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Interviewer

Mormino, Gary R.; Jamison, Gayla

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

1980-04-03

Publication Date

1-24-2010

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Joe Maniscalco, a longtime resident of Ybor City. Maniscalso, who was born in Italy in 1902, came to Tampa in 1910. He became a cigar maker at the age of twelve and worked in several factories, including Perfecto Garcia and Arguellas Lopez. He recounts some childhood memories of Italy and describes his voyage to Tampa, stopping first at Ellis Island. Maniscalco then discusses the cigar maker culture, including the 1920 strike, and describes the Italian Club and its social functions.

Keywords

Italian Americans--Florida--Tampa, Cigar Industry--Florida--Tampa, Cigar makers--Interviews, History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.), Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Description

1 sound file (47 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Italian Americans--Florida--Tampa; Cigar Industry--Florida--Tampa; Cigar makers--Interviews; History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.); Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

oral histories, online audio

Format

audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Ybor City Oral History Project

Identifier

Y10-00079

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