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American Indian Oral History: Interview with Thomas J. Marchese, Jr., Interview Date: 1975 December 8, Date Digitized: 1/26/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au056

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Thomas J. Marchese, Jr. was conducted by UNO student Pauline Pesek on December 8, 1975. Marchese was one quarter Native American and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska graduating from Omaha South High School. Marchese felt fortunate to get a job as a records clerk at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Omaha. This job helped Marchese graduate from high school and also helped him to continue to support his mother and siblings. He talked about growing up as a minority in his neighborhood and discussed his feelings regarding other ethnic groups, in general. He also talked about the hold alcoholism and addiction had on Native Americans.


  • Interview Date: 1975 December 8
  • Date Digitized: 1/26/2017


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Users are required to listen the streaming audio available online. Due to their fragile nature, the original audiocassettes may not be played in Archives & Special Collections.


1 Cassettes

Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Pauline Pesek


Runtime: 00:46:23

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States