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Carmine Bonacci, Maria Bonacci, and Clara Libertoski Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1982-07-13


Bonacci immigrated to America in the early 1900s to find work. He worked in Omaha, Nebraska on the railroads for a few years before migrating to Sault Ste. Marie to work on the Soo Locks. In December of 1912 he moved back to Italy; the day after he arrived he was drafted into the Italian army. After being discharged, he got married in Italy and then returned to Sault Ste. Marie in 1919. He discusses his life after returning to the Soo. His wife, Maria Bonacci, and his daughter, Clara Libertoski, also speak. Interview is in English with occasional interjections/comments in Italian. Interviewer does not identify herself.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Carmine Bonacci, Maria Bonacci, and Clara Libertoski 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 Harden Hall, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.


1 item (1 sound file (94 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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1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
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