Guide to the Indian Diaspora Oral History Project Collection MSS-2013-03-26

Molly Freed
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
October 2016
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028
special.collections@sjsu.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Title: Indian Diaspora Oral History Project Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS-2013-03-26
Physical Description: 1 Box (.21 linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 2009-2010
Abstract: This collection consists of recordings of interviews on six DVDs and a folder of consent forms signed by the participants of the Indian Diaspora Oral History Project, which was sponsored by the Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration (SVCGII), part of SJSU Global Studies, in 2009.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

Indian Diaspora Oral History Project Collection, MSS 2013-03-26, San José State University Library, Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Processing and ArchivesSpace record by Molly Freed in 2013.

Project History

The "Indian Diaspora Oral History Project" was part of a larger project called the "Indian Diaspora Project." It was conducted by Dr. Rajiv Khanna of the Department of History at San Jose State University as Oral History Lead with the help of Matt Bell as Oral History Coordinator. It was sponsored by the Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration (SVCGII), part of SJSU Global Studies (now known as the Silcon Valley Center for Global Studies). For this research project, Dr. Rajiv Khanna interviewed fourteen Indian immigrants who arrived in the California Bay Area from the 1940s to the 1960s and videotaped these interviews. In the interviews, these immigrants speak about their journey to the United States, family, professional life, education, and social and cultural experiences.

Scope and Content of Collection

The material in this collection documents the stories of fourteen Indian immigrants who arrived in the California Bay Area from the 1940s to the 1960s. This includes their journey to the United States, family, professional life, education, and social and cultural experiences.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

East Indian diaspora
East Indians -- California -- Interviews
Oral histories
Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies

Box 1, Folder 1

Interview Videos