This document contains a summary of an interview with Frank Valente and a newspaper article about him. Topics include his grandfather and uncle coming to the United States, his own immigration to the United States, railroads, the Depression, World War II, his pizza shop, comparing life in the United States and Italy, political involvement, Dominic Jacobetti, Italian-American societies, younger generations not continuing traditions, Italian-owned businesses, prejudice, and ethnic neighborhoods.
Permission to publish the Frank Valente Interview Summary and Newspaper Article (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, email@example.com. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.