Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Robert Nobuo Teragawa

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Titles Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Robert Nobuo Teragawa
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Robert Nobuo Teragawa was born in Portland, Oregon. At a young age he went to Japan to live with his grandparents. He eventually returned to the United States and attended school in California. After Pearl Harbor he was evacuated to an internment camp before being trained as a cryptanalyst. He was ordered to the Pacific and spent time in Tokyo. After his service he returned to Minnesota and raised a family in Minneapolis. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Traveling to Japan at a young age; working in the rice paddies; living in Japanese society: the sense of community, abundance of food, hygiene; childhood activities: field days, swimming competitions, Ensoku, excursions; returning to the United States; cleaning/cooking at a Caucasian home for money and board; running his uncle's grocery store; being searched by the FBI; being forced to evacuate; life at an internment camp; being drafted into the army; relocating to Minneapolis for cryptanalyst training; visiting his family in Tokyo on a furlough; translating important documents for MacArthur's headquarters in Tokyo; returning home; finding a job and house; returning to Japan and the difference of postwar Japan.
Quantity 5 hours sound cassettes
78 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 270 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Teragawa, Robert Nobuo
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/30/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.26.35 (Accession Number)
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'


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