India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

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Titles India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1): Interview with Kusum Saxena
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kusum Saxena was born in India where she graduated from college and did postgraduate studies. In the late 1950s, she and her husband immigrated to the U.S, living first in Massachusetts and later in Minnesota. Saxena is a physician. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her childhood and education; her medical education; marriage; the decision to immigrate; early years in St. Paul; balancing demands of home and career; cultural differences; Hindu Society of Minnesota; Hindu Mandir (temple); American Indian community; discrimination; social activities; career and professional activities; domestic violence; recent changes in the Indian community; national pride; her work history; maintaining ties with family in India. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Attached to the end of the transcript is an appendix with family, education, honors, immigration and work history, as well as a dedication for the document.
Quantity 37 pages transcript
2 hours sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:52:33 running time
Creation Interviewee: Saxena, Kusum
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Made in: Little Canada, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 09/30/1994
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 46 (Library Call Number)
AV1995.103.12 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1)'


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