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Collection Details


Collection Name: India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project Phase 1
Repository Name: Minnesota Historical Society. Library [Repository Details]
Repository Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Local Identifier: OH 46
URL: http://www.mnhs.org/collections/oralhistory/india.htm
Dates Spanned: 1993-1995
Description: Interviews record the experiences of Asian Indian immigrants in Minnesota. Each immigrant briefly describes his or her family of origin, the social context in which he or she was raised and the decision to immigrate to the United States. The interviews focus heavily on values and attitudes, comparing and contrasting the "Indian way" with the "American way," especially as they relate to family, marriage, parenting, work and community life. Narrators also speak about their association with Indian social groups or religious organizations in the United States.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 16
Broad Subjects: Geography; Emigration and Immigration; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: Child rearing; Community; Emigration and immigration; Family--History; India; Minnesota; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: Cross culture; Indian Americans
Collection Code: OHC0002081