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Interview with Mervin Richards

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Title:Interview with Mervin Richards
Contributors:Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi (interviewer)
Richards, Mervin (interviewee)
Family Life
Land and Ownership
Date Issued:1985
Series:Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Source:13-10-1-85, 13-11-1-85, 13-14-2-85
Description:A man describes his parents' background; Hamohamo Road home; neighborhood businesses and neighbors; childhood activities; sports; father's taxi tours and mother's hula teaching; family's lu'au business, including foods and entertainment; St. Augustine Church; St. Louis College; jobs at Honolulu Gas Company and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; events of December 7, 1941; wartime restrictions; marriage and children; playing music; Waikiki development and selling of family property.
laborer, shipyard worker; part-Hawaiian; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:3 hr, 4 min
55 pages
Coverage (Spatial):St. Louis Heights, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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