Italian-American Family in 1950’s Detroit

Marilyn Davidson shares stories of growing up in her low-income Italian-American family in Detroit.

Prompt C

me and my dad talk about italian heritage

Reflecting on the past 96 years.

This is an interview with my Grandma, Yolanda Costa, on her 96th birthday. She grew up in Greenpoint, New York. She was one of 11 children in a large Catholic family. She was married to her husband, Joseph Costa for...

Sandra Close History, by Decho Angeloff (The Great Thanksgiving Listen)

Sandra Close of Rio Dell, California shares stories about her family heritage from Italy, and how they immigrated to America. She also reveales experiences she had throughout her childhood, and adult life, opening a window into her life.

A Talk with Granny-O

Interviewing my grandmother about her life and growing up in a large Italian family in Newark.

Story of young man in North Carolina

Steve Barilovits is a grad student from North Carolina. He enjoys life, travelling and has good stories about his grandfather and his mother. Steve and I have a strong connection despite being born in 2 different continents and our friendship...

Sara Gaudino and her mom Marie Gaudino talking about growing up in Brooklyn.

Marie Reres Gaudino talks about growing up with her family in Brooklyn, New York and memories of her parents. She talks her happiest moment as a mom.

Growing up and Parenting

Gabby Harrison interviews her mother Catherine Harrison. They discuss Cathy’s childhood as the daughter of an Italian immigrant, her experience as a parent, and more.

Seasons Greetings From My Big Italian Family

The holidays are a time for family. In my family, the holidays mean there is enough food and love to go around to everyone. This interview with my grandmother, Jo-Ann Tuzzolino, gives a little insight into this.

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Keith Tomaselli

Fishtown Beer Runner and native Philadelphian, Keith Tomaselli inspires us with stories of the inception of the beer runner community that has started in Philadelphia and has grown into a small but important charitable organization across the world. Keith tells...

Sarah Mathes and her aunt Mary Foelster talk about growing up in Maryland and her careers along the way.

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland, Sarah interviews her aunt Mary Foelster about life growing up in Maryland and her career path along the way. Mary talks about life growing up for her as the...

Interview with Grandma

An interview conducted with my grandma who is of Italian heritage.

Immigration Stories Italy: Jorida

Jorida Dervishi is an idealist through and through. Jorida came from Albania to Milan 4 years ago and opened her own school for women immigrants to help them learn to speak Italian. While working with her school devoted to women...

The Wine Bottle Story

My great aunt Rita tells the story about the wine bottle she keeps in her living room

Great Uncle Joe, 90 and Full of Life

My Great Uncle Joe: “I’ve had a gorgeous life.” After the interview, he kept going. Looking at a 60″ TV, he said the first TV he bought his father-in-law was a console with a 7″ screen that received a single...