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Oral History Interview with Mark Kamiya
The History of Family Farming and Community in the Livingston Area Oral History Project documents the small farming communities and Japanese agricultural colonies of Yamato and Cortez in Livingston, California. Intended to be a Japanese Christian utopia by the founder, Kyutaro Abiko, the Yamamoto colony struggled until the formation of the Livingston Cooperative Society in 1914. Preparing for internment during WWII, the Yamato residents formed a corporation with residents from two other similar colonies that were run by a European-American, ensuring that the residents could reclaim their property after the war. Mark Kamiya describes his experiences growing up in the Cortez Colony and the period of internment. He also discusses working with undocumented farm workers.
Additional Descriptive Notes: Multiple Dates: Tape 1 (TC 454) : 1992-10-21; Tape 2 (TC 454A): 1992-10-21; Tape 3 (TC 454B): 1992-10-28; Tape 4 (TC 454C): 1992-10-28
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