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Interview with Liberato "Libby" Viduya

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Title: Interview with Liberato "Libby" Viduya
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Center for Oral History, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Series/Report no.: Lānaʻi: Reflecting on the Past; Bracing for the Future
Abstract: Liberato C. Viduya, Jr., second of four children, was born in 1937, in Lānaʻi City, Lānaʻi. His father, Liberato Viduya, Sr., who emigrated from the Philippines, was employed by Hawaiian Pineapple Company. Starting as a field laborer, he rose up the ranks to luna. His mother, Loreta Viduya, a Filipino immigrant raised and educated on Maui, held various jobs, including that of court interpreter. The Viduyas actively participated in community, school, and church-related activities. Liberato C. Viduya, Jr., grew up in the Stable Camp area of Lānaʻi City. He attended Lānaʻi High and Elementary School. As a high school senior in 1955, he was awarded first place in public speaking at the National Future Farmers of America Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned BA and MEd degrees from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. During a forty-five-year career with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education, he held various positions: teacher, counselor, and principal; assistant superintendent for the Office of Instructional Services; and superintendent for Central and Leeward Districts on Oʻahu. He and wife, Loretta, have one daughter and three grandchildren. The Viduyas reside in Pearl City, Oʻahu.
Description: Interview conducted in English.
Interview conducted at Pearl City, Oʻahu.
Pages/Duration: 67 pages
Appears in Collections:Lānaʻi: Reflecting on the Past; Bracing for the Future

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