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Joseph Comensoli Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1983-01-20



Comensoli gives some background on his parents and their immigration to the United States. His father mined diorite and the whole family farmed. As an adult, he specialized in laying terrazzo floors and is responsible for the floors in St. Peter's Cathedral, many at NMU and the old orphanage. Russell Magnaghi conducted the interview. Recorded at Negaunee, Michigan.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Joseph Comensoli 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 (39 min.) )

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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