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Collection Details


Collection Name: Asian Americans: South Bay/Los Angeles Nisei
Repository Name: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Long Beach, California, United States
URL: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/voaha/summary/page12.html
Material Formats: [15 documents with audio]
Description: When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Issei (first generation immigrants) and their Nisei children were well established in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Some raised fruit, vegetables and flowers on undeveloped land that they rented or farmed as sharecroppers. Others formed cooperatives or corporations to sell and distribute produce while still others started small businesses to serve Japanese and other residents in the area.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 16
Interviews: [16 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: U.S. Politics; Law; Ethnic groups; Politics; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941; California; Japan; Japanese American business enterprises; Japanese American Citizens League, Los Angeles, CA; Japanese American families; Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; Japanese American leadership; Japanese Americans--California; Los Angeles, CA; Oral history; Pearl Harbor, HI; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Collection Code: OHC0004580