Skyline College/North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library
Student project for LSCI 110 Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College

 Searches for Employment:
James Gulingan

Click here to read the research essay, You Earn What you Give, by Josephine Gulingan

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2011 interview by Josephine Gulingan with James Gulingan,
who searched for employment throughout his life.

 

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James Gulingan at AT&T Park for Filipino Heritage Night

 

Table of Contents:
1
. Introduction
2. Petitioned

3. First Job

4. Job In Alaska

5. What It was Like in Alaska

6. How Old James was in Alaska

7. How Long He Stayed in Alaska

8. Discrimination in Alaska

9. After Working in Alaska

10. Joining the Army

11. After the Army

12. Discrimination in SASCO

13. Muni

 

Segment 1
Introduction (00:14)
James introducing himself

 

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Segment 2
Petitioned (00:28)
James talks about who petitioned him and the
rest of his siblings to the United States

 

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James with his siblings

 

 



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Segment 3
First Job (00:39)
He describes what his first job was like.

 


 

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Segment 4
Job In Alaska (00:39)
James goes off to Alaska to work in the cannery.  

 

 

 

 

 



 

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Segment 5
What It was Like in Alaska (00:31)
He describes what it was like in Alaska.

 

 

 

 



 

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Segment 6
How Old James was in Alaska (00:31)
James talks about what age he went to Alaska and

who introduced him the opportunity to go work there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 7
How Long he was in Alaska (00:37)
He describes how long he stayed in Alaska

during the different seasons. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 8
Discrimination in Alaska (01:37)
James tells a short story of what happened

while he was working because of discrimination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 9
After Alaska (01:46)
After Alaska, James went to go find a new job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 10
Joining The Army (02:12)
James had joined the Army to

make his life better.

 

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Segment 11
After the Army (00:43)
James used his experience from the Army to get better jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 12
Discrimination in SASCO (01:23)
James tells his experience on how he

experienced discrimination/favoritism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 13
Muni (01:39)
James is currently working for Muni

and he describes his experience so far.

 

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James In his Muni uniform

 

 

 

 

 

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My father James Gulingan and I

 

 

 

 


last revised: 5-16-11
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
These materials may be used for educational purposes. North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library.
All commercial rights are reserved. To contact the coordinator, or send comments or suggestions, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.edu