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Cache Valley Refugee Oral History Project, 2015

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fife Folklore Archives
Title
Cache Valley Refugee Oral History Project
Dates
2015 (inclusive)
Quantity
16 interviews , (41.4 GB)
Collection Number
UUS_FOLK COLL 58
Summary
Cache Valley, Utah is the home of Burmese Muslim, Karen, and Eritrean refugees. Documenting and preserving their stories is an important goal of Utah State University’s Fife Folklore Archives (FFA). In May 2015, USU’s FFA and Folklore Program, with help from the Karen community, hosted a Library of Congress Field School for Cultural Documentation: “Voices: Refugees in Cache Valley.” Field school students worked to document Cache Valley’s recent refugee communities. This collection, Folk Coll 58: Cache Valley Refugee Oral History Project, houses the physical recordings and associated materials of the interviews which took place during this field school.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

In May 2015, USU’s Fife Folklore Archives and Folklore Program hosted “Voices: Refugees in Cache Valley,” a Library of Congress Field School for Cultural Documentation. This three week summer field school trained students to document and deposit the important stories of Burmese Muslim, Karen, and Eritrean refugees in the Fife Folklore Archives at Utah State University’s (USU) Special Collections and Archives which resulted in this collection, Folk Coll 58: Cache Valley Refugee Oral History Project.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the physical recordings and associated materials of the Cache Valley Refugee Oral History Project. A product of the 2015 Library of Congress Field School for Cultural Documentation: “Voices: Refugees in Cache Valley” made possible by Utah State University’s Fife Folklore Archive and Folklore Program, with help from the Karen community, and the Library of Congress.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Cache Valley Refugee Oral History Project must be obtained from theCurator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_Folk Coll 58: Cache Valley Refugee Oral History Project; Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_Folk Coll 58, USUSCA.

Alternative Forms Available

There is a digital collection with an Omeka digital exhibit.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Burmese Muslim RefugeesReturn to Top

Description Dates
Item 1: Har Be Bar wearing traditional Burmese shoes Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 2: Har Be Bar displays traditional Burmese shoeClick to access  
2015-05-17
Item 3: Har Be Bar and Maung Maung putting on make up Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 4: Har Be Bar demonstrating the use of thanaka Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 5: Har Be Bar's little brother, Maung Maung with recordist (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 6: Har Be Bar and Maung Maung with thanaka Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 7: Har Be Bar watches Maung Maung apply thanaka to fieldworker Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 8: Har Be Bar's house and colorful poster of flowers and fruit from Burma Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 9: Har Be Bar's shoe rack Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 10: Har Be Bar's painting, 'The Lonely Rose' Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 11: Har Be Bar's little brother, Maung Maung with recordist (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 12: Har Be Bar portrait Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 13: Har Be Bar interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 14: Har Be Bar interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 15: Ka Mar's family with Har Be Bar taking notes Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 16: Ka Mar with his wife Sa Da De and daughter Ma Se Ma (1 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 17: Ka Mar holds his daughter Ma Se Ma as he poses with an award certificate Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 18: Ka Mar's mother, Kin Mar Cho's Burmese clothing patterns Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 19: Ka Mar's framed award certificate Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 20: Ka Mar's photograph of his grandparents Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 21: Ka Mar with his wife Sa Da De and daughter Ma Se Ma (2 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 22: Ka Mar with his wife Sa Da De and daughter Ma Se Ma (3 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 23: Ka Mar's daughter Ma Se Ma poses in front of her parents Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 24: Ka Mar and field workers during interview Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 25: Ka Mar's front room and a religious poster Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 26: Ka Mar's poster of Mecca Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 27: Ka Mar's front room with framed momentos (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 28: Ka Mar's front room with framed momentos (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 29: Ka Mar interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 30: Ka Mar interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 31: Ka Sin during his interviewClick to access  
2015-05-17
Item 32: Ka Sin and his children with the interviewers Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 33: Ka Sin's profile Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 34: Ka Sin's portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 35: Ka Sin portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 36: Ka Sin's interviewers packing away the equipment (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 37: Ka Sin's interviewers packing away the equipment (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 38: Ka Sin's front room Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 39: Ka Sin interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 40: Ka Sin interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 41: Kaung Lay in his home (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 42: Kaung Lay in his home (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 43: Kaung Lay and his family Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 44: Kaung Lay with his wife and granddaughter Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 45: Kaung Lay's son Sean and Har Be Bar Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 46: Kaung Lay's wife Khin Mar Cho holding a yellow dress Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 47: Kaung Lay's wife Khin Mar Cho holding a black and white dress Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 48: Kaung Lay's wife Khin Mar Cho holding a skirt she embroidered Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 49: Kaung Lay's wife Khin Mar Cho holding a pink and white blouse she sewed Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 50: Kaung Lay's wife Khin Mar Cho holding a black and white skirt Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 51: Kaung Lay's wife Khin Mar Cho holding a black and white blouse Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 52: Kaung Lay's photograph of his parents in Burma Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 53: Kaung Lay holding a picture of himself receiving an employee of the month certificate from JBS Miller meat processing employee Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 54: Kaung Lay's employee of the month certificate Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 55: Kaung Lay's house, poster of dress patterns which Khin Mar Cho sews Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 56: Kaung Lay interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 57: Kaung Lay interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-16
No photographs available per Interviewees request
Item 58: Sa Jan interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 59: Sa Jan interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 60: Ya He Ma's dish stacking Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 61: Ya He Ma's poster wall (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 62: Ya He Ma's wall poster (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 63: Ya He Ma's family shoe rack Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 64: Ya He Ma's son Maung Maung's portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 65: Ye He Ma's son Maung Maung's portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 66: Ya He Ma's family portrait Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 67: Ya He Ma and Har Be Bar filling out paperwork Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 68: Ya He Ma interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 69: Ya He Ma interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-18

Series II:  Eritrean Refugees Return to Top

Description Dates
Item 70: Afeworki Woldemichael with field workers Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 71: Afeworki Woldemichael and Berhane Debesai Abraha (translator) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 72: Afeworki Woldemichael looking over the letter of information Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 73: Afeworki Woldemichael listening to Berhane Debesai Abraha explain the letter of information Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 74: Afeworki Woldemichael's portrait Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 75: Afeworki Woldemichael signing the release form Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 76: Afeworki Woldemichael signing the release form with Berhane Debesai Abraha Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 77: Afeworki Woldemichael interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 78: Afeworki Woldemichael interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 79: Berhane Debesai Abraha holding the microphone while speaking during his interview (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 80: Berhane Debesai Abraha holding the microphone while speaking during his interview (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 81: Berhane Debesai Abraha signing the interview release form Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 82: Berhane Debesai Abraha with his interview group Hilary Warner Evans (right) and Magen Olsen (middle) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 83: Berhane Debesai Abraha's interviewer Hilary Warner-Evens (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 84: Berhane Debesai Abraha's interviewer Hilary Warner-Evens (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 85: Berhane Debesai Abraha laughing during his interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 86: Berhane Debesai Abraha during his interview (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 87: Berhane Debesai Abraha during his interview (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 88: Berhane Debesai Abraha speaking during interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 89: Berhane Debesai Abraha and Magen Olsen at his interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 90: Berhane Debesai Abraha at his interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 91: Berhane Debesai interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 92: Berhane Debesai Abraha interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 93: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin's portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 94: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin's portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 95: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin and Berhane Debesai Abraha during the interview (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 96: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin and Berhane Debesai Abraha during the interview (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 97: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin listens to translator Berhane Debesai Abraha Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 98: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin giving an interview Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 99: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin with interviewer and translator Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 100: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin with fieldworkers and translator Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 101: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin with interview group Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 102: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin and Berhane Debesai Abraha with interviewer Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 103: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin signing the release form (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 104: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin signing the release form (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 105: Kahsay Gebremedhin interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 106: Kahsay Gebremedhin interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 107: Seltene Gebretinsa and Berhane Abraha reading interview forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 108: Seltene Gebretinsa and Hilary Warner-Evans preparing for interview Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 109: Seltene Gebretinsa listens to Berhane Abraha as he explains forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 110: Seltene Gebretinsa listens as Berhane Abraha translates Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 111: Seltene Gebretinsa listening for Hilary Warner-Evans' questions Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 112: Seltene Gebretinsa answering interview questions Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 113: Seltene Gebretinsa and Berhane Abraha listening to interviewer's question Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 114: Seltene Gebretinsa thinking about interviewer's question Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 115: Seltene Gebretinsa's portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 116: Seltene Gebretinsa's portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 117: Seltene Gebretinsa signing forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 118: Seltene Gebretinsa signs as Berhane Abraha explains forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 119: Seltene Gebretinsa's interviewer Hilary Warner-Evans signs forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 120: Seltene Gebretinsa and Berhane Abraha reading Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 121: Seltene Gebretinsa interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 122: Seltene Gebretinsa interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-16

Series III:  Karen RefugeesReturn to Top

Description Dates
Item 123: Aye Win with interviewers in her home Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 124: Aye Win and Chit Moe (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 125: Aye Win and Chit Moe (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 126: Aye Win with interviewers and translator Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 127: Aye Win after the interview Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 128: Aye Win with interviewers after the interview Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 129: Aye Win's living room wall with decorations Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 130: Aye Win (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 131: Aye Win (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 132: Aye Win's thanaka Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 133: Aye Win explaining thanaka Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 134: Aye Win's thanaka stone plate Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 135: Aye Win and thanaka Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 136: Aye Win interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 137: Aye Win interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 138: Eh Htoo's response to interviewer's questions Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 139: Eh Htoo guestures while answering interviewer's questions Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 140: Eh Htoo and Chit Moe wait for the next interview question Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 141: Eh Htoo speaks while Wes Van der Water takes notes Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 142: Eh Htoo's Karen state flag at his home in Hyrum, Utah Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 143: Eh Htoo with Kyaw Eh's nephew and niece Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 144: Eh Htoo's portrait Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 145: Eh Htoo's dinner preparations at Kyaw Eh's house Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 146: Eh Htoo's household dinner schedule written in Burmese and Karen Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 147: Eh Htoo with dinner schedule written in Burmese Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 148: Eh Htoo stands near his flag of Karen State Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 149: Eh Htoo interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 150: Eh Htoo interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 151: Kyaw Eh's photograph of his uncle Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 152: Kyaw Eh's interview side shot Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 153: Kyaw Eh's portrait Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 154: Kyaw Eh's Karen state flag and pictures on the wall Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 155: Kyaw Eh in front of his living room wall (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 156: Kyaw Eh in front of living room wall (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 157: Kyaw Eh with fieldworkers Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 158: Kyaw Eh interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 159: Kyaw Eh interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 160: Pyo Nwe's portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 161: Pyo Nwe's portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 162: Pyo Nwe during interview (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 163: Pyo Nwe during interview (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 164: Pyo Nwe, her baby Justin, and Chit Moe Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 165: Pyo Nwe and her baby Justin during interview (1 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 166: Pyo Nwe and her baby Justin during interview (2 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 167: Pyo Nwe and her baby Justin during interview (3 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 168: Pyo Nwe and fieldworkers Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 169: Pyo Nwe, her baby Justin, Chit Moe and interviewer during interview Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 170: Pyo Nwe interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 171: Pyo Nwe interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 172: Snay Tun reviews papers with Wes Van der Water while Meagan Gill sets up audio equipment Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 173: Snay Tun's Burmese mat (close-up) Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 174: Snay Tun's Karen calendar with English translation Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 175: Snay Tun preparing for the interview Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 176: Snay Tun responds to questions from interviewers Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 177: Snay Tun waits for the next interview question Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 178: Snay Tun photograph of him at Bear Lake when he was about fifteen years old Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 179: Snay Tun's Burmese mat (closeup of flower) Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 180: Snay Tun's Karen state flag Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 181: Snay Tun shows Wes Van de Water a video of Sepak takraw Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 182: Snay Tun holding his Sepak takraw ball Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 183: Snay Tun holds a Sepak takraw ball Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 184: Snay Tun posing with Sepak takraw ball Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 185: Snay Tun's portrait Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 186: Snay Tun interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 187: Snay Tun interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 188: Tun Lay in a framed photo (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 189: Tun Lay in a framed photo (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 190: Tun Lay portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 191: Tun Lay portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 192: Tun Lay's food cover Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 193: Tun Lay with his guitar (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 194: Tun Lay with his guitar (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 195: Tun Lay's guitar Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 196: Tun Lay's floor rugs Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 197: Tun Lay and fieldworkers Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 198: Tun Lay and Chit Moe (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 199: Tun Lay and Chit Moe (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 200: Tun Lay's Karen state flag Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 201: Tun Lay interview audio Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 202: Tun Lay interview transcript Click to access  
2015-05-16