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Title
Mary Lee Shon interview, 1999
Creator
Shon, Mary Lee, interviewee
Contributor
Feldman, Frances Lomas, 1912-2008, interviewer
Date Created and/or Issued
1999-05-12
1999-08-30
2013-05-06
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
You Tube USC School of Social Work channel. California Social Welfare Archvies
https://www.youtube.com/user/USCSocialWork
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Social Welfare Archives
Rights Information
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Description
Shon, Mary Lee - Oral History Interview - CSWA ❧ Interviewed by Frances Feldman on April 12, 1999. An interview with Mary Lee Shon as she discusses her early life
discrimination against Asian-Americans in Los Angeles
undergraduate studies at USC
beginning social work with County Bureau of Indigent Relief
first Korean-American relief worker in California
death of father
social work with Methodist churches
work with Koreans, eg, interpreting
marriage
growth of Korean population in Los Angeles
family experiences
death of husband
experiences of children
work as teacher after death of husband
development of LA Unified curriculum on Asian-Americans
final anecdote. ❧ Mary Lee Shon received a certificate in social work from USC in 1939, where she had majored in social work and religion. She was the first Korean to be graduated from the School of (then) Social Welfare at USC, and one of the first Korean social workers in the state. Mrs. Shon has been a generous contributor to the scholarship fund of the Asian American students of the USC School of Social Work. Among other honors, she was honored by the General Alumni Association of the University of Southern California for her outstanding contributions to education and the community. ❧ Mary Lee Shon. Social worker. Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Dates of interview: 5-12-99, 8-30-99. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 33 minutes. Transcript of interview: 36 pp. ❧ ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: 1. 1 diskette of transcript of interview. 2. Photocopies of articles re career and accomplishments of Mary Lee Shon. 3. CSWA Oral History Agreement Release form and CSWA interview guidelines.
Type
moving image
Format
1 video (1:33:59)
interviews
oral histories (document genres)
video/mp4
Identifier
cswa-shon-1video
cswa-shon-2transcript
http://doi.org/10.25549/cswa-c34-276
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/cswa-shon-1video.jpg
Language
English
Subject
Shon, Mary Lee
Social service
Public welfare
Source
University of Southern California [Contributing entity]
Relation
Available (2013-05-06) on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsrFVAQ51JI
California Social Welfare Archives
Oral Histories

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