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George Pozzetta papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC2171

Abstract

The George Pozzetta papers (24 linear ft.) include correspondence, research notes and resource files (including primary sources) on subjects of Pozzetta’s interest, drafts and manuscripts of his articles, book chapters and book reviews, copies of papers submitted by colleagues, and a set of oral histories for which Pozzetta interviewed primarily Cuban Americans in Florida. A significant segment includes drafts and sources pertaining to his unfinished monograph on Italian Americans during World War II. The correspondence segment, particularly Pozzetta’s extensive and detailed communications with other leading immigration historians, provides valuable documentation on the development of the field and its emerging directions.

Dates

  • 1970-1994

Language of Materials

In English and Italian.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The George Pozzetta papers are available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The George Pozzetta papers are the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRCA.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

George Pozzetta (1942-1994) was born in Great Barrington, MA, to an immigrant father from Italy and a second-generation Italian American mother. He studied at Providence College in Rhode Island and received his PhD from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Throughout his scholarly career, starting in 1971 with his work "The Italians of New York City, 1890-1914," Pozzetta was a leader in the field of ethnic and immigration history. In 1988, "The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985" (University of Illinois Press, 1987), which he co-authored with Gary Mormino, was awarded the Immigration History Society’s “Theodore Saloutos Prize” for best monograph in the field. In 1991, Pozzetta edited the monumental series "Themes in Immigration History" (20 volumes, publ. by Garland), covering topics such as education, religion, gender and family experiences, business and labor, nativism, and much more.

Extent

24 Linear Feet

Title
Inventory of the George Pozzetta papers.
Author
IHRC Archives
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-4800