CMS.126 documents the intertwining of several roles played by Silvano M. Tomasi, c.s.: an Italian American and scholarly observer of Italian Americans; a leading member of a congregation of male religious; and an expert on contemporary immigration issues who became Director of the U.S. Catholic Conference Migration and Refugee Service. These experiences shaped the young Father Tomasi’s subsequent career with the Pontifical Commission on Migration and Tourism and as an archbishop and member of the papal diplomatic corps. The collection covers the 1970s and 1980s, and consists of correspondence, organizational records, and ephemeral publications, with a few personal items such as photographs and awards.
Arrangement: CMS.126 is arranged in four Series:
I. Migration and Refugee Service
II. Society of Saint Charles-Scalabrinians