Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Zoroastrian Association of Houston oral history interviews, 2014-2016 MS 624



source Zoroastrian Association of Houston
creator Zoroastrian Association of Houston
Title: Zoroastrian Association of Houston oral history interviews
Dates: 2014-2016
Abstract: This is a collection of oral history interviews of members of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH), conducted by fellow members of the ZAH.
Identification: MS 624
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box and online digital content)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

The Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH) was established in 1977 to preserve Zoroastrian religious practices and rich and varied culture. Members gather at the Zarathushti Heritage & Cultural Center, built in 1998, to learn, celebrate, and worship together. Sunday school classes and many other interest groups meet on a monthly basis. Conferences, lectures, workshops, intercultural events, plays, dance programs, art exhibits, interfaith activities as well as observances and celebrations are held at the Center. The ZAH is an active member of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA). In 2000, over two thousand Zoroastrians gathered in Houston from all over to world to attend the Seventh World Zoroastrian Congress - the first World Congress to be held outside India or Iran. The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce was launched in Houston. The FEZANA Information Research & Education Systems (FIRES), a centralized collection of Zarathushti books, manuscripts, literature, and magazines, is located at the ZAH library.


Scope and Contents note

Oral history interviews of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston members, conducted in Houston, Texas, in 2014-2016. Formats include interview transcripts, photographs and streaming audio, as well consent forms signed by the interviewees allowing online sharing of these materials.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research. Please see transcripts, photographs and audio online at https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/77529.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, woodson@rice.edu.


Index Terms

Zoroastrianism
digital audio formats
transcripts
oral histories (document genres)
Zoroastrian Association of Houston

Related Materials

Additional interviews of members of the Zoroastrian community in Houston are also available online, as part of the Houston Asian American Archive oral histories. See .


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Zoroastrian Association of Houston oral history interviews, 2014-2016, MS 623, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This material was donated by the Zoroastrian Association of Houston in 2014 and 2016.

Accruals note

Additions to this collection may be expected over time.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Oral history interviews and audio files, Zoroastrian Community Center, 2014

Box Folder
1 1 Mehelli D. Behrana oral history interview (wrc05178) 05/03/2014
Mehelli D. Behrana oral history interview and transcript
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, and interview consent form.
2 Jerbanoo P. Bhadha oral history (wrc05179) 05/03/2014
Jerbanoo P. Bhadha oral history interview and transcript (online)
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, and interview consent form.
3 Peshotan Bhadha oral history (wrc05180) 05/03/2014
Peshotan Bhadha oral history interview and transcript (online)
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, and interview consent form.
4 Meherwan Phiroz Boyce oral history (wrc05181) 05/03/2014
Meherwan Phiroz Boyce oral history interview and transcript (online)
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, and interview consent form.
5 Nano Daroowala oral history interview (wrc05182) 05/03/2014
Nano Daroowala oral history interview and transcript (online)
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, and interview consent form.
6 Ardeshir (Adi) Rustomji Desai oral history (wrc05183) 05/03/2014
Ardeshir (Adi) Desai oral history interview and transcript (online)
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, and interview consent form.
7 Homi Erani oral history interview (wrc05184) 05/03/2014
Homi Erani oral history interview and transcript (online)
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, interview consent form, and additional documents from Erani.
8 Katie Irani oral history interview (wrc05186) 05/03/2014
Katie Irani oral history interview and transcript (online)
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, and interview consent form.
9 Pilloo Ilavia oral history interview (wrc05185) 05/03/2014
Pilloo Ilavia oral history interview and transcript
Scope and Contents
Transcript, photographs, and interview consent form.
10 Hoshang Tehmurasp Sethna oral history (wrc05138)
Hoshang Tehmurasp Sethna oral history interview and transcript (online)
Scope and Contents
Photographs and interview consent form. No transcript currently available.



Series II: Oral history interviews and files, Zoroastrian Community Center, 2016

Box Folder
1 11 Behram Billimoria oral history interview, August 24, 2016 (wrc08017)
Behram Bilimoria oral history interview and transcript
12 Rohinton Deputy oral history interview, August 26, 2016 (wrc08018)
Rohinton Deputy oral history interview and transcript
13 Vehishta Kaikobad oral history interview, August 24, 2016 (wrc08019)
Vehishta Kaikobad oral history interview and transcript
14 Shaheen Rustom oral history interview, March 20, 2016 (wrc08020)
Shaheen Rustom oral history interview and transcript