Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Margaret Woo Chinn

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Titles Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Margaret Woo Chinn
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Margaret Woo Chinn's father and some of his brothers (including Woo Yee Sing, whose son Howard Woo was also interviewed for this oral history project) came to the United States in the late 1870s and 1880s and worked in laundries and on railroads. Chinn was born in China in 1912, and in 1914 her father brought the family to the United States. They settled in Minneapolis and were involved in running a gift shop and a family restaurant, the long-popular John's Place that closed in 1967. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family history and the early Chinese community in Minneapolis.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
94 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:39:46 running time
Creation Interviewee: Chinn, Margaret Woo
Interviewer: Mason, Sarah R.
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Asian Americans -- Minnesota
Chinese Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 05/27/1982
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 51 (Library Call Number)
AV1982.159 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project'


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