This document contains an almost-exact, full transcript of an interview with Giovanna Mare Cappo. She discusses where her family came from in Italy, why they came to the United States, school, her impressions of New York City, clothing, mining, learning English and what languages they spoke at home, food and wine, holidays, Columbus Day, the Sons of Italy, Italian-owned businesses, bocce ball, the Italian-American Federation, religion and local Catholic parishes, livestock, her family's economic situation, other Italians in the Keweenaw Peninsula, the 1913 Calumet strike, relationships between Italians and other ethnic groups, and the Ku Klux Klan.
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
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Permission to publish the Giovanna "Jennie" Mare Cappo Interview Transcript (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, firstname.lastname@example.org. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of Harden Hall, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.