The Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral History Collection consists of digital recordings of oral history interviews of Japanese Americans living in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, and the vicinity. These oral histories document the immigrant experiences of the interviewees' parents and grandparents; the World War II experiences of the interviewees in internment camps; and their lives in Eugene and neighboring communities in the years following the war.
Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon: Oral Histories Online
This exhibit consists of digital recordings of interviews from Japanese-Americans living Eugene, Lane County, Oregon and the surrounding areas. These oral histories document the immigrant experiences of the interviewees' parents and grandparents; their World War II experiences in the United States or in Japan; and their lives in Eugene and neighboring communities in the years following the end of the war.
0.15 cubic foot, including 2 DVDs; 1 box; 45 sound files, 49 image files, and 12 document files; 11 Gbytes
Interviews are arranged chronologically by date of interview. An alphabetical view of the oral history interviewees whose recordings are held in this collection is as follows.
- Aikens, Alice Endo (April 14, 2007)
- Kobayashi, Kenge (June 3, 2006)
- Kobayashi, Miya Kaneko (August 11, 2007)
- Loftus, Mitzi Asai (October 24, 2006)
- McClain, Yoko Matsuoka (March 22, 2008)
- Miyakawa, Edward T. (August 18, 2007)
- Mori, Chiyo (March 15, 2008)
- Mori, Perry (March 15, 2008)
- Nagao, Ken (August 16, 2007)
- Ogawa, Hiroshi (March 8, 2008)
- Toyama, David (April 15, 2007)
This collection has been digitized and made available online.
This oral history collection is a component of the Oregon Multicultural Archives, which documents the lives and activities of African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities of Oregon. The Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection includes images of the relocation of Japanese-Americans living in Oregon during World War II.