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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History

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Description The India Association of Minnesota [IAM], formerly known as the India Club, was formed in 1973. It seeks to build a sense of community amongst those of Asian Indian origin while serving as a focal point for advancing cultural, educational, and charitable interests. Some of the subjects discussed by the interviewees include moving to Minnesota and becoming acquainted with members of the Indian community; education; marriage; finding jobs; involvement in the Festival of Nations; the role of politics; participation in the School of India for Languages and Culture [SILC]; India Day activities; involvement in the Minnesota Asian Indian Democratic Association [MAIDA] and the Asian Indian WomenÂ’s Association [AIWA]; the organizational structure of IAM, including the Trustee Advisory Committee and the Nomination Committee; the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the independence of India; current challenges faced by IAM; membership and future of the organization; second-generation Indian-Americans; identity and gender issues; service projects and fundraisers; discrimination; and future challenges for IAM.
Quantity 1 project
14.25 hours sound cassette
263 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Narrator: Desai, Jagadish
Narrator: Gada, Mrs. Neena
Narrator: Franklin, Gummadi
Narrator: Gupta, Deep Shikha
Narrator: Mallick, Dilip
Narrator: Mandal, Ashoke
Narrator: Misra, Ms. Nirupama
Narrator: Mohapatra, Sarat
Narrator: Nambudiripad, Mr. Godan
Narrator: Peterson, Stefan
Narrator: Shah, Ms. Shanti
Narrator: Sukhatme, Vasant Ph.D.
Subjects Asian Indian
Dates Creation: 07/06/2003 - 06/25/2005

Holding Type Oral History - Project
ID Number OH 119
Accession Number AV2007.24
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