Finding aid for the Asian Indian Community of Cleveland, Ohio, Oral History Project Records


Title:
Asian Indian Community of Cleveland, Ohio, Oral History Project Records
Repository:
Western Reserve Historical Society
Phone: 216-721-5722
http://www.wrhs.org
Creator:
Asian Indian Community of Cleveland, Ohio
Dates:
2013-2014
Quantity:
0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract:
In 2013, the Asian Indian Heritage Project and the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) launched an oral history project with funding from the Smithsonian Institution's Young Historians Living Histories Program (part of the Youth Access Grants Program). High school and middle school students under the direction of Dr. John Grabowski and Ms. Jane Mason of WRHS conducted interviews with ten Asian Indians who had settled in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, during the 1950s and 1960s. The interviews document the unique immigrant experience of Asian Indians in northeast Ohio and explore issues of professional, family, and religious life. The collection consists of seven oral history recordings, biographies of the interviewees, and release statements signed by the interviewees.
Identification:
MS 5314
Location:
closed stacks
Language:
The records are in English

Scope and Content

The Asian Indian Community of Cleveland, Ohio, Oral History Project Records, 2013-2014, consist of seven oral history recordings, biographies of the interviewees, and release statements signed by the interviewees.

This collection will be useful to researchers studying the history of the Asian Indian immigrant community of Cleveland, Ohio, during the last half of the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty-first century. The interviewees include men and women who worked as engineers, physicians, social workers, research scientists, college professors, and economists. The interviewees come from different faith backgrounds, including Hindu, Sikh, and Christian. The interviews cover a wide variety of topics, including education, family life, the immigrant experience, professional life, gender, and the preservation of Indian culture and heritage in northeast Ohio.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by document type and then alphabetically by interviewee name.

Restrictions on Access

None.

Related Material: Related Material

The researcher should also consult MS 5298 Federation of India Community Associations Records; and MS 5061 Northeast Ohio Indian Community Survey Project Records.


Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects:

East Indian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland.

Organizations/Corporations:

Asian Indian Heritage Project.
Smithsonian Institution.
Western Reserve Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

[Container ___, Folder ___ ] MS 5314 Asian Indian Community of Cleveland, Ohio, Oral History Project Records, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

Acquisition Information

This collection was the result of a joint project of the Asian Indian Heritage Project and the Western Reserve Historical Society. The collection was transferred to the Western Reserve Historical Society's Research Library by Dr. John Grabowski in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Margaret Burzynski-Bays in 2015.


Detailed Description of The Collection



Asian Indian Community of Cleveland, Ohio, Oral History Project Records, 2013-2014

Box 1 / Folder 1
Biographies of interviewees, 2013-2014




Box 1 / Folder 2
Oral history agreements, 2013-2014




Box 1 / Folder 3
Oral history recordings, Shiv Aggarwal, Saroj Aggarwal, and Ranajit Datta (also includes test footage), 2013




Box 1 / Folder 4
Oral history recordings, Elizabeth Balraj and Winifred Balraj, 2013




Box 1 / Folder 5
Oral history recordings, Ramachandran Balasubramaniam, Shanta Kampani, Surinder Kampani, and Ivan Tewarson, 2013-2014




Box 1 / Folder 6
Oral history recordings, Ajeet Singh Sood, 2013




Box 1 / Folder 7
Oral history recordings, Shanta Kampani, Surinder Kampani, and Ivan Tewarson, 2013-2014




Box 1 / Folder 7
Oral history recordings, brief interviews with students who conducted the oral history project, Krish Lamba, Pranav Idnay, Shivani Yerigeri, Aekta Chowksey, Trisha Roy, and Debolina Ghosh, 2013




Box 1 / Folder 8
Oral history recordings, Ajeet Singh Sood, Shanta Kampani, Surinder Kampani, Ivan Tewarson, Shiv Aggarwal, Saroj Aggarwal, and Ranajit Datta (also includes test footage), 2013-2014