Ybor City Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Mormino, Gary R.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

1979-10-18

Publication Date

1-6-2010

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Nelson Palermo, a native of Ybor City born in 1914. Palermo's grandfather was a cigar lector, or reader, the only Italian ever to hold that position; his father was also a cigar maker. Palermo describes the traditions of Ybor City, including cigar factories, family life, interethnic relations, politics, and religion. He also discusses his grocery business and describes some of the other Italian families who sold produce and other foods. A member of the Barrio Latino Commission, Palermo concludes the interview by commenting on urban renewal and its effects on Ybor City.

Keywords

Italian Americans--Florida--Tampa, Italian American grocers--Florida--Tampa, Grocery trade--Florida--Tampa, Urban renewal--Florida--Tampa, History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.), Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Description

1 sound file (40 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Italian Americans--Florida--Tampa; Italian American grocers--Florida--Tampa; Grocery trade--Florida--Tampa; Urban renewal--Florida--Tampa; 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

Y10-00082

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