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Louis Lerza Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record
Identifier: archives.nmu.edu/Oral_History_Audio/Italian_American_Oral_Histories/Italian_American_Oral_Histories_Lerza_Loius.mp3

Dates

  • 1982-07-22

Creator

Summary

Lerza talks about his parents and why they came over to the United States. Many of the people from their village came over and settled in the Iron Mountain area. He talks about the train trip to the Upper Peninsula from New York. At the age of 18, he began mining and struggled to learn English while working in the mines. Recorded at Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Louis Lerza Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project), must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, mrobyns@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Extent

1 item (1 sound file (47 min.))

Language of Materials

English

Existence and Location of Originals

MSS-202, Italian American Oral History Project

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Contact:
Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1225
906-227-1333 (Fax)

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