Michael Giovanelli & Frank Di Sipio

Title

Michael Giovanelli & Frank Di Sipio

Description

Interviewed at the Marconi Center in South Philadelphia, these two Italian-American men recount their early experiences with education and work life. Giovanelli emigrated with his family from Naples in 1918, working at Hog Island Shipyard during World War I and eventually retiring from a career at General Electric as a mechanical designer. Di Sipio was born to immigrant parents in South Philadelphia, where he grew up with nine children in a three-room house. At the time of the interview, both men were actively involved in the community life of the Marconi Center, a program for older adults, and in Saint Monica’s Catholic Parish.

Identifier

2017oh252_irw020

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Michael Giovanelli
Frank De Sipio

Sort Priority

0016

Interview Keyword

Depressions--1929
World War, 1914-1918
Dwellings
Housing.
Education
Childhood
Alcoholic beverage law violations
Crime.
Distillation
Distilling, illicit
Police.
Politicians
Politics and government
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Irish Americans.
Irish Americans--Social life and customs.

Indexed By

Kolby Gonzalez

Files

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Citation

“Michael Giovanelli & Frank Di Sipio,” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/831.