Click here to view the entire finding aid for the Italian Welfare League Addendum Papers (CMS 003A) In 1920, a group of Italian-American women founded the Italian Welfare League to aid poor Italian immigrant families in New York City. The Welfare League...
Via correspondence, musical compositions, notebooks, personal papers and photographs, CMS 071 documents the life of the Rev. William Pizzoglio, c.s.. The collection ranges from the 1910s when he was a seminarian in Italy receiving letters from his widowed mother in Brazil to his death in 1973.
This collection documents the activities of the Italian-American Institute to Foster Higher Education at the City University of New York from its inception in 1978 to its closure in 1983. The collection contains correspondence, office papers and publications, reports, newsletters, meeting minutes, events and conferences planning materials, and other materials documenting their work.
It contains unpublished manuscripts of poetry, drama, anarchism, socialism, anti-fascism, syndicalism, and the beginnings of trade unionism.
The case files document the anxieties, the emotions, and the hopes of people trying to enter the country at a time when various quota systems and restrictions barred or impeded them.
This collection contains sheet music written for organ, orchestra, and piano, often for the church. The collection also contains programs of concerts and clippings about Carbone.
Giovanni Battista Fontana was the first organist and choirmaster of the Church of Our Lady of Pompei, New York City. The collection contains musical compositions, the opera “Sayda,” the incomplete score of “Il Cieco di Guerra,” church music, organ music, and chamber music.
CMS 067 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and office files that document the twenty-fifth anniversary of Father Caesar Donanzan, c.s., celebrated June 9, 1968, at Our Lady of Pompei Church at 25 Carmine Street and at the Commodore Hotel in New York City.
The collection contains songs, sketches, song sheets, photographs, correspondence, samples of stationery, paper reproductions of signed portraits intended for distribution to fans, song sheets, photocopies of Italian song lyrics interspersed with diary-like entries, and clippings from La Follia di New York and other periodicals published in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Italy.
The materials document certain special missions undertaken by the two agencies on behalf of displaced priests, scholars, and orphans, the latter being of particular concern to the Committee for Catholic Refugees.