University of Minnesota

Italians in Chicago---Oral History Project, Records

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. History Department.
Dates: ca 1980
Abstract: The Italians in Chicago collection consists of 113 transcripts and 7 video tape cassettes of oral histories of Chicago area Italian Americans. The video tapes include an interview with Egidio Clemente, and scenes from a Melrose Park Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast, ca. 1920s.
Quantity: 3 lin.ft.
Language: In English and Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC1105

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Italians in Chicago Project was a two-year program based at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, History Department, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project's purpose was to document the Italian American experience in Chicago. Oral history interviews with 113 Italian Americans living in the Chicago area were one component of the project. Men and women from three generations were interviewed regarding such topics as work, leisure, neighborhoods, family life, religion, interethnic events, and other special events. People from the following neighborhoods were interviewed: Belmont-Cragin, Bridgeport, Chicago Heights, Grand Avenue, Highwood, Kensington-Pullman-Rosseland, Melrose Park, Near North, Twenty-Fourth and Oakley Avenue, and the Near West Side.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


RELATED COLLECTIONS

University of Illinois Chicago, Richard Daley Library, Special Collections, Italian American Collection

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ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Italians in Chicago---Oral History Project collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Italians in Chicago---Oral History Project collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Italians in Chicago---Oral History Project Records, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Personal narratives.
Italian Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Employment.
Italian Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Social life and customs.
Italian Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Religious life and customs.
Neighborhood--Illinois--Chicago.

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