Vai Hafoka, Orem, Utah: an interview by Savani Aupiu, September 15, 2008

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Title Vai Hafoka, Orem, Utah: an interview by Savani Aupiu, September 15, 2008
Alternative Title No.482 Vai Hafoka
Creator Hafoka, Vai, 1959-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Aupiu, Savani
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-09-15
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Orem, Utah County, Utah, United States, ; Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States, ; San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, United States, ; Tonga,
Subject Hafoka, Vai, 1959- --Interviews; Tongans--Utah--Biography; Pacific Islanders--Utah--Biography; Mormon women--Biography
Description Transcript (21 pages) of interviews by Savani Aupiu with Vai Hafoka on September 15, 2008
Abstract Hafoka (b. 1959) tells us about her young life in the Tongan Islands, then her move to San Mateo California. She describes, with excitement, her trip from Tonga to the United States in 1970, and shares the importance to her of her Tongan traditions. She describes her family's relationship with the LDS church, including her arrival at Brigham Young University at the age of 17, with a book and tuition scholarship, a small government grant, and no other support. She thought at the time that she was the only Tongan woman at BYU, where she graduated at the age of 19. Interview is part of the Pacific Worlds Oral History Project. Interviewer: Savani Aupiu
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6bp1m5k
Topic Tongans; Pacific islanders; Mormon women
Setname uum_elc
ID 796497
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