The JA Basketball Oral History Project is a NBHA project to interview and record oral histories related to the history of Japanese American basketball. These oral histories will serve as the research foundation for an educational program that includes school curriculum, documentary, and other learning materials, that will help people better understand why Japanese American basketball is so unique and an integral part of Japanese American communities.
We are currently putting together a list of potential interviewees. Please contact us if you know anyone who played basketball before, during, and/or after World War II and would be willing to share stories about the role basketball played in his/her life and its significance on today’s Japanese American community.
We are also looking for an intern (or volunteers) who can help conduct research and assist with the oral history recordings. Please apply using the following form:
Internship Application Form