East Midlands Oral History Archive

Ethnic Elders collection

Physical detail

Number of items in the collection: 19 items
Venues where material can be listened to: Record Office
Media available on: CD

Collection history

The Ethnic Elders collection contains 19 interviews undertaken by the Ethnicity Research Centre (University of Leicester, Sociology Department) in 1999, as the first of a number of research projects on the life histories and oral testimony of Ethnic Elders. The interviews are drawn from a range of Asian communities in Leicester. The Ethnic Elders project was funded by "Ethnic Elders 2000".

What the collection contains

The interviews are conducted in the elder's first language and comprise of lengthy but informal conversations focusing on childhood, early years, migration and settlement in Leicester. The Elder's also reflect on and interpret the memories and events of their lives. The interviews are intended to capture something of the experiences of a generation of people who made the often difficult transition to a life in Britain from the Indian sub-continent and East Africa. Fully translated transcripts of the interviews are available.

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