Glenda Joe oral history interview and transcript

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Title

Glenda Joe oral history interview and transcript

Description

Glenda Joe is a Chinese-Irish-Texan business owner, activist, and festival director. She was born in Houston in 1952, to a Texan mother and Chinese father. Glenda’s father immigrated from Guangzhou in 1930 and opened a grocery store with his brothers, and Glenda grew up working in the family store. Originally an anthropology major, Glenda was asked to direct the first Houston Asian-American Festival in 1980 at age 27 and eventually made it her career, along with work in local politics and cross-cultural advertising. Today, she continues to run the Houston Asian American Festival under its new name Lunar New Year Houston. In addition to this interview, she has donated an extensive collection of photos and documents related to her work and Houston’s Asian American community.

Creator

Joe, Glenda

Format

Sound
Text

Language

eng

Date of Interview

2017-04-17

Interview by

Lu, Amber
He, Tian-Tian

Genre

oral histories (document genres)

Rights and Access

The copyright holder for this material has granted Rice University permission to share this material online.
Permission to examine physical and digital collection items does not imply permission for publication. Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center / Special Collections has made these materials available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any uses beyond the spirit of Fair Use require permission from owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See http://library.rice.edu/guides/publishing-wrc-materials

Preferred citation for this interview

Joe, Glenda, interview by Lu, Amber and He, Tian-Tian. April 17, 2017. Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/95186.

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Citation

Joe, Glenda, “Glenda Joe oral history interview and transcript,” Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) oral histories, accessed May 22, 2018, http://haaa.rice.edu/items/show/155.
wrc08327.mp3
wrc08327_ohms.ohms
wrc08327_transcript-rev.pdf