The Resource Oral history interview, Sasha and Tanya Reut ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Sasha and Tanya Reut ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Sasha and Tanya Reut ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This interview records the viewpoints of Tanya and Sasha Reut about life as immigrants/Ukrainian-Americans in the U.S. Both were University-trained building engineers in the Ukraine, with little English; Sasha now works as a maintenance man at the Wampler poultry plant and Tanya works at Massanutten Ski Resort. They mention the language barrier and attempts to learn English (through classes and general association with others, etc). Compare and contrast life in the Ukraine and the United States and explain why they left the Ukraine (which ended up being a week before the 1991 independence coup); and talk about the process they went through to emigrate (American embassy in Moscow; Church World Services sponsorship). Also mention the current influence of crime/KGB/mafia in the Ukraine. Compare and contrast big cities in the U.S. with the Shenandoah Valley and Hinton, Va., with its Mennonite influence, etc. Talk about starting a business; freedom and educational opportunities for their two children. Mention the blending of Ukrainian traditions (ex. Christmas traditions, customs) and values with the American way of life
Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reut and their two children, Hinton, Va., Feb. 24, 1993
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 8-7.
Label
Oral history interview, Sasha and Tanya Reut ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Stack copy: TRANSCRIPT AND BACKGROUND PAPER ONLY
  • Complete transcription of tape available
  • Summary of interview setting included
  • 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] / Rev. Joseph S. Roberson. 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] / 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 ([11] leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36885723
Dimensions
1/8 in.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassettee (ca. 60 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.

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