India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

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Titles India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1): Interview with Vilma K. Patel
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vimla K. Patel was born in India. She attended college in India and came to Pennsylvania to continue her studies. After graduation, she moved to Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her decision to come to the U.S. to study; initial troubles with English and American food; adjusting to cold weather; marriage; first encounters with African-Americans; impressions of African-Americans; instilling Indian values; efforts to preserve Indian culture; Hindu temple in Minnesota; differences in Indian and American parenting styles; the Indian community in Minnesota; Gujarati Society; the India Club; discrimination; maintaining family ties, family values, visiting India; and plans for the future.
Quantity 30 pages transcript
2 hours sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:15:14 running time
Creation Interviewee: Patel, Mrs. Vilma K.
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Made in: Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 06/16/1994
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 46 (Library Call Number)
AV1995.103.10 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1)'

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