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Document Details


Title: Kimi Sugiyama
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Collection: Long Beach Area History: Signal Hill
Description: Kimi Sugiyama was the wife of the leaders of the Japanese Association and helped him operate a Japanese language school on Signal Hill. She also helped Japanese immigrant and Japanese American farmers deal with the changes that occurred in the area when oil was discovered in 1921. She served as a translator and negotiator when oil drilling operations ruined crops and threatened the farmer's livelihood.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Sugiyama, Kimi
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker place of birth: Japan; Asia
Speaker race: Asian
Speaker occupation: Interpreter; Negotiator
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Arkansas; Asia; California; Japan; North America; Signal Hill, CA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Arkansas; Asia; California; Japan; Japanese American families; Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; Japanese American leadership; Japanese Americans--California; Japanese language--Translating; North America; Oral history; Schools, Japanese--California; Signal Hill, CA; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035253-38820