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Indian-Americans in Corvallis, Oregon Oral History Collection, 2016View associated digital content.

The Indian-Americans in Corvallis, Oregon Oral History Collection is a set of six interviews featuring ten members of the Indian-American community in Corvallis.
ID: OH 037
Extent: 4.0 gigabytes
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Indian-Americans in Corvallis, Oregon Oral History Collection (OH 37), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: Sravya Tadepalli, a student at the University of Oregon at the time she completed the project and with family living in Corvallis, donated the set of oral history interviews to the Oregon Multicultural Archives.
Acquired: 2017.
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Series 1: Interviews, 2016 Add to Shelf
A set of six interviews featuring ten members of the Indian-American community in Corvallis, Oregon.
Digital File 1: Muthukrishna (Ram) Ramanujam and Kalyani Ramanujam, August 7, 2016 Add to Shelf
(01:08:55) In this interview, Muthukrishna and Kalyani Ramanujam talk about their families and memories of growing up in India, their educations and the experience of an arranged marriage, their immigration stories, their experience of life in Corvallis, as well as their time living in California, and their children. [Interview video and transcript available online]
Digital File 2: Partha Lakkur and Surya Lakkur, August 17, 2016 Add to Shelf
(01:28:30) In this interview, Partha and Surya Lakkur discuss their lives growing up in India; their experiences with education in both India and the United States; dealing with discrimination and bias; and how they have changed as a result of living in Corvallis, Oregon. [Interview audio and transcript available online]
Digital File 3: Samnirmal (Sam) Karipalli and Jessie Karipalli, August 21, 2016 Add to Shelf
(01:07:12) In this interview, Jessie and Sam Karipalli talk about growing up in India and moving to the United States, touching on the challenges and rewards of living in the United States, religion, community service, and other issues. [Interview audio and transcript available online]
Digital File 4: Eldurkar Bhaskar and Sucheta Bhaskar, August 25, 2016 Add to Shelf
(01:29:31) In this interview, Eldurkar and Sucheta Bhaskar discuss their lives in India and their journey to the United States, particularly touching on issues of race and identity as Indian-Americans. [Interview audio and transcript available online]
Digital File 5: Prasad Tadepalli, September 5, 2016 Add to Shelf
(00:34:26) In this interview, Prasad Tadepalli talks about his family and experiences growing up and going to school in India, his journey toward becoming a computer science professor, his experiences as an immigrant in the United States, as well as his life in Corvallis, and his research. [Interview video and transcript available online]
Digital File 6: Bella Bose, September 12, 2016 Add to Shelf
(00:31:41) In this interview, Bella Bose talks about his experiences growing up and going to school in India and the challenges of going to school in the United States. He also discusses how the OSU computer science department has changed and grown since he arrived in 1980. [Interview audio and transcript available online]