Interview with Isabelle Rizzardi, February 21, 1988

Project: Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mrs. Rizzardi, the older sister of Joey Groeber, discusses working in the company store in Lynch, Kentucky. She compares life in eastern Kentucky with life in Scotland. She talks about the life of the miners, and prejudices and problems immigrant miners encountered. Mrs. Rizzardi also speaks about the effort to unionize the miners and the treatment miners received from U.S. Steel Company.

Interview Accession

1988oh049_app125

Interviewee Name

Isabelle Rizzardi

Interviewer Name

David M. Andrew

Interview Date

1988-02-21

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Rizzardi, Isabelle Interview by David M. Andrew. 21 Feb. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Rizzardi, I. (1988, February 21). Interview by D. M. Andrew. Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Rizzardi, Isabelle, interview by David M. Andrew. February 21, 1988, Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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