Sogni d’Oro: Dreams of Gold is an oral history collection that documents the experience of Italian-Americans in Worcester County, Massachusetts. The interviews in this collection were conducted from 2001-2002 as part of the Sogni d’Oro project, which was undertaken by the Center for Italian Culture with the goal to document stories of immigration, settlement and acculturation of Italian-Americans in the Fitchburg area, as well as to build resources that support historical education and public dialogue about the experiences of this group.
The Center for Italian Culture was established in 1999 and is located within the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library. It's mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Italian language and culture, including ancient and contemporary studies, and the Italian experience in the New World.
Digital access to the Sogni d’Oro interviews is enabled by Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Grant Awards in 2011 & 2012. Transcriptions were completed by AudioTranscriptions.org. The digital collection has been completed by project archivist, Nichole Shea, under the supervision of Special Collections Librarian, Kate Wells.
Several interviews have not been included in the digital collection due to poor sound quality. For a list of all of the interviews completed in the Sogni d'Oro project, please view the full finding aid.
Please note: Transcriptions are included as an aid the listener. They are not a substitute for the original source, namely, the recording. Spelling errors of place and personal names may inadvertently appear in the transcriptions. If you find such an error, please use the comments section at the bottom of the page to help us correct the written text.