Vietnamese Community Oral History Project: Interview with Lisalan Thai
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lisalan Thai was born in Da Lat, Vietnam. After experiencing the Fall of Da Lat and Saigon she left Vietnam with her son. She settled in Minnesota with the help of four Catholic churches and an adoptive family. She is a real estate agent. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Childhood; family; Fall of Da Lat; Fall of Saigon; immigrating; being "adopted"; divorce; going back to school; real estate; the American dream. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: This interview is accompanied by "The Adoption of the Thai Family" by Bernice Herron, Lisalan's "adopted mother". It recounts Bernice's life and her efforts to adopt a Vietnamese family after the Fall of Saigon.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
41 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:26:24 running time
Creation Interviewer: Tran, Phuoc Thi Minh
Interviewee: Thai, Lisalan
Made in Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Vietnamese Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/22/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 125
Accession Number AV2011.15.5
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Vietnamese Community Oral History Project'

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