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Japanese Americans in the Sacramento Region and California

Books about Japanese Americans

Agriculture and Business

Changing dreams and treasured memories : a story of Japanese Americans in the Sacramento Region.  Ref & Spec Coll  F 870 J3 M28 2000

Harvard encyclopedia of American ethnic groups Ref E 184 .A1 H35

Japanese American history : an A-to-Z reference from 1868 to the present.    Ref  E 184 .J3 J3355 1993

People of Sacramento Archives: The History of Sacramento’s Diverse Ethnic Groups 
Gov Docs Computer
CA-L S325 .E3 P5x 
(CD-Rom with 1,300 images: photographs, documents, newspaper articles, and maps.  Searchable by subject, ethnic community, and date.)
 

Country voices:  the oral history of a Japanese American family farm community.   F 869 D29 M37 1987

Economic basis of ethnic solidarity:  small business in the Japanese American community.  E 184 .J3 B68

Farming the Home Place:  a Japanese American Community in California, 1919-1982     F 869 .C815 M38 1993

Japanese immigrants and American law:  the alien land laws and other issues.    KF 4846 .J37 1994

Japanese Legacy: farming and community life in California's Santa Clara Valley.  Quarto F 868 .S25 L85 1985

Planted in good soil: the history of the Issei in United States agriculture.   E 184 .J3 I92 1990  v.1 & 2

The Story of Japanese Farming in California.  JV 6888 .C2 A4 1971

Biographical Sources and Oral Histories

And justice for all : an oral history of the Japanese American detention camps   D 769.8 .A6 A67 1984 


Asian American autobiographers : a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook
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Ref PS 366 .A74 A85 2001
 

Distinguished Asian Americans : a biographical dictionary.  Ref  E 184 .O6 D57 1999

Strange and wonderful harvest [sound recording] : the development of a Portuguese-Japanese community in Sacramento's Freeport-Pocket District, c. 1920-1942.     1 SOUTH Lib Media Ctr  Audio 001678  pt.1 & 2

Ten visits : brief accounts of our visits to all ten Japanese American relocation centers of  World War II, internee and non-internee recollections, struggle
for redress, internment of other groups, our non-Nikkei friends, and other essays.  Ref  D 769.8 .A6 I68 1999


United States Army Military Intelligence Service (MIS) : personal accounts of Japanese American veterans : Oral History Project of the

Japanese American
Citizens League,   Florin Chapter.   Special Collections E 184 .J3 U525 1997

We the people : a story of internment in America.  D 769.8 .A6 T78 1988

With only the will to live : accounts of Americans in Japanese prison camps, 1941-1945.  D 805 .A785 W57 1994

Directories and Research Guides

Japanese American internment during World War II : a history and reference guide.   D 769.8 .A6 N4 2002 

 

California Local History: A Bibliography and Union List of Library Holdings.   Ref and Circ FZ 1261 .R63 1970

 

A Bibliography of California Bibliographie.  Ref FZ 1261 .W4

 

A Select Bibliographical Guide to California History, 1863-1972.  Ref  FZ 1261 .W42

 

Sacramento Directory (Polk Directory)  Ref  F 869 .S12 A18  (1888-1890, 1893, 1899-1982)

 

Sacramento Suburban Directory  Ref F 869 .S12 A185 (1957, 1959-1968, 1970-1978, 1980-1982)

 

 

Family Life and Communities

For the sake of our Japanese brethren: assimilation, nationalism and Protestantism among the Japanese of Los Angles, 1895-1942.   F 869 .L89 J32 1995
 

Four immigrants manga:  a Japanese experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924.  F 869 .S39 K5913 1999

Citizens apart:  a history of the Japanese in Ventura County.  Special Collections   F 869 .V48 C58 1994
 

Cultural assimilation:  marrying outside of the Japanese American community.  Lower Level Thesis Y113 1983

Growing up Nisei: race, generation and culture among Japanese Americans of California, 1924-49. F 870 .J3 Y66 2000

Historical study of the California Nisei "A" baseball championship tournaments from 1962 to 1973.  Lower Level  Thesis T1285 1974
 

Japanese Americans and cultural continuity:  maintaining language and heritage.  LC 3173 .C3 M67 1997

Japanese American family album .  E 184 .J3 H584 1995
 

Japanese in the Monterey Bay Region: a brief history.  Special Collections   F 868 .M7 L93 1997

Land rent strike: a case study of Japanese American community action in Walnut Grove.  Lower Level Thesis S1579 1982

Little Tokyo: one hundred years in pictures.  F 869 .L89 J354 1983

Nihon bunka = Japanese culture:  one hundred years in the Pajaro Valley.  F 868 .S3 N53 1992

Tradition and change in three generations of Japanese Americans.   F 869 .S12 C68

Turning Leaves:  the photograph collection of two Japanese American families.  E 184 .J3 C47 1991

Sansei:  social interaction and ethnic identification among the third generation Japanese.  F 869 .L89 J333

Struggle and survival: the history of Japanese immigrant families in California, 1907-1945.    F 870 .J3 U94 1990
 

Study of changing psychological and behavioral characteristics in three generations of Japanese Americans in the Sacramento area.  F 869 .S12 C656 1983

Government Information, Public Records and Genealogy

Federal and state documents that focus on Sacramento are cataloged in EUREKA from 1993 to date.  For previous years, consult the reference staff for assistance.  Documents published by local agencies are located in the Government Documents collection on floor 2 North.  The following call numbers will serve as a guide to the local documents collections. 

 

                         Gov Docs CA-L S32        Sacramento City

                    Gov Docs CA-L S325      Sacramento County

                    Gov Docs CA-L S326      Sacramento Region


Population Schedules….  7th Census, 1850 - 14th Census, 1920.  (Selected NorCalif. counties.) Gov Docs Film C 3.23 (microfilm) 1930 Census is online.

 

For the Record: Catalog of the Public Records, City of Sacramento 1848-1982, Sacramento County 1848-1982Ref F 868 .S12 S39

Early Court Records of Sacramento County, California.  Ref KFC 969 .S12 B3  Indexes cases in civil and criminal courts for the years 1849-1879.

Rest in Peace : Early Records from Cemeteries in the City and County of Sacramento, CaliforniaRef F 868 .S12 B4  Includes New Helvetia Cemetery, St. Joseph's Cemetery,   Sacramento City Cemetery and others.

Sacramento County Cemeteries  Ref F 860 .S34 1985 v.1

Sacramento Bee Newspaper Index of Births, Marriages, Deaths1 SOUTH Lib Media Ctr. Microfiche 218

Marriage Affidavits, 1893-1897, Sacramento County, California. Ref F 868 .S12 B39

Marriage Affidavits,1904-1906, Sacramento County, California. Ref F 868 .S12 B394 1982

Histories and Historical Atlases

California Patterns: A Geographical and Historical Atlas  2 South Atlas G 1525 .H6 1983

 

Changing dreams and treasured memories : a story of Japanese Americans in the Sacramento Region.  Ref & Spec Coll  F 870 J3 M28 2000

 

Early California Atlas (Northern Edition) 2 North Atlas G 1526 .S1 E3 1983

 

Harvard encyclopedia of American ethnic groupsRef E 184 .A1 H35

 

Historical Atlas of California  2 North Atlas G 1526 .S1 B4

 

Japanese American history : an A-to-Z reference from 1868 to the present.    Ref  E 184 .J3 J3355 1993

 

People of Sacramento Archives: The History of Sacramento’s Diverse Ethnic Groups  CA-L S325 .E3 P5x Gov Docs Computer.   This (CD-Rom includes 1,300   images: photographs, documents, newspaper articles, and maps that are searchable by subject, ethnic community, and date.)

Women

Issei, Nisei, war bride:  three generations of Japanese American women in domestic service.   HD 6072.2 .U52 C24 1986

 

Mothering, education and ethnicity: the transformation of Japanese American culture.   E 184 .J3 A35 1998 

 

Strength and diversity;  Japanese American women, 1885-1990.  Curric Guides Social Science 9988