CMS 060 is a fragmentary collection of photographs, published ephemera and souvenir history journals from five institutions: two Catholic parishes, a nursing home, a Catholic seminary and a cultural center. These institutions have several features in common. They are: all located in the incorporated Village of Melrose Park, outside Chicago, Illinois; all are associated with the Society of Saint Charles-Scalabrinians, a congregation of male religious founded in 1887 to minister to migrants; all have connections with the village’s Italian-American population; and all were active in the mid-twentieth century from which time most of these documents come.
I. Our Lady of Mount Carmel (established 1903)
II. Saint Charles Borromeo (established 1943)
III. Sacred Heart Seminary (established 1937)
IV. Villa Scalabrini (established 1951)
V. Italian Cultural Center (established 1970)