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Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey

The Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey Collection was created in 1983-1985 as the basis for a major museum installation at the (then-named) Sacramento History Center. Over 35 advisers, 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 their respective communities.

Arab

  • Abouchanab, Lina - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Akawi, Aida - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Almaz, Paul - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Khan, Salim - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Mogannam, Samuel - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Mohamed, Ahmad - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Wardany, Badia - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

African American

Chicano

Chinese

Filipino

  • Galan, Daud - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Galeste, Emeterio F. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Galeste, Remedios P. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Ganiban, Urbano Sr. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Ganiban, Virginia - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Finnish

  • Elving, Carl - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Ojala, Marie M. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Rasmussen, Marie H. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Ruhkala, Roy E. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Sepponen, Armis T. and Margaret Sepponen - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Sepponen, Margaret - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Sippola, William A. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

French

  • Bloch, M. Michel - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Duval, Claude - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Faulconer, Lucienne - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • L’Union Gauloise Dinner Dance - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Sheridan, Jacqueline - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

German

  • Futterer, Bernice - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Lang, Dorit - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Lang, Willi - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Oberth, Adolph E. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Teichert, Henry - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Greek

Irish:

  • Carter, Mary K. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Cooke, James J. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Cooke, James J. (with Michael J. O'Hare) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Durkan, Sister Mary Teresita - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Melarkey, Eunice L. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • O'Hare, Michael J. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • O'Hare, Michael J. (with James J. Cooke) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Italian

  • Beltrami, Dino - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Corti, Frank - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Masullo, Robert A. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Pasquini, Angelo
  • Procida, George and John Procida - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Shay, Mary - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Stewart, Teresa (with Anthony George Zito) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Zito, Anthony George (with Teresa Stewart) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Japanese

Jewish

  • Finegold, Sam - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Lerner, Sally
  • Marks, Michael - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Korean

  • Kim, Grace - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Kim, Dr. Luke - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Kim, Robert Leon - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Lee, Rev. David - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Lee, Kyung Won - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Yu, Jay - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Native American

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

Pakistani

  • Khan, Akbar - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Khan, Salim - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Portuguese

  • Andrade, Joseph A. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Benros, Gardenia - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • D'Alessandro, Lorraine Perry - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Fagundes, Monsignor Valdemiro - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Nevis, Clarence - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Russian

  • Lokteff, Michael - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Tison, Vera - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Zanganeh-Azam, Bahram - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Scandinavian

  • Hald, June K. (Danish) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Lueder, Nellie Erickson (Swedish) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Moll, Mady I. (with Rudy Moll, Dutch Indonesian) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Moll, Rudy (with Mady I. Moll, Dutch Indonesian) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Personius, Thelma Sandstad (Norwegian) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Warhaus, Thor F. (Norwegian) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Southern European and Croatian

  • Glavas, John - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Knezovich, Robert (with John Krpan and Peggy Krpan) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Kovac, Milos - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Krpan, John (with Robert Knezovich and Peggy Krpan) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Krpan, Peggy (with Robert Knezovich and John Krpan) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Landec (Landek), Joseph - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Radman, Anna - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Sapunor, Judge John M. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Vickers, Amil S. (with Helen and Steve Vickers) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Vickers, Helen (with Amil S. and Steve Vickers) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Vickers, Steve - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Vickers, Steve (with Amil S. and Helen Vickers) - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Zornjak, John M. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Southerner

  • Bailey, Betty - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Collier, C. R. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Davis, Kathryn N. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Davis, Henry - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Dubose, Maxine - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Moore, Tiny - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Thrower, Hugh W. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Venters, Willie N. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Westmoreland, Paul - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • White, James - listen to the oral history; read the transcript

Ukrainian

  • Miszkewycz, Stefania L. - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Naklowycz, Dr. Alexander - listen to the oral history; read the transcript
  • Oliynyk, Yuriy - listen to the oral history; read the transcript