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.
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.
15 boxes and 4 oversize folders (8 linear feet)
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