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Peter SooHoo, Sr. papers
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Description
This collection relates to Peter SooHoo, Sr.'s role in creating New Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, as well as his involvement with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and other professional and community activities from 1883 through 2007.
Background
Peter Francis SooHoo, Sr. (1899-1945) was a Chinese American engineer born in Los Angeles, California. SooHoo graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in engineering in June 1923. In September 1925, he married Lillie Leung at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles; the couple had two children. SooHoo was employed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where he worked in the Underground Engineering section from 1925 until his death from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945.
Extent
15 boxes and 4 oversize folders (8 linear feet)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to the following web site.