Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
24 Video recordings (MP4 Video (.MP4), born digital)
1 sound recording (MP3 Sound Recording)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Charlotte (N.C.)
Raleigh (N.C.)
United States
Date:
2016 March 26
Scope and Contents:
Silvia Falconi, from Mendoza, Argentina, talked about her family and where they lived; her arrival in the United States and first impressions of the U.S.; and her early aspirations. She described living in New York - the challenges, the things she loved, and her memories; her arrival in North Carolina and first impressions of living in the South, particularly Charlotte; the type of communities she lived in while in NY and NC; how she identified herself in NY and NC; building social and professional networks; and opportunities in Charlotte versus NY. Falconi talked about living through two large cultural shifts in the U.S.; her work with the Latin American Coalition and Latin American Chamber of Commerce; and the growth of the Latino Community as a result of her work. She also talked about food and cultural identity; her passion - immigration; and how she talks to her children about social justice issues and community-based issues. Falconi also explained what makes her happy, proud; lessons she learned; and what she does for fun. Clips of this interview were included in the 'Professional Pursuits' and 'Undocumented and Unafraid' sections of the exhibition.
Interview. Related to exhibition 'Gateways/Portales.' The MP4 video files are grouped with related SMI files, PPN files, XML documents, and BIM files. Dated 20160326.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Latin Americans -- United States  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Communities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Gateways/Portales: Interview with Silvia Falconi, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Gateways/Portales Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-102-ref76