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Title
An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part I (audio)
Creator
McCabe, Lillie Y: interviewee
Yamada, Jeffrey B.: interviewer
California State University, Fullerton. Center for Oral and Public History: publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
1987-10-19
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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Description
An oral history with Lillie Y. McCabe, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and the Granada (Amache) incarceration camp. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The interview covers her childhood in Hollister, California, her family background; moving to Los Angeles, California in 1920 and marrying her husband, Ernest Yamada in 1928; how the outbreak of World War II affected the family, particularly the events that took place after Pearl Harbor; her transfer to Santa Anita and the conditions therein, and her recollections of the Santa Anita Riot of August 1942. She also discusses her husband’s role during the war; how other family members dealt with anti-Japanese discrimination; her further move to Amache in September of 1942 and the conditions there, including an incident where investigators came to interview her regarding camp life; life after camp, including moving back to Los Angeles, retrieving possessions, and finding work. She also describes the discrimination against Japanese people after the war and lessons she learned from being incarcerated. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0032. Photograph is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0034.
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The Japanese American Oral History Project features oral histories with narrators who talk about their lives, pre and post World War II, but most specifically, about their experience being incarcerated in camps during World War II.
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Type
sound
Format
audio/mpeg
Identifier
1949.1_T01
csufccop_jaoh_0030
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/596
Language
English
Subject
Geographic communities--California--Los Angeles
Geographic communities--Colorado
Identity and values--Family
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers
Race and racism--Discrimination
Reflections on the past
World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Pearl Harbor and aftermath
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Living conditions
Place
Los Angeles, California
Amache, Colorado
Arcadia, California
Hollister, California
Incarceration Camps--Granada (Amache)
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
Source
CSU Fullerton Center for Oral and Public History
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Japanese American Oral History Project Collection

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