This document contains a summary of a 1980 interview with Frank Valela as well as a summary and a transcript of an interview with him in 1982. Topics include where he came from in Italy, moving to Montreal and then to the United States, boarding houses, mining, lodges and the Saint Rocco society, and citizenship. The first six pages of the transcript are not audible in the audio file.
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
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