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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project
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Description The Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project collected interviews from twenty-two immigrants of Tibetan decent living in Minnesota. The project collected first hand stories from members of a young immigrant community establishing themselves in Minnesota. Narrators were chosen from a variety of backgrounds, community involvement, careers, age, and histories. Many shared stories of the decision to emigrate, expectations of the United States, difficulties adjusting to life in Minnesota, and community triumphs. A major focus of this project was to document the establishment, progression, and to discuss the future of this young community as it seeks to assimilate with a new culture while trying to preserve its own. The Tibetan interviewers were all college age youth from various backgrounds and immigration histories. They were chosen based on a keen interest in the project and a substantial level of community involvement and academic excellence. Their involvement in the project brought insights that can only come from cultural insiders re-examining their own community. All four Tibetan interviewers where also interviewed as part of this project.
Quantity 1 project
35 hours sound cassette
670 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Interviewer and narrator: Khando, Tenzin
Interviewer and narrator: Lama, Tsewang Sangmo
Interviewer and narrator: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer and narrator: Yangdon, Tenzin
Narrator: Chodon, Tenzin
Narrator: Dadak, Thupten
Narrator: Dolkar, Yangchen
Narrator: Dolsel, Tenzin
Narrator: Kalsang, Gyen Gedun
Narrator: Khenrab, Tenzin
Narrator: Khongertsang, Tashi
Narrator: Lhamo, Tashi
Narrator: Lhewa, Tashi
Narrator: Ngawang, Tenzin
Narrator: Ngodup, Dr. Tsewang
Narrator: Phuntsok, Kalsang
Narrator: Ritzekura, Wangyal T.
Narrator: Sangmo, Tendell
Narrator: Tsering, Namgang
Narrator: Tsering, Tenzin
Narrator: Tssering, Gyatsho
Narrator: Ugen, Jigme
Subjects Tibetans
Dates Creation: 08/2005 - 09/2005

Holding Type Oral History - Project
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106
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