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Alba Calvino Klien Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1980-01-13


Alba Calvino Klien discusses her family background, how her family lived all over Europe, why they left during World War I, how they ended up in Iron Mountain after some time in South America, languages that she and her parents spoke, what her childhood house was like, farming, what Iron Mountain was like in the early twentieth century, conflict and relationships between different ethnic groups in Iron Mountain, schools, mining, unions, the Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps, her job at the Wisconsin Michigan Power Company, the railroad, entertainment and social life in Iron Mountain, and World War II.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish the Alba Calvino Klien 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 (42 minutes))

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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