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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
15.8 Linear Feet (18 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Restrictions
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Availability
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