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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.
Records (1969-1981) of the American Arabic Association, a cultural and charitable organization, consist mainly of program announcements for meetings.
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".
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.
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."
Photographs and articles about Anne V. Marinelli, a librarian, and her sister Angela Marinelli, a language teacher from Minnesota.
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).
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.
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.
Papers of Anthony Zaffiro consist of a biographical sketch (1962), obituaries (1962), and a photograph of Zaffiro.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family history compilation entitled "The Carlo Francone - Caterina Aliberti Families of San Benigno Canavese, Piedmont, Italy - Ancestors and Descendants" (34 pages plus appendices).
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.
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.
- Italian Americans -- Societies, etc. 15
- Columbus Day. 8
- Italian Americans. 8
- Italian Americans -- Delaware -- Societies, etc. 7
- Italian Americans -- California -- Societies, etc. 6
- Italian Americans -- Massachusetts -- Societies, etc. 6
- Italian American authors. 5
- Italian Americans -- New York (State) -- Societies, etc. 5
- Italian Americans -- Personal narratives. 5
- Italian Americans -- Charities. 4
- Italian Americans -- Oregon -- Societies, etc. 4
- Italian Americans -- Virginia -- Societies, etc. 4
- Italian Americans -- Washington (State) -- Societies, etc. 4
- Earthquakes -- Italy 3
- Italian Americans -- Florida -- Societies, etc. 3
- Italian Americans -- Idaho -- Societies, etc. 3
- Italian Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago 3
- Italian Americans -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul -- Societies, etc. 3
- Italian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York. 3
- Disaster relief -- Italy. 2 ∧ less
- Italian 4
- Abbate, Paolo S., 1884-1973 1
- Ambrosino, Simone J. 1
- American Arabic Association. 1
- American Italian Historical Association. Conference (5th : 1972 : Boston, Mass.) 1
- American Italian Historical Association. Stella del Nord 1
- Andreozzi, John. 1
- Angeletti, Edward J. 1
- Avara, S. Joseph 1
- Beck, R. Merrill. 1
- Benvegar, Charles. 1
- Bonadio, Maria Butera, b. 1882. 1
- Buccieri, Martin R. 1
- Cacchione, Peter V., d.1947. 1
- Caira, Michael A. 1
- Cama, Anthony. 1
- Camilletti, Giuseppe. 1
- Cappello, Rosemary. 1
- Castagnola, Salvatore. 1
- Ciatti, John E. 1
- Cipriani, Nicholas A. 1 ∧ less