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Title Notes on the Oral History of Matilde Abate
Author Abate, Matilde
Date 1979
Document Type Personal Account
Reference IHRC1106, Box 1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Italians in Dobbs Ferry Oral History Collection
Description Notes transcribing the key points of an oral history which charts the migration of Matilde's family from Italy to the United States. The interview touches on the decision to learn English and a course taken at Mercy College. She explains that more money can be made in America, but life is better in Italy, and comments on her early loneliness.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States; Calitri, Avellino, Campania, Italy
Nationality Italian; European; Italian-American
Keywords migration, family, imemigrant, language classes, language, education, naturalisation, food, quota, Second World War
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
Document(s) linked to Interview with Matilde Abate [Part 1]
Interview with Matilde Abate [Part 2]
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, Dobbs Ferry, New York.