Oral Memoirs of Terri Hamer: an interview conducted on April 3, 2020

dc.contributorDickmeyer, Laurie
dc.contributorHamer, Tamiko
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-02T16:57:59Z
dc.date.available2021-06-02T16:57:59Z
dc.date.created2020-04-03
dc.date.issued2021-06-02
dc.descriptionIncludes translation of article by Sakurai Junko, and interview transcript.
dc.descriptioncontained in: Greatest Generation Oral History Archive
dc.description.abstractTerri Hamer was born in Tokyo, Japan on January 24, 1932. When World War II broke out, she was 9 years old and in the third grade. She lived with her widowed mother, two older brothers, and one younger brother. Her eldest brother joined the Japanese Navy. In this interview, Terri Hamer recalls sirens warning of airstrikes and remaining vigilant at night in case of attack. At one point her house was destroyed. She was forced to move several times to live with family or acquaintances, sometimes in cramped and uncomfortable conditions, in Tokyo and Niigata. Her interview vividly describes a long train ride from Niigata to Tokyo during the announcement of the Japanese surrender. After the war, she attended a girls’ high school, studied English, and worked for an American couple as a maid and then befriended them. She also studied sewing and typing. In 1958, she got a job as a typist at the U.S. military base Fuchu Air Station, where she met her future husband Charles A. Hamer. Terri and Charles moved to the United States, living in many different places, settling in New Mexico, where they lived for 20 years, and then retiring to San Angelo in the early 1990s.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSan Angelo Area Foundation
dc.format.extent1 online resource (1 audio file, 25 pages, 11 photographs)
dc.format.extent52 min., 19 sec.
dc.format.extent38 MB
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeaudio/mp3
dc.format.mimetypeimage/jpeg
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/37672
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.requires100 kbps
dc.titleOral Memoirs of Terri Hamer: an interview conducted on April 3, 2020en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.typeImage
dc.type.genreInterviews
dc.type.genreOral histories

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