Oral interview of Herbert Yee, Sr.
IA Notes: High amount of hiss throughout. Both parts end abruptly.
The Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey Collection was created in the 1980s as the basis for a major museum installation at the (then-named) Sacramento History Center. Over 35 advisors, researchers, scholars, and planners spent one year gathering data. Analysis of the federal census records revealed over 150 ethnic groups in the Sacramento region. Based on the information in the census records, researchers determined that 22 groups maintained an identity over time and shaped the social and cultural history of Sacramento. These are the groups represented in the survey. For each group the survey team wrote a community history, copied photographs that documented the community, and captured oral histories with prominent members. The exhibition lasted nearly a decade at the museum and upon its removal an educational CD-ROM was created and distributed to the public to ensure the effort lived on. Plans originally called for the publication of the written manuscripts histories and the transcriptions of the oral histories but the funding was never secured. The interviewees are a well-known members/leaders of the Chinese community.
Note on original container: Introduction, Sacramento Chinatown 1930's, Lincoln School, Traditional upbringing, 1941 Buick, Big Town Market - WWII, Courtship + Marriage, Chinese marriage customs, Child rearing, Senior Citizens in 1960's, Planning of New Chinatown, Confucius Church, Yee Family Assn, Chung Wah (Ch. Bene. Assn), Rail fair, Conflicts in Ch. Community, Two China Issue
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