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Mary Ellen Mancina Batinich papers

Identifier: IHRC297


Papers, transcripts and recordings of interviews, photographs, research notes and copies of resource materials pertaining to Italian Americans, particularly in Chicago and in Minnesota, mostly on the Iron Range in the northeast of the state, as well as materials on Italian history and culture. A set of oral history interviews with Minnesota Italian Americans from the collection became the basis for the book "Italian Voices: Making Minnesota Our Home" (published by Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, 2007).


  • Creation: 1937-1990

Language of Materials

English, Italian

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Ellen Mancina (1923-1996) was born in 1923 in Eveleth, Minnesota, on the Mesabi Iron Range. She studied piano at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, later she received master's and doctoral degrees in English from Northwestern University. She was a teacher and principal in Chicago public schools. She was also the president of the Italian-American Historical Association.


55 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection acquired between 1995 and 2005 from Mary Ellen and Alex Batinich.

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