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Title Rita Arrow Interview
Author Arrow, Rita
Date Mar 1980
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MSIACR 82, Box 1 , Folder 14
Library / Archive Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
Collection Name Italian American Collection Records
Description Oral history interview transcript covering parents' immigration from Italy, schooling, Italian neighbourhoods in Chicago, dialects of parents, immigration and Ellis Island, the Great Depression, parochial school, university, mafia and organised crime in Chicago, father's employment in Italy and America, father's life in Italy, father's practice of sending money back to Italy, religion, marriage and discrimination. Includes one photograph of Rita Arrow in later life.
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 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality European; Italian; Italian-America; Polish; German; Irish; Greek
People Batirick, Mary Ellen Marcina; Mansueto, Anthony
Keywords women, immigration, family, education, crime, employment, marriage, religion, discrimination, finance, push factor, teacher, nurse, occupation, agriculture, farming, languages, livestock, wine, housing, immigrant, culture, festival, holidays and celebrations, furniture, music, children, Jewish, sport, theatre, entertainment, hospital
Language English
Document(s) linked to Rita Arrow Photographs
Copyright Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago