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Ambrosina Colombo Bonza oral history interview

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Ambrosina Colombo Bonza oral history interview (1979) was conducted by Floyd A. O'Neil of the University of Utah American West Center. Bonza was an Italian immigrant to Carbon County, Utah. She discusses her life in Carbon County, her family, and social conditions.
 
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Ethnic archives oral histories audio recordings

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Ethnic Archives oral histories audio recordings (1966-1997) consists of interviews with individuals from various Utah communities. Groups represented include: Croatian, Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Mexican, Zuni, Paiute, other Native American communities, and women in Utah politics. The collection also features items about general Western history. The American West Center is dedicated to documenting the history of the intermountain region and surrounding areas.
 
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Hispanic oral histories

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Hispanic oral histories (1984-1987) were conducted by the Oral History Institute of Salt Lake City, Utah, primarily by Leslie Kelen and Sandra Fuller. Transcripts of tapes of interviews with Hispanic Americans living in Utah. Those interviewed were either immigrants or children of immigrants. Principal topics are family life, work, and religion.
 
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Interviews with African Americans in Utah

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Interviews with African Americans in Utah consist of transcripts detailing events recalled by the interviewees spanning the time period from 1889 to 1988. Topics include family life, work, religion, discrimination, civil rights experiences, and relations with the white, and in particular the Mormon, establishment in Utah. Most interviews were conducted by Leslie G. Kelen of the Oral History Institute.
 
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Interviews with caucasians in Utah

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Interviews with caucasians in Utah consists of transcripts of tapes of interviews with fourteen prominent whites in Utah including four former governors. Events recalled by the interviewees span the time period from the early l900s to 1988. Common themes within the interviews are family life, educational and work experiences, and ethnic and race relations in Utah. These interviews were done as a counterpoint to those conducted with members of minority groups.
 
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Interviews with Italian Americans in Utah

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Utah Endowment for the Humanities funded the Oral History Institute (OHI) of Salt Lake City to conduct interviews with members of different ethnic minorities and racial groups. This particular series of interviews with Italians took place in 1987. Events recalled by the interviewees span the time period from the 1880s to 1987. Common themes within the interviews are family life, work, religion, discrimination, and relations with the community, and in particular the Mormon establishment in Utah. Of interest are interviews that relate experiences during the 1922 Carbon County Coal Miner's strike and also reminiscences of the 1922 Carbon County Castlegate Mine Explosion.
 
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Interviews with Japanese Americans in Utah

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The interviews with Japanese Americans in Utah (1984-1988) consists of transcripts of a series of interviews conducted with members of the Japanese community between 1984 and 1988. Common themes within the interviews are family life, work, religion, immigration experiences, discrimination, and relations with the Mormon establishment in Utah.
 
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Interviews with Jews in Utah collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The interviews with Jews in Utah collection (1982-1988) is part of a project funded by the Utah Endowment for the Humanities and undertaken by the Oral History Institute of Salt Lake City, Utah. Events recalled by the interviewees span the time period from the 1880s to 1986. Common themes include family life, immigration, relations with the LDS community, religious activity, the unification of the congregations Montefiore and B'nai Israel, Jewish businesses and organizations, and World War II.
 
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Italian oral history project

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:During the 1970s, the American West Center conducted interviews with ethnic minority Utah residents in an attempt to find out more about their life and experiences in America and Utah. The interviews contained in the Italian Oral Histories were conducted between 1971 and 1979. Events recalled by the interviewees span the period of time from the late 1800s to 1979. Topics covered include family life, early life in Italy, immigration, ethnic ceremonies and customs, social activities, work in the mines and railroads, relations with other ethnic groups, and achieving American citizenship. Most interviews were conducted by Phil Notarianni. Other interviewers include Floyd O'Neil, Kent Powell, Helen Papanikolas, and Mary Peterson. Also included is a transcript of a CBS news special, "Essay on the Mafia," recorded in June 1972.
 
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Italian oral history project audio recordings

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Italian oral history project audio recordings (1970-1987) consist of interviews conducted with Utahns of Italian descent. Interviews begin with a short biography of the subject and cover topics such as discrimination, labor unions and social events. The American West Center conducted this and other ethnic oral history projects in an attempt to record the experiences Utah's eithnic minorities.

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