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Cafiero and Regina Manzaroli Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 2002-09-19


Cafiero discusses where his father was from in San Marino, why they came to the United States, their jobs as ceramic tile makers, the Depression, how he learned English, becoming an American citizen, serving as an interpreter for the US Army in Italy during World War II, and meeting his wife in Italy. Regina recounts her birth in France in 1927, her childhood in Italy, and her memories of World War II. She also tells the story of how she met her husband during his military service in Italy and how she immigrated to the United States in great detail.

The interview was recorded at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish the Cafiero and Regina Manzaroli 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 (60 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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