Oral History

Josephine Baldizzi Discusses Her Bedroom

Primary Source

Listen to Josephine Baldizzi, the child of Italian immigrants, remember her home and childhood in a tenement in the 1930’s.

This oral history is part of our Upper Elementary Unit Plan.

Associated Family Story Articles

Middle School: 6-8th Grade, Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

The Baldizzi Family Story

Learn about the Baldizzi family, who came from Italy in the 1930s.

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Associated Lesson Plans

Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

Listen Closely to an Oral History

Teach using an oral history from the child of Italian immigrants in the 1930s.

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The materials on this page can enrich a visit to the Museum or help you teach about immigration. If you have questions or comments, please e-mail us.

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