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Al LaMagna papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC1962

Papers of Al LaMagna consist of materials pertaining to the Order Sons of Italy in America. Included are a Distinguished Service Award certificate from the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge, and artifacts include Pennsylvania Grand Lodge officer title and emblem pins, wooden gavels, a Nuova Vittorio Emanuele No. 901 banner, and an Italian flag.

Dates: 1967

American Arabic Association (AMARA) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC155

Records (1969-1981) of the American Arabic Association, a cultural and charitable organization, consist mainly of program announcements for meetings.

Dates: 1969-1981

American Italian Historical Association (AIHA) Conference records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC176

Partial transcript of the American Italian Historical Association Conference (1972, Boston, Massachussetts) relate to the conference topic "Italian American Radicalism: Old World Origins and New World Developments".

Dates: 1972

American Italian Historical Association (AIHA). Stella del Nord Chapter records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC177

Records of the American Italian Historical Association, Stella del Nord Chapter consist of organizational minutes, correspondence, and financial materials as well as photographs and oral history tapes gathered by the group to document the history of Italian Americans in Minnesota.

Dates: 1970-1985

Anna and David Yona papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC2874

Papers (ca. 1971) of Jewish-Italians David Yona (1901-1975), a civil engineer and writer, and his wife Anna (Foa) Yona, consist of two typed manuscripts of memoirs. David's memoirs cover his childhood through 1932; Anna's cover the years 1932-1945. Also included is a list of David Yona's articles which appeared in "La Controcurrente."

Dates: 1971

Anne V. and Angela Marinelli papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC1473

Photographs and articles about Anne V. Marinelli, a librarian, and her sister Angela Marinelli, a language teacher from Minnesota.

Dates: 1975

Anthony Cama papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC1818

Papers of Anthony Cama consist of Order Sons of Italy in America materials, including Junior Division ritual book (Mass.), correspondence of the Riunite No. 889 chapter (Mass.). Also included are a Columbus Day Proclamation by Gov. John Volpe (1965), a resume of Paul Lazzaro, newspaper clippings pertaining to OSIA lodges in Lynn and to the Mass. grand lodge, and photographs of local OSIA lodge activities (1963-1965).

Dates: 1960-1980

Anthony L. Sarcone papers

Identifier: IHRC2359
Abstract Anthony (Antonio) L. "Tony" Sarcone (1884-1964) was editor of "The American Citizen," an Italian-American newspaper published in Des Moines, Iowa. Papers include correspondence, citations, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs relevant to Sarcone's life and to the Italian community in Des Moines. Included are constitutions and by-laws of various Italian American organizations, correspondence and clippings regarding Sarcone's work with the Italian Welfare Society, materials...
Dates: 1904-1964

Anthony Sola papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1751

The Anthony Sola Order Sons of Italy in America collection consists of California Grand Convention booklets (1950, 1962-1970, 1976-1983); Convention minutes (1965, 1979 and 1982); scolarship award booklets; and several historical publications. The latter include Italian Culture in Action; OSIA, Grand Lodge of California, 1925-1960; 50th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of California, 1925-1975; and Italians in California.

Dates: 1950-1983

Anthony Sorrentino papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC2471

Literary manuscript (1950-1975) of Anthony Sorrentino consists of two photocopied drafts of "It's An Inside Job," the story of a project to prevent juvenile delinquency and crime in Chicago's neighborhoods. One manuscript dates from 1950, the other from 1975 when it was being readied for publication.

Dates: 1950 - 1975

Anthony Zaffiro papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC3303

Papers of Anthony Zaffiro consist of a biographical sketch (1962), obituaries (1962), and a photograph of Zaffiro.

Dates: 1962

Antonio Consiglio papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC3293
Abstract Anthony Consiglio (1890-1967) founded the Order Sons of Italy in America, Delaware Grand Lodge in 1923 and served as Grand Venerable from 1927 to 1948. Records include OSIA Supreme Convention booklets from 1929 and 1935, general laws (1931), telegrams (1947-1951), programs from testimonial dinners (1928-1956), and correspondence. Also included are a publicity kit issued by American Relief for Italy, Inc., in 1947, containing radio spots, proclamations, and editorial announcements, and fact...
Dates: 1928-1959

Armand Liberti papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1772
Abstract Armand Liberti served as Grand Venerable of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Delaware Grand Lodge, from 1981-1985 and as First Assistant Grand Venerable from 1976-1979. The Delaware Grand Lodge was founded in 1923.Records consist of minutes, correspondence, materials pertaining to Columbus Day celebrations, the March of Dimes Campaign, and to local lodges, as well as to Supreme Council plenary session of 1974 and to the 1967 Supreme Convention. Minutes include those of the Grand Council...
Dates: 1940-1980

Arthur Zaia papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC3906

Manuscript of a memoir by Arthur Zaia reporting on the life of the Italian immigrants and their descendants in Oswego, New York. Included are three family photographs.

Dates: 1900-1971

Bruno S. Giuffrida papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC1748

Giuffrida's collection of Order Sons of Italy in America materials consists of materials on the 1985 and 1987 Supreme Conventions; Supreme correspondence (1985-1987); information relating to various OSIA committees and programs; material on the California Grand Convention, 1985; and the New York and Connecticut Grand Conventions (1986). Photographs and newspaper clippings are included.

Dates: 1964-1987

Charles Benvegar papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1805

Collection (1941-1987) of Charles Benvegar consists of materials pertaining to Benvegar's life; newspaper clippings, poetry, and miscellaneous newsletters relating to Order Sons of Italy in America Luigi Scialdone Lodge No. 2221 (Baltimore, Maryland.); "A Footnote to American History," detailing Benvegar's work as a government employee during and after World War II; "The Cultural Revolution in 1962" and "Maryland in Poetry"; and "An Interview Fantastic with Edgar Allen Poe."

Dates: 1941-1987

Charles R. Varalla papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1784
Abstract Charles R. Varalla serves as Grand Venerable of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Florida Grand Lodge (1985-1987) and has also served as Grand Orator (1983-1985). Collection (1981-1987) consists of materials pertaining to the Florida Grand Convention; correspondence, notes, and reports of the State Orator (1983-1985); newsletters; and membership information pertaining to the OSIA Joseph B. Franzalia Lodge No. 2427 (1981-1985). Materials relating to the OSIA Florida Grand Convention include...
Dates: 1981-1987

Clementina Todesco papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC2599

Papers (n.d.) of Clementina Todesco (1903- ) consist of photocopies of folktales from Northern Italy. Todesco came to the United States in 1930 with her family from Faller, a village near Venice, and settled in Detroit, Michigan. Stories were collected and translated into English in 1940-41 by Bruna Todesco, Clementina's daughter.

Dates: ca. 1976

Danny Meduri papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1523

Papers (1910-1976) of Danny Meduri (1885-1976), an Italian American opera singer from New York, include photographs, newspaper clippings, sheet music, programs, and playbills from his performances.

Dates: 1910-1976

Dwight C. Smith Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2453

Collection (1890-1979) of Dwight C. Smith Jr. includes books; articles; computer analyses; and games collected for studies of the treatment of the Mafia and Italian Americans in American culture.

**In 2019, the books from this collection were moved to IHRCA book collection and cataloged. The full list of titles can be viewed at the link below (please see the "Digital Material" tab.)

Dates: 1890-1979

Edward J. Angeletti papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1803
Abstract The Edward J. Angeletti Order Sons of Italy in America Collection (1959-1977) consists of materials pertaining to the OSIA Maryland Grand Lodge.Included are Grand Council minutes (1973-1976), officers' lists; correspondence relating to various members of the Maryland Grand Council including the Grand Venerable, 1st Assistant Grand Venerable, Grand Orator and Grand Deputies; correspondence relating to various committees and activities of the Grand Lodge including by-laws, Birth Defects,...
Dates: 1959-1977

Eugene Costa papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1989

The Eugene Costa Order Sons of Italy in America collection (1973-1974) consists of letters, Costa's Grand Venerable report to the 1974 West Virginia Grand Convention, and a 1973 legal document authorizing a corporation to lease space in the OSIA Christopher Columbus Lodge No. 1199 (Charleston, W.V.) hall.

Dates: 1973-1974

Felix Forte papers

Identifier: IHRC737

Papers of Felix Forte include biographical sketches, a speech entitled "What Makes America Tick," and 1947 convention materials from the Order Sons of Italy in America, including a telegram from President Truman.

Dates: 1927-1975

Fortune Gallo papers

 Collection — Box: Oversize 1
Identifier: IHRC760

Papers (1930-1960) of Fortune Gallo (1878-1970), founder and director of the San Carlo Opera Company, consist of his "personal" books, and programs and newspaper clippings and opera directories describing the work of the Company.

Dates: 1930-1960

Franca Tognotti-Martin papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC3305

The Franca Tognotti-Martin Order Sons of Italy in America collection (1965-1987) consists of West Virginia Grand Lodge correspondence (1971-1985), Grand Convention materials (1965-1987), local lodge correspondence, newsletters, and lists of officer and members (1967-1986). Also included are a Supreme Lodge directory, several financial reports and a Public Relations Commission Report (1981-1982), along with a booklet and poster fromthe 1983 West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival.

Dates: 1965-1987

Francone - Aliberti family papers

Identifier: IHRC3430

Family history compilation entitled "The Carlo Francone - Caterina Aliberti Families of San Benigno Canavese, Piedmont, Italy - Ancestors and Descendants" (34 pages plus appendices).

Dates: 1900-1997

Frank J. De Santis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC1747
Abstract The Frank J. de Santis collection of Order Sons of Italy in America, California Grand Lodge, includes records of the following local California lodges: Anaheim Lodge No. 2076; America Lodge No. 1609; Beatrice Portinari Lodge No. 1626; Desert Valley Lodge No. 2352; Centinella Valley Lodge No. 1991; Diable Valley Lodge No. 2167; Enrico Caruso Lodge No. 1463; Galileo Galilei Lodge No. 1950; Garibaldina Lodge No. 1627; Hacienda Lodge No. 2168; Lake County Lodge No. 2537; La Costa Dei Fiori Lodge...
Dates: 1981-1986

Frank J. Montemuro, Jr. papers

Identifier: IHRC1620
Abstract Frank J. Montemuro, Jr. served the Order Sons of Italy in America as Supreme Venerable (1977-1981) and as Grand Venerable of the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge (1969-1977). Collection includes records of Supreme Conventions (1969-1979), materials relating to various OSIA officers such as Supreme Venerable, Supreme Recording Secretary, Supreme Deputies, and Supreme Trustees, materials on various OSIA committees and programs such as OSIA Foundation, National Education and Scholarship committee,...
Dates: 1965-2005

Frank W. Liberatore papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1834

Liberatore was OSIA Massachusetts Grand Financial Secretary (1959-1963) and Supreme Curator of OSIA (1955-1959). Collection includes a Massachusetts Grand Lodge convention program (1947), miscellaneous Massachusetts Grand Lodge brochures, local lodge program booklets, many photographs, and artifacts.

Dates: 1935-1960

Geno Donato papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1802

The Geno and Lou Donato Order Sons of Italy in America collection includes Supreme Lodge correpsondence (1981-1987), minutes of Indiana Grand Council meetings (1979-1984), and some Grand Lodge correspondence.

Dates: 1979-1987

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