Public History engages students for historical work in the public sector by grounding them in public history methodology and theory, while also giving them practical experience conducting client-based research.
The projects presented here, are a result of public history students working with community partners to focus on a local sites of historical significance to create informational websites for the general public.
Amber Bell, Kaya Bottmeyer, DeAndre Brown, Guadalupe Castaneda Martinez, Amber Fields, Noah Gallardo, Madison Huckabay, Jorden Josephs, Brennan Krebs, Brianna Miller, Charlotte Moody, Solena Omelas, Adele Partington, Cece Trifoso, Jonah Ridgley, and Natalia Roman
The Angel Island Immigration Station has a short but important history. In operation for only thirty years, the station was built on an island in the San Francisco Bay. The name, Angel Island came from Spanish explorer Juan Miguel de Ayala. He encountered the island, which had been inhabited by the Coast Miwok tribe for thousands of years, on the Roman Catholic holiday of Our Lady of the Angels and correspondingly named the island. Many immigrants who came to the United States through the West Coast during this time period, from 1910-1940, were stopped at Angel Island for inspection before their passage into the country. Inspectors at the station would perform interviews, interrogations, and exams on the incoming passengers, which could range from a "visual examination" to a multi-month stay (some even stayed years!) with daily extensive interrogations and intrusive medical exams. The kind of treatment each passenger received was almost always linked to their nation of origin upon arrival and the color of their skin.
Jesse Lira, Ayanna Berg, Spenser Davidson, Sofia Esteva, Abigail Simone, Cortland Hall, Peter Leonhardt, Madeleine Larson, Xochitl Lopez, Jennifer Moreno David, Katya Palacios, Christina Pathoumthong, Julia Reinhard, Aisleen Renteria, Simon Stewart, Jacquelyn Torres, Cece Trifoso, Kieran Vrklan, and Kaitlyn Won
The content found in this project is designed to show students and the general public some of the rich history found in the San Francisco Bay Area. We aim to make our shared history come alive, connecting it to more well-known historical narratives.
Maria Guadalupe Alvarez Pineda, Monica Barry, Rubi Calderon-Rodriguez, Terise Camasura, Amanda Cheng, Angela Garcia, Rebecca Herrera, Julia McMahon, Kelsey Pontius, Adriana Sigala, Brenda Vasquez, and Sonya Woo
A website about selected topics from Dominican University of California
Danielle Arena, Phillip Barr, Robert Boyle, Kara Dung, Alexandre Jeffroy-Meynard, Matthew Kodweis, Allison Kustic, Jake Molz, Ashley Moreda, Alejandra Najera, Lorena Paredes, Olivia Patania, Joseph Petersen, Max Rosenberg, Andriana Stenros, and Eduardo Tapia
Research, exploration and preservation of the Immigration Station on Angel Island is this project's ultimate goal. The site is composed of interviews, biographies, and historical research on the Immigration Station with the hope to preserve its significance long into the future.
Charlotte Foster, Autymn Garvisch, Talia Gonzalez, Jennessica Holliday, Maximilian Kaehler, Katherine Koyfman, Owen Martinelli, Sierra Najolia, Alexander Pollok, Destiny Reyes, Joshua Rosenberg, Alexandra Schumacher, Cynthia Smith, Christopher Suen, and Dominic Supple
The Marin Headlands is a hilly region located just north of San Francisco; it is a beautiful peninsula filled with biodiversity and rich history. This project explores some of the more prominent historical events and brings to light some of the lesser known stories through historical research, images, and audio stories.