Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Tenzin Yangdon

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Titles Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Tenzin Yangdon
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tenzin Yangdon was born in Rajpur, India. She moved to Minnesota in 1996. Yangdon graduated from high school in Minnesota and is pursuing her undergraduate degree at Hamline University. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, being sent to boarding school, differences and similarities between schools in India and the United States, family separation, coming to Minnesota, initial reaction to Minnesota, making friends, deciding to go to college, selecting a college, selecting a career, Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), Middle-Way, autonomy, independence, Tibetan politics, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), Westerners and the Tibetan cause, community, college experiences, Tibetan Cultural Center, preserving culture, differences and similarities between Tibetan, Indian, and American culture, working on the Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
30 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:21:19 running time
Creation Interviewee: Yangdon, Tenzin
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Made in: Minnesota History Center
Subjects Tibetan Americans--Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 09/24/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 104 (Library Call Number)
AV2005.106.22 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'


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