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Date: Time Period: 1980-2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21677
Description: Sonia explains the different cultures and nationalities that make up Jackson Heights' population. Recorded in Spanish. / Sonia explica las culturas y nacionalidades que son parte de la población de Ja ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980-2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21687
Description: Sonia shares her thoughts regarding the reasons why people from Central and Latin American come to the United States. Recorded in Spanish. / Sonia comparte su idea a cerca de cuales son las razones y ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22125
Description: Chun-Hee Kim is the youngest child born from a family of nine based in Daegu, South Korea. She has worked with in various positions at the Queens Library which she joined in 1987. She immigrated to Qu ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22080
Description: Chun-Hee recalls one of her first and most memorable events as a recent immigrant and New York City arrival. A kind city bureaucrat took pity on her and rescinded most of her husband's fine accrued wh ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:29014
Description: Siu-Kee Yip talks about her family and life in Guangzhou China before she came to America. She did not want to come to America because she had an good job in China and that coming to American would me ... More
Date: Time Period: 1978 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21593
Description: Nadia Germain talks about visiting Haiti now that she has been living in the US for many years. She explains that she loves to visit Haiti to be where she was born and raised and to be with people of ... More
Date: Time Period: 1978 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21606
Description: Nadia Germain talks about who cooked for her as a child in Haiti and how she learned the basics of traditional Haitian cuisine. She then describes the typical spices used in Haitian cuisine and where ... More
Date: Time Period: 1978 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21570
Description: Nadia Germain describes soup joumou, a traditional Haitian soup eaten on New Year's Day.
Date: Time Period: 1978 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21585
Description: At the time of the interview, Nadia Germain was living in Flushing, Queens. In the late 1970's, Nadia moved from Haiti to live with her parents in Queens Village. In her early twenties, Nadia got marr ... More
Date: Time Period: 1974-2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19514
Description: Joginder Paul Jindal grew up in India. He worked in business there after his studies and lived in a joint family system for most of his life. He got married in 1974. He has one daughter living in the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1972 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27411
Description: Tony O'Reilly left home at a very young age. He didn’t want to continue his schooling so he left school. He went to Dublin and after that he went to London for a year. In 1972 his older brother Frank ... More
Date: Time Period: 1972 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27410
Description: Tony O'Reilly is an ambitious man who travelled around the world when he was younger. He ended up living in Queens, New York. Tony loves New York, because it's not dull. Even though he left his life i ... More
Date: Time Period: 1971 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21665
Description: Merida, encouraged by her passion of working with children offered her volunteer services at a school. She was later offered a position to teach at this school. Recorded in Spanish. / Mérida, alentada ... More
Date: Time Period: 1971 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23140
Description: Thomas Maguire talks about working in London before coming to New York because of the birth of his sister's daughter. He stayed in Sunnyside first, and then moved to Woodside. Originally from County C ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21671
Description: Carmen describes her situation of leaving her children back in her home country of Peru. She immigrated to the United States to look for a better future. One of her most important goals is to be reuni ... More