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Collection Details


Collection Name: Hungarian Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/hungarian.html
Dates Spanned: 1974-1988
Description: This project contains personal recollections of Hungarian immigrants active in the arts, politics, and international relations. The experience of immigration to the U.S. and adjustment to the American cultural milieu is discussed; their contributions to the arts, as well as commercial and professional accomplishments are enumerated. Impressions of teachers and colleagues such as Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly, and Beniamino Gigli offer a picture of their European heritage.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Interviews: [39 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Intellectual life; Emigration and Immigration; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: Arts; Bartok, Bela, 1881-1945; Bela Bartok; Emigration and immigration; Folk songs; Folklore; Gigli, Beniamino, 1890-1957; Beniamino Gigli; Hungarian Americans; Hungarians--United States; Hungary; International relations; Kodaly, Zoltan, 1882-1967; Zoltan Kodaly; Music; Musicians; Oral history; Political science; United States
Other Subjects: Hungarian culture
Collection Code: OHC0000847