CMS 069 documents the life of Father Giacomo Gambera, a priest who served in parishes in New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, and at the Saint Raphael Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants on Ellis Island between 1889-1928. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and Father Gambera’s own sermons and memoir. Content from this archive covers Italian-American life, particularly religious life, from the 1934-1980s. It also serves as a case study of one man’s migration experience.
Series I: General Correspondence
Series II: Sermons and Other Writings
Series III: Miscellaneous Documents