Oral History Collection
India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project
|NAME:||Vimla K. Patel|
|DATE:||June 16, 1994|
|PROJECT SERIES:||India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project|
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vimla K. Patel was born in India. She attended college in India and came to the Pennsylvania to continue her studies. After graduation, she moved to Minnesota.
SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her decision to come to the U.S. to study; initial troubles with English and American food; adjusting to cold weather; marriage; first encounters with African-Americans; impressions of African-Americans; instilling Indian values; efforts to preserve Indian culture; Hindu temple in Minnesota; differences in Indian and American parenting styles; the Indian community in Minnesota; Gujarati Society; the India Club; discrimination; maintaining family ties, family values, visiting India; and plans for the future.
COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW:
1 90-minute cassettes
2 60-minute cassettes
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|RESTRICTIONS ON USE:||None|
|ACCESSION NUMBER:||AV 1995.103.10|