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Description
Gwen Singh was an American teacher who taught children of American service men during the post-World War II Occupation of Japan in Nagoya. She was married to Reginald Lah Singh. The collection consists of Singh’s biographical novel about her husband Lal Singh and three photograph albums documenting her time as a teacher in Occupied Japan (1947-1948); the Singh’s honeymoon trip around the world (1962-1963); and the Singh’s life together in Los Angeles (1963-1966).
Background
There is very little information available about American teacher Gwen Singh. Gwen Hobson, later changed to Gwen Singh, was born on August 15, 1913 in Rialto, California. She, graduated from UCLA in 1941 and was a Fullbright student. She taught children of American service men during the post-World War II Occupation of Japan in Nagoya. She was married to Reginald Lal Singh. She taught for the Los Angeles school district and was the principal of Sheridan Elementary School in East Los Angeles.
Extent
1.8 linear ft. (2 boxes and 3 flat boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.