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The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville was created by historian Kazuko Nakane in preparation for the book Nothing Left in my Hands : The Issei of a Rural California Town, 1900-1942. Interviews were conducted by Nakane from 1978 to 1983 with fifteen Japanese-American residents in Watsonville, California. The collection contains the original audiocassettes of these interviews and their transcripts in English.
The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville Collection was donated to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by Kazuko Nakane in 2009.