Oral history interview with Robert Hanamura
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hanamu77
Creators:
Hanamura, Robert
Miro, Marsha
Dates:
circa 1977
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Sound tape reels
Sound recording
5 in.
29 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Hanamura conducted circa 1977, by Marsha Miro, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Hanamura speaks of his youth as the son of Japanese immigrants; time spent in an internment camp during World War II; his education; and his career as an architect.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Hanamura (1923-2020) was a Japanese American architect based in Detroit, Michigan.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Women's Committee. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asian American architects Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Architecture -- Michigan -- Detroit Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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