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dc.creatorRustomji, Aban
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-04T16:58:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-04T16:58:42Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-09
dc.identifier.citation Rustomji, Aban, interview by Eng, Victoria and Verne, Melissa. July 09, 2013. Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/72199.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/72199
dc.description This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
dc.description.abstract Aban Rustomji was born in Surat, India in 1943 but raised in Pakistan. She was raised in a Parsi community. Growing up an only child, she lost her mom at a young age and was very close to her dad as a result. After attaining a bachelor’s degree and marrying her husband, she and her husband relocated to Columbia, Missouri to obtain their master’s degrees. After realizing her job in the library interested her more than her English courses, she decided to pursue her master’s in library sciences. She found work at a library in Loyola University Chicago after graduation. She returned to Pakistan when her husband found work there and had a son and a daughter there; they were raised there for their early childhood. In 1979 they moved back to the US when they came to Houston for her husband to pursue oil-related career opportunities. She worked as a librarian in Spring Woods High School for 23 years. After retirement, she worked in her husband’s company Coating Industries book-keeping. Since coming to the US, she has remained actively involved with the Parsi and Zoroastrian community, even contributing her library skills by maintaining a catalog and organizing events at the center. During her time in Houston she has also been involved in planning a Zoroastrian world conference and helping plan the construction of the Zoroastrian center.
dc.format.extent 1:21:40
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
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dc.subjectZoroastrianism
Zoroastrian Center Houston
Pakistan
Parsee
Library advocacy
dc.title Aban Rustomji oral history interview and transcript
dc.digitization.specifications This oral history material was born digital, with audio masters in wav format and derivatives in mp3 format, transcript text in Word format converted to PDF. In some cases audio masters are not provided, only an mp3 access file.
dc.date.digital 2013
dc.source.collection Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital wrc03578
dc.type.genre oral histories (document genres)
dc.type.dcmi Sound
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.interviewer Eng, Victoria
dc.contributor.interviewer Verne, Melissa
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