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    • Oral history interview with Donato Monaco 

      Iliff, Dan (2007-01-30)
      Mr. Donato, a first generation Italian immigrant, discusses a wide range of topics detailing his experience as an immigrant in the New York and Danbury areas. Topics of historical interest discussed include agrarian issues ...
    • Oral history interview with Tokiko Thorpe 

      Parziale, Vinnie (2007-02-20)
      Subject relates how she began a successful restaurant in Danbury as well as describing her experiences as a Japanese immigrant in America.
    • Oral history interview with Shalu 

      Roman, David Jr. (2007-02-20)
    • Oral history interview with unidentified immigrant from Puerto Rico 

      Vega, Cristina (2007-02-20)
      The subject, a male, forty-five-year-old former United States Marine, discusses immigrating to America from Puerto Rico at the age of twelve. He details his youth in Bridgeport, Connecticut. topics include racism, ...
    • Oral history interview with Munir Fahreddine 

      Fayyad, Linda (2007-03-25)
      Mr. Fahreddine relates his experiences living in Lebanon as a youth to his move to America seeking better employment opportunities. Similarities between Lebanon and Danbury Ct. are covered, as is the subjects life as a ...
    • Oral history interview with Lucia Lamperelli 

      Lamperelli, Joe (2007-03-25)
      Mrs. Lamperelli relates her story as an Italian immigrant who endures a harrowing and prolonged seaborne trans-Atlantic journey. Her arranged marriage, culture shock, and struggles to overcome familial problems, language ...
    • Oral history interview with Leticia Ortiz 

      Gregory, Richard (2007-03-25)
      The interviewee, a Colombian immigrant, recalls her experiences in her home country as well as the various changes she underwent upon her arrival as an immigrant in the United States. Topics include Columbian governmental ...
    • Oral history interview with Basil Wasiczko 

      Sinclaire, John (2007-03-25)
      Mr. Wasciczko tells of growing up in Nazi occupied Poland and its transformation to a Soviet satellite after the defeat of Hitler. Upon his arrival in America, the subject was employed by some important U.S. firms and ...
    • Oral History Interview with Alex 

      Joseph, Costello (2007-04-11)
      Alex arrived in Somers, New York from Bosnia at the age of 22. She describes conditions in Bosnia, including how the war of 1992-95 affected her family, and why she moved to the U.S. She explains the differences she has ...
    • Oral History Interview with Shalu 

      Roman, David (2007-04-12)
      In the interview Shalu describes her family history and how she came the U.S. from India. She provides details regarding her arranged marriage and the process of gaining U.S. citizenship. She compares the status of women ...
    • Oral History Interview with Bridget Boylan 

      Lanning, Katie (2007-05-01)
      Mrs. Bridget Boylan recounts her life history, beginning in Aughaicliffe, Ireland to her settlement in Mount Kisco, New York. She describes growing up in a farming family and limited opportunities in Ireland. Her father ...
    • Oral History Interview with Billy Vu 

      Alesi, Matthew (2007-05-02)
      Billy Vu tells the story of his family's decision to leave Communist Vietnam, live temporarily in a Hong Kong refugee camp, and finally to make a new life in the Danbury area. He describes the difficult conditions in the ...
    • Oral History Interview with Sapna Chaya 

      Hunt, Jennifer (2007-05-02)
      Sapna Chaya was born in 1972 in Bombay, India. After her marriage, her husband, who worked for General Electric in India, was transferred to the United States. General Electric sponsored the immigration of the family, which ...
    • Oral History Interview with Andres Quiroz 

      Crawford, Alex (2007-08-02)
      Andres Quiroz, an air conditioning installer immigrated to Danbury eleven years ago and explores current issues facing the immigrant population today. Including immigrant arrest, immigrant employment issues and the correlation ...
    • Oral History Interview with Luis Dos Santos 

      Austin, Brian (2007-08-02)
      Luis Dos Santos, a 35 year old WestConn Police Officer is a first generation immigrant from Portugal. Dos Santos discusses Portuguese Immigration and the differing cultural aspects of American and Portuguese society as ...
    • An Oral History Interview with Rosemary Pascasio 

      Olivieri, Jessica (2007-08-08)
      Rosemary Pascasio a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic immigrated to the Danbury Area fourteen years ago with her family seeking a better quality of life. Rosemary discusses her process of applying for citizenship ...
    • Oral History Interview with Sabaythip Oumsou 

      Feller, Laura (2007-08-08)
      WestConn Newbury Hall Resident Director Sabay discuss her childhood struggles being born during the Vietnam War, being placed in a refugee camp and her familial struggles of assimilation to American culture and society.
    • Oral History Interview with Hertha Debrizzi 

      Faruolo, Dana (2007-08-08)
    • Oral History Interview with Anna Zavalskaya Radcliff 

      DiBella, Lauren (2007-08-08)
      Anna Zavalskaya Radcliff, a Senior Account Executive met her American husband on a German dating website and married in Post-Communist Russia. Anna details life under Communism, life after Communism and her new life in ...
    • An Oral History Interview with Helen Fahey Roche 

      Mikhail, Eivilin (2007-08-31)
      Helen Roche was born of turn of the century immigrant parents. She presents the life of Michael Fahey, her father, the hardships of the era which forced him to immigrate, his service in WWI and goes on to detail his first ...