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Leno A. Pianosi Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1982-08-03



Mr. Pianosi tells how his father came over from Italy, via Montreal in Canada. He experienced prejudice against Italians and came to the U.S., where he served in the Army and then worked on the canals. He discusses the different nationalities in the Sault Sainte Marie area, the Christopher Columbus Club and the Marconi Hall. On an amusing note, he also talks about bootlegging. Recorded at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Leno A. Pianosi 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, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.


1 item (1 sound file (118 min.))

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

MSS-202, Italian American Oral History Project


Repository Details

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

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