Community Study; Ethnic Groups; Ethnic Studies; Higher Education; Immigrants; Interviews; Local History; Migrants; Oral History; Primary Sources; Secondary Education; Social History; State History
This is the index to and transcripts of interviews from the Washington State Oral/Aural History Program. The intention of the program was to pay tribute to the national Bicentennial by celebrating the life and community histories of 'common' men, women, and ethnic minorities. The transcripts are available on 297 microfiche. Immigrants, migrants, and persons native to Washington born between the years of 1890 through 1910 were interviewed. They gave biographical/occupational/community histories from many different perspectives including loggers, gold miners, fishermen, barbers, cattlemen, school teachers, cooks, waiters, farmers, and longshoremen. Their nationalities are Danish, Finnish, northern and southern blacks, Norwegian, Filipino, Swedish, Japanese, Yugoslavian, English, Chinese, Indian, Italian, and German. The majority live in Washington counties of Whatcom, King Kittitas, Pacific, and Wahkiakum. The basic human theme is one of survival in a new land. The paperbound index contains an abstract of each interview and bibliographic information. The index is free with order of one microfiche set. The collection is housed in over 25 institutions across the United States. (Author/RM)
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