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Title Interview with Father Peter Toscani [Part 1]
Author Toscani, Father Peter
Date 15 Feb 1979
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Toscani, Father Peter
Interviewer Barolini, Helen
Date of Recording 15 Feb 1979
Duration 00:31:22
Reference IHRC1106, Box 1, AV198
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Italians in Dobbs Ferry Oral History Collection
Description Peter Toscani arrived in the United States in 1952 as a pastor and talks about the community around his church. He explains about the local religious societies, the Italian-American fascination with golf, the differences between first and second generation Italian immigrants and the complexities of transitioning into American life, including speaking the language.
Theme(s) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Nationality Italian-American; European; Italian; Polish
Keywords religion, church, community relations, social life, societies, sport, languages, children, immigration, education, communism, Catholicism
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Italian
Document(s) linked to Interview with Father Peter Toscani [Part 2]
Notes on the Oral History of Father Peter Toscani
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, Dobbs Ferry, New York.