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Somphone Nonnarath interview

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Identifier: MSS SC 2742

Scope and Contents

Typewritten and bound transcript of an interview conducted by Robert G. Larson for the LDS Asian-American Oral History Project of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University on 7, 9, 19 October 1992 and 29 July 1993. Nonnarath tells about growing up in Laos, his military career in that country, his incarceration following the takeover by the communists, his conversion to the Mormon religion, and his life in Oakland, California.


  • 1992-1993
  • 1992-1993


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Somphone Nonnarath interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Asian member of the Mormon Church.


1 item (26 p.)(0.07 linear ft.)

1 item (26 p.)(0.07 linear ft.)


Ethnic and minority history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.IV, 2007).

Register of Somphone Nonnarath interview
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 November 29
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States