Class Year


Document Type

Oral History

Date of Creation

Fall 2015

Department 1

Italian Studies


This research essay captures the reality of what it means to assimilate into American culture as an Italian and how the dynamic of identifying with a certain heritage has changed throughout the years. For my project I interviewed Kathleen Iannello, the granddaughter of two Italian American immigrants. By talking with Kathleen I was able to a gain a sense of the hardships and sacrifices her family made and connect them to the information I had learned in class.


This oral history was conducted for Professor Alan Perry's first year seminar, FYS 154-2: Italian American Immigrants: Faith, Food, Family and the Moon, Fall 2015.