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Americo Cantarella Interview Transcript (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

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  • 1988-07-28


This document is a somewhat inaccurate transcript of an interview with Americo Cantarella. Cantarella discusses the Depression, his family's grocery business in Detroit, the Brutzi Malazi Society, other Italian-owned businesses in Detroit, the 1967 Detroit race riots, the languages that he speaks, his family's Piedmontese background, how he met his wife, traditional food and wine, superstitions, farming, and music. His wife, Assunta, also speaks at times. Interviewer is D. Rubello.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish the Americo Cantarella Interview Transcript (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 text file (23 pages))

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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

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Marquette 49855 United States
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