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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
Number of, (Number of)
Collection Number
USU_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.

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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

Burmese Muslim RefugeesReturn to Top

Description Dates
Har Be BarHar Be Bar
Item 1: Har Be Bar wearing traditional Burmese shoes Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 2: Har Be Bar displays traditional Burmese shoe Click 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 House the 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: Interview audio with Har Be Bar Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 14: Interview transcript with Har Be Bar Click to access  
2015-05-18
Ka MarKa Mar
Item 1: Ka Mar's family with Har Be Bar taking notes Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 2: Ka Mar with his wife Sa Da De and daughter Ma Se Ma, Logan, Utah (1 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 3: Ka Mar holds his daughter Ma Se Ma as he poses with an award certificate Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 4: Ka Mar's mother, Kin Mar Cho's Burmese clothing patterns, Logan, Utah Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 5: Ka Mar's framed award certificate Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 6: Ka Mar's photograph of his grandparents, Logan, Utah Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 7: Ka Mar with his wife Sa Da De and daughter Ma Se Ma, Logan, Utah (2 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 8: Ka Mar with his wife Sa Da De and daughter Ma Se Ma, Logan, Utah (3 of 3) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 9: Ka Mar's daughter Ma Se Ma poses in front of her parents, Logan, Utah Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 10: Ka Mar and field workers during interview. Logan, Utah Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 11: Ka Mar's front room: Religious poster Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 12: Ka Mar's poster of Mecca Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 13: Ka Mar's front room with framed momentos, Logan, Utah(1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 14: Ka Mar's front room with framed momentos (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 15: Interview audio with Ka Mar Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 16: Interview transcript with Ka Mar Click to access  
2015-05-15
Item 1: Ka Sin during his interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 2: Ka Sin and his children with the interviewers Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 3: Ka Sin profile Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 4: Ka Sin (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 5: Ka Sin (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 6: Ka Sin's interviewers packing away the equipment(1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 7: Ka Sin's interviewers packing away the equipment(2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 8: Ka Sin's front room Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 9: Interview audio with Ka Sin Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 10: Interview transcript with Ka Sin Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 1: Kaung Lay in his home (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 2: Kaung Lay in his home (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 3: Kaung Lay and his family. Khin Mar Cho (wife), Ma se Ma (daughter, Sean (son), Thuza (granddaughter) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 4: Kaung Lay with his wife, Khin Mar Cho and their granddaughter, Thuza Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 5: Kaung Lay's son, Sean and Har Be Bar Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 6: Kaung Lay's wife, Khin Mar Cho holding a yellow dress Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 7: Kaung Lay's wife, Khin Mar Cho holding a black and white dress Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 8: Kaung Lay's wife, Khin Mar Cho holding a pink and white polka dot skirt she made with embroidery Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 9: Kaung Lay's wife, Khin Mar Cho holding a pink and white blouse she sewed Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 10: Kaung Lay's wife, Khin Mar Cho holding a black and white skirt Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 11: Kaung Lay's wife, Khin Mar Cho holding a black and white blouse Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 12: Kaung Lay's parents in Burma Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 13: 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 14: Kaung Lay's employee of the month certificate Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 15: Kaung Lay's house, poster of dress patterns which Khin Mar Cho sews Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 16: Interview audio with Kaung Lay Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 17: Interview transcript with Kaung Lay Click to access  
2015-05-16
No photographs available per Interviewees request
Item 1: Interview audio with Sa Jan Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 2: Interview transcript with Sa Jan Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 1: Ya He Ma's Dish Stacking Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 2: Ya He Ma's Poster Wall Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 3: Poster Wall Detail Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 4: Family Shoe Rack Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 5: Maung Maung Portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 6: Maung Maung Portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 7: Family Portrait Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 8: Filling Out Paperwork Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 9: Interview audio with Ya He Ma Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 10: Interview transcript with Ya He Ma Click to access  
2015-05-18

Eritrean Refugees Return to Top

Description Dates
Item 1: Afeworki Woldemichael with field workers Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 2: Afeworki Woldemichael and Berhane Debesai Abraha (translator)Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 3: Afeworki Woldemichael looking over the letter of information Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 4: Afeworki Woldemichael listening to Berhane Debesai Abraha explain the letter of information Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 5: Afeworki Woldemichael portrait Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 6: Afeworki Woldemichael signing the release form Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 7: Afeworki Woldemichael signing the release form with Berhane Debesai Abraha Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 8: Interview audio with Afeworki Woldemichael Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 9: Interview transcript with Afeworki Woldemichael Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 1: Berhane Debesai Abraha holding the microphone while speaking during his interview, May 17, 2015 (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 2: Berhane Debesai Abraha signing the interview release form Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 3: Berhane Debesai Abraha with his interview group Hilary Warner Evans (right) and Magen Olsen (middle) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 4: Hilary Warner-Evens at the interview of Berhane Debesai Abraha(2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 5: Berhane Debesai Abraha laughing during his interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 6: Berhane Debesai Abraha during his interview (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 7: Berhane Debesai Abraha holding the microphone while speaking during his interview (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 8: Berhane Debesai Abraha speaking during interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 9: Hilary Warner-Evens at the interview of Berhane Debesai Abraha (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 10: Magen Olsen and Berhane Debesai Abraha at his interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 11: Berhane Debesai Abraha during his interview (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 12: A portrait of Berhane Debesai Abraha at his interview Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 13: Interview audio with Berhane Debesai Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 14: Interview transcript with Berhane Debesai Abraha Click to access  
2015-05-17
Item 1: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin, close up Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 2: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin and Berhane Debesai Abraha during the interview (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 3: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin listens to Berhane Debesai Abraha (translator) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 4: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin portrait Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 5: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin, paintings in background Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 6: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin with interviewer and translator Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 7: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin and Berhane Debesai Abraha during the interview (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 8: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin with fieldworkers and translator Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 9: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin with interview group Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 10: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin and Berhane Debesai Abraha with interviewer Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 11: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin signing the release form (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 12: Kahsay Berhe Gebremedhin signing the release form (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 13: Interview audio with Kahsay Gebremedhin Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 14: Interview transcript with Kahsay Gebremedhin Click to access  
2015-05-23
Item 1: Seltene Gebretinsa and Berhane Abraha reading interview forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 2: Seltene Gebretinsa and Hilary Warner-Evans preparing for interview Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 3: Seltene Gebretinsa listens to Berhane Abraha as he explains forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 4: Seltene Gebretinsa listens as Berhane Abraha translates Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 5: Seltene Gebretinsa listening for Hilary Warner-Evans' questions Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 6: Seltene Gebretinsa answering Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 7: Seltene Gebretinsa and Berhane Abraha listening to interviewer's question Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 8: Seltene Gebretinsa thinking about interviewer's question Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 9: Seltene Gebretinsa portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 10: Seltene Gebretinsa portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 11: Seltene Gebretinsa signing forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 12: Seltene Gebretinsa signs as Berhane Abraha explains forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 13: Seltene Gebretinsa's interviewer Hilary Warner-Evans signs forms Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 14: Seltene Gebretinsa and Berhane Abraha reading Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 15: Interview audio with Seltene Gebretinsa Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 16: Interview transcript with Seltene Gebretinsa Click to access  
2015-05-16

Karen RefugeesReturn to Top

Description Dates
Item 1: Aye Win with interviewers in her home Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 2: Aye Win and Chit Moe (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 3: Aye Win and Chit Moe (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 4: Aye Win with interviewers and translator Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 5: Aye Win after the interview Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 6: Aye Win with interviewers after the interview Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 7: Aye Win's living room wall with decorations Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 8: Aye Win (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 9: Aye Win (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 10: Aye Win's Thanaka Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 11: Aye Win explaining Thanaka Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 12: Aye Win's Thanaka stone plate Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 13: Aye Win and Thanaka Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 14: Interview audio with Aye Win Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 15: Interview transcript with Aye Win Click to access  
2015-05-19
Eh Htoo
Item 1: Eh Htoo's response to interviewer's questions Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 2: Eh Htoo guestures while answering interviewer's questions Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 3: Eh Htoo and Chit Moe wait for the next interview question Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 4: Eh Htoo speaks while Wes Van der Water takes notes Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 5: Eh Htoo's Karen State Flag at his home in Hyrum, Cache County, Utah, United States Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 6: Eh Htoo with Kyaw Eh's nephew and niece Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 7: Eh Htoo's Portrait Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 8: Eh Htoo's dinner preparations at Kyaw Eh's house Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 9: Eh Htoo's household dinner schedule written in Burmese and Karen Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 10: Eh Htoo with dinner schedule written in Burmese Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 11: Eh Htoo stands near his flag of Karen State Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 12: Interview audio with Eh Htoo Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 13: Interview transcript with Eh Htoo Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 1: Kyaw Eh's Uncle Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 2: Kyaw Eh's interview side shot Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 3: Kyaw Eh's Portrait Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 4: Kyaw Eh's Living Room Wall Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 5: Kyaw Eh in front of his living room wall (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 6: Kyaw Eh in front of living room wall (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 7: Kyaw Eh with fieldworkers Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 8: Interview audio with Kyaw Eh Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 9: Interview transcript with Kyaw Eh Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 1: Pyo Nwe close up Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 2: Pyo Nwe's interview Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 3: Pyo Nwe, Justin (her baby), and Chit Moe Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 4: Pyo Nwe's profile Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 5: Pyo Nwe profile Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 6: Pyo Nwe profile shot during interview Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 7: Pyo Nwe and Justin (her baby) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 8: Pyo Nwe and Justin (her baby) during interview Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 9: Pyo Nwe and Justin (her baby) Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 10: Pyo Nwe and fieldworkers Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 11: Interview audio with Pyo Nwe Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 12: Interview transcript with Pyo Nwe Click to access  
2015-05-18
Item 1: Snay Tun reviews papers with Wes Van der Water while Meagan Gill sets up audio equipment Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 2: Snay Tun's Burmese mat (close-up) Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 3: Snay Tun's Karen calendar with English translation Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 4: Snay Tun preparing for the interview Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 5: Snay Tun responds to questions from interviewers Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 6: Snay Tun waits for the next interview question Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 7: Snay Tun at Bear Lake at about fifteen years old Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 8: Snay Tun's Burmese mat (closeup of flower) Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 9: Snay Tun's Karen State Flag Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 10: Snay Tun shows Wes Van de Water what Sepak Takraw looks like Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 11: Snay Tun holding his Sepak Takraw ball Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 12: Snay Tun holds the Sepak Takraw ball in one hand Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 13: Snay Tun posing with Takraw ball Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 14: Snay Tun's Portrait Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 15: Interview audio with Snay Tun Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 16: Interview transcript with Snay Tun Click to access  
2015-05-19
Item 1: Tun Lay in a framed photo (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 2: Tun Lay in a framed photo (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 3: Tun Lay portrait (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 4: Tun Lay portrait (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 5: Tun Lay's food cover Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 6: Tun Lay with his guitar (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 7: Tun Lay's floor rugs Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 8: Tun Lay's guitar Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 9: Tun Lay and fieldworkers Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 10: Tun Lay and Chit Moe (1 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 11: Tun Lay and Chit Moe (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 12: Tun Lay with his guitar (2 of 2) Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 13: Tun Lay's Karen State flag Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 14: Interview audio with Tun Lay Click to access  
2015-05-16
Item 15: Interview transcript with Tun Lay Click to access  
2015-05-16