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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1): Interview with Vilma K. Patel

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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 Narrator: Patel, Mrs. Vilma K.
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Made in Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 06/16/1994
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 46
Accession Number AV1995.103.10
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