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Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20515
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20509
Description: Mr. Graziano discusses the lack of public transportation in Waldheim. He also talks about the increase in Korean and Chinese residents in the last wave of immigration. He identifies the housing market ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20474
Description: Mrs. Mohan says she felt safe in her neighborhood when she lived in Woodside. She had a lot of Indian neighbors. The Mohans say they took precautions by not going out late at night. Now they live in B ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20550
Description: The Mohans discuss their son and daughter. Their daughter is married with a family, but is not religious. Their son likes to come to their temple when he is in New York and feels attached to it. Their ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20597
Description: The Mohans discuss their experiences as immigrants in the United States including the process of convincing those around them of their abilities. They describe proving their English language skills to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20635
Description: Mrs. Mohan states that the devotees consider sound vibrations from the mantras important because they bring life to new statues of deities. This sound sound energy is produced during the 9 day festiva ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20590
Description: As a child growing up in Richmond Hill, Mr. Shand came to understand Manhattan and Brooklyn's status as "The City." He discusses the Jamaica Avenue elevated train, which he remembers closing down some ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20479
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He first moved to Flushing in the 1990's and has seen populations and housing costs rise dram ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20572
Description: Chris Shand speaks generally about the ethnic diversity in Queens county and then touches on a difficulty it raises in hospitals. He describes the expensive translations services that hospitals are re ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20596
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate New ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20512
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20546
Description: Mr. Mohan states that during the 1970's, immigration was difficult unless you were a high level working professional. Eligible family members would sponsor each other to get green cards. Now this has ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20587
Description: Mrs. Mohan states that when she moved to the United States she wanted to preserve her traditions by continuing to wear a sari and bindi. People asked her a lot of questions about her style of dress. W ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20591
Description: When the Mohans first moved from India, there were not many Indian shops in Flushing, and they used to go to Jackson Heights. Now shops on Main Street in that were Indian-owned have been bought by Chi ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20629
Description: The Mohans used to speak to their son and daughter only in Tamil when they were young. They are proud of their native language its history. Radhika believed that if she did not speak in Tamil to them, ... More