Audio Recordings "I didn't have the minimal idea of what I was coming to - I knew I was coming to America but not where."
Carroll, Thomas D.
Granata, Giovanni "John
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Emigration and Immigration
Granata Financial Service (Paterson, N.J.)
- "I didn't have the minimal idea of what I was coming to - I knew I was coming to America but not where."
- Contributor Names
- Granata, Giovanni "John" (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Emigration and Immigration
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Granata Financial Service (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with John Granata, owner, Granata Financial Service.
- - Summary of audio segment: JG's father died in 1974, mother felt she was alone, had to raise two boys. Her parents were alive in Italy, so she went back to Italy. But it didn't work out. Went from a city (Caracas) to a small town in Italy, and there was "culture shock". The mentality was different. JG tried to adapt, couldn't. So JG went to US, mother pleased. Then mother and brother followed him to US. JG is bilingual. Went to high school and 2 years college in Italy. Why Paterson? JG says his aunt was from Paterson, he had no choice. It was not deliberate that he came here.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A001
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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