Margaret "Margie" Lew's Oral History, part 2

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Title

Margaret "Margie" Lew's Oral History, part 2

Description

Margaret "Margie" Doris Lew begins her second interview by explaining how she began making jewelry, editing the Los Angeles City Employees Asian American Association newsletter, and collecting stamps through her employment at Los Angeles City Hall. Lew recalls writing letters to her future husband while he was on sea duty in World War II, as well as living in the Chinatown YWCA and working at Pacific Greyhound in wartime San Francisco. She describes raising her children in Los Angeles, building their L-shaped house in Hillside Village, and her favorite family trips to national parks and reflects upon her Chinese American identity and early encounters with racism. Lew shares about editing newsletters and the Gum Saan Journal for the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, writing letters to a Chinese American veteran of the Vietnam War, and tutoring students at the Chinatown Branch Library. Lew mentions her passion for parades, crafts, and crime shows, and concludes her interview by expressing pride in her big family and “up” attitude.

Creator

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project

Source

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles

Date

2017-04-15

Contributor

Jeong, Sae Hee "Keshy"

Rights

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Format

mp3

Language

eng

Type

Sound

Identifier

Lew_Margaret_02.mp3

Interviewer

Phun, Juily
Roman, David

Interviewee

Lew, Margaret

Location

Alhambra

Duration

PT1H57M24S

Citation

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project, “Margaret "Margie" Lew's Oral History, part 2,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed February 29, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/826.