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Title Silvio Petri Interview
Author Petri, Silvio
Date 8 Jun 1981
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MSIACR 82, Box 39 , Folder 493
Library / Archive Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
Collection Name Italian American Collection Records
Description Oral history interview with Silvio Petri, who emigrated to Chicago from Italy in 1928. Talks about subjects such as their barber shop, life in Italy and the community.
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, United States; Ponte Bugginese, Italy
Nationality Polish; Italian; European; Lithuanian
Ships Italian
People Mansueto, Anthony; Kelly, Martin
Keywords community relations, immigrant, employment, occupation, farming, languages, religion, food, politics, organised crime, wine, Great Depression, Second World War, church, working conditions, discrimination, children, pull factors, education, societies, festival, social class, holidays and celebrations, agriculture, loan, sport, clubs
Language English
Copyright Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago