Italian -- Texans

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Video recording of an amateur production about the Italian American experience in Texas that appears to have been created for the fourth Italian Symposium of Texas held in Bryan, Texas in September 1984. North Texas State University (now UNT) professor Dr. Samuel J. Marino introduces the production and references Texas Woman's University professor of Government, Cavaliere Valentine J. Belfiglio's 1983 book, The Italian Experience in Texas, which this production was based on. Dr. Marino traveled to Texas towns that historically had Italian communities and filmed interviews with residents, as well as scenery and exteriors of local Italian owned businesses. Dr. ... continued below

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1 videocassette (VHS) (1 hr., 25 min., 29 sec.) : sd., col.

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Marino, Samuel J. 1984-09~.

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  • Main Title: Italian -- Texans
  • Added Title: Italians in Texas (Master Copy)

Description

Video recording of an amateur production about the Italian American experience in Texas that appears to have been created for the fourth Italian Symposium of Texas held in Bryan, Texas in September 1984. North Texas State University (now UNT) professor Dr. Samuel J. Marino introduces the production and references Texas Woman's University professor of Government, Cavaliere Valentine J. Belfiglio's 1983 book, The Italian Experience in Texas, which this production was based on. Dr. Marino traveled to Texas towns that historically had Italian communities and filmed interviews with residents, as well as scenery and exteriors of local Italian owned businesses. Dr. Marino narrates the video from a script he wrote with Alfonso Nicosia. The visuals are of a poor quality and are often overexposed and blurry.

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1 videocassette (VHS) (1 hr., 25 min., 29 sec.) : sd., col.

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Dr. Samuel Marino, a professor at NTSU, researched the Italian American experience.

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  • Preferred Citation: Samuel Marino Collection (AR0202), University of North Texas Special Collections

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  • 1984-09~

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  • Feb. 19, 2019, 7:47 a.m.

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Marino, Samuel J. Italian -- Texans, video, 1984-09~; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1453250/: accessed May 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.