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

 Digital Record


  • 1982-03-11


Joseph Corsi immigrated to the United States with his family when he was three years old. He describes his family's experience during their passage over and the process of becoming United States citizens in New York. He talks about how the Iron Mountain community changed as new technological advancements, such as cars, came to the town. Before he went into the Army he operated a hoist in the nearby mine. When he returned from the army he was employed by the Ford Motor Company. He discusses the working conditions of the plant and how he was laid off during the Great Depression.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Joseph Corsi 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 (43 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

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


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