Robert Hellenga and Joseph Lennon. Hellenga, a novelist, was Lennon's English professor in the 1980s.

Robert Hellenga (78) talks with Joseph Lennon (51) about their friendship of 34 years. Hellenga taught Lennon from 1986-1990, and was his mentor. They talked about literature, pens, music, Italian food, and Knox College. Hellenga is in hospice with neuroendocrine...

The Great Listen

Talked to my mother about about family in the past and what our family has become now

Thanksgiving listen

Father talks about his life growing up in Italy vs. the life of kids now in America

Papa ❤️

I interviewed my grandfather to find out more about life in Italy back in the 50s.

Interview With Nonno

We had a talk about his childhood, family, and his time in the military.

Learning more about my mothers heritage

My mom talked about her family’s past and her family’s immigration to New York from Italy. She really presents a story about the “American Dream”

Eleanor Sapienza being interviewed by her granddaughter, Emily Rudolph got the Great Thanksgiving Listen 2017.

I (Emily Rudolph,16) interviewed my grandma Eleanor Sapienza (74) on November 25, 2017 in EHT, NJ. I learned a lot that I did now know about her. She shared her first memory and most recent memory. In addition, she told...

From Italy to America and Back Again

In this interview, my mother and I have spoken about her experiences and how they have been inspiring to me

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Susanna Houland and Maya Scott-Chung

Maya Elena Scott-Chung (45) and Susie Hoblet (47), parents at Kaiser Elementary School, discuss the myth of the Ozzie and Harriet “traditional family” and Suzy’s experience growing up in Italy, France and traveling worldwide; the struggles of the sandwich generation,...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

I got to interview my grandmother. I have always loved talking to her and because of this project I have had a chance to talk to her on a deeper level.

Immigration Stories Italy: Reem and Rawan

Reem and Rawan are both daughters of Arab immigrants to Italy. Even though they were both born in Milan, Italy after their parents had immigrated to the country they are not considered citizens of Italy. Reem and Rawan talk about...

Immigration Stories Reel–a brief recap of the overall, unedited audio interviews. The full impact is embodied within the full interviews.

I had the privilege to interview immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and asylum seekers across the world. Their stories were accompanied by anonymous portraits made from cyanotype imprints of their bodies and forms to which provided privacy and freedom to speak...

The Struggles of The Last Child

“He couldn’t speak, read, or write, a single word.” On November 28, 2019, a 14 year old student named Mason Foxman interviewed his grandpa Leonard Foxman, all about Mason’s great great grandpa named Giuseppe Trulli. This interview was done in...

Interview with Grandma

An interview with Grandma about travels, childhood, and current world events

Immigration Stories Italy: Savaneh Lamin

Savaneh Lamin, who goes by Lamin, talks about his arduous journey from the Ivory Coast to Libya and then crossing the sea to be rescued by a Ship. Once rescued by a ship he was brought to Italy and then...

Pete and Angie Discuss Italy

Pete is Italian and when he and Lin retired, toured the world including Italy. Mom and Pete exchanged stories.