Italian American Collection

Title: Italian American Collection
Reference Code: Mss- 3262
Inclusive Dates: 1884- ongoing
Quantity: 5.4 cu. ft.
Photograph collection- 4.5 cu. ft.
Location: ER sh. 92-93, Photos ER sh. 94-95, OS L “I” OS XXL “I”
Abstract: This collection consists of materials relating to the Italian community in Milwaukee. There are business, church, societies and individuals’ records throughout the collection. It also contains a large amount of videos about the Italians Community and Festa Italiana. The photographic collection is divided by topics and arranged alphabetically within each topic.
Access and Use: No restrictions
Language: English and Italian
Notes:
See Also:
Mario A. Carini, Mss-3036
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, Mss-3263
Unione Fratellanza Toscana Society, Mss-3264
Galileo Galilei Society, Mss-3265
Congregazione Femminile San Antonio Di Padova, Mss-3266
Madonna Del Lume Society, Mss-3267
Administration Note:
This collection was donated by Mario A. Carini on behalf of many members of the Italian community. The collection was processed in June 2011 by Amanda Koehler.

Arrangement:

Contents Box Number Folder
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Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 1994 1 1
Businesses, Lo Duca Brothers, undated 1 2
Businesses, Mamie’s Grotto, undated 1 3
Businesses, Nash Frint Motor Company, 1938 1 4
Columbus Center, Event Programs, 1943-1955 1 5
Columbus Center, Event Programs, 1963-1968 1 6
Columbus Club, Correspondence, 1969-1974 1 7
Columbus Club, Membership Books, undated 1 8
Elenora Duse Society, 1965-1972 1 9
Event Programs, 1934-1936 1 10
Holy Crucifix Society, Anniversary Booklet, 1995 1 11
Holy Name Society, Blessed Virgin of Pompeii, Financial Records, 1932-1938 1 12
Holy Name Society, Blessed Virgin of Pompeii, Meeting Minutes, 1944-1967 1 13
Holy Name Society, Blessed Virgin of Pompeii, Membership book, undated 1 14
Italian-American Society of Madonna di Pompeii, 1970 1 15
Italian Americans, Angelo Cerminara, Correspondence, 1933-1971 1 16
Italian Americans, Angelo Cerminara, History of Italians and Italian Societies, undated (Italian) 1 17
Italian Americans, Angelo Cerminara, Newspaper Articles, 1912-1971 1 18-19
Italian Americans, Antonio Fricano, 1909, 1980 1 20
Italian Americans, Balistreri Family, Genealogy, 1993 1 21
Italian Americans, Dominic Frinzi, 1980 1 22
Italian Americans, Gaetang Trentanove, undated 1 23
Italian Americans, Gina Tornabene, 1901-1939 2 1
Italian Americans, Hasso Pestalozzi, 1915-1917, undated 2 2
Italian Americans, Miscellaneous Family Stories, 1930-1933, 1998-2010 2 3
Italian Community Center, Calendars, 1983, 1985-1986 2 4
Italian Community Center, Events, 1986-2004 2 5
Italian Community Center, Events, Festa Italiana, 1979-1999 2 6
Italian Community Center, History, undated 2 7
Italian Community Center, Memorandum, 1980-1995 2 8
Italian Community Center, Property Records, 1986 2 9
Italian Community Center, Vintage Photo Collection Inventory, 1993 2 10
Italian Workmen’s Club, 2006 2 11
Italians in Milwaukee, Rev. Salvatore Tagliavia, 1941 2 12
Italian Societies of Milwaukee County, 1929, 1932 2 13
Lower Third Ward Reminiscences, 2010 2 14
Magazines, “Historia”, 1959, 1963 2 15
Magazines, “Historia”, 1958 2 16
Magazines, “Italian Leader”, 1933-1934 2 17
Magazines, “Milwaukee History”, 1969, 1987, 1990 2 18
Magazines, Miscellaneous (English) 2 19
Magazines, Miscellaneous (Italian) 2 20-21
Magazines, “St. Anthony Messenger”, 1930-1931, 1950 2 22
Maria S.S. Lauretana Society, 1967, 1971 2 23
Military Records, 1908, 2011 2 24
Milwaukee County Italian-American Alliance, 1933 2 25
Miscellaneous Documents, 1887-1958 2 26
Miscellaneous Italian Books 6 Loose
Miscellaneous Societies, 1915-1971, undated 2 27
Naturalization Records, 1904-1940 3 1
Newspapers, “Andiamo!”, 2006 3 2
Newspapers, Clippings, Business, 1884-1960 3 3
Newspapers, Clippings, Entertainment and Arts, 1925-1967 3 4
Newspapers, Clippings, Festa Italiana, 1978-1990 3 5
Newspapers, Clippings, general, 1933-1982 3 6
Newspapers, Clippings, people, 1912-1993 3 7
Newspapers, Clippings, politics/government, 1933, 1970 3 8
Newspapers, Clippings, Religious, 1958-1994 3 9
Newspapers, Clippings, School and education, 1938-1986 3 10
Newspapers, Clippings, Third Ward, 1966-1992 3 11
Newspapers, Clippings, War and Military, 1923-1963 3 12
Newspapers, Clippings, World Events, 1921-1989 3 13
Newspapers, “Il Progresso Italo-Americano”, 1933 3 14
Newspapers, “Italian Times”, 1979-1982 3 15
Newspapers, “Italian Times”, 1990-1999 3 16
Newspapers, “Italian Voice”, 1964, 2006 3 17
Newspapers, “Lincoln Quill”, 1939-1942 3 18
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bulletins and Anniversary Books, 1994, 1998 3 19
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Hymnals, 1998 3 20
Passports, 1886-1929 3 21
Pompeii Mens’ Club, 1978-1979 3 21A
St. Joan Antida Society, 1966, 1971-1980 3 22
St. Patrick Church, 1991 3 23
St. Rita’s Church, Anniversary Booklet, 1961 3 24
St. Rita’s Church, Annual Reports, 1959-1961 3 25
St. Rita’s Church, Dedication Program, 1939 3 26
St. Rita’s Church, Financial Reports, 1948-1957 3 27
St. Rita’s Church, Miscellaneous Materials, 1939, 1961-1962 3 28
Sacred Heart Society, 1966, 1968 3 29
San Giuseppe Society, undated 3 30
Societa’ Femminile Abruzzese, 1966 3 31
Stereotypes in U.S. Advertising, 2003 3 32
Third Ward Reunion, 1930, 1970, 1974 3 33
UNICO, 1961-1982 4 1
Vital Records, 1893-1952 4 2
Yearbooks, Capital, Messmer High School, 1954 4 3
Yearbooks, Capital, Messmer High School, 1955 4 4
Yearbooks, Capital, Messmer High School, 1956 4 5
Yearbooks, The Eagle, St. John’s Cathedral High School, 1932 4 6
Yearbooks, Hilltop, Marquette University, 1960 4 7
Yearbooks, The Oracle, Bay View High School, 1962 4 8
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1925-1926 4 9
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1929 4 10
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1932 4 11
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1934-1935 4 12
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1935 4 13
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1935-1936 4 14
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1936, 1937 4 15
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1941 4 16
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1942 4 17
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1949 4 18
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1950 4 19
Yearbooks, The Quill, Lincoln High School, 1951, 1953 4 20
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Videos (2.5″ TV Tape): Box Folder
Feast of the Holy Crucifix 1970s, 1936, 1957 5 Loose
“The Little Pink Church” 5 Loose
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Videos (VHS):
Festa-1988 (George Bush) 5 Loose
Festa-1988 (Religious Booth) – 2 copies 5 Loose
Festa-1989 (Culture Tent) 5 Loose
Festa-1990 5 Loose
Festa-1990 (Rob White Tape) 5 Loose
Festa-1991 (Sacred Arts Cultural Tent) 5 Loose
Festa-1992 5 Loose
Festa-1994 5 Loose
Festa-1995 5 Loose
Festa-1996 5 Loose
Festa-2000 5 Loose
Festa-2002 5 Loose
ICC’s 1983 Photo Committee Video Production 5 Loose
Mario Milwaukee Remembers 5 Loose
Pompeii Exhibit-1987 5 Loose
Pompeii Sacred Art Tent 1998 5 Loose
The Italians Part 1-The Creating of America 5 Loose
Third Ward #1 5 Loose
Third Ward Film 5 Loose
Third Ward History – 2 copies 5 Loose
Wisconsin Stories from MPT 5 Loose
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Audio (Cassette Tapes)
Sister Diomina Tedesco (3 tapes) 5 Loose
Filippo Firmano (1 tape) 5 Loose
Jennie Puccio (1 tape) 5 Loose
Rose Fricano (1 tape) 5 Loose
Angelina Guandalabene (1 tape) 5 Loose
Domenica Bartolone (1 tape) 5 Loose
Mario, Margaret and Tanina Carini (1 side) 5 Loose
Vince Carini (1 side) 5 Loose
Unidentified tape (1 tape) 5 Loose
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Audio (1/4″ Magnetic Tape)
Oral History Tapes (1 reel) 5 Loose
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Oversize Items Location
Holy Crucifix Society Posters, undated (2 copies) OS SM “I”
Josephine Zingoles Holy Communion Certificate, 1916 OS SM “I”
Theodore Mazza Certificate (In Italian), 1961 OS SM “I”
Carmella Bartaluzzi High School Diploma OS SM “I”
Antonio Piacentini Communion Certificate OS SM “I”
Madonna Del Lume Poster OS SM “I”
Societa S.M. Lauretana Poster OS SM “I”
Poster of St. Joseph Society 54th Festival, June 26-28, 1964 OS XLG “I”
Miss Betty Puccio Letter, 1965 OS XXLG “I”
Festa Italiana Poster 1979, 1980 OS XXLG “I”
Milwaukee Journal Article, 1965 OS XXLG “I”

Photographs Box Number
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Boys (Portraits) 1
Businesses 1
Church 1
Family 1
Festa Italiana 2
Girls (Portraits) 2
Health Department Bulletin Images 2
Holy Crucifix Society 2
Italian Community Center 2
Kids (Portraits) 2
Men (Portraits) 3
Military Personnel 3
Miscellaneous 3
Organizations 3
Post Cards 3
Schools 3
Streets (Italian Neighborhoods) 3
Women (Portraits) 3
Wedding Groups 4
Oversize Photos 5
1 Container of Photo Negatives 6
Photo Inventory and Albums 7


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