Growing up With an Immigrant Parent

Interview with my grandmother about her life growing up with her mother who immigrated here from Italy

The thanksgiving listen 2017

This is my second story corps. Disclaimer: I had problems with the microphone on my I pad and it kept saying this message about how it was experiencing problems. I thought the video had stopped recording after that, but it...

Auntie Jo

Talking about the ups and downs of her life and how faith in god has affected her life.

Interviewing Grandmama about Her Life and Experiences

Interviewing Grandmama (Mary Jane Tyler) about her life, family, relationship with God, and what she would like her legacy to be while making pizzelles on Christmas Eve before midnight mass.

Interview with Nonno Gino

Nonno Gino talks about his time in Italy, coming to America, and his time welding. He says to “never stop learning”.

“Never trust your cat”

This interview was conducted on November 27, 2017 in Glenville, New York. Sydney Blodgett interviews her father, Jeff Blodgett about his childhood living in Upstate NY, his parents and siblings, and his time serving in the military. He talks about...

Tom Roe Interview
December 6, 2017 App Interview

LTC Ret. Tom Roe discusses career in the US Army

Family of Italian immigrants migrate to America, serve for our country, and start a financial business.

This interview was recorded on November 30, 2019 in Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States. The interview was between Sophia Curcio, 13 years old, and Richard Curcio, 72 years old. Sophia is Richard’s granddaughter on his youngest son’s side. This...

Sewing: From Necessity to Enjoyment

Discussed the significance of sewing to personal well-being. Also sewing out of necessity versus sewing for enjoyment.

Immigration Project American Studies 2018

I have interviewed an 84 year old woman from Raiano, Italy. We discuss her experiences in the United States and what it’s like to be an immigrant. She talks about her travel to here, hardships, and what she misses the...

Interview With Nona

I interviewed my Nona and asked her questions about her childhood, and how life is different now from when she grew up.

Interview with Vali Tamm

I am interviewing my mother, who attended school in Florence, Italy until she moved to the U.S. at the age of 13. I am interested in learning more about her education and how it changed when she moved, and also...

Big Sis Talk

My sister came from Carpentersville to see me and we had a heart to heart. We swapped stories from our family life.

Smoot/Snyder life

I talk to my grandma carol about her life and childhood compared to today’s childhood life. Also learned many new things about her I didn’t know before.

Family History Interview

My uncle and I revisit his past as a teenage immigrant from a small town in Italy. He tells me about how he struggled with culture shock and about how proud he is of how much our family has accomplished.

Stefania Votino and Joe Votino: The Life of an Italian Immigrant in the 60s and Onward
November 15, 2020 App Interview

I interview my father Joe Votino about his life experience before and after immigrating to America with his siblings and parents in the summer of 1966.

When in a hurricane…

Louis Guarinello talks about his life from his childhood in the 1930s, his time in the Navy, and what it was like to live in New York in a recent immigrant Italian family.