Minnesota Chinese Oral History Project: Interview with Harry Chin

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Titles Minnesota Chinese Oral History Project: Interview with Harry Chin
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Harry Chin was born in China in the early 1920s. He immigrated to Minnesota in 1940 as a paper son. During the war he worked as a riveter, and then he worked at a variety of Chinese owned businesses, primarily restaurants. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His family; father's immigration to the United States; his own immigration to the United States; wartime work; other employers - Yep Laundry, Canton Café, Kee's Chow Mein, Port Arthur Café, House of Ming, Nankin; his marriage in United States; his marriage in China; winning Chinese lottery; homes he owned; resolving the paper son issue; helping family members immigrate.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:45:56 running time
Creation Interviewee: Chin, Harry
Interviewer: Fuller, Sherri Gebert
Made in: Waseca, Waseca County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Chinese Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 08/20/2002
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 96 (Library Call Number)
AV2002.156.1 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Chinese Oral History Project'


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