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The Locke Oral History Project

The town of Locke, California, located in Sacramento County, was built and occupied by Chinese laborers in the early twentieth century. This project describes my participation in the Locke Oral History Project. The Locke Oral History Project was commissioned by the California Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) to be used in the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Locke Boarding House. Along with professors Dr. Ettinger and Dr. Castaneda, I gathered oral histories of current and former Locke residents and wove these histories into a report on the history of Locke. The compilation was later used by DRP in its presentation of the history of Locke at the interpretive center at the Locke Boarding House. 
 
 A multitude of sources were used to complete this project, including published and unpublished secondary and primary source materials located at the Sacramento State University library and the North Central Information Center. Additionally, oral histories gathered from former and current Locke residents made up the primary sources for this project.
 
 
 
 
 By compiling, transcribing, and distributing oral histories of former and current Locke residents, the history of Locke became more accessible to the public.

Project (M.A., History (Public History))--California State University, Sacramento, 2012.

The town of Locke, California, located in Sacramento County, was built and occupied by Chinese laborers in the early twentieth century. This project describes my participation in the Locke Oral History Project. The Locke Oral History Project was commissioned by the California Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) to be used in the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Locke Boarding House. Along with professors Dr. Ettinger and Dr. Castaneda, I gathered oral histories of current and former Locke residents and wove these histories into a report on the history of Locke. The compilation was later used by DRP in its presentation of the history of Locke at the interpretive center at the Locke Boarding House. A multitude of sources were used to complete this project, including published and unpublished secondary and primary source materials located at the Sacramento State University library and the North Central Information Center. Additionally, oral histories gathered from former and current Locke residents made up the primary sources for this project. By compiling, transcribing, and distributing oral histories of former and current Locke residents, the history of Locke became more accessible to the public.

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