Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Dorjee Norbu

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Titles Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Dorjee Norbu
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dorjee Norbu was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He moved with his family to Mussoorie and then Rajpur. His mother moved to Minnesota in 1992. Norbu and the rest of the family followed in 1996. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, school experiences in India and the United States, expectations of Minnesota, first experiences in Minnesota, snow, differences in social relationships between Tibetans and Americans, similarities and differences between Tibetan, Indian, and American culture, making friends, attending college, Tibetan dance group, international students, Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts (TIPA), preserving Tibetan culture, community, challenges, including gangs and violence, differences between adults and adolescents, stereotypes, economic differences within the community, race, working on the Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
39 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:27:40 running time
Creation Interviewee: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in: Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetan Americans--Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 09/30/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 104 (Library Call Number)
AV2005.106.14 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'


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