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The Resource Oral history interview with Paul T. Bannai ..., by Enid Hart Douglass

Oral history interview with Paul T. Bannai ..., by Enid Hart Douglass

Label
Oral history interview with Paul T. Bannai ..., 1989
Title
Oral history interview with Paul T. Bannai ...
Statement of responsibility
by Enid Hart Douglass
Inclusive dates
1989
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bannai relates his family background, early career, and World War II experiences, including his dedication to the reimbursement of interned Japanese-Americans. He discusses his business career, service as an elected official in Gardena, elections to the state assembly, assembly committee service, legislative leadership in the assembly, other Asians in the legislature, and public service after he left the assembly
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available.
Biographical or historical data
Paul Bannai, a Japanese-American, was born in 1920. With his family, he was interned at Manzanar during World War II. Permitted to go to Des Moines to attend college, he then volunteered for the Japanese-American regimental combat team, the 442nd, and served as an interpreter with the Australians in the Pacific Theater. He established a real estate business in Gardena, and in 1972, was elected to the Sixty-Seventh Assembly District seat, serving until his defeat in 1980. He then served as Executive Director of the Commission of Wartime Relocation of Civilians briefly, and in 1981, was appointed chief director of the Memorial Affairs Department of the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C. and served until 1986.
Cataloging source
CLU
Form designation
oral history transcript
Location of originals duplicates
  • The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
  • California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
  • California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
  • Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, Calif.
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Location of other archival material
Mr. Bannai's legislative bill files, 1973-1980 may be found at the California State Archives.
Label
Oral history interview with Paul T. Bannai ..., by Enid Hart Douglass
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a six-and-one-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes name index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 253 leaves, bound
Other physical details
port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22876515
  • ucoclc22876515
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.
Label
Oral history interview with Paul T. Bannai ..., by Enid Hart Douglass
Publication
Note
Transcript of a six-and-one-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes name index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 253 leaves, bound
Other physical details
port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22876515
  • ucoclc22876515
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.

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