Oral History Collection
Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project
Thirty-nine Minnesotans speak about their Asian backgrounds. Some immigrated from Asian countries as children early in the 20th century and grew to adulthood in Minnesota. Others were born in the state, the children or grandchildren of immigrants. Still others came to Minnesota more recently, arriving in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of these interviews were conducted by Sarah Mason in preparation for writing several chapters of They Chose Minnesota, which examines the variety of ethnic groups that settled in Minnesota.