The Resource Oral history interview, Thu Huynh ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Thu Huynh ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Thu Huynh ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This interview records the viewpoints of Ms. Thu Huynh about life as an immigrant/Vietnamese-American. Talks about the long process it took for her family to emigrate, starting with her brother (boat refugee). Explains reasons for leaving: economic situation and lack of freedom (government took over her father's business). Talks about the language barrier and attempts to learn English (through classes at the Dayton Learning Center and general association with others; also from her work at High's in Broadway, Va.) Mentions differences between cultures in Vietnam and U.S.: multi-ethnic language background (Chinese: Cantonese, Manchurian; Thai; Vietnamese); the place of women in Vietnamese/Chinese society and increased independence in the U.S. (ex. learning how to drive in this country); the food, cooking from scratch; and other customs). Comments on differences in family structure between two cultures; and the reluctance of some children to learn the old language, etc
Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Ms. Thu Huynh, 821 Broadview Drive, Harrisonburg, Va., March 17, 1993
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. 8-8.
Label
Oral history interview, Thu Huynh ; 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] / Tanya and Sasha Reut. For summaries of interviews not put on tape and not transcribed: Oral history interview / Marta F. de Meza. Oral history interview / Laura Draim. Oral history interview / Sam Ritchie. Oral history interview / Sheryl K. Wyse (OCLC record)
Accompanying material
1 transcription ([7] leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36885768
Dimensions
1/8 in.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassettee (ca. 25 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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