Oral History Collection

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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project

NAME: Alli Naithani
DATE: January 28, 1998
PLACE:
INTERVIEWER: Polly Sonifer

PROJECT SERIES: India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 2)

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Naithani was born in Minnesota of parents who emigrated from India. Naithani attended high school and college in Minnesota and Vermont.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, childhood memories, familiarity with parents' language, maintaining ties to India through letters and visits. Family's values, religion, socializing within Indian community, traveling to India. College experiences in Minnesota and Vermont. Advantages and disadvantages of being the child of immigrant parents. Mitigating cultural differences. Indian food, movies and languages.

COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW:

SOUND RECORDINGS: User copy:
2 60-minute cassettes
Original:
2 60-minute cassettes

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 20 minutes

RESTRICTIONS ON USE: None

TRANSCRIPT: 25 pages

ACCESSION NUMBER: AV 1999.4.9