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Title Rose Tellerino Interview
Author Tellerino, Rose
Date 12 Feb 1980
Document Type Personal Account
Reference MSIACR 82, Box 47 , Folder 612
Library / Archive Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
Collection Name Italian American Collection Records
Description Oral history interview covering childhood in Italy, Italian language, father's attitude towards America, father against children speaking English, Clark/Polk neighbourhood of Chicago, engagement and marriage, father's decision to come to America, father's attitude towards education, childhood games, Italian restaurants and bars in Chicago, relations with Chinese immigrants, Italian prostitutes, visits to Italy, the Great Depression, husband working in the construction business in New York, employment in a department store, religious activities and the rejection of Catholicism.
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 Calabina, Rome, Italy; Chicago, Illinois, New York, United States
Nationality Italian; European; Chinese; Asian; Puerto Rican; Mexican; German
People Manseueto, Anthony
Keywords immigration, immigrant, women, languages, children, biography, marriage, education, push factor, entertainment, leisure, social life, prostitution, travel, Great Depression, economics, finance, construction, employment, occupation, religion, commerce, Catholicism, customs, Second World War, war work, divorce, railroad, social class, church, holidays and celebrations, labourer, living conditions, poverty, health and sickness, tuberculosis, coal, fuel, transport, restaurant, food, family, alcohol, public service, cost of living, currency
Language English
Copyright Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago