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John B. "Jack" Rastello Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1982-05-20



John "Jack" Rastello gives a lot of information about his job at the mines, including hazards, strikes and an episode where he fell down a shaft. He also talks about mining during the Great Depression. His mother was a local healer and was well-known for setting bones. They spoke Italian at home and read Italian newspapers. He tells about his World War II service and talks about other Italians in the community. Recorded at Calumet, Michigan.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish John B. Rastello 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 (92 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

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


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