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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: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:20477
Description: Radhika and P. Ramaswamy Mohan are Indian-American members of the Ganesh Temple who are active in the Temple Committee and as a Temple Trustee, respectively. They offer rich descriptions of the temple ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20583
Description: Mrs. Verano talks about where she lived after moving from Colombia to the U.S. She first moved to Crescent Street in Astoria, November 30,1965 and lived with her cousin. She got a job at Graceline, br ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20581
Description: Jenny Verano came to Queens from Colombia in 1964 and moved to Woodside 43 years ago. Abe Vilensky first moved to Woodside around 1946, subsequently moved to Bayside to raise his kids, and returned to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1941 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20652
Description: Nettie Stewart moved with her parents from South Carolina in 1941 to Jamaica, Queens where her father worked as a minister for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1951, Nettie and her husband m ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20478
Description: According to Mr. Hourahan, the impact of the World's Fairs on Flushing included topographical changes consisting of man made lakes, Flushing Creek, and ash heaps. The perceptions that people came from ... More
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