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De Ciampis, Pasquale Mario, b. 1894, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

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Creator: De Ciampis, Pasquale Mario, b. 1894.
Dates: 1920-1989
Abstract: Papers of Pasquale Mario De Ciampis are dominated by his history of Il Proletario, the first draft of which runs over 4,000 pages. De Ciampis also researched the history of his own family and that of his hometown of Morcone, Italy. Included are drafts and extensive notes on Il Proletario and its editors; family photographs, a funeral book of Mrs. De Ciampis, personal correspondence and notes, genealogical research material and correspondence, maps, and an autographed clipping and medaglione of De Ciampis by sculptor P. S. Abbate. Also included is material dealing with the Fur Wholesalers Association of America, Inc. and the Waterbury Pure Water Association.
Quantity: 6.5 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in Italian; some items in English.
Collection ID: IHRC3287


Pasquale Mario De Ciampis was born in Morcone, Italy. He was active in the labor movement in Naples and continued this activity after coming to the United States in 1912. He associated himself with the Italian socialist newspaper Il Proletario, and though he had no formal journalistic training, served as its editor from 1922-33 and from 1936-37. When the paper ceased publication in 1946, De Ciampis began gathering materials to write a history of it.



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Italian-American newspapers.
Italian Americans.

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