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Interview with Jan Priest Wysard

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Title: Interview with Jan Priest Wysard
Keywords: Ethnic Relations
Natural Disasters
Plantation Life
Wailuku (district)
Issue Date: 1998
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis in Maui County: Oral Histories
Description: Born in Puunene, a woman describes growing up in a plantation town, Japanese domestics in the household, and schooling at English-standard Kaunoa School. A Punahou School alumna, she describes her Mainland college experiences, including witnessing racial discrimination. She details the Speckelsville beachfront house her parents built with the help of a Japanese stone mason. A child in 1946, she explains how she, her family, and house guests escaped the tsunami.
officer worker; Caucasian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Federal, Private
Pages/Duration: 35 min
19 pages
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis in Maui County: Oral Histories

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