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Title:John M. Takeuchi Oral History
Author(s):Takeuchi, John M.
Contributor(s):Peck, Cheryl; Morita, Gloria
Subject(s):Takeuchi, John M.
Sangamon State University
Abstract:John Takeuchi, Sangamon State University’s first architect, reminisces about overseeing the physical development of the University from 1970-1976. Takeuchi remembers individuals including SSU President Robert C. Spencer, Dean Collins (engineer), Wally Henderson (Architect), and Dick Williams. Takeuchi discusses his prior professional experience at the University of California Berkley, where he worked as an architect for twenty-two years. Takeuchi also relates his involvement in the architectural planning of the University of Louisville and Virginia Commonwealth University, after his departure from SSU. Takeuchi, along with his companion Gloria Morita since 2001, speak in detail about their experiences as Japanese-Americans during World War II, including their forced evacuation to internment camps by government policy. Interviewer by Cheryl Peck, former Director of Public Relations for SSU/UIS, 2010. 137 min., 39 pp.
Issue Date:2010
Publisher:UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project
Citation Info:Takeuchi, John M. Oral History. Cheryl Peck, interviewer, 2010. UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project Collection, Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Board of Trustees, University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-03-17

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