Asian Indian Community of Cleveland, Ohio, Oral History Project Records (MS5314)
About this collection
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.