Abraham Lincoln Mutual Aid Society of Pecksville, Pennsylvania
Records, 1924-1957. 1 ft. The Abraham Lincoln Mutual Aid Society of Pecksville, Pennsylvania was an Italian-American benefit organization. The collection includes minute books, financial and membership records, and an organization constitution. In Italian and English. Register available.
Document (photocopy), 1932. 2 sheets. Steamship ticket used by Maria Aiello when she immigrated to New York from Naples on the ship Roma of the steamship line Navigazione Generale Italiana. In Italian. Register available.
Papers,1910-1975. .5 ft. Pietro and Antonio Allegrini emigrated to the United States from San Quirico, Tuscany, Italy in 1910. They settled in Pennsylvania and by 1919 had established the Pennsylvania Statuary Company in Philadelphia, which specialized in the manufacture of religious statues. Family members carried on the business until 1977. The collection consists primarily of printed and photocopied material about Pietro Allegrini, the statuary company, and Angelo Allegrini, one of Pietro's sons. It includes Pietro's passport, marriage and naturalization certificates, and papers relating to the early history of the firm. Material concerning Angelo consists primarily of printed and photocopied articles. In English. Register available. Gift of Natalie Allegrini Carolfi.
Photographs, 1914-1950s. 9 prints. Family groups, events and business places; Philadelphia. Gift of Natalie Allegrini Carolfi.
Photograph, n.d. 1 print. Mr. and Mrs. Amabili in front of their mushroom house; Hockessin, Delaware. Gift of Detta Amabili.
American Committee on Italian Migration
Photograph, 1958. 1 print. Committee banquet; Philadelphia. Gift of Sol Schoenbach.
American Institute for Italian Culture
Records, 1963-1982. 11 ft. The Institute was founded in Philadelphia in 1967 by Phillip and Ida Pugliese and others for "literary, educational, cultural, and artistic purposes." Until Phillip Pugliese's death in 1982, it sponsored an active program of performances, student exchanges and other activities. This collection contains financial records, minutes, bulletins, correspondence, and uncataloged photographs. Also included are sound recordings of Institute programs. In English. Inventory available. Gift of Ida Pugliese.
American Italian Cultural Roundtable
Records, 1985-1991. .5 ft. The American Italian Cultural Roundtable was founded in 1984 in New York City as a literary discussion group. It sponsors cultural events in the New York City area designed to promote interest in Italian and Italian-American culture. The collection consists primarily of programs and program materials. Also present are one program videocassette and uncataloged photographs. In English. Inventory available. Gift of the organization.
Antonelli, Severo (ca. 1906- )
Papers, 1940-1982. 1 ft. Severo Antonelli was born in Fara Filiorum Petri, Chieti, Italy, and came to the United States with his family early in the twentieth century, settling in Philadelphia. He opened his own photography studio in 1925. He founded a school of photography in 1938, which is still operating. He has been active in Italian-American organizations such as the Order Sons of Italy in America and the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia. The collection includes pamphlets, ephemera, and uncataloged photographs. In English. Inventory available. Gift of Severo Antonelli.
Photograph, 1926. 1 print. Family portrait; Illinois. Gift of Fredrick Lange.
Photographs, ca. 1926. 4 prints. Individual and group family portraits, Italy. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Belfiore.
Papers, 1914-1929. .25 in. This collection consists of family papers collected by Samuel A. Belsito of Philadelphia, who sold real estate and insurance and served as a notary public and an Italian interpreter, and was also commissioner of deeds for New Jersey and New York. The material includes the will of Philadelphian Mary Comte Giamello, wife of John Giamello, and several financial statements for Samuel A. Belsito. In English. Register available. Gift of Carmen D. Valentino.
Bilotta, Frank (1866-1941)
Papers, 1930-1936. .5 ft. F rancesco R. Bilotta was born in Maida, Province de Catanzaro, Italy and emigrated to the United States ca. 1888. He settled in Philadelphia and worked as a carpenter, contractor, realtor, and insurance agent. He also wrote poetry. The collection includes poems by Bilotta and three scrapbooks. In Italian and English. Inventory available. Gift of Frank R. Bilotta.
Photographs, 1943-1963. 2 prints. Annual banquet in 1943 and a league team in 1963; Philadelphia and New York. Gift of Frank Ciocari.
Borelli, Ralph (ca. 1895- )
Papers, ca. 1930- ca. 1979. 1 ft., 1 OS tube. Ralph Borelli was born in Naples, Italy and came to the United States in 1896. He became a radio broadcaster in South Philadelphia, initiating the first daily Italian radio program in the area in 1930. He was chairman of the Republican City Committee (1935) and a member of the City Council. The collection includes an autobiographical account of his childhood, correspondence, clippings, printed materials, uncataloged photographs, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous materials related to broadcasts. In English and Italian. Inventory available. Gift of Mrs. Lois Borelli.
Photograph, ca. 1922. 1 print. Interior of Bucchieri's grocery store. Philadelphia. Gift of Theresa Bucchieri.
Photograph, ca. 1910. 1 print. Members of the Campagnese Society; Philadelphia. Gift of Theresa Onesti Veterano.
Photographs, ca. 1958. 2 prints. One portrait of Carano in native dress in Italy and one with the Germantown Band of Philadelphia. Gift of Gina Carano.
Photograph, 1975. 1 print. Stella Statue of Christopher Columbus. Gift of Angelo Cardone, Sr.
Papers, 1969-1975. 2 folders. Pietro Carolfi was born in Ghedi, Brescia, Lombardy. He immigrated to the United States in 1948 and settled in Collingswood, New Jersey with his wife Natalie Allegrini. After working in her family's firm, the Pennsylvania Statuary Company, he opened a successful casting and molding business. The business is still being operated by Carolfi and his son Angelo. These papers consist primarily of clippings and printed materials concerning artist Boris Blai, whose sculpture Carolfi has cast. For related materials see the Allegrini Family Papers and the Allegrini Family photographs. In English. Inventory available. Gift of Natalie Allegrini Carolfi.
Photographs, 1980s. 4 prints. Carolfi, family members and others at work on various statues; Collingswood, New Jersey. Gift of Natalie Allegrini Carolfi.
Circolo Italiano of Southern New Jersey
Records, 1987-1990. 4 folders. Circolo Italiano is a nonprofit educational organization which was founded in 1965. It sponsors programs and events to promote interest in Italian-American culture. This collection of organizational records consists of flyers, bylaws, membership directories and newsletters. In English. Inventory available. Gift of the organization.
Photograph, n.d. 1 print. One photo of Coccagna. Gift of John J. Baranzano.
Columbus Civic Association
Records, 1985-1991. 2 ft. The Columbus Civic Association was founded as the Columbus Square Association in the 1930s. It has sponsored banquets, concerts, essay contests and other events and has cooperated with other Italian-American organizations to develop and maintain the Columbus Walk and other projects. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, financial and other miscellaneous administrative materials, and printed materials. The collection also contains uncataloged photographs. In English. Inventory available. Gift of the organization.
Photographs, ca. 1922. 15 prints. Group shots primarily of women and children engaged in field work. Gift of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum.
Photograph, ca. 1982. 1 print. Men playing bocce; Philadelphia. Gift of Rosemarie Corto.
Photographs, ca. 1930. 11 prints. Portraits of Cosenza and others, reproductions of artwork by Cosenza; New York. Gift of Francesco Cordasco.
Papers, 1907-1974. 54 ft. Covello was born in Avigliano, Basilicata, Italy, and immigrated to East Harlem, New York City, with his family in 1896. He was a teacher and administrator in the New York City public school system, author of The Social Background of the Italo-American School Child and other studies, and a leader in the intercultural education movement and in the Italian-American community. The papers document Covello's career as a teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School, principal of Benjamin Franklin High School, East Harlem, and educational consultant to the Migration Division of the Puerto Rican Department of Labor, as well as his research on Italian-American immigrants and Puerto Ricans, especially in East Harlem, and his activities in the Italian-American community. The collection includes correspondence, his files as an educator, extensive research and writing files, records from organizations, and printed materials. In English. Register available. Gift of Francesco Cordasco.
Photographs, 1910-1960. 1102 prints. Academic activities, special programs and ceremonies, individual and group portraits, community events, festivals and street scenes; United States and Italy. Gift of Francesco Cordasco.
Photographs, 1896-1897. 99 prints. 99 prints of work sites, workers and their quarters during the construction of a reservoir on the West Branch of the Schuylkill River; Forestville, Pennsylvania.
Records, 1939-1991. 3 ft. The Da Vinci Art Alliance was founded in 1931 as an association of Italian-American artists. Its activities have included lectures, exhibitions, and social events. In recent years, the membership has been opened to non-Italian Americans. The collection includes bylaws, correspondence, minutes, programs and other printed materials, financial records and membership materials. In English. Inventory available. Gift of the organization.
Papers, 1920-1967. 1.25 ft. The Di Marcos operated a shoe store in South Philadelphia. The collection contains family correspondence, an account book, and printed materials. In English. Inventory available. Gift of Theresa Di Marco.
Photographs, 1909-1937. 30 prints. Family portraits, school groups and banquet; Philadelphia. Gift of Theresa Di Marco.
Di Prima, Frank (1897-1963)
Papers, 1938-1954. 1.5 ft. Frank Di Prima was born in Sicily in 1897 and came to the United States when he was seven years old. H He became a musician, playing the guitar, banjo, violin, and mandolin. In addition to performing in schools as a WPA musician, Di Prima played with well-known performers including Ray Miller, Paul Whiteman, and Al Jolson. After his marriage to Amelia Marta, a second-generation Italian, the family settled in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. The collection contains sheet music, some compositions by Di Prima, materials on music theory, and uncataloged photographs. In English. Inventory available. Gift of Carmel Di Prima.
Photograph, ca. 1910. 1 print. Italian-American band in Minersville, Pennsylvania. Gift of Adele Di Renzo.
Federation of Sicilian Societies
Photograph,1934. 1 print. Large group view of the society's meeting; Philadelphia. Gift of Paul Farina.
Photograph, n.d. 1 print. Portrait of the Fidanza family. Gift of Joseph Fidanza.
Fiorani Radio Productions
Records, 1931-1975. 11.5 ft. Angelo Fiorani was born in Tarquinia, Italy and came to America ca. 1905. Rose Florey Fiorani was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1902. Beginning in 1933, the Fioranis worked as "time brokers" for radio programming targeting Italian Americans and broadcast Italian programs on Scranton-area radio stations, eventually owning and operating their own station, WPTS. The collection documents the Fioranis' forty-two years in broadcasting. It contains personal and business correspondence, advertisements and advertising account files, program schedules and scripts, financial records, uncatalogued photographs, fan mail, and souvenir programs of special events. The collection includes unprocessed additions. In English and Italian. Register available. Gift of Rose Florey Fiorani.
Fiorella Brothers Sausage Company
Photographs, 1907-1920. 2 prints. Italian-American business establishments. Philadelphia. Gift of Fiorella Brothers.
Photograph, n.d. 1 print. Portrait of baby in baptismal outfit. Gift of Fleisher Art Memorial.
Papers, ca. 1941-1969. 2 ft. Myron Florey and Salvatore Florey were pastors of St. Rocco's Roman Catholic Church and St. Lucy's Roman Catholic Church, respectively, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Peter Florey was a physician. They were the brothers of Rose Fiorani, co-operator of Fiorani Radio Productions, also of Scranton. The collection was separated from the records of Fiorani Radio Productions, and documents the careers of the brothers. It includes correspondence, printed materials, notes, and uncataloged photographs. In English and Italian. Inventory available. Gift of Rose Florey Fiorani.
Photographs, 1900-1930. 12 prints. Family and band portraits, men working on the construction of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge; Philadelphia. Gift of Thomas M. Foglietta.
Records, 1920-1929. 9 folders. The Foresters of America is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the United States. The national organization is multiethnic, but some local groups, such as the Corte Stella d'Italia No. 364, had a membership of one ethnic group. The collection contains minutes, correspondence, including that with president Vincent Russoniello, and membership and financial papers. In Italian and English. Register available. Gift of Louis Russoniello.
Photograph, ca. 1928. 1 print. One portrait of Carmen Giorgio, an iceman, at work; Philadelphia. Gift of A. Robert Giorgio.
Musical scores, 1915-1978. .5ft. Musical scores, concert programs, printed materials and photographs of the Germantown Community Band. Gift of Norman Giorno-Calapristi.
Gli Italiana Negli Stati Uniti D'America
Photographs, ca. 1906. 4 prints. Copy photos of city street scenes and farming community; New York, Boston and California.
Papers, 1959-1986. .5 ft. Rose Grieco was born in Montclair, New Jersey, the daughter of Italian immigrants. She was educated in dramatic arts and dancing. In addition to writing plays, she has been active in Italian-American organizations such as Unico. She organized the Italian Folklore Group of Montclair to preserve Italian folk culture and present it to the public. The collection includes correspondence, programs and other printed material, clippings, scripts, and other writings. In English. Inventory available. Gift of Rose Grieco.
Papers, 1920-1985. 15 ft. Elba Farabegoli Gurzau was born in New York City, the only child of Italian immigrants. Educated in Italy and in New York City, she has pursued simultaneous careers as a social service worker with immigrants in New York and after 1942 in Philadelphia, and a folk dance promoter. The papers include personal papers and diaries; correspondence, organizational records and ephemera from folk dance and folk arts groups; professional files from her work with the New York YWCA's Italian Mothers' Club program in the 1930s, the Philadelphia International Institute (later the Nationalities Service Center), 1942-1981, and the Philadelphia Committee for Italian Relief in the late 1940s; and drafts and research files for her book Folk Dances, Costumes, and Customs of Italy. Folk arts groups represented include Folk Festival Council of New York, Coro D'Italia and Esperia Dancers, all of New York City, and I Vivaci, Folk Dance Leaders Council, Folk Dance Demonstration Group, and I Ballerini, all of Philadelphia. The papers also include extensive records of the Italian Folk Arts Federation of America, which Gurzau helped to found in the 1970s. For related materials see records of Italian Folk Arts Federation of America. In English and Italian. Register available. Gift of Elba F. Gurzau.
Gurzau, Elba F.
Photographs, 1909-1982. 306 prints. Family life, educational and work activities, civic projects, and Gurzau's involvement in international and Italian folk dance in the 1930s through the 1980s. New York, Philadelphia and Italy. Gift of Elba F. Gurzau.
Photographs, 1915-1975. 7 prints. Italian-American glass makers at work; New Jersey. Gift of Roy Horner.
Italian Folk Arts Federation of America
Records, 1979-1985. .25 ft. The Italian Folk Arts Federation is a national umbrella organization for folk dance and folk arts groups. It was founded in Philadelphia in 1978. The collection contains minutes. For related materials see the Elba Gurzau Papers. In English. Inventory available. Gift of the organization.
Italian American Bocce Club
Photograph, 1986. 1 print. One group photo of Bocce Social Club members; Philadelphia. Gift of James F. Turk.
Papers, 1879-1942. 1 folder. The collection contains travel and military documents for Francesco Iula and several miscellaneous documents relating to other family members. In English and Italian. Register available. Gift of Thomas Lombardo.
Photographs, 1927-1954. 7 prints. Successive generations of the Justave family, who were the subject of photographer Lewis W. Hine's portrait "Italian family looking for lost baggage: Ellis Island 1905"; United States. Gift of Anna Justave Reuther.
Photographs, ca. 1900. 7 prints. Italian businesses in South Philadelphia. Images from book in the collections of Balch Institute Library.
Lapolla, Garibaldi Mario (1888-1954)
Papers, 1930-1976. 2.7 ft. Lapolla emigrated from the province of Potenza, Italy in 1890 with his family and settled in East Harlem, New York City. Lapolla was an educator in the New York City public school system and the author of several novels on Italian-American life in East Harlem. He also published two cookbooks. The collection contains correspondence, unpublished literary manuscripts including novels, short stories and poetry, and artwork. In English and Italian. Register available. Gift of Priscilla S. Lapolla.
Photographs, 1953. 81 prints. Portraits of Lapolla including publicity photos of him promoting one of his cookbooks, slides from a trip to Europe; New York and Italy. Gift of Priscilla S. Lapolla.
Leomporra and Mezzanotte Bakery
Photograph, ca. 1931. 1 print. Bakery delivery trucks and drivers; Philadelphia. Gift of Judge Tullio Leomporra.
Papers, 1923-1973. 2 ft., 1 OS folder. Anthony Maisano, a native of Salerno, Italy, came to the United States in 1907 with his family and settled in New York City. An attorney, he was an authority on real estate titles, an active member of the Republican Party, a leader in Italian-American affairs, and first director of the Edward Corsi Labor Management Institute of Pace College. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, minutes and agenda, constitutions and bylaws, certificates and diplomas, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous materials. In English. Register available. Gift of Mrs. Anthony M. (Caroline) Maisano.
Photographs, 1920-1960. 67 prints. Maisano campaigning and attending Republican Party and other political events. Includes shots of Eisenhower, Nixon, Rockefeller and others; New York and Florida. Gift of Mrs. Maisano.
Photographs, n.d. 2 prints. Family group portraits. Gift of Jerre Mangione.
Photograph, 1986. 1 print. Marcucci using chittara, Philadelphia. Gift of Dorothy Marcucci.
Papers, 1946-1954. 2 folders. The collection concerns divorce proceedings by Armond Marinelli against his wife, Rosaria. Marinelli came to the United States seeking employment in 1937 and left his wife and son in Italy. The collection consists of correspondence between Rosaria Marinelli and her lawyer, and between Mrs. Marinelli's lawyer and the master in the case. In English and Italian. Register available. Gift of Kathleen Moretto Spencer.
Papers, 1931-1976. 4 folders, 1 volume. Msgr. Mazzone was pastor of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church in Philadelphia from 1937 until his retirement in 1979. The collection includes correspondence, a scrapbook of materials relating to the church, clippings, and uncataloged photographs. In English. Inventory available. Gift of Rev. Donato Silveri.
Photographs, 1910-1912. 4 prints. Italian-American businesses, school and gallery; Philadelphia. Images from a book in the Balch Library collections.
Photographs, n.d. 4 prints. Individual and group family portraits. Gift of Marie Leone.
Photograph, n.d. 1 print. Monticelli, an importer, at his office and store; Philadelphia. Gift of Marie Sabelli Tomasso.
Photographs, ca. 1926, 1980. 2 prints. Portraits of Nicosia with plane and crafts; United States. Gift of Carol Nicosia.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Festival
Photographs, 1985. 9 prints. Annual religious festival; Hammonton, New Jersey. Gift of James F. Turk.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society
Photographs, ca. 1975. 2 prints. Annual religious festival; Hammonton, New Jersey. Gift of the organization.
Correspondence, 1936. 2 pages. The collection consists of two letters. One is from the Special Investigating Committee of the Socialist Party in Reading, Pennsylvania, and recommends that Pacchina be expelled for contributing to the Republican Party campaign fund in 1935. In the other letter Pacchina defends himself, explaining that he had to register as a Republican in order to keep his job and detailing his intimidation by local members of the Republican Party. In English. Register available.
Photograph, 1950. 1 print. Groundbreaking ceremony, St. Rita's School; Philadelphia. Gift of Ann Palmieri.
Papers, 1907. 1 folder. Passports for Antonio and Caterina D'Amico Puntillo from the town of Madia, Catanzaro Province, Italy. The passports were issued in 1907, shortly after the couple's marriage, for their emigration to the United States. In Italian. Register available. Gift of Josephine Isabelli.
Papers, 1958. 1 folder. The collection consists of five poems by Dante Raso, an Italian American of Brooklyn, New York. The poems are philosophical meditations on life. One poem is about Sputnik; also included is a poem in honor of the editor of Lu Mundu Liberu, a local Italian publication. In Italian. Register available.
Ressa, Alphonso (1892-ca. 1959)
Papers, 1911-1959. 1 ft. Alphonso Ressa was born in Nusco, Avellino, Italy and came to the United States after service in the Italian Army in World War I, settling in Philadelphia. He edited L'Opinione in America and was first editor of Ordine Nuovo (later the Sons of Italy Times). The collection includes correspondence, naturalization papers and other documents, printed materials, writings, and ephemera. In English and Italian. Inventory available. Gift of Mario Ressa.
Papers, 1902. 1 folder. The collection consists of two family letters and a prayer. The letters discuss the process of bringing family members to the United States from Italy and family relations. In Italian. Register available. Gift of Mary Ricci.
Photographs, 1900-1977. 54 prints. Family portraits and events, workplaces and other groups; Philadelphia and Italy. Gift of Mary Ricci.
Rovito, Joseph N. ( -1975)
Papers, 1942-1962. 2 folders. Rovito solicited works from Italian American poets for publication in La Follia, a New York City publication. The bulk of the correspondence is from individuals thanking Rovito for inquiring about their work. Poems sent to Rovito and two small paintings of the Italian coast are also included, in addition to photocopies of published poems by Rovito's brother Sinbaldo. In Italian and English. Register available. Gift of Joseph N. Rovito.
Photographs, 1937 and n.d. 2 prints. Individual and group portrait; United States. Gift of Joseph N. Rovito.
Papers, 1907-1978. 6 ft., 1,621 drawings. Vincent Russoniello was born in St. Andrea de Conza, Avellino, Italy and immigrated to the United States in 1905. His family settled in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he worked in a stone quarry and trained to be an architect. Russoniello established his own firm in 1921 and practiced architecture in Scranton for over sixty years. His largest commissions were for more than twenty churches. Most of the churches were Roman Catholic nationality parishes or other immigrant congregations. The collection includes assignments from correspondence school courses, drawings, specifications, correspondence, brochures, and records from Russoniello's architectural firm. The bulk of the collection is architectural drawings. In English. Register available. Gift of Louis Russoniello.
Photographs, 1910-1980. 15 prints. Churches and residences designed by Russoniello, family photo and portrait of the Victor Alfieri Society; Pennsylvania. Gift of Louis Russoniello.
Papers, 1926-1945. .25 ft. Francesco Saracco immigrated to the United States from Cortale, province of Catanzaro, Italy and settled in Philadelphia. He was a chandelier maker and writer. The collection contains birth, marriage, and naturalization certificates, correspondence, journals, and the manuscript of a play by Saracco. In Italian and English. Register available. Gift of Alice Del Vecchio Cowan.
Photograph, ca. 1920. 1 print. Three children; Philadelphia. Gift of Alice Del Vecchio Cowan.
Papers, 1787-1798. .5ft. Scandella was born in Italy and was educated as a physician. He came to America ca. 1796 and settled in Philadelphia in 1797. The collection includes a diary and commonplaces containing impressions of America, a manuscript of a medical text, and a biography. In Italian, French, and English. Register available. Gift of the Cincinnatti Historical Society.
Photograph, 1960s. 1 print. Award ceremony for Ildebrando Schifalacqua, president of Societa Italiana di Mutuo Soccorso; Philadelphia. Gift of Maria Schifalacqua.
Photograph, ca. 1910. 1 print. Piano factory workroom; United States. Gift of Elaine Smaltini.
Photographs, 1905-1910. 2 prints. Our Lady of Pompeii Church and Italian immigrants religious shrine, New Jersey. Gift of Polda Smaniotto.
Photographs, ca. 1898. 4 prints. Group portrait of Italian-American granite workers, broadsides (Italian and English texts); Maine, Massachusetts, and eastern United States. Gift of Mrs. Berdan .
Photograph, n.d. 1 print. Group photo of the 25th anniversary banquet. Gift of Mary Duva.
Records, 1911-1952. .5 ft. The Mutual Aid Society of Castrogiovannesi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was organized in June 1911 and incorporated in April 1913 to promote a "social and civic spirit" among its members and to provide benefits in the event of indigence, sickness, and death. Membership was restricted to natives of Castrogiovanessi and the surrounding province of Caltanisetta in central Sicily, and to their sons born in America. The collection includes membership and financial records, a benefits receipt book, and miscellaneous forms. In Italian. Register available. Gift of the organization.
Societa' Italiana di Mutuo Soccorso Napoleone Colajanni
Photograph, 1924. 1 print. Committee of the third annual ball. Philadelphia. Gift of the organization.
Records, 1907-1909. 1 volume. The Societa Italiana Columbo was an Italian mutual aid society located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The collection consists of one minute book which includes information on the officers, expenditures and activities of the society. In Italian. Register available. Permanent loan of Frank Caruso.
Records, 1936-1974. 2 folders. Societa San Cataldo was an Italian mutual aid society located in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The collection contains a set of bylaws and a ledger book. In Italian. Register available. Gift of the organization.
Societa' San Cataldese Co-operative di Mutuo Soccorso of Dunmore, Pennsylvania
Photograph, ca. 1928. 1 OS print. Group photo of members of the Society. Gift of Joseph Bentivegna.
Records, 1935-1951. 1 folder. The Order Sons of Italy, Grand Lodge of Ohio was founded on May 16, 1915. The collection consists of three commemorative items: a souvenir album, a poem, and a convention program. In English. Register available. Gift of Adelaide Bolletino.
Photographs, ca. 1930. 3 prints. Procession of the Virgin Mary. Philadelphia. Gift of the organization.
Stella, Joseph (Drawings)
Photographs, 1905. 7 prints. Published drawings of various immigrants by Stella, an Italian-American immigrant artist; New York, 1905.
Certificate of Citizenship, 1896. 1 item.
This collection consists of a citizenship certificate for Antonio Travaglini, signed in Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1896. Travaglini was a mason and worked on several Philadelphia public buildings. Gift of Elvira Travaglini.
Papers, 1925-1976. 7 ft. Nicholas Tumulo was born in New York City. He worked in journalism and public relations in South Philadelphia. He was active in local politics, and in Italian American and civic groups, including the Philadelphia City College Committee, the Wharton Civic Association, and the South Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He ran for both the state legislature and Philadelphia City Council. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, printed materials, and uncataloged photographs. In English. Inventory available. Gift of Nicholas O. Tumulo, Jr.
Photographs, 1985. 21 prints. Smaniotto boundary cross and the Mount Calvary Shrine at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in East Vineland, New Jersey. Gift of James F. Turk.
Correspondence, 1927-1930. 2 items. Veneroso writes from Yonkers, New York to his parents in Salerno, Italy. In Italian. Register available. Gift of Ascanio Greco.
Photograph, ca. 1957. 1 print. Group photo of Italian-American politicans with Judge Adrian Bonnelly, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Gift of Edward Veneziale.
Sound Recording, 1980. 1 album. The Verdi Band was founded in Norristown, Pennsylvania by Loreto Marsella in 1921. The band performed at annual festivals, concerts, parades, and other events. The collection consists of a recording of the band, conducted by Nicola Sorgini, playing processional Italian symphonic marches. Gift of Nicola Sorgini.
Photograph, 1929. 1 print. Rosa Urbiscio in her casket; Philadelphia. Gift of Benjamin V.P. Verdile.
Records, 1921-1930. 1 volume. The Victor Alfieri Society, named after the 18th century Italian tragic poet, was founded in 1908 in Scranton, Pennsylvania and chartered in 1911 by young male Italian immigrants for social and cultural purposes. The society held dances and debates, performed plays, and collected moneys for charities. Its name changed several times, reflecting the current interests of the club. The volume contains minutes. This item is also on microfilm. In Italian. Register available. Gift of the organization.
Photograph, ca. 1924. 1 print. Family members in shoe store; Philadelphia. Gift of Marie A. Lederer.
Papers, 1964-1990. 1 folder. Joseph Zinni was born in Philadelphia; his father emigrated from Piano, Caserta, in 1897, settling in Philadelphia in 1903. Zinni is proprietor of an art supply store in Philadelphia and is active in the Order Sons of Italy in America, Da Vinci Art Alliance, the Columbus Civic Association, and other organizations. The collection contains correspondence and clippings concerning Zinni and the organizations in which he is active. For related materials see records of the Da Vinci Art Alliance and the Columbus Civic Association. In English and Italian. Inventory available. Gift of Joseph Zinni.
Photographs, 1896-1936. 7 prints. Immigration and customs officals and family shots. New Jersey. Gift of Otto Zinnie.
Photographs, 1913-1959. 4 prints. Four marching bands in Wilmington, Delaware. Gift of Dante Zoli Sr.
Newspaper, 1940-1943. 1 reel. Published weekly in Des Moines, Iowa by American Citizen, beginning in 1923.
Newspaper, 1891-1893. 3 reels. Published daily except Monday in New York City by Vincenzo Polidori, 1887-1897. In Italian.
Newspaper, 1890-1893. 5 reels. Published daily except Monday in New York, 1850-1896. In Italian.
Eco d'Italia, Rivista Italo-Americana
Newspaper, 1896. 1 reel. Published weekly in New York City by H.A. Pollak, beginning in 1896. In Italian.
Newspaper, 1918-1952. 17 reels. Published weekly in Syracuse, New York beginning in 1906. In Italian.
Newspaper, 1919-1946. 6 reels. Published monthly in New York by the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, beginning in 1919. In Italian.
Newspaper, 1916-1962. 8 reels. Published weekly in San Francisco, California by C. Zito, 1911-1968. In English and Italian.
Newspaper, 1919-1930. 6 reels. Published weekly in Chicago, Illinois by C. Durante, beginning in 1886. In Italian and English.
Newspaper, 1933-1937. 1 reel. Published weekly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin beginning in 1933. In English and Italian.
Newspaper, 1934-1967. 13 reels. Published weekly in Newark, New Jersey by Ace Alagna Publications, 1931-1969. In English and Italian.
Newspaper, 1970-1974, 1976. 7 reels. Published weekly in Newark, New Jersey by Ace Alagna Publications, 1969-1978.
Newspaper, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963. 2 reels. Published weekly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by A. Gregorian. "An independent weekly newspaper published for American citizens of Italian origin." Many issues incomplete or mutilated.
Newspaper, 1927-1941, 1942, 1945-1951, 1953-1955, 1957-1959, 1960-1969. 12 reels. Published weekly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by A. Giuseppe di Silvestro, 1918-1927, and Anthony di Silvestro, 1927-1969. Parallel title: Free Speech, 1938-1966. Early issues in Italian only. In Italian and English.
Newspaper, 1934, 1935. 6 issues. Published weekly in Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1912-1940. Publication served Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Some notices in English. In Italian.
Newspaper, 1917-1919. 1 reel. Published weekly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Fortunato Ulivieri. In Italian.
Newspaper, 1936-1949, 1950, 1951-1958. 5 reels. Published semimonthly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Order Sons of Italy in America, 1936-1959. Official organ of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Order Sons of Italy in America. Continued by the Sons of Italy Times. In Italian and English.
Newspaper, 1935-1965. 74 reels. Published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by R. Zuecca, beginning in 1935. "L'unico giornale quotidiano di lingua italiana in Pennsylvania." Later issues in English and Italian. In Italian.
Newspaper, 1886-1950. 222 reels. Published daily in New York City by Barsotti and Polidori, beginning in 1880. "First Italian daily newspaper in the United States." In Italian.
Newspaper, 1959-1989. 14 reels. Published biweekly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Order Sons of Italy in America, beginning in 1959. Official organ of the Order. Continues Ordine Nuovo. In English and Italian.
Newspaper, 1930-1934, 1936-1939, 1940, 1941-1962. 6 reels. Published in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Publishers vary. Official organ of the Order of Italian Sons and Daughters of America and the Federation of Sons of Columbus of America. Continues the Nostri Tempi. "Per il progresso e benessere degli Italiani in America." In Italian and English