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Interview with Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi

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Title: Interview with Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi
Interviewer: Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi
Rossi, Joe
Interviewee: Yokouchi, Masaru "Pundy"
Keywords: Arts
Politics - Hawaii
Issue Date: 1990
Series/Report no.: The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: An Oral History
Description: The first chair of the SFCA board discusses his plantation childhood, sports, post-war Hawaii politics, Nadao Yoshinaga, and John Burns. He talks about his appointment to the SFCA board, artist Tadashi Sato, value of art, SFCA executive directors Alfred Preis and Sarah Richards, Model Cities and community arts councils, Art in State Buildings law, SFCA opponent Duke Kawasaki, and the Maui Community Arts and Cultural Center. Masaru Yokouchi was also interviewed for the Hawaii Political History Documentation Project (17-31-1-89, 17-32-1-89).
businessman, board member, board chair; Japanese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 3 hr, 20 min
53 pages
Geographic Coverage: Wailuku, Maui
Appears in Collections:The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: An Oral History

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