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Oral history interview with James Welch

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.A.0453.4 | RG Number: RG-50.164.0004

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    Oral history interview with James Welch

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    James Welch, born in Berkeley, CA in 1915, describes going to Shanghai, China in February 1939 following college graduation from UC Davis in animal husbandry; taking a job as dairy plant manager in Shanghai; his first impressions of China and Chinese; his memories of Pearl Harbor day; Shanghai being very quickly taken over by the Japanese; being interned not long after Pearl Harbor was attacked with about 65 men in a large go-down (warehouse) in Shanghai and experiencing a relatively easy daily life; some Americans being repatriated; being able to stay abreast of war news via hidden radios; hearing about the end of the war; and returning home.
    Interviewee
    James Welch
    Date
    interview:  1992 February 02

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. The interview is available only for purposes of research, scholarship, and teaching purposes qualifying as "fair use," in accordance with 17 U.S.C sec. 107. All literary rights, including the right to publication, are reserved to the Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton. The interview may not be duplicated without the written permission of the Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Welch, James.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    James Welch was interviewed on February 2, 1992 as part of the Old China Hands oral history project under the direction of the Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton. The Old China Hands oral history project documented the experiences of Allied civilians who were interned in China, principally in and near Shanghai during Japan's military occupation. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received a copy of the interview on September 26, 1994.
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