University of Minnesota

Gorrasi, Joseph, 1909-1981., Papers

Finding Aid


IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Gorrasi, Joseph, 1909-1981.
Dates: 1926-1973
Abstract: The Joseph Gorassi Order Sons of Italy in America collection (1926-1973) consists of Massachusetts Grand Lodge records including Grand Convention records (1926-1931, 1944, 1946-1962), miscellaneous copies of Grand Council minutes (1953-1973), "Sons of Italy Magazine" published by the Lodge (1931-1967), miscellaneous material relating to the Lodge during World War II, and transcripts of radio speeches (1939, 1941-1942). Also included are correspondence and reports pertaining to B'Nai Brith, use of the term "Mafia" by newspapers and magazines, the Grand Lodges of Quebec and Ontario, Canada, the television program "The Untouchables," columnist Walter Winchell, and newspaper clippings.
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in English; some items in Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC784

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Joseph Gorassi (1909-1981) served as Supreme Venerable of Order Sons of Italy in America (1957-1961) and as Grand Venerable of the OSIA Massachuetts Grand Lodge (1957-1961).


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Gorrasi, Joseph, 1909-1981. collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Gorrasi, Joseph, 1909-1981. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Gorrasi, Joseph, 1909-1981. Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Massachusetts--Societies, etc.
Italians--Quebec--Societies, etc.
Italians--Ontario--Societies, etc.
Mafia--Fiction.
Mafia--Public opinion.

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