Skyline College/North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library
Student project for LSCI 110 Ė Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College

 My Dream: Arthur Lamsen

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2008 interview by Adelbert Lamsen
with Arthur Lamsen, who arrived into the United States as a Merchant Marine.

 

Arthur Lamsen

 

Table of Contents:
1. The Early Years
2. The Teenage Years

3. Impressions of the United States

4. Racial Discrimination

5. Major Changes in Life

6. Career in the United States

7. Staying in the U.S

8. Proud to be Filipino

9. Children

 

The Early Years (1:14)
In this segment Arthur talks about his School Life, Homeland, and Family.

 

(Left to Right)

[Teresita Lamsen, Arthur Lamsen, Angela Lamsen, Benjamin Lamsen, Lourdes Lamsen]

My Mom and Dad on the Left Side,

My Grandma in the Middle,

and my dads younger bother; Uncle Benny and Auntie Lourdes on the Right Side

on the day of my Grandmaís Birthday Party

 

 

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The Teenage Years (1:11)
Arthur talks about his responsibilities, and adventures as a teenager.

 

 

Arthurís friends from back in the days playing Poker at a Family gathering.



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Impression of the United States (1:02)
Arthur talks about how he was able to come to the U.S.

He also explains his first impressions about the U.S.

 

Arriving to the United States

 


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Racial Discrimination (1:13)
Arthur talks about his encounters with Racial Discrimination in the U.S 

 

Filipino Discrimination Sign

 

 



 

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Major Changes in Life (0:53)
Arthur talks about the major changes that occurred in his life in the U.S.

 

Time is always changing.

 

 



 

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Career in the United States (2:13)
Arthur talks about what his career is all about.

 

 

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Staying in the United States (1:02)
Arthur explains why he stayed in the U.S. 

United States Flag

 

 

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Proud to be Filipino (0:53)
Arthur explains how heís proud to be Filipino.

 

Philippine Flag

 

 

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Children (2:53)

Arthur talks about his children, and his dream for them.

 

Arthurís children

(Left to Right)

[Allister, Ashley, Adelbert]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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last revised: 6-3-08
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
These materials may be used for educational purposes if you inform and credit the author and cite the source as: North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library. All commercial rights are reserved. To contact the coordinator, or send comments or suggestions, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.net