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Document Details


Title: Anna Mortellite
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Rowan University. History Department
Collection: We All Got History Oral History
Description: Anna Mortellite. A name, a name that transcends years of history and working in the United States, and in South Jersey. She was born on September 19, 1916 to Italian immigrants. She was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and has remained here all of her life. Her life is filled with memories of family, and yes, memories of work and her colleagues. In this interview Anna recalls details of her working life, from her beginnings in a canning factory, to her final years as a seamstress in a clothing factory. She fondly remembers her family as she reminisces of her working days as a young girl. She speaks of the Union she joined and how it aided her. She is a walking source of history, this is seen in her interview. Although rather short, it transcends what it was like to live and work in South Jersey from times as early as the Great Depression to as late as the ending of the Cold War. It is truly interesting to see such a project unfold. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Extent: 3 pages
URL: http://www.rowan.edu/oralhistory/interviewSearch/displayTranscript.cfm?ID=32
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Mortellite, Ana, 1916-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 19-Sep-1916
Speaker place of birth: New Jersey; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Seamstress
Age at speaking: 85
Document date: 25-Nov-2001
Interviewer: Baruffi, Christa
Historical events discussed: Great Depression, 1929-1941
Locations discussed: Delaware; Landisville, NJ; New Jersey; North America; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Cannery workers--United States; Delaware; Family--History; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Labor unions; Landisville, NJ; New Jersey; North America; Oral history; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States; Working class families
Topics discussed - Other terms: Delaware Valley; Working people
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022477-23790