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About Caesar Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

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The quality of this audio is very good, although there is occasionally some cross talk. However, none of the many speakers are identified. There appears to be no interviewer, just a group of friends and/or family talking to each other. It is unclear to what the title, "About Caesar," refers; it was taken from a label on the original tape. They do not indentify exactly where they are recording, but they mention several locations in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The speakers disuss mines, boarding houses, when various family members (identified only by first name) immigrated or married, childhood memories, school, railroads, logging, the local livery stable, how newspapers used to be better, the former and current population of towns in the Upper Peninsula, a local Jewish boys' camp, local Catholic parishes, strikes, hospitals and the state of medicine in the early twentieth century, and conflict between the Italian and Irish communities in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish About Caesar 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 (62 minutes))

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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

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


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