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Refugees in Georgia Oral History Project

Refugees in Georgia Oral History Project

Descriptive Summary

Title: Refugees in Georgia Oral History Project
Creator: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
Creator: Hargrett Library
Creator: Guess, Josina
Inclusive Dates: 2022 -
Language(s): English
Extent: 7 interview(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/539/RGOH
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The Refugees in Georgia Oral History Collection documents refugee organizations and refugees in Georgia to ensure that their stories and experiences are part of the historic record of the state. Oral histories with advocates, legislators, and refugees primarily document refugee support and non-profit organizations, state and federal legislation that impacts refugees, and refugees' experiences.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation

Refugees in Georgia Oral History Project, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright information

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2022.

Related Materials and Subjects

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


RGOH-001 Don Mosley

1 interview(s) 71 minutes
Comer, Georgia
RGOH-001 Don Mosley audio interview on Kaltura Access Online

RGOH-002 Yiceth Caicedo

1 interview(s) 37 minutes
Yiceth Caicedo was born in Colombia and fled to Ecuador with her husband before she arrived in the United States in spring 2017 with her two young children. She had been in college studying sociology before she had to leave Colombia. Her husband remained in Ecuador until 2019. She lived in Jacksonville, Florida, before moving to Jubilee Partners in Comer, Georgia, in October 2017. Caicedo learned English at Jubilee Partners and at classes in Comer offered by Athens Technical College. She served as a volunteer at Jubilee Partners, then moved with her two children into a rental in Danielsville in 2019. She earned her welding license and worked as a welder. Her husband Javier joined her at the end of 2019 and they live with their children in Colbert, Georgia.
This interview is currently closed to the public.
Danielsville, Georgia

RGOH-003 Chou Ly

1 interview(s) 60 minutes
Chou Ly left Cambodia during the reign of Pol Pot and lived as a refugee in Thailand before moving to the United States in the early 80s. She and her family lived at Jubilee Partners before moving to Lilburn, Georgia. Chou returned to Jubilee as a volunteer and married Robbie Buller, who was a resident partner. In this interview she talks about her work for more than three decades as the Welcome Center Host at Jubilee working with refugees from more than 30 countries. She also described her process of becoming a US citizen and how her application was stalled when she refused to say she would take up arms for the United States. As a survivor of war she could not, in good conscience, agree to participate in war ever again.

RGOH-004 Robbie Buller

1 interview(s) 74 minutes
Robbie Buller was one of the first volunteers at Jubilee Partners and became a partner soon after. He speaks of his Mennonite upbringing and desire to live in Christian community, as well as his work at Jubilee. He discusses his marriage to Chou Ly and their visit to Cambodia, and the work he has done with men on Georgia's death row.
Comer, Georgia

RGOH-005-01 Nasrin Rouhani

55 minutes interview(s)
Nasrin Rouhani and her family left Iran because they are members of the Baha'i faith. They arrived in Georgia in August 1984. In this interview, she speaks about the process of reestablishing her professional career and proving her nursing credentials in the face of xenophobia and prejudice against people from Iran.
Athens, Georgia
RGOH-005-01 Nasrin Rouhani audio interview on Kaltura Access Online

RGOH-006 Carolyn Mosley

1 interview(s) 47 minutes
Comer, Georgia
RGOH-006 Carolyn Mosley audio interview on Kaltura Access Online

RGOH-007 Jennifer Drago

1 interview(s) 52 minutes
Comer, Georgia
RGOH-007 Jennifer Drago audio interview on Kaltura Access Online