Cage 742

Anatha Attar

Muslim immigrant women oral history project, 1988-1990

Acquisition And Processing Information

Anatha Attar donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2009 (MS 2009-23), and it was processed by Cheryl Gunselman in the same year.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 1

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .5

Collection Description

The collection consists of audiocassettes (27 tapes) of oral history interviews conducted by Anatha Attar, a Ph.D. student in anthropology at Washington State University, in 1988-1990. The interviewees were eleven Muslim immigrant women in Washington State and Idaho. These women were from various countries in the Middle East and India, and in the interviews they discussed their backgrounds and experiences in their home countries and their adjustments to life in the United States. The collection also includes consent forms.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in a single sequence.


Muslim women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Muslim women -- Washington (State) -- Interviews.
Muslim women -- Idaho -- Interviews.
Women immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.


This collection is open and available for research use, subject to certain conditions. In accordance with the consent requirements of the interviews, the names of interviewees may not be included in any publications. Any publications resulting from research use of these interviews should be of a scholastic nature. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Anatha Attar Muslim immigrant women oral history project, 1988-1990
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA


Materials are in English.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
    Audio recordings (audiocassettes)
1 1 Arifa Abdulgayoum, 1989 (4 cassettes)
  2 Hoor Bano Ahmadullah, 1989 (4 cassettes)
  3 Shamim [Chaudlery?], 1990 (2 cassettes)
  4 Fatma Dogan, 1989 (2 cassettes)
  5 Nagwa El-Shaikh, 1988-1989 (3 cassettes)
  6 Rahksana [Ghefanfar?], undated (1 cassette)
  7 Farida Hakim, 1989 (1 cassette)
  8 Nahid Khan, 1989 (3 cassettes)
  9 Peri Kochman, 1990 (2 cassettes)
  10 Sultana Samizary, 1990 (1 cassette)
  11 Rhonda [Shelel?], undated (2 cassettes)
  12 Mona Younes, 1989 (2 cassettes)
  13 Consent forms