The Resource Oral history interview, Rev. Joseph S. Roberson ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Rev. Joseph S. Roberson ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Rev. Joseph S. Roberson ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This interview records the viewpoints of Rev. Joseph S. Roberson, Program Coordinator, Virginia Council of Churches Refugee Resettlement Program. Explains purpose of the Refugee Resettlement Office, relations with other relief organizations (Church World Service, World Relief) and the Va. Dept. of Social Services. Mentions special emphasis placed on trying to place individuals persecuted for Christian beliefs. Comments on the refugee-immigration application and selection process from the standpoint of the refugee, the immigrating country, the U.S. government (incl. mention of the U.S. immigration law) and church organizations (such as his organization and its relation with sponsoring congregations in the area). Mentions numbers and variety of immigrants and their backgrounds (ex. Soviet Union, Hispanics and Ethiopia), including education and other related factors. Explains how the Resettlement Program tries to help support the refugees by providing interpreters, ESL (English as a second language) education opportunities, and other related services including providing entry-level job opportunities (ex. the poultry industry)
Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at Campbell Street, Harrisonburg, Va. on November 1992
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 8-2.
Label
Oral history interview, Rev. Joseph S. Roberson ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Stack copy: TRANSCRIPT AND BACKGROUND PAPER ONLY
  • Complete transcription of tapes available
  • Forms part of The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley, an oral history project. For a synopsis/background information on the project, see bibliographic record for: The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley [background paper]. Part of an oral history project / Theresa Staropoli. For details on individual interviews, all conducted by Theresa Staropoli, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Alex Flores. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Marlene Webb. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Willie Chavez. Oral history interview [sound recording] Ana Sanchez and Efraim Sanchez-Garcia. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Tanya and Sasha Reut. Oral history interview [sound recording] Thu Huynh. For summaries of interviews not put on tape and not transcribed, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview / Marta F. de Meza. Oral history interview / Laura Draim. Oral history interview / Sam Ritchie. Oral history interview / Sheryl K. Wyse
Accompanying material
1 transcription ([10] leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36876331
Dimensions
1/8 in.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 55 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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