Ethnic Heritage Studies Project Interview: Early Life in Natick, R.I. (1973-12-18, Tape 1 of 2)
This oral history is from the Michael DeCiantis Collection, Series 9: Ethnic Heritage Studies Project Interviews. The original recordings is located in Box 6, Folder 12, Tape 01. This is part one of a two part interview about DeCiantis' early life in Natick, RI as an Italian immigrant. As part of the digitization process, the audio tape was transcribed using AI software, and edited by library staff. The transcription is embedded in the video file, which, where possible, are paired with related images. Topics covered are early life in Natick, R. I., description of Natick, America as the promised land, a place where one could become rich in a short time, life at home, taking in boarders, chores as a child, Natick R.I. in the early twentieth century, Baker Street, Knight's farm, side streets and the village houses, the Swedish settlement and the Swedish church, the French store run by Mailloux, the Company Store, Providence Street and Prospect Hill. The is recording interrupted after about 25 minutes.
Oral history; Rhode Island (R.I.)Immigrants
West Warwick (R.I.)
Santoro, Carmela and DeCiantis, Michael, "Ethnic Heritage Studies Project Interview: Early Life in Natick, R.I. (1973-12-18, Tape 1 of 2)" (1973). Ethnic Heritage Studies Project interviews. 1.