Chinese American Oral History Project
Our collaboration with the Cal State LA Asian/Asian American studies department began in the Fall of 2016. When Dr. Juily Phun’s class began recording its oral histories, Special Collections and Archives worked in the background preparing to collect these stories and preserve them for future generations. As the project has grown, so too has our involvement in it; each class attends a workshop held by Special Collections staff to learn about the transcription and indexing process. By leveraging the power of students perspectives and commitment to the project, we are working together towards the goal of ensuring these stories are accessible to all.