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Title Annie Guardino Wallace Interview
Author Wallace, Annie Guardino
Date 2000
Document Type Personal Account; Photograph
Publisher Information Telegraph Hill Dwellers
Reference IHRC3412, Box 2
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Telegraph Hill Dwellers Oral Histories Collection, 1979-1980
Description Annie Guardino Wallace recounts her life in San Francisco's North Beach Italian community as a child. Her father was a fruit and vegetable seller by horse and buggy and her mother worked for Levi Strauss and H & L Black making jeans and airmen's jackets. Annie was born in 1917.
Series Description The interviews are part of a project undertaken by the Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Program, University of California, Berkeley in 1993-1996 to document the experiences of Italian Americans from San Francisco's North Beach District. The interviews were transcribed and edited by volunteers from the Telegraph Hill Dwellers' Oral History Project.
Biographical Note / History Telegraph Hill Dwellers is a non-profit organization founded in 1954 to "perpetuate the historic traditions of San Francisco's Telegraph Hill and to represent the community interests of its residents and property owners".
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places San Jose, California, United States; Sicily, Italy; Canada
Ports Boston, Massachusetts, San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality Italian; Italian-American; European
People Strauss, Levi; Overmire, Peter; Overmire, Rozell; Allison, Claudette
Keywords imemigrant, immigration, holidays and celebrations, family, family records, biography, business, occupation, women, food, earthquake, transport, livestock, sport, clubs, social life, ceremony, children, agriculture, farming, pull factors, religion, church, marriage, friendship, clothing, factory, industry, health and sickness, death, wine, alcohol, food, culture, national identity, education, dancing, entertainment, living conditions
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
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers, San Francisco, California