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Ed Baker Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 2000-06-17



Ed Baker gives and account of Italian life and different Italian businesses in the Metro Detroit area. An overview of the history of the businesses and how they changed over time is given. He discusses the dwindling Italian population in his area, and the various heritage centers and their roles in the community. Baker gives his ideas on how the Italian community should engage the younger generations in their Italian heritage. Narratives of his grandfather’s newspaper business and how his family was targeted for publishing antifascist material is described. In addition, Baker talks about how his family played the money market, the different mobs that were active in the area, and the Teamsters labor union.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Ed Baker 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 (125 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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