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dc.creatorLigh, Tommy
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-03T20:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-03T20:10:38Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-12
dc.identifier.citation Ligh, Tommy, interview by Wang, Connie and Johnson, Chris. June 12, 2013. Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/72194.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/72194
dc.description This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
dc.description.abstract Tommy Ligh was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in China in 1927. Mr. Ligh moved to the United States with his father in 1937, settling into the town of Richmond, Virginia. Some years later, Mr. Ligh entered the military, serving in the United States Army Corps until late 1946. Soon after his move to Houston in 1951, Mr. Ligh became employed as a draftsman at Anderson Greenwood & Company, an organization that performed subcontract work for major airplane companies. In 1989, Mr. Ligh began his own valve company, named ‘Valve Concepts Inc..’ Selling his own patented designs, Mr. Ligh operated the company for ten years. Currently, Mr. Ligh serves on the Board of Adjustment in the city of Bellaire.
dc.format.extent 1:17:46
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights The copyright holder for this material has granted Rice University permission to share this material online.
dc.rightsPermission 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
dc.subjectbilingual
community involvement
family reunification
racial discrimination
dc.title Tommy Ligh oral history interview and transcript
dc.digitization.specifications This oral history material was born digital, with audio masters in wav format and derivatives in mp3 format, transcript text in Word format converted to PDF. In some cases audio masters are not provided, only an mp3 access file.
dc.date.digital 2013
dc.subject.localfamily relations
language
race relations
social activities
dc.source.collection Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital wrc03573
dc.type.genre oral histories (document genres)
dc.type.dcmi Sound
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.interviewer Wang, Connie
dc.contributor.interviewer Johnson, Chris
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