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Title Nicola Accentura Interview
Author Accettura, Nicola
Date 28 Jul 1979 - 6 Sep 1980
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MSIACR 82, Box 1 , Folder 1, (ACC-13)
Library / Archive Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
Collection Name Italian American Collection Records
Description Oral history interview transcript covering family life in Chicago, Italian neighbourhoods, religion, social organisations, social life, Italian food and eating habits, Italian businesses, community leaders, employment, inter-ethnic relations beyond Italian communities, impressions of other ethnic groups, immigration from Italy and reasons for leaving, the early Italian community in Chicago, First World War veterans, the Sacco and Vanzetti affair, citizenship and identity, Italian language and younger generations and learning English.
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) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Franklin Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States; Bari, Celia Del Campo, Rome, Italy; Jerusalem, Israel
Nationality Italian; Italian-American; European
People Di Mareo, Maria
Keywords religion, family, social life, food, culture, employment, business, living conditions, pull factor, First World War, veteran, law, citizenship, national identity, languages, children, education, marriage, manufacturing, health and sickness, religion, Catholicism, occupation, construction, mechanics, army, music, population, factory, hospital, ceremony, housewife, finance, wages, currency, cultural identity, police, hotel, economics
Language English
Copyright Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago