Vivina Castelli Oral History Interview (2 of 2) Edit

Summary

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89OH75

Dates

  • 1983-07-13 (Creation)
  • 1913 – 1950 (Event)

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  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 00:40:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Castelli relates her wedding in old Hershey Store in 1919 in a room set aside for Catholic services; the founding of St. Joan's.  Recalls how she came from Steelton to visit Hershey in 1913 and stayed to work at the factory, along with two brothers.  Wrapped Kisses by hand, also translated for other Italians.  Husband also worked at factory; was present for 1937 strike.  She feels that Italians were misled.  Oldest son trained by Chef Skinner at Hotel Hershey.  Remembers band concerts in Hershey Park, death of Catherine Hershey and funeral in Philadelphia.  Saw M.S. Hershey in factory, remembers hospital in Fanny Hershey's home.

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    Unrestricted

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    Collections: 89OH11

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