ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE MEMORIES PROJECT
MARY UYEMATSU KAO | Oral History


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MARY UYEMATSU KAO Born in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena, Mary Uyematsu Kao attended UCLA during the struggle to establish Asian American Studies on campus. Kao has been long associated with the Center, working for 30 years at the AASC in a variety of capacities before retiring in 2018. She is known for her graphic design work for AASC Press publications, especially Amerasia Journal. In addition to being on staff at the Center, Kao is known for role as an activist as well as a photographer documenting Asian American community events in southern California and far beyond.

 

VIDEO INFORMATION

Interviewer: Valerie Matsumoto
Producer: Janet Chen
Editor: Lian Mae Tualla
Credits: Janet Chen, Emory Johnson, Christian Gella, Lian Mae Tualla, Kenyon Chan, Helen and Morgan Chu