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Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Sang H. Lee and Young Kim Lee
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sang H. Lee was born in Taegu, South Korea, the first of six children. His father was a college teacher in Seoul during most of Sang's childhood. Sang finished college in Korea and then came to the United States for graduate study in engineering in 1969. He studied at Washington State University for two years and later at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston from 1971 to 1976. After completing his studies he accepted a position at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M) in St. Paul, where he is presently a supervisor of research and development of engineering materials. Young Kim Lee was also born in Taegu, the third of four children. She graduated from Yonsei University and then came to the United States in 1973 to study to be a medical technician in Philadelphia. She met Sang at a Korean church in Philadelphia and moved to Boston after their marriage. The Lees are active members of the Korean Presbyterian Church in Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The Lees discuss the favorable social climate for Asians in Minnesota, the history of the Korean church and community in the state, and the problems of bringing up their children with an appreciation of their Korean roots. They also mention the Korean Association and the Minnesota chapter of the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association. Kim Young talks about the changing roles of men and women in the Korean immigrant community. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The Lees represent the many professionals among recent Korean immigrants to Minnesota, and the concerns of this group to develop a well-organized, active ethnic community in the Twin Cities.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
62 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:11:04 running time
Creation Narrator: Lee, Mr. Sang H.
Narrator: Lee, Mrs. Young Kim
Interviewer: Mason, Sarah R.
Made in Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Asians
Koreans
Made in Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/19/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 51
Accession Number AV1981.361.22
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project'