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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1)

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Description In the spring of 1992, a committee of the India History Association of Minnesota met to discuss how to preserve the history of immigrants of Asian Indian heritage. This committee recognized that the stories of the earliest Asian Indian immigrants in Minnesota - who arrived in the late 1950's and early 1960's - would soon be lost with the passing of time. The goal of this joint oral history project between the India Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society was to record the experiences of Asian Indian immigrants in Minnesota. Each immigrant briefly describes his or her family of origin, the social context in which he or she was raised and the decision to immigrate to the United States. The interviews focus heavily on values and attitudes, comparing and contrasting the "Indian way" with the "American way," especially as they relate to family, marriage, parenting, work and community life. Narrators also speak about their association with Indian social groups or religious organizations in the United States.
Quantity 1 project
32 hours sound cassette
467 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Narrator: Abhishaker, M. J.
Narrator: Advani, Indru S.
Narrator: Cherucheril, Pennamma
Narrator: Gada, Ram
Narrator: Ganguli, Aparna
Narrator: Kassim-Lakha, Mansur
Narrator: Mangalick, P. C.
Narrator: Misra, Sudhansu
Narrator: Nath, Mahendra
Narrator: Patel, Mrs. Vilma K.
Narrator: Ramaswamy, Ranee
Narrator: Saxena, Kusum
Narrator: Siddiqui, Dr. Abul Hassan
Narrator: Singh, Bash
Narrator: Sister Jancy
Narrator: Sister Tresa Jose
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Subjects Asian Indian
Dates Creation: 06/07/1993 - 01/21/1995

Holding Type Oral History - Project
ID Number OH 46
Accession Number AV1995.103
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