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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project - IAM History: Interview with Gummadi J. Franklin

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gummadi Franklin graduated from pharmacy school in India before immigrating to Minnesota in 1969. He became president of the India Association of Minnesota [IAM] in 1998. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Childhood; growing up in India; family; education; getting married; moving to Minnesota and finding a job; involvement with the Trustee Advisory Committee of the IAM; creation of the School of India for Languages and Culture [SILC]; various demographical branches of the IAM; importance of community; membership in the association; involvement in the Festival of Nations; serving as president of the association; fiftieth anniversary of India's independence celebration; involvement in relief projects; commercialization of the organization; future of the association.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:36:01 running time
Creation Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Narrator: Franklin, Gummadi
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 07/31/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 119
Accession Number AV2007.24.2
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