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    • Marjorie L. Littell

    • Photographs; portraits;
    • Photograph of Marjorie L. Littell. She was born August 20, 1898 in New Rochelle, NY, the daughter of the late . She married Harry M. Littell and they resided in Chester.
    • Unit 01-Harcourt's Childhood

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; War; Consumer rationing; Segregation; Racism;
    • Mr Dodds is an Attorney who has lived in New Rochelle with his wife and three children. He is an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, Brooklyn. He graduated from Dartmouth and then went to Yale Law School. Both of his parents were...
    • Unit 09-Thoughts on Social and Economic Inequality

    • Poverty; Social justice; Economic & social conditions;
    • The work that the District Attorney's Office does for the community is invaluable, according to him. He notes that cases that involve narcotics in NYC often revolve around minorities and minority neighborhoods, which he attributes to limited...
    • R. Harcourt Dodds oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Minorities; Racism; Education; Cultural relations; Civil rights; Human rights; Social justice
    • R. Harcourt Dodds, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY and an accomplished individual who spent many years working as District Attorney in New York City, talks about his African-American heritage, growing up in Harlem, being one of the first...
    • Unit 01-Family History

    • Immigrants; Typhoid fever; Ethnic groups;
    • He was born in 1895. His family emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1902; the family decided to settle in New Rochelle, since one of his uncles had already moved to New Rochelle. He talks about his sister suffering from Typhoid and losing...
    • Unit 02-First Memories of America/New Rochelle

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Family;
    • He describes the large house that his family moved into when they first arrived to the United States from Italy. He recalls seeing the Statue of Liberty, and confusing it with a gigantic statue of a saint. He recalls his mother telling him all of...
    • Unit 03-West End of New Rochelle

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods;
    • His family lived on 2nd Street in the west end of New Rochelle. He remebers certain fixtures of the neighborhood: the Union Ave. Fire House, two or three different saloons as well as a couple of grocery stores. He claims that there was a Harlem...
    • Joseph Pisani oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education; Typhoid fever;
    • Joseph Pisani, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY, talks about his earliest memories of his family's immigration to the United States, recalls the cultural hurdles that he and his family encountered--and eventually learned to overcome--in...
    • Valencia Unit 01 - Immigrating to the United States

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Catholicism;
    • He immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1954. Prior to immigrating to the United States, he had been working in Mexico City for an insurance company. At the same time, a former mayor of New Rochelle, Mr Vergara, along with his wife,...
    • Valencia Unit 02 - Living in the United States

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • He talks about organizing Mexican Holidays/celebrations in the United States. He helped coordinate with the consellate in New YorK City and contributed to preparation of the annual parade on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan celebrating Mexican Independence...
    • Valencia Unit 03- Social Conscience within Mexican American Community

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He mentions that he is a big fan of classical music, as well as Mariacchi. He notes that while living in New Rochelle, he spent much of his free time helping other immigrants deal with issues that were specific to their demographic (other recent...
    • Valencia Unit 04 - Looking Back on Becoming a Citizen of he United States

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He reflects on how he ended up living in the United States. He atrributes some of his the circumstances surrounding his immigration story to living in America to good luck and happenstance, particularly meeting the Vergara Family through a mutual...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • Unit 01-Emigrating to U.S. from Mexico

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Language; Work ethic; Working class; Holidays; Social classes; Cultural relations; Citizenship; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education; Citizenship--United States; Convents; Nuns;
    • Marta Anaya talks about moving to U.S. from Mexico with her husband in 1981 to seek a better life. She talks about how her having friends from Mexico who lived in New Rochelle influenced her decision to move to New Rochelle. She talks about her...
    • Unit 02-Immigrant Perspective on Living in the U.S.

    • Emigration & immigration; Immigrants; Holidays; Recreation; Ethnic stereotypes; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Families; Catholic Church; Alcoholism; Social life; Citizenship--United States;
    • She talks about how Mexican celebrations/holidays are still celebrated here in the United States by those who have migrated from Mexico to U.S. She talks about life in New Rochelle (social activities). Going to the park, the beach, the movies,...
    • Unit 01-Family Origins and History

    • Emigration & immigration; Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; English language; Cultural relations; Families; Shopping; Farm produce
    • Memories of New Rochelle: Most of the stores on Main Street had stoops, or front porches. She references the St. Gabriel's School and its beautiful architecture. She also references stores such as Bloomingdale's and Ferguson's. Main Street had...
    • Unit 02-Family Living and Ideals

    • Immigrants; Language; English language; Emigration & immigration; Cultural relations; Families; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic groups;
    • Families were very close knit in the New Rochelle Communities. Many had a language barrier to English and children had to interpret for their parents. Some examples of food that her family ate were: macaroni, vrice beans, lentils, vegetables...

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