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1 Interview with Mary Perrone, 1984 February 22 [transcript] 1984-02-22 Perrone, Mary (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Marry Perrone who lived in Squirrel Run for seven years during her youth. The interview took place in Hockessin, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_070113_03 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
2 Interview with Adelaide Pesce, 1984 March 27 [transcript] 1984-03-27 Pesce, Adelaide (interviewee), Johnson, Dorothy (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Mrs. Joseph (Adelaide) Pesce who grew up along the Brandywine in Squirrel Run. The interview took place in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_070113_06 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
3 Interview with Jennie Sicco Leto, 1983 March 5 [transcript] 1983-03-05 Leto, Jennie Sicco (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Leto describes her childhood along the Brandywine, including her education and daily chores. She also describes cooking and Christmas traditions. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_061813_13 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
4 Interview with Mary Perrone, 1984 July 24 [transcript] 1984-07-24 Perrone, Mary (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Transcript of second interview with Mary Perrone who recalls life along the Brandywine. The interview took place in Hockessin, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_070113_02 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
5 Interview with Rocco Perrone, 1984 July 10 [transcript] 1984-07-10 Perrone, Rocco M. (interviewee), Frazier, Chris (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Rocco Perrone who lived in Squirrel Run as well as the du Pont estate while his father worked for Colonel Henry A. du Pont. The interview took place in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_070113_05 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
6 Interview with Rose Murabito, 1984 March 22 [transcript] 1984-03-22 Murabito, Rose (interviewee), Frazier, Chris (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Rose Murabito who worked at Hodgeson's Mill and recalls life in the Hagley area. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_062113_09 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
7 Interview with Jennie Sicco Leto, 1984 June 21 [transcript] 1984-06-21 Leto, Jennie Sicco (interviewee), Johnson, Dorothy (interviewer) Transcript of second interview with Jennie Leto who was an Italian immigrant who grew up in Squirrel Run and Free Park and whose father was killed in an explosion. The interview took place in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_061813_04 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
8 Interview with Fred Marenco, 1984 March 5 [transcript] 1984-03-05 Marenco, Fred (interviewee), Bond, Jim (interviewer) Transcript of second interview with Fred Marenco who grew up in the Squirrel Run area. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_061813_08 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
9 Rocco Perrone, Margaret Perrone, Victorine Camoirano, and Mary Oliverri Guerrina, 1985 March 12 [transcript] 1985-03-12 Perrone, Margaret (interviewee), Perrone, Rocco (interviewee), Camorirano, Victorine (interviewee), Guerrina, Mary Oliverri (interviewee), Frazier, Chris (interviewer) Transcript of interview conducted primarily with Margaret and Rocco Perrone but which also included Victorine Camoriano and Mary Guerrina and is about their youth in Squirrel Run. The interview took place in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_070113_04 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
10 Interview with Fred Marenco, 1984 February 8 [transcript] 1984-02-08 Marenco, Fred (interviewee), Bond, Jim (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Fred Marenco who recalls what his youth was like growing up along the Brandywine. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_061813_09 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
11 Interview with Vera Marenco, 1984 March 7 [transcript] 1984-03-07 Marenco, Vera (interviewee), Bond, Jim (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Vera Marenco who lived in Squirrel Run until she was sixteen years old. The interview took place in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_061813_07 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
12 Interview with Pierre Ferraro and Eugene Ferraro, 1955 June 13 [transcript] 1955-06-13 Ferraro, Pierre (interviewee), Ferraro, Eugene (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Transcript of interview with brothers Pierre and Eugene Ferraro who both worked for DuPont and lived at Walkers Bank. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_052813_11 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
13 Interview with C. Natalie Rogerro Meriggi, 1984 November 8 [transcript] 1984-11-08 Meriggi, C. Natalie Rogerro (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Transcript of fourth interview with Natalie Meriggi in which she recounts memories of the house in which she lived while in the Gibbons House. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_062113_04 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
14 Interview with C. Natalie Rogerro Meriggi, 1984 June 10 [transcript] 1984-06-10 Meriggi, C. Natalie Rogerro (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Natalie Rogerro Meriggi who grew up in Squirrel Run while her father worked in the machine shop. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_062113_01 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
15 Interview with Louis J. Robino, 1984 June 21 [transcript] 1984-06-21 Robino, Louis J. (interviewee), Meyers, Louise (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Louis "Primo" Robino who lived for about two years in Squirrel Run. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_070113_07 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
16 Interview with C. Natalie Rogerro Meriggi, 1984 June 20 [transcript] 1984-06-20 Meriggi, C. Natalie Rogerro (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Transcript of second interview with Natalie Meriggi who continues to recall what life was like growing up along the Brandywine. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_062113_02 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
17 Interview with Jennie Sicco Leto, 1983 May 25 [transcript] 1983-05-25 Leto, Jennie Sicco (interviewee), Perkins, Karen (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Jennie Leto conducted while touring the Hagley grounds where she recalls her time growing up on the Brandywine while her father worked in the powder yards. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_061813_12 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
18 Interview with Louis J. "Primo" Robino, 1984 December 3 [transcript] 1984-12-03 Primo, Robino, Louis J. Primo J. (interviewee), Meyers, Louise (interviewer) Robino describes festivities such as weddings and baptisms, as well as holidays. He also discusses day to day life in Squirrel Run, including cooking, interacting with neighbors, cleaning and laundry, and education. He describes local area businesses, including his mother's restaurant. Furthermore, he discusses his family's possessions and home in detail. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_070113_08 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
19 Interview with Jennie Sicco Leto, 1983 May 25 [audio](part 1) 1983-05-25 Leto, Jennie Sicco (interviewee), Perkins, Karen (interviewer) Leto describes the layout of the various villages along the Brandywine, anecdotes about the neighbors, and daily life during her childhood. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_11113_leto_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
20 Interview with Pierre Ferraro and Eugene Ferraro, 1955 June 13 [audio] 1955-06-13 Ferraro, Pierre (interviewee), Ferraro, Eugene (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) The Ferraros describes explosions in 1890, 1898, and 1915, the villages along the Brandywine, the political views of the workers, various impressions of members of the du Pont family, and life in Walker's Bank, including entertainment, wages, and chores. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022514_ferraro Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
21 Interview with Adelaide Pesce, 1984 March 27 [audio](part 2) 1984-03-27 Pesce, Adelaide (interviewee), Johnson, Dorothy (interviewer) Pesce recounts a family history of her time before her immigration from Italy until she and her husband moved to Kennett Square to pursue mushroom farming. Her interview describes daily life in Squirrel Run, including the relations between the Irish and Italian families, various illnesses and their impacts on the community, raising chickens and goats, and daily chores. Mrs. Pesce also describes her wedding at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine in detail as well as the christenings of her children. She describes the layout of the house at Squirrel Run as well as how she cooked, cleaned, and shopped. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_12413_pesce_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
22 Interview with C. Natalie Rogerro Meriggi, 1984 June 10 [audio] 1984-06-10 Meriggi, C. Natalie Rogerro (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Meriggi describes her family history and her parent's immigrant to America. She also describes daily life along the Brandywine, including chores, cooking and laundry, making wine, and gardening. She also discusses sewing and typical dress, as well as Sunday traditions. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_111313_meriggi_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 Interview with C. Natalie Rogerro Meriggi, 1984 June 20 [audio] 1984-06-20 Meriggi, C. Natalie Rogerro (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Meriggi discusses winter pastimes, lacemaking, Christmas traditions, and winemaking. She also discusses cooking, gardening, and herb lore, medical care, the Italian community at Hagley, and her parents' feelings as immigrants. She touches on celebrations, such as holidays and weddings. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_111313_meriggi_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
24 Interview with Fred Marenco, 1984 March 5 [audio] 1984-03-05 Marenco, Fred (interviewee), Bond, Jim (interviewer) Marenco describes childhood pranks and pastimes, keeping boarders at his family's home, holiday parades and celebrations, and life in the Wilmington area in the early twentieth century. He also discusses community life, including relations between Irish and Italian families, the lack of crime, social status, relationships with the neighbors, and working odd jobs for DuPont. Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_12313_marenco_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
25 Rocco Perrone, Margaret Perrone, Victorine Camoirano, and Mary Oliverri Guerrina, 1985 March 12 [audio] 1985-03-12 Perrone, Margaret (interviewee), Perrone, Rocco M. (interviewee), Camorirano, Victorine (interviewee), Guerrina, Mary Oliverri (interviewee), Frazier, Chris (interviewer) Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_12313_perrone_group Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley

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