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San Diego History Center Oral Histories

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52 digital objects.


The San Diego History Center's Oral History Program includes many interviews with San Diegans whose lives depended on the ocean and it resources. More than 50 oral history transcripts have been made available here. The people interviewed provide a firsthand account of the rise and decline of the fishing industry in California, what it was like to work on a tuna boat or in a cannery, and life in San Diego's ethnic fishing communities. Other topics of interest covered by the interviewees include boat building, skin diving, and sport fishing.

Creation Date
  • 1957-1999


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