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Otto Erspamer Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1980


Otto Erspalmer gives an account of his family’s journey to and around the United States. The family settled in Hurly, WI where they found work building houses in the summer and working in the mines during the winter. He describes how his family traveled around northern Michigan and the Native American guides who assisted them in their travels. Erspalmer also discusses mining life, the political structure, and everyday life in Hurly, WI as it grew during the mining boom.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Otto Erspalmer 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 (63 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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