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Katherine Serena Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1982-06-30



Serena starts the interview talking about her family and their life in Italy and why they came to the United States. Her father died young and it was her stepfather who brought the family over. She talks about growing up in Iron Mountain among other immigrants. John Depardeau, a local businessman, is discussed as her family ran his grocery store after his death. Parades and masquerades were a big part of life, as well as food. Recorded at Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Katherine Serena 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 (41 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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1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
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