Original on audiotape cassette in case. Cassette side A has a length of 19 minutes, 58 seconds. Side B is blank. Transferred to one mp3 file for access. Clip of access file attached. Full version available on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/historycolorado/josephine-niccoli-ricci-oral-history-ciapaoh119
In 2002, the Colorado Historical Society (now known as History Colorado) founded the Colorado Italian American Preservation Association (CIAPA). A volunteer organization, CIAPA’s mission is to work collaboratively with the Society and other organizations to develop, support and coordinate projects that preserve, promote and celebrate Italian American culture and heritage. Since 2002, CIAPA has carried out its mission by meeting with people from the Colorado Italian American community, recording their stories and creating an archive of research materials that includes oral histories, photographs, moving images, sound recordings and artifacts. To date, CIAPA has helped the Society acquire over 200 oral histories, 600 artifacts and nearly 6,000 photographs. Since 2002, CIAPA has developed over 4,000 research files, all of which document the history, culture and traditions of Italian American families in Colorado.
See attached interview notes for interview summary.
See MSS.02595 Josephine Ricci file for additional information and images. Josephine is the daughter of Dan Niccoli and Angelian Fiore Niccoli and the granddaughter of Bruno and Jennie Spagnolo Niccoli. Her husband was Elmer Ricci. Subjects listed include those in the CIAPA Josephine Niccoli Ricci file including family names and the photographer Jake Whitter (copy of photo PCCLI0200 in CIAPA file, originally lent for copying by Julie Jiracek).