This artificial collection brings together poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose and plays published in Italy and in the United States in English, German, Italian and Italian dialects, mostly in the first two thirds of the twentieth century.
This collection consists of a scrapbook of clippings and photographs. The clippings consist of a series of 25 articles written by Thomas Russo in 1932 for the New York Italian language daily, Bolletino della Sera, on the study of Italian in America. The focus is on New York City high-schools and colleges. There are also several photographs of family members. The scrapbook focuses on the study of Italian language in America.
This collection was generated by New Jersey Italian-American educator Erasmo S. Ciccolella during his retirement, when he researched family and local history. It includes four manuscripts Ciccolella produced: on his extended family; on his uncle, Italian-language poet Joseph Tallini; on Italian-American experience with the Board of Education of Trenton, New Jersey; and on his local church and parochial-school teachers. It also contains ephemeral publications by the aforementioned poet-uncle, and a newspaper report on Ciccolella’s research into Italian Americans and the Trenton Board of Education.
CMS 006 contains Vincenzo Bocchimuzzo’s handwritten dramas, essays and poems in Italian. His works provide insight into how one working-class migrant living in New York City viewed events in his Italian homeland from the 1920s through the end of World War II.
Giuseppe Zappulla, born in 1901, was a poet and writer/editor with the U.S. Italian-language press. Zappulla wrote and edited numerous Italian-American newspapers and magazines. This is a collection of his various works.