The Resource The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley : An Oral history project [background paper], Part of an oral history project, Theresa Staropoli

The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley : An Oral history project [background paper], Part of an oral history project, Theresa Staropoli

Label
The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley : An Oral history project [background paper], Part of an oral history project
Title
The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley
Title remainder
An Oral history project [background paper]
Title part
Part of an oral history project
Statement of responsibility
Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This monograph provides a chronological history of immigration in the central Shenandoah Valley of Va. using various state census and other figures; and also reviews current efforts to provide services for new refugees/immigrants. A review of state census figures beginning in 1800 shows how changes have been made in identifying/classifying immigrants over the years: Earliest records show that European immigrants (German, Scotch-Irish, English) with a few Blacks, predominated. The latest Va. census reveals detailed information about ethnicity, including information about language spoken at home. These statistics show that the two groups showing the highest number of immigrants come from Hispanic and then Soviet Union countries. Information about services for new immigrants in the Valley emphasis the need for various ESL (English as second language) programs; this monograph mentions various efforts for children, including the local public schools and those for adult learners such as the Dayton Learning Center
  • Statement of purpose: This oral history series studies the immigration of various ethnic groups into the Shenandoah Valley, starting with a review of past history (see background paper). Records interviews of individuals who provide services to refugees; also interviews of individuals representative of groups new to the area. Shows how these people are maintaining their cultural identities and how they are adapting to mainstream Valley culture. Studies reasons why they left their homeland; why they settled in the Valley; how their cultures differ; what troubles they have had maintaining their cultures; and how they perceive their reception by local residents. Interviews conducted with seven individuals providing services for immigrants include: Rev. Joseph S. Roberson, Alex Flores, Marlene Webb, Marta F. de Meza, Laura Draim, Sam Ritchie, and Sheryl K. Wyse. Interviews of new immigrants include: Willie Chavez, Ana Sanchez and Efraim Sanchez-Garcia, Tanya and Sasha Reut, and Thu Huynh. Series of five articles from Daily news-record (Harrisonburg, Va.), Dec. 28-29, 1995 include: Valley Hispanics fare well at orchards, poultry plants / Bettina Tilson; Mexican natives find good, bad in America / Bettina Tilson; Few Hispanics appear on welfare rolls / Chris Edwards; Tax laws require immigrants to pay / News-record staff; Hispanics working to adapt to life as Valley residents / Chris Edwards. Article from July 27, 1996: Hispanic census: Service group places count below estimates, refutes job/tax stereotype / Julie Collins
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 8-1.
Label
The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley : An Oral history project [background paper], Part of an oral history project, Theresa Staropoli
Publication
Note
  • Oral history internship background paper
  • Statement of purpose included in paper
  • Forms part of The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley, an oral history project. For details of 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. 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
copy of six articles from the Daily News Record [Harrisonburg, Va.]
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaf 11
Control code
36885947
Dimensions
28 cm. +
Extent
[9] leaves

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