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Paisano Club Convocation Audio (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

 Digital Record


  • 1982-08-22


This audio file is a recording of a convocation of the Paisano Club, an organization for Italian Americans. John Barton (spelling may not be accurate) gave a speech about what his Italian heritage meant to him. It included very misogynistic jokes about domestic violence, a discussion of where his family was from in Italy, comments about local politics, and stories about his service in World War II. Russell Magnaghi then gave a speech about the status of the Italian American Oral History Project. The audio file concludes with a sing-along and a closing prayer.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish the Paisano Club Convocation Audio (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 (62 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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