CMS 073 documents the life of Father Pio Parolin, a priest who, between his ordination in 1901 and his retirement in 1953, served in parishes across New York and New England. The documentation includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, documents from the U.S. government and from the Catholic Church, and Father Parolin’s own memoir. The content covers Italian-American life, particularly religious life, in small communities in New York City, upstate New York, and the Boston area, in the first half of the twentieth century. It also serves as a case study of one man’s migration experience.
Series I: Letters Received
Series II: Certificates and Documents Relating to Faculties
Series III: Miscellaneous Documents
Series IV: Photographs
Series V: Newspaper Clippings
Series VI: Autobiography