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Giovanna "Jennie" Mare Cappo Interview Transcript (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1985


This document contains an almost-exact, full transcript of an interview with Giovanna Mare Cappo. She discusses where her family came from in Italy, why they came to the United States, school, her impressions of New York City, clothing, mining, learning English and what languages they spoke at home, food and wine, holidays, Columbus Day, the Sons of Italy, Italian-owned businesses, bocce ball, the Italian-American Federation, religion and local Catholic parishes, livestock, her family's economic situation, other Italians in the Keweenaw Peninsula, the 1913 Calumet strike, relationships between Italians and other ethnic groups, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish the Giovanna "Jennie" Mare Cappo 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 (29 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

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


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