ITALIAN WELFARE LEAGUE RECORDS ADDENDUM
Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York

ITALIAN WELFARE LEAGUE RECORDS ADDENDUM

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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 aided newly arrived Italian immigrants at Ellis Island, and offered continued assistance at their office. This assistance was crucial in helping immigrants manage complicated restrictions, quotas, and policies that at the time were designed to control Italian immigration. As the issues facing the Italian-American community evolved, the organization expanded to fundraising through annual galas and luncheons such as the Autumn in New York fashion show or the Rose Petal Ball, and used these funds for the care of Italian-Americans in need. This collection contains Board and Presidential correspondence, event planning, and records of immigration cases.

Arrangement
Series I: Board of Directors
Series II: Minutes
Series III: Presidential Correspondence
Series IV: Records of Pre-existing Organizations
Series V: Financial Records
Series VI: Press and Publicity
Series VII: Events
Series VIII: Miscellaneous
Series IX: Photographs

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Collection Title Italian Welfare League Addendum
Call Number CMS 003A
Extent 5 linear feet, 9 document boxes