Women in Omaha: Interview with Kimi Takechi

An oral history interview with Kimi Takechi about her life in Omaha, Nebraska, was conducted by Chris Quinn and Mariya Haeg on April 12, 2017. Kimi Takechi is a Japanese American woman and in her interview she described her early life, her marriage and husband, and stories from their life before and after World War II. Takechi was born to Japanese Immigrant parents in Pocatello, Idaho. She married her husband Kazu Takechi in 1936. After World War II, the couple opened a watch, gift, and jewelry store, Takechi's Jewelers, in Omaha. Together with her late husband, she raised five children. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Elaine Nelson's Spring 2017 History 4060/8066: The History of Women in the U.S., 1875-1992, course. The interviews and research conducted in a companion Fall 2017 course became the exhibit "Women in Omaha: A Biographical Sketch of Persistence Through History" at the Durham Museum on display from February 3-July 29, 2018., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 01:40:38
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Abstract/Description: An oral history interview with Kimi Takechi about her life in Omaha, Nebraska, was conducted by Chris Quinn and Mariya Haeg on April 12, 2017. Kimi Takechi is a Japanese American woman and in her interview she described her early life, her marriage and husband, and stories from their life before and after World War II. Takechi was born to Japanese Immigrant parents in Pocatello, Idaho. She married her husband Kazu Takechi in 1936. After World War II, the couple opened a watch, gift, and jewelry store, Takechi's Jewelers, in Omaha. Together with her late husband, she raised five children. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Elaine Nelson's Spring 2017 History 4060/8066: The History of Women in the U.S., 1875-1992, course. The interviews and research conducted in a companion Fall 2017 course became the exhibit "Women in Omaha: A Biographical Sketch of Persistence Through History" at the Durham Museum on display from February 3-July 29, 2018.
Subject(s): Sound recordings
Omaha (Neb.) -- History
Women -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Oral histories (document genres)
Date Created: 2017-04-12

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