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Hanamura, Robert  Search this
Miro, Marsha  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 Sound tape reels, 5 in.; 29 Pages, Transcript
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Robert Hanamura conducted circa 1977, by Marsha Miro, for the Archives of American Art.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Hanamura, circa 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Biography Note:
Robert Hanamura (1923-2020) was a Japanese American architect based in Detroit, Michigan.
Language Note:
English .
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Asian American architects  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Architecture -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment -- 1942-1945  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
Asian American
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art