This collection contains the papers of the De Biasi family originally from Santa Lucia di Serino, Italy, focusing primarily on Carlo and Agostino De Biasi, two of Giuseppe De Biasi and Maria Antoniello sons. Carlo and Agostino immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s and were both active in the Italian American journalism community in New York City. The materials in the collection relate to the family history, the family estate in Italy, and the De Biasi Advertising Agency in New York. The bulk of the materials is related to Agostino and Carlo’s professional activities as journalists, both ran Italian American publications, Il Carroccio and Il Crociato, respectively. Il Carroccio published fascist propaganda during the Mussolini era while Il Crociato was a Catholic weekly. The collection contains their articles, clippings, correspondence, family vital records, and other materials.
Series I: Family Correspondence, Accounts, Documents, and Photographs
Series II: Agostino De Biasi Papers
Series III: Mario De Biasi, Emilia De Biasi, and De Biasi Advertising Agency: Correspondence and Financial Accounts
Series IV: Carlo De Biasi Papers