Oral history interview with Jong Bum Kwon

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Titles Oral history interview with Jong Bum Kwon
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jong Bum Kwon was a member of a generation of Korean immigrants who characterized themselves as a 1.5 generation, in between the first generation of immigrants and the following generation who were born in the United States. This term refers to those who arrived to the United States at a very early age and did not retain much of their language or culture. At the time of the interview Jong was a 23 year old anthropology student at Macalester College. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Feelings of isolation in Beloit Wisconsin; sensing as a young child his father's unhappiness as a factory worker; taking care of his younger sister; his need to rebel against his parents expectations; his need to understand his father to understand himself; his recent trip to Korea; how his relationship with his parents has changed.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:22:27
Creation Interviewer: Kim, Sophia
Interviewee: Kwon, Jong Bum
Subjects Korean Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 05/06/1994
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 134 (Library Call Number)
AV2011.29.1 (Accession Number)
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