Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Isabel Suzanne J. Wong
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Isabel Suzanne Joe was born in 1950 in north Minneapolis. Her father was born in China and came to the United States as a young man, returned to China to get married, and served in the U.S. military in Europe during World War II. After the war his wife and their son came from China to join him in Minnesota, and in the late 1940s and early 1950s several other children were born while the family was living in north and northeast Minneapolis. Isabel Suzanne Joe married Michael Wong, whose interview is also part of this oral history project. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her family's background in China; their reasons for coming to the United States; growing up as the only Asian family in northeast Minneapolis; her brothers and sisters; and various degrees of acculturation within the family. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Isabel's young child is present at the interview and interrupts the interview at times.
Quantity 2.5 hours sound cassette
88 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:51:25 running time
Creation Interviewee: Wong, Isabel Suzanne Joe
Interviewer: Mason, Sarah R.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Asian Americans -- Minnesota
Chinese Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 06/08/1982
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 51
Accession Number AV1981.361.36
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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