Frances Wu

Dr. Social worker. Director of retirement home.

Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 6-2-99. 1 cassette tape. Length of interview: 1 hour and 31 minutes. Transcript of interview: 35 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Early childhood in China; education; escape to Taiwan after Communist takeover of mainland China; study at McGill University; social work in New York with disturbed delinquent children; work at home for disturbed children in Michigan; reasoning behind job changes; problems of older Chinese refugees in United States; reasons for move to LA; doctoral studies at USC School of Social Work; organizing of Chinese-American Golden Age Association; loan applications for building for Chinese-American Golden Age Association; racial makeup of home for elderly of Chinese-American Golden Age Association; size of staff; board of directors; development of condominiums; Golden Age Village; prices of condominiums; HUD restrictions on finances; salary and personal finances; donations to education; activities for Golden Age Village residents; age of residents; Home Owner Association; acknowledgement of debt to USC School of Social Work.

Additional Materials

  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview.
  • Release re Dean's award for Outstanding Community Service to Dr. Frances Wu, from USC.
  • Resume.
  • Photocopy of title page of dissertation of Frances Wu.
  • Invitation to dedication of Dr. Frances Wu Chair in Social Welfare Policy and Services to Chinese Elderly..

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