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Italians in Dobbs Ferry Oral History collection

Identifier: IHRC1106
Collection consists of 39 interviews conducted by Helen Barolini of Italians in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Narrators discuss primarily their lives in the Dobbs Ferry Italian American community, with emphasis on work, family, cultural traditions, and perceptions of ethnic identity. Included are cassette recordings and handwritten indexes (and some supplemental materials) to the interviews.


  • 1977-1979

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.


5 linear inches

40 Audio Cassette

Biographical / Historical

The project was conducted in collaboration with the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society where signed releases from the narrators are deposited.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection acquired from Helen Barolini of New York in 1993.
Inventory of the Italians in Dobbs Ferry Oral History Collection
IHRC Archives
Description rules
Language of description

Collecting Area

Part of the Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area