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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1): Interview with Sister Jancy and Sister Tresa Jose

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sister Jancy and Sister Tresa Jose were born in India where both attended school and college. They immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1970s at the request of their church superiors. Both attained graduate degrees from a Minnesota university while working. Sister Jancy is the assistant principal and Sister Tresa Joe is a teacher at a Catholic school in Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Their decisions to become nuns; travel to Minnesota; family reactions to their immigrating to America; arriving in Minneapolis; teacher education in Minnesota; involvement with Malayali groups; differences between life in the United States and life in India; learning American teaching techniques; keeping in touch with family in India; being viewed primarily as nuns rather than as Indians; sharing responsibilities around the house; learning to drive; cooking American and Indian meals; values; changes in Catholic teachings; retirement plans; and trips back to India.
Quantity 22 pages transcript
1 hour sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:59:29 running time
Creation Narrator: Sister Jancy
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Narrator: Sister Tresa Jose
Made in Deephaven, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Deephaven, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/21/1995
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 46
Accession Number AV1995.103.15
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