University of Minnesota

Di Silvestro, Giovanni M., 1879-1958., Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Di Silvestro, Giovanni M., 1879-1958.
Dates: 1909-1954,
Abstract: The Di Silvestro Order Sons of Italy in America collection (1909-1954) consists of Supreme Convention records (1921-1941), grand lodge records, and non-OSIA materials. Letters and telegrams detail the on-going communications of Di Silvestro during his seven terms as Supreme Venerable. Other documents, including materials of officers and lodges and newspaper clippings, describe the activities of grand lodges. Newspaper clippings describe OSIA banquets, meetings, pilgrimages to Italy, events in Italy, the Ethiopian War, and other events. Other documents concern OSIA resistance to the 1924 immigration law, the Italian World War I debt, Lega Italiana, the Sacco-Vanzetti case, the Dante Orphanage (Concordville, Pa.), and other topics. Early records include those of the Instituto Coloniale Italiana (1907-1913). Also included are Italian-American newspapers.
Quantity: 6 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC544

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Giovanni M. Di Silvestro (1879-1958) was born in Abruzzi, Italy. He earned a law degree after coming to the United States, and served the Order Sons of Italy in America as Supreme Venerable (1921-1935).


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Di Silvestro, Giovanni M., 1879-1958. collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Di Silvestro, Giovanni M., 1879-1958. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Di Silvestro, Giovanni M., 1879-1958. Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Societies, etc.
Orphanages--Pennsylvania.
Italian Americans--Charities.
Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936.
Italian American newspapers.

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