University of Minnesota

Massari, Vincent, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Massari, Vincent, 1898-1976.
Dates: 1895-1976
Abstract: Papers (1895-1976) of Vincent Massari (1898-1976) include biographical materials, correspondence relating to his civic activities, his travel agency, his work as a legislator, the Columbian Federation, L'Unione, the Ludlow Massacre of 1919, his work as a notary public, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Correspondents include Frank Mancini, Giovanni Massari, Gaetano Venditti, Zopita Valentini, Ettore Chiariglione, Egidio Clemente, Girolamo Valenti, Carmelo Zito, Alberto Tarchiani, and and Giovanni Schiavo. Also included are correspondence and records relating to the newspaper L'Abbruzzo-Molise and to Lega Patriottica Italo Americana.
Quantity: 5 linear ft.
Language: In Italian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC1486


Vincent Massari (1898-1976) was born in Luco nei Marsi, Aquila, Italy, and came to the United States in 1915, following his parents to Pueblo, Colorado. His father was a coal miner and union organizer, involved in the 1914 Ludlow Massacre. Vincent was also active in organizing Colorado mine workers, was in the Columbian Federation, editor and publisher of the Federation's newspaper, L'Unione, a notary public, proprietor of the Massari Travel Agency, and an anti-fascist. He was active in Colorado politics, serving as state representative and senator; in that capacity, he was instrumental in establishment of the University of Southern Colorado, a four-year college.



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The Massari, Vincent Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota


A related collection at the IHRC is Papers of Egidio Clemente.

Index Terms

Legislators--United States--Colorado.
Italian American labor leaders.
Italian Americans--Societies, etc.
Italian-American newspapers.
Anti-fascist movements--United States.

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