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Title Interview with Theresa Tisi [Part 1]
Author Tisi, Theresa
Date 12 Mar 1979
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Tisi, Theresa
Interviewer Barolini, Helen
Date of Recording 12 Mar 1979
Duration 00:31:34
Reference IHRC1106, Box 1, AV197
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Italians in Dobbs Ferry Oral History Collection
Description Theresa Tisi came to the United States in 1921 as a single woman to escape the work of the farm and caring for children in Italy. She met her husband in America. She talks about her early education, time working in factories, embroidery, her marriage, their first bought house, her husband's illness and her involvement with the local community.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Nationality Italian; European
Keywords employment, farming, education, children, labour, marriage, factory, accommodation, health and sickness, First World War, societies, food, community relations
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Italian
Document(s) linked to Interview with Theresa Tisi [Part 2]
Notes on the Oral History of Theresa Tisi
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, Dobbs Ferry, New York.