Miami University. Italian Americans in Ohio.

IAOOHP (Italian American in Ohio Oral History Project)

Our Mission:

The aim of our project is to create a space to talk about Italian American Culture in the U.S. and in Ohio in particular. The Miami University Italian Americans in Ohio Oral History Project (IAOOHP) aims to collect audio – and video – recorded oral histories of Italian Americans living in Ohio as well as selected related documents such as photo albums, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, letters, or other artifacts for inclusion in the project’s collection. The interviews and related documents will serve as a record of Italian American experience and as a scholarly and educational resource for the general public. The website will also include news about Italian American organizations, scholarly researches related to Italian and Italian American culture, a list of K-12 schools that offer classes of Italian in Ohio and links to websites related to Italian American culture.  

Sante Matteo
Peter Pedroni
Alexandria Chiaberta
Robert Rosa
Corrina and Angela Siciliano
Vincent Palozzi
Rocco Manzo
Linda Fishbach
Nicoletta Serenata
Kim Rubino Ceccarelli
Steve Milano
Arthur Petrini
Suzanne Perazzo
Emma K. Coleman
William Bausano

If you are interested in sharing your story or if you want to contribute to the project, please contact us.

Email us at: fioretd@miamioh.edu

(Many thanks to Nicolette Utsinger for creating the header)

News and Events

Emma Coleman’s pictures

Emma Coleman’s great grandparents (“Bisnonni”) Camillo DiSerio and Camella Amicone with their first and second sons Giovanni and Antonio. This is the first professional photo that they took in America.[…]

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Suzanne Perazzo’s pictures

From left to right: Carmella Maria Caterina Rolandelli (Suzanne Perazzo’s grandmother) with her sisters Margherita Rolandelli, and Maria Rolandelli. On the left, Suzanne’s great grandmother Perazzo. Form Left to right:[…]

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Steve Milano’s Pictures

Family picture (Easter 1903) The Talerico Family (ca. 1918) Antonio Milano (ca. 1918) Milano kids (ca. 1918) Mary Talerico and John Siriani wedding picture (February 18th, 1922) Nicotera wedding (New[…]

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