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Title Mary Manella Interview
Author Manella, Mary
Date 19 Apr 1980
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MSIACR 82, Box 28 , Folder 328
Library / Archive Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
Collection Name Italian American Collection Records
Description Oral history interview covering childhood in Chicago, education, Italian businesses in Chicago, dating, non-religious Italian societies, housing, father's work, community leaders, religious societies, religious traditions, interaction with Croatians, relations with Chinese and the fear caused by the 'Tong wars', political leaders within the community, organised crime, discrimination, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbour and the Second World War, racial changes and discrimination subjected to as a woman.
Series Description Series I: Donated Material. Sub Series I: Donations, Information, and Transcripts. The Italian-American Collection was compiled as part of the "Italians in Chicago" project by the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. The project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and largely conducted during 1979 and 1980. Donations included photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, books, booklets and pamphlets, citizenship papers, church documents, as well as various other family memorabilia. Some donations show life in Italy, many more deal with the immigration process, and others show dominant themes in Italian American lives here in the United States. This sub-series contains the donations and interview transcripts of various Italian Americans who participated in the Italian American research project. Most of the interviews and donations took place in 1979 and 1980 in the city of Chicago. This sub-series and spans from the years of 1880 through 1980.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Bridgeport, China Town, Chicago, Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Calabria, Italy
Nationality Italian; European; Croatian; Chinese; Asian
People Manella, Joseph; Manella, Marie; Mansueto, Anthony
Keywords biography, immigration, children, societies, culture, Second World War, conflict, women, immigrant, marriage, food, living conditions, citizenship, education, societies, Great Depression, economics, organised crime, discrimination, religion, Catholicism, politics, employment, occupation, social life, sexuality, sexual discrimination, music, holidays and celebrations, charity, relief, leisure, entertainment, transport, public service, teacher, science, ceremony, shopping, restaurant, tailor, dance, festival, segregation, conflict, working conditions, construction, labourer, finance, furniture, displacement, domestic service, administration, clubs, cosmetics
Language English
Copyright Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago