Interview with Geneva Mingrone

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Interview with Geneva Migrone about her life as part of an Italian-American family in the Columbus Park neighborhood. She recalls Black and Jewish neighbors, holidays, life in the neighborhood, and working outside the home after having several children. She discusses her family and members of the community enjoying the Don Bosco Community Center, recalls New Deal relief including WPA jobs, and notes the influx of Vietnamese immigrants in the 1970s and '80s.

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This project was funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library.
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Kansas City Regional Oral History Project, SC69-3

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