Mary Santarelli Levens Oral History Interview Edit

Summary

Identifier
89OH39

Dates

  • 1989-12-14 (Creation)
  • 1915 – 1989 (Event)

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  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 00:50:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Levens remembers growing up in Swatara Station and Derry Road "poor but happy."  Family life and tasks were the central focus.  Relates being in separate classes for Italians until 3rd or 4th grade and being ridiculed in school.  Helped mother by selling dandelion greens and fruit.  Worked in chocolate factory after graduation, Hershey Museum, and Hotel Hershey gift shop.  Recounts weddings, holidays, other traditions.  Family memories include father serenading mother during courtship, lots of singing and dancing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Unrestricted

  • General

    Oral History Project: Italian Community

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