Lily Alavi, interviewed by Maria Sandweiss
Scope and Contents
Maine Folklife Center and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine proposed to study and present the ways that immigrants in central and eastern Maine connect themselves with their ethnicity.
- Creation: February to June 2005
- From the Collection: MacDougall, Pauleena (Interviewer, Person)
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From the Collection: 16 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
NA3717 Lily Alavi, interviewed by Maria Sandweiss, May 23, 2005, at Alavi’s home in Bangor, Maine. Alavi talks about being born in Iran; coming to the United States in 1993; her first impressions when moving to Maine; difficulties in adjusting to new culture; languages; food; Islam; celebrations and holidays; work as a real estate agent; self-identity; different cultures in Middle East; difference between American government and American people. Text: 6 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na3717_c2655_01, 20 minutes.
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