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Title Vito Cali Interview
Author Cali, Vito
Date 22 Apr 1980
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MSIACR 82, Box 8 , Folder 74, (CAL-58)
Library / Archive Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
Collection Name Italian American Collection Records
Description Oral history interview with Vito Cali, who was born in Italy but emigrated to the United States after the Second World War. He maintained close ties with the Italian community, but adapted to life in the United States.
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 Cimmina, Palermo, Sicily, Italy; Chicago, Illinois, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality European; Italian; Italian-America; German; Irish; Swedish; Polish; Lithuanian
People Cali, Vickie; Cali, Joni; Cali, Philip; Cali, Filippo; Mansueti, Anthony; Kennedy, President John Fitzgerald
Keywords family, immigrant, immigration, Second World War, housing, education, food, holidays and celebrations, community relations, national identity, culture, employment, discrimination, politics, social life, religion, music, economics, social class, family, entertainment, transport, public service, travel, insurance, business, railroad, marriage, employment, pull factor, unemployment, labourer, construction, occupation, Great Depression, politics, wine, languages, racism, housing, broadcasting , death, murder, patriotism, conflict, living conditions
Language English
Copyright Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago