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Oral interview of Vera Tison
Alternative Title
Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey
Center for Sacramento History
Hardwick, Susan
Tison, Vera
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Center for Sacramento History
California Revealed from Center for Sacramento History
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The Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey Collection was created in the 1980s as the basis for a major museum installation at the (then-named) Sacramento History Center. Over 35 advisors, 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 the Russian community.
Audio cassette
1 Tape of 1
Russian Revolution, 1917-1921
Prison of War
Russian Americans
Tison, Vera
Bryte (Calif.)
Sacramento (Calif.)
Center for Sacramento History
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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