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Document Details


Title: B. J. Mangaoang
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Washington. Library. Special Collections
Collection: Communist Party Oral History Interviews
Description: Born in Bellevue Washington in 1915, B.J. (Baba Jeanne) Mangaoang grew up in the Seattle area, attended the University of Washington and joined the Communist Party while in graduate school in 1938. Her interview covers her early life, how she came to join the Party, and her work with the Washington Commonwealth Federation in the late 1930's and 1940's. In the early 50's she went underground and in her interview describes the confusions and difficulties of that experience. She also talks about her work in recent decades which includes her service as Party chair and her candidacy for governor in 1988.
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Mangaoang, B. J.
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker place of birth: Bellevue, WA; Washington; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Document location: Seattle, WA
Document date: 26-Feb-2002
Interviewer: Curwick, Stephanie; Phipps, Jennifer
Organizations discussed: Communist Party U.S.A.
Locations discussed: North America; United States; Washington
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Communism; Communist parties; Communist Party U.S.A.; Communist party work; Communists--United States; North America; Oral history; United States; Washington
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025975-27915