State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei female, born November 26, 1905 to a farm family. In order to meet a 1924 U.S. Immigration law deadline, she entered into an arranged marriage with Kiyoshi Watanabe. Chii arrived in Seattle, Washington at age nineteen in May 1924 and Kiyoshi farmed nearby. Eventually they moved to French Camp, California and managed their own farm. They participated...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
Nov 12, 1990 Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : The interview is in Japanese. Hiss and background noise as on original tape. Part 1 ends abruptly. English transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei female, born May 18, 1900 to parents who once were wealthy but lost their entire fortune and property. Matsuye"s father came to America to recoup his fortune by buying farmland in Florin, California and the Walnut Grove area. He returned to Japan in the 1920s and Matsuye...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
Sep 21, 1989 Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview in Japanese. English transcription available in the California State University, Sacramento Library. Description : Issei female, born on July 1, 1906. Her father was already in American in 1923 when Hana, her mother, sister and brother came to join him as Yobiyose ("one who is called"). In 1926, at the age of twenty, she married Kuichi Kodama and settled on a Florin farm purchased under someone else"s name. They grew strawberries and grapes but lost their...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
Nov 6, 1988 Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview is in Japanese and English. Transcript available at the California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei female, born December 15, 1893 to a successful rice farming family that enabled her to have a high school education, unusual for the time. Fudeyo came to America in 1912 at age nineteen as a picture bride and settled on her husband's farm in Florin, California. They raised grapes and strawberries. In May 1942 a neighboring Caucasian farmer...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
Apr 18, 1988 Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview in Japanese. English transcripts available in the California State University, Sacramento Library. Description : Issei female, born July 1, 1904. Mrs. Deguchi immigrated to the U.S. in 1923 after an arranged marriage in Japan. The Deguchis bought farm land with a group of families under the name of a Nisei. Mrs. Deguchi was head of the family, managing the strawberry farm and family; father-in-law controlled money. In 1942 when she was forty-two, Mrs. Deguchi had six children,...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
Mar 29, 1988 Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview in Japanese. Very high amount of background noise. Static and hiss as on original tape. Content ends abruptly. English transcript available at Sacramento State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei female, born November 5, 1892. At age seventeen she came to the United States as a picture bride. The Imadas lived on farmlands raising hops, then strawberries and grapes. A daughter and son were born to them, but the son died at an early age. Minayo was 60...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
Jan 7, 1988 Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview is in Japanese. English transcripts available in the California State University, Sacramento library. Description : Issei male, born January 7, 1896, died in 1991. He came to America at age 18 and worked in Utah copper mines prior to his move to Sacramento. He worked at the John Davis farm for $1 a day in the 1920's. He and his family were evacuated in 1942 when he was 46 years old. They went to Fresno Assembly Center, then to both Jerome and Rohwer camps in Arkansas. When the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Mar 31, 1980 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0348 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Dec 6, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0338 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Nov 8, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0331 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Oct 25, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0320 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Oct 15, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0318 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Oct 5, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0330 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Oct 4, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0313 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Sep 18, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0310 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Sep 18, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0309 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Sep 14, 1979 Issei Oral History Project; Center for Sacramento History
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Series Title : Walerga Oral History Project Call Number : 1979/107/0308 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Aug 28, 1977 Mochizuki, Yukio
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Note :  Hiss and noise as on original tape. Right channel recorded at very low level. Description :  These audio recordings of interviews taken by Yukio Mochizuki are part of the Asian-Pacific Collection housed at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). This material focus on Japanese-American life in Los Angeles before World War II, evacuation, internment, and life following release from the camps. Note on original container :  H. Watanabe 8/28/77 sides 1+2 Rights :...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Fresno County Public Library
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Additional Description : Translation according to note inside original container: "Nakamura family sound recording, 1960, gift to Saito Shosui from Nagai". Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the San Joaquin Valley Library System. The copyright holder has given Fresno County Public Library permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Additional Description : Translation according to note inside original container: "teacher training: last day or session [?], gift to Saito Yaozu? or Yaosui?, from Nagai, Year 1959 teacher training". Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the San Joaquin Valley Library System. The copyright holder has given Fresno County Public Library permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State University, Sacramento
- North Central Valley Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Mostly in Japanese with some English. English transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei male, born on March 20, 1905 and came to the United States as a Yobiyose ("one who is called"). The Japanese term refers to a law of the time limiting entry only to relatives of aliens already here. Tetsuo's father sent for him to help at an Idaho laundry. Later, Tetsuo and his family went to Tacoma, Washington to start a dry...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
- Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview is in Japanese. Transcript available at the California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei female, born on March 3, 1896 to a farm family. She developed a love for craft art from her mother who was educated in Japanese cultural arts. In 1914, at age eighteen, Kotono came to America as a picture bride for Mr. Kato. Her life was to change forever: from 1914 to 1942 she lived under harsh conditions, performing hard field labor, housework, and child...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
- Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview is in Japanese. Hiss and background noise as on original tape. English transcripts available in the California State University, Sacramento Library. Description : Issei female, born in 1904 and came to America with her mother in 1909 as Yobiyose ("one who is called"). Her father was already in Sacramento running a hotel when he sent for them. They moved to Los Angeles where Shizuko met Masayoshi Ito, a medical student. They married and moved to Florin. In 1942 when...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
- Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Interview is in Japanese. Part 3 ends abruptly. Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei male, born on May 5, 1897 and immigrated to America at the age of fifteen as a Yobiyose ("one who is called"). His parents were already in the United States and sent for him. They owned a Sacramento boarding house, the Sandaikan, whose residents were single men, married couples, young families. Kazuo worked at a cannery,...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
- Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Entire interview is in Japanese. Hiss and background noise as on original tapes. There is a bird chirping in the background. The recording is stopped multiple times throughout the interview. Parts 1-3 and 5 end abruptly. English transcript available at Sacramento State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei female, born September 10, 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Akiyama had many low paying jobs in the Florin area but eventually owned the Florin Fish Store for eighteen...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette