Tuailoto Ioane, Jr., Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Savani Aupiu, 7 November 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1952

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Title Tuailoto Ioane, Jr., Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Savani Aupiu, 7 November 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1952
Alternative Title No. 701 Tuailoto Ioane, Jr.
Creator Ioane, Tuailoto
Contributor Aupiu, Savani
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-11-07
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549030/ ; Virginia, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/6254928/
Subject Ioane, Tuailoto--Interviews; Samoan Americans--Utah--Biography; Pacific Islander Americans--Utah--Social conditions; Acculturation; Mormons--Interviews
Description Transcript (24 pages) of an interview by Savani Aupiu with Tuailoto Ioane, Jr., on 7 November 2008. Part of the Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-1952
Abstract Tuailoto Ioane, Jr., was born in Virginia, spent his first five years in Panama, and then grew up in Virginia, following his father´s military career. The only boy in a three-child family, he was the son of a Samoan man and a Canadian or Vermont woman. He joined the LDS Church in his teens, and spends some time discussing his and his family´s conversion and their relationship to the Church and religion in general. He remembers no particular discrimination in Virginia, just having to spell his name a lot. When he graduated high school, Mr. Ioane served a mission to Guatemala, which he remembers as a tremendous experience. He moved out to Utah shortly after coming home, seeking a closer tie to the Church, an education, and a little more independence. He attended Utah Valley State College, transferred to BYU, and received a degree in communications, advertising and marketing. He soon followed with a master´s degree in public administration, and now works for LDS Philanthropies. He speaks at some length about his family relationships, his parents´ desire for their children to get an education, and discusses his father´s separation from Samoan culture but recognizes that despite the fact that he never learned Samoan, certain aspects of the culture stayed with his family such as firm discipline. Mr. Ioane also discusses the cultural phenomenon of fa´asamoa. He wishes he had grown up with more Samoan culture, and wishes to pass it onto his children. Project: Pacific Islander. Interviewer: Savani Aupiu.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; 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/s64j294j
Topic Samoan Americans; Pacific Islander Americans; Mormons--Biography; Acculturation
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2020-10-27
ID 840094
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64j294j
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