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Emil and Mary Tomasi Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1982-06-21



Tomasi landed at Ellis Island and speaks about the trip over in a boat which almost sunk. He gives an idea of what life was like for Italians and how they lived back then. Other family members came over with him and they all wanted to go back to Italy. It was hard to go to school, as they spoke no English. Frank also talks about Italian societies and gives several short stories about mills, Italian food and gardening. His wife, Mary Anna Stockero Tomasi, is also present and provides her family history. Recorded at Hermansville, Michigan.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Emil and Mary Tomasi 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 (81 min.))

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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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