Center for Sacramento History logo
    Feature

Oral Histories

The Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey (1983-1985) included conducting oral histories of prominent members of the numerous ethnic groups that settled in the Sacramento region. A small portion of these recordings have been indexed and transcribed. The transcriptions are available as PDF files through the hyperlinks below. All interviews are available for researchers to listen to in the CSH reading room. Schedule time to conduct your research.

Arab

  • Abouchanab, Lina
  • Akawi, Aida
  • Almaz, Paul
  • Khan, Salim
  • Mogannam, Samuel
  • Mohamed, Ahmed
  • Wardany, Badia

African American

Chicano

Chinese

  • Chan, Mabel M.
  • Chew, Edward
  • Fat, Frank S. (pdf)
  • Fong, Betty L.
  • Wong, Roy C.
  • Yee, Herbert Sr.

Filipino

  • Galan, Daud
  • Galeste, Emeterio F.
  • Galeste, Remedios P.
  • Ganiban, Urbano Sr.
  • Ganiban, Virginia

Finnish

  • Elving, Carl
  • Ojala, Marie M.
  • Rasmussen, Marie H.
  • Ruhkala, Roy E.
  • Sepponen, Margaret
  • Sippola, William A.

French

  • Bloch, M. Michel
  • Duval, Claude
  • Faulconer, Lucienne
  • L’Union Gauloise Dinner Dance
  • Sheridan, Jacqueline

German

  • Futterer, Bernice
  • Lang, Dorit
  • Lang, Willi
  • Oberth, Adolph E.
  • Teichert, Henry

Greek

Irish:

  • Carter, Mary K.
  • Cooke, James J.
  • Durkan, Sister Mary Teresita
  • Melarkey, Eunice L.
  • O’Hare, Michael J.

Italian

  • Beltrami, Dino
  • Corti, Frank
  • Masullo, Robert A.
  • Pasquini, Angelo
  • Procida, George
  • Shay, Mary
  • Stewart, Teresa (with Anthony Zito)
  • Zito, Anthony George (with Teresa Stewart)

Japanese

Jewish

  • Finegold, Sam
  • Lerner, Sally
  • Marks, Michael

Korean

  • Kim, Grace
  • Kim, Dr. Luke
  • Kim, Robert Leon
  • Lee, Rev. David
  • Lee, Kyung Won
  • Yu, Jay

Native American

  • Begay, Leona
  • Castro, Elizabeth B.
  • Franklin, William Sr.
  • Marine, Marvin L.
  • Wren, Camille P.

Pakistani

  • Khan, Akbar
  • Khan, Salim

Portuguese

  • Andrade, Joseph A.
  • Benros, Gardenia
  • D'Alessandro, Lorraine
  • Fagundes, Monsignor Valemiro
  • Nevis, Clarence

Russian

  • Lokteff, Michael
  • Tison, Vera
  • Zanganeh-Azam, Bahram

Scandinavian

  • Hald, June K. (Danish)
  • Lueder, Nellie Erickson (Swedish)
  • Moll, Mady I. (Dutch Indonesian)
  • Moll, Rudy (Dutch Indonesian)
  • Personius, Thelma Sandstad (Norwegian)
  • Warhaus, Thor F. (Norwegian)

Southern European and Croatian

  • Glavas, John
  • Knezovich, Robert
  • Kovac, Shilos
  • Krpan, John (with Peggy Krpan)
  • Krpan, Peggy (with John Krpan)
  • Landec (Landek), Joseph
  • Radman, Anna
  • Sapunar, Judge John M.
  • Vickers, Amil S. (with Helen and Steve Vickers)
  • Vickers, Helen (with Amil S. and Steve Vickers)
  • Vickers, Steve (with Amil S. and Helen Vickers)
  • Zornjak, John M.

Southerner

  • Bailey, Betty
  • Collier, C. R.
  • Davis, Kathryn N.
  • Davis, Henry
  • Dubose, Maxine
  • Moore, Tiny
  • Thrower, Hugh W.
  • Venters, Willie N.
  • Westmoreland, Paul
  • White, James

Ukrainian

  • Miszkewycz, Stefania L.
  • Naklowycz, Dr. Alexander
  • Oliynyk, Yurily