Vincenzo De Lalla papers
Papers (1927-1964) of Vincenzo de Lalla (b.1883) consist of correspondence with the Italian American poets and authors Arturo Giovannitti; Nino Caradonna; Cesare Crespi; Onorio Ruotola; and others. Many of the letters contain comments on literary works and discussions of political events. In the Ruotolo and Crespi folders, requests for financial support from de Lalla and expressions of gratitude for his support are important themes. Also included are six poems by de Lalla.
- 1927-1964 300 L ar in
Language of Materials
Italian and English
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Vincenzo de Lalla was born May 10, 1883 in Tolve, Province of Potenza, Italy. He came to America in 1898 at the age of 15. He attended Columbia University College of Pharmacy and graduated in 1904. After graduation, he owned a pharmacy in East Utica, New York.As a devotee and patron of Italian-American literati in the United States, de Lalla had a long-standing and intimate acquaintanceship with important poets and writers including Arturo Giovannitti, Cesare Crespi, Nino Caradonna and Onorio Ruotolo. This collection consists entirely of correspondence with these individuals, the bulk of which is with Ruotolo and Crespi.
5 linear inches
ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS
The De Lalla correspondence has been divided into five folders, according to the correspondents. Within each folder the arrangement is simply chronological. In addition there is folder of poetry.
The correspondence of Vincezo de Lalla was acquired for the Immigration History Research Center by Professor Rudolph J. Vecoli, Director, from Egidio Clemente, editor of La Parola del Popolo, in June of 1967. The papers were processed in July of 1972 by Nicholas Montalto, Research Assistant.
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