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Vincenza Galetti Feather Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1985-03-21


Vincenza Galetti Feather grew up in Franklin Mine near Calumet, Michigan and spent most of her adult life in Detroit. She discusses her family background in Italy, how they came to the United States, the Cappo family, mining, her mother's involvement in her Catholic parish, dances, relationships between different ethnic groups, which languages her family spoke, the Mayo Clinic, beer wagons, home medicine and herbs, cheese making, Italian neighborhoods in the area, local businesses, and Christopher Columbus Day. She also discusses her own education, attending Northern Normal School (now Northern Michigan University) and Wayne State University, working as a teacher in the Upper Peninsula, Bay City, and Detroit, acting in various theater companies including the Federal Theater Project (a Depression-era program), and meeting her husband while doing theater.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish Vincenza Galetti Feather 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 (58 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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