ORAL-HIST. Oral History collections
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1 of 1
Scope and Contents The Assyrian Oral History collection chronicles the stories of members of an Assyrian enclave in Turlock, California. The majority of stories were recorded in the early 1980s with interviewees recounting family histories extending back to the early part of the 20th century. According to Dr. Arianne Ishaya, preliminary research on this project began in the 1970s while she was working on her Ph.D. dissertation at UCLA. From 1981-1982, Dr. Ishaya conducted 108 interviews with members of the...
Scope and Contents This collection of 34 DVDs is comprised of a biography, an interview, and 32 individual video lessons taught by Rabi Petros on the Assyrian language. The Assyrian language is spoken in parts of Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, the United States, and Europe.Rabi Petros's pedagogy emphasizes teaching the sounds of vowels and the entire Assyrian alphabet. He explains that it is easier to learn the Assyrian language when there is a clear understanding of the phonetic sounds of the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1999-2004