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Partha and Surya Lakkur Oral History Interview

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Title

Partha and Surya Lakkur Oral History Interview

Description

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.

Parthasarathy (Partha) Lakkur was born in July 1944, in Hosadurga, India as one of six children. After doing a bachelor’s in sciences and bachelors in engineering in India, he came to the United States in 1967 to attend college at SUNY Stony Brook, during the height of the Vietnam War. After receiving his master’s degree and PhD, Partha moved to Corvallis, Oregon to work at Hewlett-Packard. He has lived in Corvallis for almost forty years.

Surya Lakkur was born in the small town of Kommbai, India, in October of 1950. She is a first-generation college student and is grateful to her parents for moving her family to the city of Tiruchirapalli (Trichi), India, so their six children could all get a good education. Surya did her B.S. in economics in Trichi and later did a second B.S. in computer science at Oregon State University, later working as a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard and FISA (Fiserv, a financial services company with a Corvallis office). She is married to Partha Lakkur and has two children, Manu and Vinu.

Creator

Partha Lakkur and Surya Lakkur

Source

Indian-Americans in Corvallis, Oregon Oral History Collection

Publisher

Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries

Date

August 17, 2016

Contributor

Sravya Tadepalli

Format

Born Digital

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

oh37-lakkur-partha-and-surya-lakkur-20160817

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Interviewer

Sravya Tadepalli

Interviewee

Partha Lakkur and Surya Lakkur

Location

Lakkur residence, Corvallis, Oregon

Original Format

Born Digital

Duration

1:28:30

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Interview Format

audio

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