S. EUGENE SCALIA COLLECTION, 1907-1947
Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York

S. EUGENE SCALIA COLLECTION, 1907-1947

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The S. Eugene Scalia (1900-1986) Collection is a fragmentary collection of advertisements, catalogs, lyrics and music sheets generated by the Italian Book Company of 145-147 Mulberry Street, New York, New York, between 1907 and 1944. The material documents many facets of Italian-American cultural life during this period. The combination of standard Italian, dialect and English speaks to the immigrants’ linguistic abilities. Books of songs celebrating the Italian military document an ongoing interest in the home country. Topical songs about U.S. issues offer a window into how Italians viewed the new world about them, and their degree of assimilation to it.

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Collection Title S. Eugene Scalia Collection, 1907-1947
Call Number CMS 082
Extent 0.25 linear feet in one manuscript box