Oral History Interview with Alan Taniguchi, March 18, 1995

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Interview with Alan Taniguchi, former Dean of Architecture at UT-Austin and a Japanese-American internee during WWII, from Brentwood, California. Taniguchi discusses his family and childhood, experiences of racism, the attack on Pearl Harbor and its effects, having his home raided by the FBI, his father's detention and that of Japanese community leaders, preparing for internment, moving to the Gila Relocation Camp in Arizona, life there, leaving the camp for resettlement in Detroit, and life afterwards.

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53 p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Taniguchi, Alan March 18, 1995.

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Interview with Alan Taniguchi, former Dean of Architecture at UT-Austin and a Japanese-American internee during WWII, from Brentwood, California. Taniguchi discusses his family and childhood, experiences of racism, the attack on Pearl Harbor and its effects, having his home raided by the FBI, his father's detention and that of Japanese community leaders, preparing for internment, moving to the Gila Relocation Camp in Arizona, life there, leaving the camp for resettlement in Detroit, and life afterwards.

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53 p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Taniguchi, Alan. Oral History Interview with Alan Taniguchi, March 18, 1995, book, March 18, 1995; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1585058/: accessed June 16, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.

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