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Title Pasqua Sparvieri Interview
Author Sparvieri, Pasqua
Date 28 Feb 1980
Document Type Personal Account; Photograph
Reference MSIACR 82, Box 47 , Folder 601
Library / Archive Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
Collection Name Italian American Collection Records
Description Oral history interview covering the childhood farm in Italy, immigration to the United States, religion and religious festivities, food, marriage, first impressions of America, citizenship, education (in Italy), the multi-ethnic makeup of Chicago, citizenship papers, fraternal societies, community leaders, the Great Depression, wine making, organised crime and bootlegging, discrimination, relationship with the Jewish community, Mussolini, Catholic and socialist conflicts. Includes a photograph of Pasqua in later life.
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) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Chicago, Illinois, California, United States; Montetendoni, Italy
Nationality Italian; European
People Baternick, Mary Ellen M; Manseueto, Anthony; Mussolini, Benito; Sparvieri, Guido
Keywords biography, immigration, agriculture, farming, immigrant, marriage, food, living conditions, citizenship, education, societies, Great Depression, economics, organised crime, alcohol, discrimination, Jewish, religion, Catholicism, Socialism, family, shipping, holidays and celebrations, social class, livestock, wages, police, health and sickness, hospital, pregnancy, housing, death, burial and graves, Second World War, law, administration, medical treatment, poverty, charity, politics, election, democracy
Language English
Copyright Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago