Margaret "Margie" Lew's Oral History, part 1

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Title

Margaret "Margie" Lew's Oral History, part 1

Description

Margaret "Margie" Doris Lew introduces herself as the only one of her siblings born and raised in San Francisco, not meeting her family until she was 19 years old. Lew describes meeting her Los Angeles-born husband Albert Lew at Chinese Servicemen's Night at the San Francisco Chinatown YWCA where she lived and worked, and exchanging love letters while he was deployed on a hospital ship during World War II. Lew shares about her marriage, two children, and move to Los Angeles, elaborating upon her employment as a clerk typist at Los Angeles City Hall and the construction of the Lews' house in Hillside Village. She mentions her passion for crafts, domestic travel, and teaching literacy at the Chinatown Branch Library. The interview concludes with her reflections on historical events in Los Angeles and observations about demographic changes in Southern California.

Creator

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project

Source

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles

Date

2016-11-02

Contributor

Jeong, Sae Hee "Keshy"

Rights

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Format

mp3

Language

eng

Type

Sound

Identifier

Lew_Margaret_01.mp3

Interviewer

Roman, David
Echon, Catherine

Interviewee

Lew, Margaret

Location

Alhambra

Duration

PT1H57M24S

OHMS Object

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Citation

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project, “Margaret "Margie" Lew's Oral History, part 1,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed February 29, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/828.