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Reminiscences of Salmaan Jaffery, 2005.

Creator: Jaffery, Salmaan, 1971-
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 139 pages sound recording 4 audiocassettes sound recording 3 MiniDiscs (97, 73 min) sound recording 2 DVDs (97, 73 min)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Finance Manager, American Express

Scope and Contents

Background: born Karachi, Pakistan, immigration to U.S. 1987, reminiscences of life in Pakistan, influx of Afghan refugees 1979, intersection of Western ideas and Muslim heritage; education: B.A. International Relations Colgate University 1992, M.B.A. Cornell University 2001; 9/11: subway ride to job at World Financial Center, arrival via subway to World Trade Center as plane hits North Tower, witnessing second explosion, assumption of father's death, news of father's survival; post-9/11: economic difficulties, recurring memories, reinforcement of identity and faith, discussion of foreign policy, perceived rise of intolerance against Muslims in U.S.


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