Minnesota Immigrant Oral Histories

Oral history interview with Sarah Imm


DATE: May 7, 1994


Sarah Imm was a member of a generation of Korean immigrants who characterized themselves as a 1.5 generation, in between the first generation of immigrants and the following generation who were born in the United States. This term refers to those who arrived to the United States at a very early age and did not retain much of their language or culture. At the time of the interview Imm was 23 years old and worked as a financial analyst for Piper Jaffery in Minneapolis.

In the interview Imm discusses: early memories of not understanding English; the cultural gap between her parents and herself; her identity crises as a Korean American woman.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour 25 minutes

TRANSCRIPT: 35 pages