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Title Interview with Frank Yozzo [Part 1]
Author Yozzo, Frank
Date 12 Feb 1979
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Yozzo, Frank
Date of Recording 12 Feb 1979
Duration 00:30:39
Reference IHRC1106, Box 1, AV200
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Italians in Dobbs Ferry Oral History Collection
Description Frank was born in Dobbs Ferry in 1908. He talks about how his parents used to take the family back to Italy when work was scarce and when there was an election. There were also times when the father would come back, but leave the family in Italy and Frank completed some of his early education in Italy. During the First World War, his father remained stuck in America whilst the family were in Italy. Frank discusses his memories of growing up in Italy, the crops that would be grown, his father's experiences during the First World War and applying to become citizens. Frank also discusses his work with the 'Sons of Italy' helping others achieve United States citizenship, charity work and helping to change perceptions of crime in relation to Italian communities.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Remigration
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Ports New York, United States
Nationality Italian; European
Ships SS America
Keywords employment, politics, education, marriage, First World War, farming, agriculture, accommodation, citizenship, societies, philanthropy, crime, American Committee for Italian Migration
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Italian
Document(s) linked to Interview with Frank Yozzo [Part 2]
Interview with Giovanna Yozzo
Notes on the Oral History of Frank Yozzo
Notes on the Oral History of Giovanna Yozzo
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, Dobbs Ferry, New York.