A Guide to the Amerasians: Media and the Arts Video Collection, 1983-1990.
Amerasians: Media and the Arts Series
Title: Amerasians: Media and the Arts Video Collection
Language: Materials are in English.
Accession No: 2012-05
Extent: 7 ft., 6 in.; digital files.
Amerasians: Media and the Arts was a public access television series
featuring interviews of Asian American artists, filmmakers, and writers. The series
was produced and directed by Stann Nakazono; John Esaki hosted. Much of the production
was volunteer-run. Episodes of the show were aired on the South Bay Cable Public Access Channel.
Scope and Contents
Amerasians: Media and the Arts Video Collection,1983-1990
, is composed of 119 ¾” U-matic tapes. The collection includes interviews and highlights
of Asian American play writers, actors, filmmakers, musicians, performance artists, animators,
journalists, broadcast journalists, activists, visual artists, painters, poets, photographers, art
historians, and other artists. Some interviews focus on Hawaiian-American filmmakers and Asian
American female artists. Some segments cover events such as the Pacific
Islander Festival and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Organization and Arrangement
The holdings are organized in three series: I. Interviews, 1987-1990; II. Artists’ Works, 1983-1989;
III. Events, 1989-1990. All of the materials are in English. Descriptions and synopses of video are
available in repository.
Series I. makes up for the bulk of the collection and consists of video interviews varying in length and detail. Series II.
some examples of the artists’ works such as films, plays, and music videos. Series III. includes footage of community events.
Alternate Format Available
Due to the fragility of the original U-matic tapes, the access DVDs should be viewed.
This collection is open for research use. Advance notice required for access. Contact repository for appointment.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Chin, Vincent, d. 1982
Gorre, Gil Roy
Gotanda, Philip Kan
Hirahara, Naomi, 1962-
Houston, Velina Hasu
Ishizuka, Karen L.
Kim, Yoon Hee
Miyamoto, Nobuko, 1939-
Nakamura, Robert A.
Uno, Michael Toshiyuki
Arpana Indian Dance Group
Asian American Journalists Association
East West Players (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Great Leap (Performing group)
Hawaiian Electric Band
Los Angeles Times (Firm)
National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (U.S.)
Next Step (Musical group)
On the Oriental Express
Visual Communications/Asian American Studies Central -- Archives.
Asian American actors
Asian American art
Asian American artists
Asian American authors
Asian American comedians
Asian Americans--Ethnic identity.
Asian American musicians
Asian American theater
Asian American women
Emigration and immigration History
Emigration and immigration in art
Executive orders--United States.
Marginality, Social--United States.
Pacific Islander Americans
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Women jazz musicians
World War II
China (Republic : 1949- )
Fort Riley (Kan.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
San Diego (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
The Amerasians: Media and the Arts Video Collection, 1983-1990. Visual Communications
Archives and Media Resource Library.
Duplicates and very poor-quality tapes were not digitized. List of these materials are available by request.
This collection was processed and digitized by Helen Kim and Melissa Jamero in December 2012.
Finding aid written by Helen Kim and Melissa Jamero in December 2012. Encoding by Helen Kim in January 2013.
Detailed Description of the Materials
Art Nomura and Mary Daval Interview
Supachai Surongsain Interview
Sonia Hahn and Velina Hasu Houston Interviews
Rodney Kageyama Interview
Michael Uno and Nobu McCarthy Interview
Nobuko Miyamoto Interview
Steve Okazaki and Minako Ohashi Interview
Alan Nakagawa and Jeanne Nakano Interview
Glenn Horiuchi and Taiji Miyagawa Interview
Yutaka Yokokura Interview
Arpana Indian Dance School Interview
Karen Ishizuka and Bob Nakamura Interview
Philip Kan Gotanda Interview
Karen Yamashita, Timothy Dang, and Mimosa Interview
Faustino Caigoy Interview
Rick Chun and Diana Yamashiro Interview
Amerasians Media and the Arts Trailer
Artists' Works, 1983-1989
Philip Kan Gotanda Excerpts
Pacific Islander Festival News Clip
Willie Collins Interview at Pacific Islander Festival
Pacific Islander Festival Footage
Yoon Hee Kim and David Cho slideshow