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Louis Lombardi Interview Transcript (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1982-12-03


This document is a transcript of an interview with Louis Lombardi. It is not an exact transcript and there are many blanks. Topics include life in Italy, why his father came to the United States, farming, holidays, Catholicism, his uncle in California, the "Sunny Italy" neighborhood and which families lived there, strikes, Italian dialects, other ethnic groups, bocce ball, school, food and wine, livestock, mining, the Depression, and moving to Detroit during the Depression. The transcript includes some racist slurs.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish the Louis Lombardi 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 the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.


1 item (1 text file (44 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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1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
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