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Collection Details


Collection Name: Floriculture Oral History Project
Repository Name: Japanese American National Museum. Life History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Dates Spanned: 1988-1988
Description: The Floriculture Oral History Project consists of sixteen interviews conducted with flower growers of the California Flower Market of Northern California and the Southern California Flower Growers, also know as the Japanese Market. These interviews examine the historical orgins of both markets and the significant role Japanese American growers played in shaping the flower industry. This collection covers a vast scope, from the modest begininings of the pioneering Issei generation to the administrative role of the Nisei generation of the 1950s. In addition, the interviews also examine the impact of World War II and evacuation on Japanese American growers as well as the current competition stemming from international growers.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 16
Broad Subjects: Environment; Ethnic groups; Economics
ASP Subjects: California; Floriculture--California; Floriculturists--California; Flowers; Japanese; Japanese Americans; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: California Flower Market of Northern California; Nisei; Southern California Flower Growers
Collection Code: OHC0001034