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Paul Altobello Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1995-11-02


Paul Altobello, born May 8, 1913, discusses growing up in Ishpeming, Michigan. Topics include the Italian community in Ishpeming, food, holidays, mining, bootlegging, early telephones, delivering groceries, local restaurants, crimes and murders in the area, the St. Rocco Society, speaking Italian, the police, relationships between different ethnic communities, ethnic neighborhoods, and the Ku Klux Klan.

There is another unidentified male voice on the tape besides interviewer Russell Magnaghi.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish the Paul Altobello 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 (50 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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