Coming to the United States

This story was about my mom María crossing the border over from Mexico to the United States

Romeo Deguia Irinco — An American Dream

In this interview Romeo Deguia Irinco reflects on his immigration story and the foundation of his family, his professional life, the influence of others, and the wisdom he’d like to leave to future generations.

Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Anonymous 15

Anonymous #15 tells us of what it is to have grown up on the border of Mexico and California, crossing over up to 4 times a week, and to have family in the United States that are impossible to see.

Interview with Aba

I interviewed my grandfather whom I call Aba. I asked him about his life and his experiences.

Interview with Jose Morales

Interview about Immigrating to the United states.

Interview with Klyde

An interview with my friend Klyde who is an international student. He was born in the Philippines but grew up in Qatar, and talks about the experience of coming to the U.S. and how it’s different from Qatar.

A long conversation with my grandpa by his favorite grand daughter

Hi, my name is crystal Avelar. My grandpa and I had a long conversation about everything and anything. He was talking to me about all his memories and his favorite times growing up.


Sue came to the United States at age 5 as an immigrant

Friendship of Evelyn Ochs and Junko Kline.

Evelyn Loven Ochs talks about her long friendship with Junko Itosi Kline. Evelyn and Junko "met" as pen pals after World War II. Junko is a native of Japan, but has lived many years now in the United Kingdom. Evelyn...

“To be honest, I didn’t have much of an idea of what was ahead…”

In this father-son discussion, 14 year old Arnav Gunwani interviews his father Manoj Gunwani about making the shift to the United States in 1992 to pursue a masters degree at Syracuse University. Mr. Gunwani talks about his expectations for a...

In Your Own Words with Jade Moses

As a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...

The great thanksgiving listen

This interview is about the story of my father life and how it was impacted by others.

Maria and Grandma Interview
February 12, 2018 App Interview

I got together with my Grandma to interview her about when she lived in Afghanistan as a child.

Socialization about Death

I interview my very best friend about socialization and the experiences that shaped her feelings about death growing up. We also discuss some loved ones who have passed, and how Nina honors them. The comparison between how the United States...

The Vietnam War

Basically her experiences during the Vietnam War when Grandpa was away fighting in it, specific things she remembers, effects on America, all the things.

Coming to America with Shafiq Pabani

I interviewed a fellow student on his experience with leaving India in search for higher education. We round out the interview with questions from Shafiq about my opinions on certain topics.

Jonathan Interviews Julia on Life 60 Years from Now

Jonathan (83) interviews Julia (22) about what she thinks life for her might look like 60+ years from now. Being over 60 years older than Julia, Jonathan thought it would be interesting to see how Julia might picture her 82...

Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Anonymous 17 Choreographer and Dancer

Anonymous 17 talks about growing up in Mexico until her early teens when her family relocates to the United States. Living many years as a permanent resident, in recent years she has obtained United States citizenship. Anon 17 speaks about...

A Journey To the U.S.

How George Meshkanian escaped Iran and made it to freedom in the U.S.