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Interview with Elsie Mitsu Teruya

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Title: Interview with Elsie Mitsu Teruya
Interviewer: Kodama-Nishimoto, Michiko
Interviewee: Teruya, Elsie Mitsu
Keywords: Family Life
Hotels and Restaurants
Plantation Life
Working Conditions
Issue Date: 2002
Series/Report no.: The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-style Restaurants in Hawaii
Description: A woman describes daily life in a Big Island plantation camp in the 1920s. Her father, a single parent, worked on the plantation and also practiced traditional medicine. Moving to Honolulu, she worked in her family's restaurants--Frankie's Cafe and Columbia Inn--as a server.
server, cashier; Okinawan; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Private
Pages/Duration: 3 hr, 30 mins
68 pages
Geographic Coverage: Honolulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections:The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-Style Restaurants in Hawai‘i

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