Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Puglisi
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Frank Puglisi was born in Switzerland of Italian parents. At age 14, in 1921, he came to U.S. He attended high school, then junior college in Duluth. He graduated from the University of Miami in Florida in 1933 with a B.A. in education. He taught French and English in Duluth, where his father and brothers were located. He served in the army from 1942 to 1944. He was secretary for the Farmer-Labor party in Duluth and was a delegate for south St. Louis county. He was never a member of the Communist Party. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Italian American life in Duluth: support of Mussolini, Italian American club support, difference between northern and southern Italians, leftist tradition in Italy. Political views of family members. Break from Catholic Church. DFL in Duluth: patronage for jobs, educational speakers, membership levels. Farmer-Labor Party under Benson, breakdown of F-L by 1938. Leaders and speakers in the DFL. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The transcript has only been partially edited and the spelling of many names is approximate. RESTRICTIONS ON USE: Interview cannot be quoted directly for publication.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:55:25 running time
Creation Interviewee: Puglisi, Frank
Interviewer: O'Connell, Thomas
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 30
Accession Number AV1990.228.76
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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