The first group of Tibetans arrived in 1992 in Amherst, Massachusetts following the resettlement program for Tibetan refugees passed by the U.S. Congress. Today there are more than 100 Tibetans living permanently in the area. Learn more about Tibetans in western Massachusetts.

In each interview, interviewees reference a number of events, ideas, and places related to Tibet that may be unfamiliar to listeners. Read the glossary of terms for more information and context to the interviews. View a map of the places the interviewees have lived, worked, and visited.

For a comprehensive list of academic and cultural links about Tibet, as well as links to other Tibetan oral history projects, see the useful links.