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Papers (1911-1980) of Nino Caradonna (1898-1980), a well-known Italian American poet, consist of correspondence; manuscripts; and miscellaneous papers. Correspondents include many Italian American writers and community leaders.
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.