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Photo of 1029 Chandler Street, a duplex home built by an Italian immigrant, Rachel Rocca, in the 1920s.

Elizabeth Heinrichs, Kara O'Connor, and Rae Rocca gather to tell the story of 1029 Chandler Street, a house that had been in Rae and Elizabeth's family from 1923-2015, when Kara's family purchased it. Standing left to right: Elizabeth Heinrichs…

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Photo of tombstone of Roca Benedetto, or Benedict Rocca, an Italian immigrant to came to Madison, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century and passed away in in 1905. The tombstone was found in the basement of his wife's and family's Greenbush…

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Photo of clothing wring washer found in home built in 1905, in Madison, Wisconsin

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Photo of Rachel Rocca, an Italian immigrant in Madison, Wisconsin, with her three children, John, Rose, and James.

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Photo of Roca Benedetto, or Benedict Rocca, an Italian immigrant who lived in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Photo of Rachel Rocca, an Italian immigrant who built a home in the Greenbush neighborhood of Madison, Wisconsin.

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Photo of Greenbush Neighborhood matriarchs. Seated left to right: Olympia Viviani, Rachel Rocca, Mrs. Bormetti, Pieira Trameri. Standing left to right: Anna Lumina, Ceserina Trameri, Elvira Martinelli, Mrs. Odorico, Palmina Martinelli, Mrs. Bradanini

Oral history interview with Kara O'Connor, Rae Rocca, and Elizabeth Heinrichs. The three women share the story of 1029 Chandler Street in Madison, Wisconsin, a house built by Rae's grandmother and Elizabeth's great-grandmother, an Italian immigrant…

Photo of David Smith as a child

David Smith is featured in a Wisconsin State Journal article at a protest in May, 1992 over the acquittal in the Rodney King trial.

David Smith is pictured second row-left in his first grade Franklin Elementary School class photo.

Photo of David Smith, pastor in Madison, Wisconsin

Oral history interview with David Smith. David shares memories of growing up in the South Madison neighborhood, the youngest of eight children in his family, and describes the community outside his home as a close-knit extended family. He talks about…

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Baker ceramic statue in Lane's Bakery in Madison, Wisconsin

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Chuck Lane's parents, former owners of family business Lane's Bakery in Madison, Wisconsin

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Chuck Lane's parents and grandmother, of family business Lane's Bakery in Madison, Wisconsin

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Chuck Lane and his parents, of family business Lane's Bakery in Madison, Wisconsin

Oral history interview with Chuck Lane. Chuck is the current owner of Lane's Bakery in the South Madison neighborhood, originally established by his grandfather in 1954. Chuck talks about baking since he was six years old, learning from the knowledge…

Beatrice Chatman in 1966

Newspaper clipping featuring Beatrice holding a doll that she sewed at the Blessed Martin House (now Multicultural Catholic Center). The dolls were sent to an orphanage in Japan.

Beatrice Chatman and churchgoers at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Johnson St. in 1949. Beatrice is sitting in the front row, far left, and her sister (Jeanette) is sitting next to her on the right.

Beatrice Chatman at 4 years old, holding a bunny rabbit that she caught.

Photo of Beatrice Chatman's childhood home on 2000 Fisher Street in Madison, Wisconsin

Oral history interview with Beatrice Chatman. Beatrice shares memories of growing up in her mother's house right next to the South Madison Neighborhood Center (now the Boys & Girls Club) and Blessed Martin House (now the Catholic Multicultural…

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Photo of Chris Wagner dressed up as Miss Marple for Mystery Book Party, 1990s

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Chris Wagner with Florentina Richards, The Mitten Lady, who made mittens and hats for kids in South Madison.

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Photo of Madison Public Library holiday parade float, 1990s

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Photo of Chris Wagner with Amelia Royko and Richard Davis, who performed at the South Madison Library-Harambee Center

Oral history interview with Chris Wagner. Chris is a retired librarian who had previously worked at Madison Public Library's South Madison neighborhood library starting in 1993. She shares her perspective on what drew her towards librarianship and to…

A photograph of Clara Franklin holding two sweet potato pies in front of the Park Plaza Discount Center on Madison's South side.

Linda Franklin and Bill Clingan are pictured at the 1972 Memorial High School prom dance, when they were crowned Prom Queen and King.

The back cover of the Wisconsin Singers' album, "Once in a Lifetime." Includes song titles and notes.

An album cover depicting members of the Wisconsin Singers from the mid-1970s. Members are shown outside of a university building in their red and white outfits.

Children of the Franklin family outside of their family's house at 1905 Fisher Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

A photograph of Lee Dreyfus's inaugural celebration in Madison, Wisconsin in 1979. Linda Franklin sings the national anthem.

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Headshot of Linda Franklin.

Penn Park shelter house, 2101 Fisher Street, near the Dane County Coliseum.

The Stage Coach and truck used for the Madison Youth Summer Theater drives past a playground. Students who watched the performance wave to the actors as they leave after the final play of the season.

Oral history interview with Linda Franklin for the Living History Project. Linda shares childhood memories of growing up with her family on Fisher Street on the South Side of Madison. She shares stories about attending school at Franklin Elementary,…

Henry Esser stands on the step in front of Koltes & Esser Hardware in the 300 block of West Lakeside Street. Fencing, garbage cans, a hose reel and lawn mower are on display at the curb. The rear of the company truck can be seen parked on the left.…

Penn Park shelter house, 2101 Fisher Street, near the Dane County Coliseum.

Photograph of sign related to the urban renewal project upcoming in the Triangle / Greenbush neighborhood.

Photograph of interior of Chicken Shack Restaurant, depicting diners at tables.

Photograph of Dr. Richard Harris, headshot.

Oral history interview with Dr. Richard Harris. Dr. Harris recounts his childhood in the South Madison neighborhood, beginning in the 1930s before South Madison was part of the City of Madison. Dr. Harris highlights the experience of Black…

Photograph of the Matthews children, at their house on West Washington Avenue. Left to right: Rose Lee, age 9; Addrena, age 12; Ollie Mae, age 15.

Photograph of Mona Adams Winston, headshot.

Photograph of the Matthews-Adams-Winston family residence, located at 15 Lakeshore Court, Madison, Wisconsin.

Oral history interview with Mona Adams Winston. Mona grew up on Lakeshore Court, next to Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. Mona recounts childhood stories and memories including riding the city bus downtown to pay her family's bills at various…
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