Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Doris Shoong Lee: Carrying on the Family Legacy of Chinese American Entrepreneurship And Philanthropy

Interviewee(s):
Lee, Doris Shoong
Interviewer(s):
Castle, Elizabeth
Title:
Doris Shoong Lee: Carrying on the Family Legacy of Chinese American Entrepreneurship And Philanthropy
Abstract:
The idea to conduct an oral history with Doris Shoong Lee emerged during the process of conducting the oral history interview with her husband and Commerce, Industry, and Labor partner, Theodore B. Lee. While spending time with the Lees’ at their home in Las Vegas, Nevada we discussed the historical importance of her father Joe Shoong as the founder of the National Dollar Stores. While her father has received brief mention in general histories of Chinese America for his remarkable Commerce, Industry, and Labor achievements, there exists little information about the social forces that shaped his life.
Subject area(s):
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2006
Project:
Commerce, Industry, and Labor - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10461933
Rights:
Lee, Doris Shoong. "Doris Shoong Lee: Carrying on the Family Legacy of Chinese American Entrepreneurship And Philanthropy." Interview by Elizabeth Castle in 2006. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.