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Title Interview with Valvedina Coletti
Date 5 Feb 1979
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Coletti, Valvedina
Interviewer Barolini, Helen
Date of Recording 5 Feb 1979
Duration 00:31:39
Reference IHRC1106, Box 1, AV173
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Italians in Dobbs Ferry Oral History Collection
Description Oral history conducted with Valvedina, who begins by discussing her parent's migration to the United States. Comments on the home she grew up in, the outhouse, her mother's daily routine and shopping. Recalls monsignors visiting from Italy and the banquets which would be held in their honour. Touches on donations which the Italian community pooled to build their own church, and the error that led her name to be misrecorded at her baptism. Finally discusses commuting to New York, her wages and the Depression years.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Dobbs Ferry, New York City, New York, United States; Bovino, Foggia, Apulia, Italy
Nationality Italian; European; Italian-American
Keywords migration, emigration, immigrant, employment, employment, construction, religion, church, shopping, clothing, shoes, food, Catholicism, Protestantism, language, education, recreation, wages, transport, marriage, Great Depression, banking, baptism, clergy
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
Document(s) linked to Notes on the Oral History of Albert Coletti
Notes on the Oral History of Valvedina Coletti
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, Dobbs Ferry, New York.