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Lily Alavi, interviewed by Maria Sandweiss


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From the Collection:

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


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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.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States