University of Minnesota

Massaro, Dominic R., Collection - Record Group I.

Order Sons of Italy in America Archives

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VITRAGE

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

 

Provenance of Record Group I.

Record group I. of the Dominic Massaro Collection is formed by materials received by the IHRC in 1987- 1988. This was the original accession of archival materials acquired from Judge Massaro through the efforts of John Andreozzi, Sons of Italy Archives Project Coordinator. The collection was processed by Edward Tebbenhoff, manuscript processing assistant at the IHRC in 1987-1988.
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Description of Series

 

This section briefly describes each series in the collection. A more detailed description of the contents of each series may be found in the following section.

SERIES 1. Biography

The Biography series includes resumes, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other brief statements regarding Massaro's accomplishments and honors within OSIA, in the larger Italian American community (including NIAF) and in his professional and private life.

SERIES 2. National OSIA Materials

The National series contains material on the Supreme (National) conventions, 1960-1987, as well as on Supreme Council (including Executive and Plenary sessions) meetings, 1963-1987. A particular strength of the entire collection is the amount of correspondence which Massaro generated while holding various positions both within and outside OSIA. The series contains much of the correspondence produced during his tenure in such offices as National Director of Public Relations, Chairman of the National Committee on Membership and Expansion, National Deputy and National Historian. There is also a considerable volume of letters and reports involving specific projects and activities such as the Anti-Defamation Commission, the OSIA Archives Project, the Committee Against Bias, Bigotry and Prejudice, the Anthony Project, the Casamento Medal of Honor Case, the Commission for Social Justice, the Immigration and Naturalization Committee, the Public Relations Committee, and Verrazzano College/Institute. With the exception of the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, there is relatively little material in this collection on charities. One of the many strengths of the collection is the presence of records of considerable age and historical interest. These include documents relating to litigation between the Supreme Lodge and the Sons of Italy Grand Lodge, Inc., a faction that broke away from the New York Grand Lodge, 1925-1930. In addition the series includes a 1941 pamphlet by Salvatore Parisi entitles "Little Journey through the Order" designed to promote the Order among Americans of Italian descent.

SERIES 3. State Materials

The State series documents the activities of numerous State (Grand) lodges, with the bulk focusing on the New York Grand Lodge. Included are New York Grand Convention records, 1960-87, Grand Council Minutes, 1962-87, the correspondence of Grand Venerable, President Peter Brevett, and Grand Recording Secretary, Gregorio Morabito, as well as the general correspondence of the Grand Lodge. The series also contains numerous materials relating to various Grand Lodge activities, including the "Buffalo Project," -- a membership drive in western New York in the early 1960's; the correspondence of Leonard Covello relating to Education Committee affairs from the 1920's to the 1940's; and materials relating to the founding and on-going operation of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum on Staten Island. In addition there is considerable information on theMembership and on Public Relations committees, which Massaro headed during the 1960's.

SERIES 4. District Materials

States with large numbers of local lodges are sometimes divided into geographic regions known as districts to help facilitate administration. The District series contains lists of Deputies who serve the districts as appointed representatives of the Grand Venerable. The series also contains the records of a Metropolitan New York, Westchester and Rockland County Regional meeting held in 1974-75.

SERIES 5. Local Materials

The Local series is one of the strongest elements of the Massaro collection. As national chairman of the Committee on Membership and Expansion he was instrumental in establishing local lodges in Bermuda and on Grand Bahama Island as well as in several parts of the United States. The centerpiece of this series, however, is the wealth of material on Massaro's home lodge, Northeast Bronx Lodge (later Vince Lombardi Lodge) No. 2091. This material includes minutes dating from the first formal meeting of the lodge in May 1959-1979, correspondence covering roughly the same period, officers' speeches, newsletters, booklets of the annual dinner dance, the financial records, by-laws, membership applications, a membership directory, attendance records, and lodge incorporation papers. Material in the Local series relating to lodges other than NE Bronx No. 2091 is much less extensive. Nevertheless, there are records, particularly newletters and correspondence, on lodges in the metropolitan New York area which demonstrate the relations which exist among various lodges in a given area. Taken together, the documents contained in the Local series offer a unique opportunity to examine OSIA activities at the local level.

SERIES 6. Non OSIA Groups and Activities

Non OSIA Groups and Activities is another highly significant part of the Massaro Papers and comprises over one third of the collection. This series has been organized into 5 sub-series: 1) Governmental Departments; 2) Organizations and Groups; 3) Personal Papers; 4) Political Affairs, and 5) Miscellaneous. Each subseries is organized alphabetically according to folder title. The Govermental Department subseries includes material relating to the Italian-American Curriculum Studies, the Nation Foreign Policy Conference on Human Rights, the New York Center for Ethnic Affairs, the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Among the materials included in the Organizations and Groups subseries are: the American Committee on Italian Migration, AMITA, the Center for Migration Studies, Coordinating Committee of National American Italian Organizations, the Italian American Anti-Defamation League, Italian American Center for Urban Affairs, the Italian Apostolate, National Italian American Coordinating Association (NIACA), and numerous other Italian American organizations. There is also some material relating to homorary and religious groups such as the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The Personal subseries includes Massaro's personal correspondence, correspondence relating to his New York State Supreme Court appoinment in 1987, miscellaneous invitations and speeches. The Political subseries records Massaro's involvement in various Republican political campaigns since 1960. The Miscellaneous subseries contains materials relating to a wide variety of subjects including Columbus Day parades, Italian American newspapers such as Il Popolo and the Italo-American Times, lists of Italian American publications in the U.S., considerable correspondence regarding Italian American prison inmates in New York State, and a variety of luncheons, awards, and publications relating to Italian Americans.

SERIES 7. Newsclippings

The Newsclippings series includes only those clippings which were already arranged in separate files at the time of their transfer to IHRC. Other newsclippings can be found scattered throughout the collection but have been left with their original material.

SERIES 8. Photographs

The Photograph series is comprised of a wide variety of photos, 1958-87, again divided into several subseries and organized chronologically. The subseries are: 1) Portraits- formal pictures of Massaro; 2) OSIA- photos relating to OSIA activities; 3) Non OSIA- photos taken at functions not related to the Sons of Italy and 4) Political- photos relating to various politcal campaigns with which Massaro was involved.

SERIES 9. Artifacts

Ribbons, bumperstickers, name tags, stamps and two phonograph records constitute most of the series labeled Artifacts.

SERIES 10. Supplementary

In the supplementary series, there includes correspondence regarding the archives project and the Commission for Social Justice. Also included, are the actions taken for the CSJ.

SERIES 11. Oversize Materials

Included in this series are a photograph of the 1969 Supreme Convention, a stecncil for the "Italo-American Times" and two large OSIA placards. These items are placed in oversize photograph and artifact boxes.

Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Biography

The Biography series includes resumes, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other brief statements regarding Massaro's accomplishments and honors within OSIA, in the larger Italian American community (including NIAF) and in his professional and private life.
BOX 01.
FOLDER 1. Dominic R. Massaro, Biographical Material 1963-1980; and "The Chronology (1956-2012)"


SERIES 2. National OSIA Materials

The National series contains material on the Supreme (National) conventions, 1960-1987, as well as on Supreme Council (including Executive and Plenary sessions) meetings, 1963-1987. A particular strength of the entire collection is the amount of correspondence which Massaro generated while holding various positions both within and outside OSIA. The series contains much of the correspondence produced during his tenure in such offices as National Director of Public Relations, Chairman of the National Committee on Membership and Expansion, National Deputy and National Historian. There is also a considerable volume of letters and reports involving specific projects and activities such as the Anti-Defamation Commission, the OSIA Archives Project, the Committee Against Bias, Bigotry and Prejudice, the Anthony Project, the Casamento Medal of Honor Case, the Commission for Social Justice, the Immigration and Naturalization Committee, the Public Relations Committee, and Verrazzano College/Institute. With the exception of the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, there is relatively little material in this collection on charities. One of the many strengths of the collection is the presence of records of considerable age and historical interest. These include documents relating to litigation between the Supreme Lodge and the Sons of Italy Grand Lodge, Inc., a faction that broke away from the New York Grand Lodge, 1925-1930. In addition the series includes a 1941 pamphlet by Salvatore Parisi entitles "Little Journey through the Order" designed to promote the Order among Americans of Italian descent.
BOX 01.
FOLDER 2. Supreme Convention: Correspondence and Reports 1965
FOLDER 3. Supreme Convention: Correspondence and Reports 1969
FOLDER 4. Supreme Convention: Minutes 1971
FOLDER 5. Supreme Convention: Minutes, Reports 1973
FOLDER 6. Supreme Convention: Correspondence, Resolutions 1973
FOLDER 7. Supreme Convention: Minutes, Reports 1975
FOLDER 8. Supreme Convention: Correspondence, Resolutions 1975
FOLDER 9. Supreme Convention: Minutes, Reports 1977
FOLDER 10. Supreme Convention: Correspondence, Resolutions 1977
FOLDER 11. Supreme Convention: Minutes, Reports 1979
BOX 02.
FOLDER 1. Supreme Convention: Correspondence, Resolutions 1979
FOLDER 2. Supreme Convention: Reports and Recommendations 1981
FOLDER 3. Supreme Convention: Minutes 1983
FOLDER 4. Supreme Convention: Minutes, Reports 1985
FOLDER 5. Supreme Convention: Minutes Reports 1987
FOLDER 6. Supreme Executive Committee Meeting, Arrangement Feb. 22-24, 1963
FOLDER 7. Supreme Council Plenary Session Sept 27-29, 1974
FOLDER 8. Supreme Executiove Council Meeting Jan 23-24,1976
FOLDER 9. Supreme Council Plenary Session Sept 24-26, 1976
FOLDER 10. Supreme Council Meeting Mar 4-6, 1977
FOLDER 11. Supreme Council Meeting Aug 22-27,1977
FOLDER 12. Supreme Executive Council Meeting Dec 5, 1977
FOLDER 13. Supreme Executive Committee Meeting Mar 10-12,1977
FOLDER 14. Supreme Council Plenary Session Nov 17-19, 1978
FOLDER 15. Supreme Executive Committee Meeting Mar 30-31, 1979
FOLDER 16. Supreme Council Meeting Apr 26-1980
FOLDER 17. Supreme Executive Committee Meeting Apr 3-5, 1981
FOLDER 18. Supreme Council Plenary Session Apr 2-4, 1982
FOLDER 19. Supreme Council Plenary Session Nov 12-14,1982
FOLDER 20. Supreme Council Plenary Session Mar 30- Apr 1,1984
FOLDER 21. Supreme Council Plenary Session Nov 9-11, 1984
BOX 03.
FOLDER 1. Supreme Council Plenary Session Aug 19, 1985
FOLDER 2. Supreme Executive Council Meeting Nov 8-10, 1985
FOLDER 3. Supreme Council Plenary Session Apr 10-13, 1986
FOLDER 4. Supreme Council Meeting Nov 14-16,1986
FOLDER 5. Supreme Council Plenary Session Mar 26-29, 1987
FOLDER 6. Supreme Lodge Directory c 1961-1964
FOLDER 7. Supreme Lodge Directory 1967-69
FOLDER 8. Supreme Lodge Directory 1973-77
FOLDER 9. Supreme Lodge Directory 1977-79
FOLDER 10. Supreme Lodge Directory 1983-85
FOLDER 11. Supreme Lodge Directory 1985
FOLDER 12. Supreme Venerable Felix Forte Speech 1945
FOLDER 13. Supreme Venerable, Correspondence and Reports 1974-75
FOLDER 14. National Deputy, Correspondence 1973
FOLDER 15. National Deputy, Correspondence 1974
FOLDER 16. National Deputy, Correspondence 1975
FOLDER 17. National Deputy, Supreme Deputies 1974-75
FOLDER 18. National Deputy, Congressional Matters 1973-77
FOLDER 19. National Deputy, National Regional Conference 1982
BOX 04.
FOLDER 1. National Deputy, Report 1974
FOLDER 2. National Deputy, Schedule 1973-75
FOLDER 3. National Deputy, Massaro-Peter Gay Correspondence 1974-87
FOLDER 4. National Deputy, Executive Update 1987
FOLDER 5. National Director of Public Relations, Correspondence 1963
FOLDER 6. National Director of Public Relations, Correspondence 1964
FOLDER 7. National Director of Public Relations, Correspondence 1965
FOLDER 8. National Director of Public Relations, Correspondence 1966
FOLDER 9. National Director of Public Relations, Correspondence 1967
FOLDER 10. National Director of Public Relations 1968-69
FOLDER 11. National Director of Public Relations, Correspondence 1970-75
FOLDER 12. National Director of Public Relations, Press Releases for 60th Anniversary 1965
FOLDER 13. National Historian, Correspondence 1981-1984
FOLDER 14. National Historian, Correspondence 1985-87
BOX 05.
FOLDER 1. Supreme Orator, Report 1977-87
FOLDER 2. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1975
FOLDER 3. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1976
FOLDER 4. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1977
FOLDER 5. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1978
FOLDER 6. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1979
FOLDER 7. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1980-84
FOLDER 8. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1985
FOLDER 9. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1986
FOLDER 10. Supreme Lodge, Correspondence 1987
FOLDER 11. Supreme Foundation Meeting Mar 1977
FOLDER 12. Supreme Foundation Meeting Aug 1977
FOLDER 13. Supreme Foundation Meeting Mar 1978
FOLDER 14. Supreme Foundation Meeting Nov 1978
FOLDER 15. Supreme Foundation Meeting Nov 1984
FOLDER 16. Supreme Foundation Meeting Nov 1985
FOLDER 17. Supreme Foundation Meeting Mar 1987
FOLDER 18. Supreme Foundation, Financial Records 1972-74
FOLDER 19. Supreme Foundation, Financial Reports 1971-77
FOLDER 20. Supreme Foundation, Financial Reports 1978-87
FOLDER 21. Supreme Foundation, Tax Information 1963-85
BOX 06.
FOLDER 1. Anti-Defamation Commission, Minutes Jan 1974
FOLDER 2. Anti-Defamation Commission Report 1974
FOLDER 3. Anti-Defamation Commission, Correspondence 1974-75
FOLDER 4. Athletic Hall of Fame Committee 1980
BOX 07.
FOLDER 1. Archives Project 1974-84
FOLDER 2. Archives Project 1985
FOLDER 3. Archives Project 1986 (1)
FOLDER 4. Archives Project 1986 (2)
FOLDER 5. Archives Project 1986 (3)
FOLDER 6. Archives Project 1987 (1)
FOLDER 7. Archives Project 1987 (2)
BOX 08.
FOLDER 1. Commission Against Bias, Bogotry and Prejudice, Correspondence and Reports 1971-75
FOLDER 2. Campaign for Human Development, OSIA Proposal 1974
FOLDER 3. Casamento Medal of Honor Case 1965-78
FOLDER 4. Cassino Memorial Fund Advertisement n.d.
FOLDER 5. Census Material on Italian American Population 1960-76
FOLDER 6. Columbus Day Parades and Events 1967-71
FOLDER 7. Commemorative Stamp Committee Report 1979
FOLDER 8. Commission for Social Justice, Correspondence 1984-87
FOLDER 9. Commission for Social Justice, Minutes 1985-86
FOLDER 10. Commission for Social Justice, Report on Howard Beach Youth 1987
FOLDER 11. Commission for Social Justice, Task Force on Bias Related Violence 1987
FOLDER 12. Commission for Social Justice, Advisory Board 1986
FOLDER 13. Commission for Social Justice, By-Laws 1986
FOLDER 14. Commission for Social Justice, Directory 1986
FOLDER 15. Commission for Social Justice, Financial Reports 1986
FOLDER 16. Commission for Social Justice, Organizational Chart n.d.
FOLDER 17. Commission for Social Justice, Government Use of the Term "Mafia" 1970-77
FOLDER 18. OSIA Credit Card Program 1985
FOLDER 19. Cultural Committee 1974-86
FOLDER 20. "Cultural Nourishment Project," OSIA-NEH Proposal 1978
FOLDER 21. Douhet-Mitchell Award Committee 1984
FOLDER 22. Douhet-Mitchell Award Committee, Reports 1985-86
FOLDER 23. Commission on Education 1978-86
FOLDER 24. Commission on Education, Italian Language Programs Report 1987
FOLDER 25. Encyclopedias and Almanacs, OSIA Mention in 1974
FOLDER 26. Festa Italiana 1966
BOX 09.
FOLDER 1. Immigration and Naturalization Committee, Report 1974
FOLDER 2. Immigration and Naturalization Committee, Report 1975
FOLDER 3. Immigration and Naturalization Committee, Report 1977
FOLDER 4. Immigration and Naturalization Committee, Report 1979
FOLDER 5. Immigration and Naturalization Committee, Correspondence 1974-76
FOLDER 6. "Italian Roots, American Branches," OSIA Documentary Film: Correspondence 1986
FOLDER 7. Medallic Coin Series, Report 1974
FOLDER 8. Medallic Coin Series, Report 1975
FOLDER 9. Medallic Coin Series, Correspondence 1973-74
FOLDER 10. Membership and Expansion Commission, Reports 1967
FOLDER 11. Membership and Expansion Commission, Reports 1981-86
FOLDER 12. Membership and Expansion Commission, Correspondence 1966-67
FOLDER 13. Membership and Expansion Commission, Correspondence and Reports 1969-78
FOLDER 14. Membership and Expansion Commission, Report on Membership Potential 1979
FOLDER 15. Membership and Expansion Commission, Membership Totals 1969
FOLDER 16. Mercy College, Board of Trustees 1977-83
FOLDER 17. Mercy College, Middle States Evaluation 1977
FOLDER 18. National Home Fund Campaign n.d.
FOLDER 19. OSIA News, Reports 1973-81
FOLDER 20. OSIA News, Holiday Advertisement 1962
FOLDER 21. Public Relations Committee, Report 1964
FOLDER 22. Public Relations Committee, Reports 1969-77
BOX 10.
FOLDER 1. Public Relations Committee, National Membership Drive 1964
FOLDER 2. Public Relations Committee, Correspondence re New Lodges 1964-69
FOLDER 3. Public Relations Committee, Correspondence re New Lodges 1973-75
FOLDER 4. Rose Bowl Parade Committee 1977-84
FOLDER 5. "Save the Lady Campaign" 1986
FOLDER 6. Verrazzano College, Board of Trustees 1975-76
BOX 11.
FOLDER 1. Verrazzano College, Booklets and Brochures n.d.
FOLDER 2. Verrazzano College, Correspondence 1975
FOLDER 3. Verrazzano College, Maintenance Agreement 1972
FOLDER 4. Verrazzano College, National Campaign Committee 1974
FOLDER 5. Verrazzano College, Joe Lombardi 1974
FOLDER 6. Verrazzano College, Merger with Mercy College 1976
FOLDER 7. Verrazzano College Scholarships Committee 1975
FOLDER 8. Verrazzano Institute, Academic Programs 1978
FOLDER 9. Verrazzano Institute, Board of Governors 1976-77
FOLDER 10. Verrazzano Institute, Board of Governors 1978
FOLDER 11. Verrazzano Institute, Board of Governors 1979
FOLDER 12. Verrazzano Institute, Brochures 1976-78
FOLDER 13. Verrazzano Institute, Correspondence 1976
FOLDER 14. Verrazzano Institute, Correspondence 1977
FOLDER 15. Verrazzano Institute, Correspondence 1978
BOX 12.
FOLDER 1. Verrazzano Institute, Correspondence 1979
FOLDER 2. Verrazzano Institute, Life Insurance 1978
FOLDER 3. Verrazzano Institute, Newsclippings 1976-79
FOLDER 4. Birth Defects, Reports 1973-77
FOLDER 5. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Board of Directors, Minutes 1977-79
FOLDER 6. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, By-Laws 1977
FOLDER 7. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Correspondence 1974
FOLDER 8. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, U.S. Government Reports 1974
FOLDER 9. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Report 1974
FOLDER 10. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Report 1975
FOLDER 11. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Correspondence and Reports 1978 (1)
BOX 13.
FOLDER 1. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Correspondence and Reports 1978 (2)
FOLDER 2. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Report on Research and Treatment 1978
FOLDER 3. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Correspondence and Reports 1979
FOLDER 4. Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Correspondence and Reports 1987
FOLDER 5. Mexican Earthquake Relief Project 1986
FOLDER 6. Insurance- OSIA Personal Travel Accident Plan 1986
FOLDER 7. Insurance- Supplemental Group Coverage 1986
FOLDER 8. Supreme Lodge Financial Reports 1974-87
FOLDER 9. Supreme Financial Secretary, Reports 1984-87
FOLDER 10. Supreme Lodge By-Law Revision Committee 1986
FOLDER 11. Constitution and General By-Laws of the Order 1949
FOLDER 12. Application for Charter n.d.
FOLDER 13. Changes in Judicial Code 1965
FOLDER 14. Judicial Tribunals n.d.
FOLDER 15. National Historian- Blank Stationery n.d.
FOLDER 16. OSIA Program Folders n.d.
FOLDER 17. President Reagan- OSIA Meeting Sept 1987
BOX 14.
FOLDER 1. Litigation Involving OSIA 1927-1954
FOLDER 2. Sons of Italy, Grand Lodge, Inc.- Litigation 1925-30
FOLDER 3. "Little Journey Through the Order," Brochure 1941
FOLDER 4. Miscellaneous Brochures n.d.


SERIES 3. State Materials

The State series documents the activities of numerous State (Grand) lodges, with the bulk focusing on the New York Grand Lodge. Included are New York Grand Convention records, 1960-87, Grand Council Minutes, 1962-87, the correspondence of Grand Venerable, President Peter Brevett, and Grand Recording Secretary, Gregorio Morabito, as well as the general correspondence of the Grand Lodge. The series also contains numerous materials relating to various Grand Lodge activities, including the "Buffalo Project," -- a membership drive in western New York in the early 1960's; the correspondence of Leonard Covello relating to Education Committee affairs from the 1920's to the 1940's; and materials relating to the founding and on-going operation of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum on Staten Island. In addition there is considerable information on theMembership and on Public Relations committees, which Massaro headed during the 1960's.
BOX 15.
FOLDER 1. Alabama Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-66
FOLDER 2. CA (California) Grand Lodge, Grand Convention 1975
FOLDER 3. CA Grand Convention 1977
FOLDER 4. CA Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-68
FOLDER 5. CT (Connecticut) Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1978
FOLDER 6. CT Membership 1964-68
FOLDER 7. Delaware Grand Lodge, Membership 1965-66
FOLDER 8. FL (Florida) Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1975-85
FOLDER 9. FL Directory n.d.
FOLDER 10. FL Membership 1964-69
FOLDER 11. Illinois Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-66
FOLDER 12. Indiana Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-66
FOLDER 13. MD (Maryland) Grand Lodge, Grand Venerable's Report 1979
FOLDER 14. MD Arbitration 1975
FOLDER 15. MD Conference Report 1979
FOLDER 16. MD Membership 1964-71
FOLDER 17. MA (Massachusetts) Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1973-88
FOLDER 18. MA Membership 1966
FOLDER 19. MA Madonna Queen National Shrine, Grand Basilica Campaign 1979-84
FOLDER 20. MA Brochures and Booklets n.d.
FOLDER 21. MI (Michigan) Grand Lodge, Inaugural Ball 1982
FOLDER 22. MI Membership Applications n.d.
FOLDER 23. Nebraska Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-66
FOLDER 24. NJ (New Jersey) Convention Report 1977
FOLDER 25. NJ Membership 1966
FOLDER 26. NJ Brochure n.d.
FOLDER 27. NY (New York) Grand Lodge: Grand Convention 1960
FOLDER 28. NY Grand Convention 1962
FOLDER 29. NY Grand Convention 1963
FOLDER 30. NY Advertising for Convention Souvenir Journal 1963
FOLDER 31. NY Grand Convention 1964
FOLDER 32. NY Grand Convention 1965
FOLDER 33. NY Grand Convention 1967
FOLDER 34. NY Grand Convention 1968
FOLDER 35. NY Grand Convention 1969
FOLDER 36. NY Grand Convention 1971
BOX 16.
FOLDER 1. NY Grand Convention 1973
FOLDER 2. NY Grand Convention 1974
FOLDER 3. NY Grand Convention 1975
FOLDER 4. NY Grand Convention 1976
FOLDER 5. NY Grand Convention 1977
FOLDER 6. NY Grand Convention 1978
FOLDER 7. NY Grand Convention 1979
FOLDER 8. NY Grand Convention 1980
FOLDER 9. NY Grand Convention 1982
FOLDER 10. NY Grand Convention 1986
FOLDER 11. NY Grand Convention 1987
FOLDER 12. NY Grand Officers Directories 1963-73
FOLDER 13. NY Grand Council Minutes 1962
FOLDER 14. NY Grand Council Minutes 1963
FOLDER 15. NY Grand Council Minutes 1967
FOLDER 16. NY Grand Council Minutes 1968
FOLDER 17. NY Grand Council Minutes 1975
FOLDER 18. NY Grand Council Minutes 1976
BOX 17.
FOLDER 1. NY Grand Council Minutes 1977
FOLDER 2. NY Grand Council Minutes 1978
FOLDER 3. NY Grand Council Minutes 1979
FOLDER 4. NY Grand Officers Directories 1963-73
FOLDER 5. NY Grand Officers Directories 1975-79
FOLDER 6. NY Installation of Officers 1941
FOLDER 7. NY Grand Venerable Peter A. Brevett, Correspondence 1961-63
FOLDER 8. NY Grand Recording Secretary, Gregorio Morabito, Correspondence 1961-1964
FOLDER 9. NY Grand Financial Secretary, Financial Reports 1976-80
FOLDER 10. NY Grand Financial Secretary, Correspondence 1961-62
FOLDER 11. NY Grand Financial Secretary, Correspondence 1963
FOLDER 12. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1962-65
FOLDER 13. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1963-69
FOLDER 14. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1971-75
BOX 18.
FOLDER 1. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1976
FOLDER 2. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1978
FOLDER 3. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1979
FOLDER 4. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence 1982-87
FOLDER 5. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence re Joseph Black 1961-62
FOLDER 6. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence re Legislation 1962-63
FOLDER 7. NY Grand Lodge, Correspondence re OSIA Historical Brochures 1972-73
FOLDER 8. NY "Buffalo Project" 1962-63
FOLDER 9. NY Commission for Social Justice 1972-81
FOLDER 10. NY Commission for Responsible Government, Voter Manual 1984
FOLDER 11. NY Committee on Education, Correspondence 1974
FOLDER 12. NY Committee on Education, Leonard Covello Correspondence 1923-64
FOLDER 13. NY Fifty First Anniversary Proclamation, New York Grand Lodge 1962
FOLDER 14. NY Gala Festival, Seating List 1933
FOLDER 15. NY Garibaldi-Meucci Musum 1974-76
FOLDER 16. NY Garibaldi-Meucci Musum 1977-87
FOLDER 17. NY Garibaldi-Meucci Musum, Design Competition 1979
FOLDER 18. NY Garibaldi-Meucci Musum, Insurance Material 1963-86
BOX 19.
FOLDER 1. NY Incorporation Papers 1962
FOLDER 2. NY Istituto Femminile Antoniano 1971-78
FOLDER 3. NY Italian Affairs Committee 1968-69
FOLDER 4. NY Membership Committee n.d.
FOLDER 5. NY Membership Drive 1961
FOLDER 6. NY Membership Drive 1962
FOLDER 7. NY Membership Drive Honor Lodges 1961-62
FOLDER 8. NY Promotional Aids 1975
FOLDER 9. Public Relations Committee, Correspondence 1961
FOLDER 10. Public Relations Committee, Correspondence 1962
FOLDER 11. Public Relations Committee, Correspondence 1963
FOLDER 12. Public Relations Committee 1964
FOLDER 13. NY Public Relations, Division of Lodge Extension 1963
FOLDER 14. NY Public Relations Committee Chairman, Miscellaneous Speeches n.d.
FOLDER 15. NY Purple Astor Ball 1966
FOLDER 16. NY Sons of Italy Day 1962
FOLDER 17. NY Travel Guide 1986
BOX 20.
FOLDER 1. NY "Upstate New York Project" 1967
FOLDER 2. NY Verrazzano Day 1956-64
FOLDER 3. NY Birth Defects Committee 1972-74
FOLDER 4. NY Mortuary Fund Certificate 1972
FOLDER 5. NY Ritual Books n.d.
FOLDER 6. NY Resolutions 1969
FOLDER 7. NY Resolutions 1972
FOLDER 8. NY Application Forms n.d.
FOLDER 9. NY Stationery n.d.
FOLDER 10. NY Grand Lodge Charter 1923
FOLDER 11. NY Brochures: Artwork n.d.
FOLDER 12. NY Miscellaneous Brochures n.d.
FOLDER 13. Northwest Grand Lodge, Membership 1987
FOLDER 14. Ohio Grand Lodge, Membership 1966
FOLDER 15. ONT (Ontario): Revisto Speech, Grand Convention 1969
FOLDER 16. ONT, Membership 1964-68
FOLDER 17. PA (Pennsylvania) Grand Lodge, Membership Application n.d.
FOLDER 18. PA Membership 1964-66
FOLDER 19. Quebec Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-66
FOLDER 20. Rhode Island Grand Lodge, Membership 1966
FOLDER 21. Virginia Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-66
FOLDER 22. Washington Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-66
FOLDER 23. West Virginia Grand Lodge, Membership 1964-66


SERIES 4. District Materials

States with large numbers of local lodges are sometimes divided into geographic regions known as districts to help facilitate administration. The District series contains lists of Deputies who serve the districts as appointed representatives of the Grand Venerable. The series also contains the records of a Metropolitan New York, Westchester and Rockland County Regional meeting held in 1974-75.
BOX 20.
FOLDER 24. NY (New York) District Officers Directory n.d.
FOLDER 25. NY Metropolitan New York, Westchester and Rockland Regional Meeting 1974-75
FOLDER 26. NY Capital District, Italian American Cultural Foundation 1979


SERIES 5. Local Materials

The Local series is one of the strongest elements of the Massaro collection. As national chairman of the Committee on Membership and Expansion he was instrumental in establishing local lodges in Bermuda and on Grand Bahama Island as well as in several parts of the United States. The centerpiece of this series, however, is the wealth of material on Massaro's home lodge, Northeast Bronx Lodge (later Vince Lombardi Lodge) No. 2091. This material includes minutes dating from the first formal meeting of the lodge in May 1959-1979, correspondence covering roughly the same period, officers' speeches, newsletters, booklets of the annual dinner dance, the financial records, by-laws, membership applications, a membership directory, attendance records, and lodge incorporation papers. Material in the Local series relating to lodges other than NE Bronx No. 2091 is much less extensive. Nevertheless, there are records, particularly newletters and correspondence, on lodges in the metropolitan New York area which demonstrate the relations which exist among various lodges in a given area. Taken together, the documents contained in the Local series offer a unique opportunity to examine OSIA activities at the local level.
BOX 20.
FOLDER 27. Bermuda, Princess No. BP-1 1964-74
FOLDER 28. California, Arcadia No. 2173
FOLDER 29. Grand Bahama Island, Proposed Lodge- Freeport No. 1 1966-70
FOLDER 30. Maryland, cosmopolitan No. 2148 n.d.
FOLDER 31. Montana, Proposed Lodge 1977
FOLDER 32. New York Local Lodge Officers Directories 1961-66
BOX 21.
FOLDER 1. NY (New York) Sant' Angelo di Brolo No. 35 1961-62
FOLDER 2. NY Uguaglianza No. 83, Correspondence 1961-77
FOLDER 3. NY Uguaglianza No. 83, Membership Directory n.d.
FOLDER 4. NY Uguaglianza No. 83, 60th Anniversary Dance 1971
FOLDER 5. NY Mario Biaggi No. 134 1977
FOLDER 6. NY Giuseppe Mazzini No. 137 1962-78
FOLDER 7. NY Williamsburg No. 144 1961-78
FOLDER 8. NY Guglielmo Marconi No. 154 1961-78
FOLDER 9. NY Perseveranza No. 212 1962-77
FOLDER 10. NY White Plains No. 213 1961-73
FOLDER 11. NY Roman Intangible No. 215 1961-71
FOLDER 12. NY Giouse Carducci No. 226 1961-62
FOLDER 13. NY Alessandro Manzoni No. 258 1962
FOLDER 14. NY Romolo and Remo No. 281 1962
FOLDER 15. NY Adelaide Cairolo No. 294 1961-63
FOLDER 16. NY Gabriele D-Annunzio No. 321 1961-72
FOLDER 17. NY Alba Novella No. 334 1961-62
FOLDER 18. NY "Onesta e Lavoro" No. 399 1961-62
FOLDER 19. NY Dante Alighieri No. 436 1961-77
FOLDER 20. NY Duca degli Abruzzi No. 443 1962-77
FOLDER 21. NY Binghamton No. 487 1961-76
FOLDER 22. NY Primavera Italica No. 599 1961-76
FOLDER 23. NY Regina Elena No. 638 1961-62
FOLDER 24. NY Leonardo da Vinci No. 690 1964
FOLDER 25. NY Christoforo Colombo No. 692 1961
FOLDER 26. NY Ladies "Aquileia" No. 935 1961-64
FOLDER 27. NY Luisa D'Anunnzia No. 997 1962-63
FOLDER 28. NY Glen Cove No. 1016 1962-63
FOLDER 29. NY Progresso No. 1047 1962
FOLDER 30. NY Vittorio Veneto No. 1172 1961-80
FOLDER 31. NY Giovanni da Verrazzano No. 1236 1961-63
FOLDER 32. NY Henry H. Rogers No. 1353 1962-63
FOLDER 33. NY John Michael Marino No. 1389 1961-62
FOLDER 34. NY San Rocco No. 1632 1961-62
FOLDER 35. NY Daughters of Columbus No. 1666 1961-62
FOLDER 36. NY Stella D'Oro No. 1730 1961-75
FOLDER 37. NY Progresso No. 1793 1974
FOLDER 38. NY Electra No. 1901 1961-64
FOLDER 39. NY Stella D'Argento No. 1916 1961-62
FOLDER 40. NY Italian-American Women No. 1979 1961-62
FOLDER 41. NY Cornelia No. 1980 1961-63
FOLDER 42. NY Daughters of Dante Alighieri No. 1981 1961-62
FOLDER 43. NY Va-Pensiero No. 1994 1961-74
FOLDER 44.
BOX 22.
FOLDER 1. NY Stella Maris No. 2004 1961-62
FOLDER 2. NY Senior Dante Club No. 2040 1962
FOLDER 3. NY Golden Jubilee No. 2044 1961-62
FOLDER 4. NY Utica No. 2054 1961-77
FOLDER 5. NY Mount Vernon No. 2089 1962
FOLDER 6. NY Northeast Bronx No. 2091, Minutes 1959
FOLDER 7. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1960
FOLDER 8. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1961
FOLDER 9. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1962
FOLDER 10. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1963
FOLDER 11. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1964
FOLDER 12. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1965
FOLDER 13. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1966
FOLDER 14. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1967
FOLDER 15. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1968
FOLDER 16. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1969
FOLDER 17. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1970
FOLDER 18. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1971
BOX 23.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1972
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1973
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Minutes Jan-Jun 1974
FOLDER 4. NY No. 2091, Minutes Jul-Dec 1974
FOLDER 5. NY No. 2091, Minutes Jan-Jun 1975
FOLDER 6. NY No. 2091, Minutes Jul-Dec 1975
FOLDER 7. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1976
FOLDER 8. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1978
FOLDER 9. NY No. 2091, Minutes 1979
BOX 24.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1960-63
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1964-65
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1966-67
FOLDER 4. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1968-70
FOLDER 5. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1971-72
FOLDER 6. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1973-74
BOX 25.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1975-76
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1977-78
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Correspondence 1979-87
FOLDER 4. NY No. 2091, Installation of Officers 1964
FOLDER 5. NY No. 2091, Installation Dinner 1968
FOLDER 6. NY No. 2091, Officers' Speeches 1962-63
FOLDER 7. NY No. 2091, Notices of Meetings 1960-61
FOLDER 8. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1960
FOLDER 9. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1960
FOLDER 10. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1962
FOLDER 11. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1963
FOLDER 12. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1964
FOLDER 13. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1968
FOLDER 14. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1969
FOLDER 15. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1973
FOLDER 16. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1974
FOLDER 17. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1975
FOLDER 18. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1976
FOLDER 19. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1977
FOLDER 20. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1978
FOLDER 21. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1979
FOLDER 22. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1982
FOLDER 23. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1984
FOLDER 24. NY No. 2091, Dinner Dance 1986
FOLDER 25. NY No. 2091, Italian Festival Proposal 1973
FOLDER 26. NY No. 2091, Newsletters 1968-80
BOX 26.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Miscellaneous Fund Raising Activities n.d.
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, Accounts Payable 1985
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Checking Account Ledger 1980-85+
FOLDER 4. NY No. 2091, Debentures 1964-67
FOLDER 5. NY No. 2091, Financial Accounts 1985-86
FOLDER 6. NY No. 2091, Financial Reports 1980-85
FOLDER 7. NY No. 2091, Orders of Payment 1984-85
FOLDER 8. NY No. 2091, Receipt Books 1966-69
FOLDER 9. NY No. 2091, Receipt Books 1970-75
FOLDER 10. NY No. 2091, Receipt Books 1976-78
BOX 27.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Financial: Advertisement Sales 1974
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, Financial: Building Insurance 1981
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Financial: Checking Account Record 1979
FOLDER 4. NY No. 2091, Financial: Cancelled Checks 1978-80
FOLDER 5. NY No. 2091, Financial: Cancelled Checks 1980-81
FOLDER 6. NY No. 2091, Financial: Cancelled Checks 1981-82
FOLDER 7. NY No. 2091, Financial: Cancelled Checks 1982-83
FOLDER 8. NY No. 2091, Financial: Cancelled Checks 1983-85
BOX 28.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Financial: Check Stubs 1978-80
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, Financial: Check Stubs 1980-85
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Financial:Deposit Slips 1979-83
FOLDER 4. NY No. 2091, Financial: Journal Contracts 1973
FOLDER 5. NY No. 2091, Financial: Miscellaneous Bills 1972-74
FOLDER 6. NY No. 2091, Financial: Miscellaneous Bills 1975-78
FOLDER 7. NY No. 2091, Financial:
BOX 29.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Financial: Miscellaneous Bills 1984-85 (1)
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, Financial: Miscellaneous Bills 1984-85 (2)
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Financial: Miscellaneous Receipts 1980-82
FOLDER 4. NY No. 2091, Financial: Miscellaneous Receipts 1985
FOLDER 5. NY No. 2091, Financial: Miscellaneous Receipts n.d.
FOLDER 6. NY No. 2091, Financial: Petty Cash Vouchers 1974
FOLDER 7. NY No. 2091, Financial: Post Office Receipts 1980-85
FOLDER 8. NY No. 2091, Financial: Pre-Authorized Checks 1979-85
FOLDER 9. NY No. 2091, Financial: Printing Bills 1980-84
FOLDER 10. NY No. 2091, Financial: Tax Invoices 1981-84
FOLDER 11. NY No. 2091, Financial: Telephone Bills 1979-85
BOX 30.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Financial: Utility Bills 1977-85
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, By-Laws n.d.
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Stationery n.d.
FOLDER 4. NY No. 2091, Membership Applications 1970-76 (1)
FOLDER 5. NY No. 2091, Membership Applications 1970-76 (2)
FOLDER 6. NY No. 2091, Attendance Book 1967
FOLDER 7. NY No. 2091, Dinner Ticket Investigation 1972
FOLDER 8. NY No. 2091, Certificate of Occupancy 1980
FOLDER 9. NY No. 2091, Incorporation Papers 1962-81
FOLDER 10. NY No. 2091, Membership Directory n.d.
FOLDER 11. NY No. 2091, Membership Directory 1970
FOLDER 12. NY No. 2091, Membership Directory 1985
BOX 31.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Membership Dues Cards n.d.
BOX 32.
FOLDER 1. NY No. 2091, Order and Protest 1977
FOLDER 2. NY No. 2091, Unincorporated Association Resolution 1961
FOLDER 3. NY No. 2091, Unincorporated Association 1969
FOLDER 4. NY American Daughters No. 2092 1961-77
FOLDER 5. NY Arturo Toscanini No. 2107 1961-77
FOLDER 6. NY Loggia Clemente Giglio No. 2115 1962
FOLDER 7. NY Messina e Provincia No. 2125 1962-75
FOLDER 8. NY Enrico Fermi-Morris Park No. 2131 1963
FOLDER 9. NY Fanfani East Bronx No. 2128 1962-65
FOLDER 10. NY Giuseppe Fusco No. 2131 1968-86
FOLDER 11. NY John Cabot Queens No. 2132 1962-77
FOLDER 12. NY Maria Montessori No. 2132 1965-78
FOLDER 13. NY Verrazzano-South Bronx No. 2133 1963-64
FOLDER 14. NY Renaissance No. 2139 1963-79
FOLDER 15. NY Roman American No. 2140 1964
FOLDER 16. NY La Guardia Queens No. 2141 1965-75
FOLDER 17. NY Columbus No. 2143 1964-76
FOLDER 18. NY Leonardo da Vinci No. 2144 1964
FOLDER 19. NY Enrico Fermi No. 2150 1975-79
FOLDER 20. NY Amerigo Vespucci No. 2159 1965-73
FOLDER 21. NY Moro Lucano No. 2171 1972
FOLDER 22. NY Betsey Ross Westchester No. 2175 1972
FOLDER 23. NY Rockland No. 2176 1978
FOLDER 24. NY Unitals of Long Island No. 2180 1974
FOLDER 25. NY William Paca No. 2189 1974
FOLDER 26. NY Enrico Fardella No. 2196 1971-81
FOLDER 27. NY Andrea Doria No. 2201 1973-79
FOLDER 28. NY Cellini No. 2206 1972-79
FOLDER 29. NY Constantino Brumidi No. 2211 1975
FOLDER 30. NY Marco Polo No. 2214 1974-77
FOLDER 31. NY Giuseppe Garibaldi No. 2216 1978
FOLDER 32. NY New York City Civil Service No. 2221 n.d.
FOLDER 33. NY Rocky Marciano No. 2226 1977
FOLDER 34. NY Heritage No. 2227 1971-73
FOLDER 35. NY Guglielmo Marconi No. 2232 1974-77
FOLDER 36. NY Giuseppe A. Nigro No. 2234 1975-79
FOLDER 37. NY Etruscan No. 2238 1972
FOLDER 38. NY P. Vincent Landi No. 2239 1976
FOLDER 39. NY America No. 2245 1977-78
BOX 33.
FOLDER 1. NY Anthony E. Terino No. 2252 1972
FOLDER 2. NY Paulo Busti Cultural Institute No. 2267 1972
FOLDER 3. NY New York Civil Service No. 2277 1973
FOLDER 4. NY Peter Caesar Alberti No. 2282 1978-78
FOLDER 5. NY Verrazzano No. 2297 1973-74
FOLDER 6. NY Vincenzo Sellaro No. 2319 1974
FOLDER 7. NY Anthony Maggiacomo No. 2320 1975
FOLDER 8. NY Donne D'Italia Ladies No. 2330 1976
FOLDER 9. NY Donne D'Italia Ladies No. 2330 1978
FOLDER 10. NY Joe Lombardi-Saratoga Springs No. 2340 n.d.
FOLDER 11. NY Per Sempre Ladies No. 2344 1985
FOLDER 12. NY Auborn No. 2368 1976-80
FOLDER 13. NY Giovanni Caboto No. 2372 1977
FOLDER 14. NY American Venice No. 2384 1977
FOLDER 15. NY Niagara No. 2407 1978
FOLDER 16. NY Father LicataNo. 2435 1985
FOLDER 17. NY Proposed Lodge, Monroe, New York 1977
FOLDER 18. Texas, Dallas No. 2331 n.d.


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SERIES 6. Non OSIA Groups and Activities

Non OSIA Groups and Activities is another highly significant part of the Massaro Papers and comprises over one third of the collection. This series has been organized into 5 sub-series: 1) Governmental Departments; 2) Organizations and Groups; 3) Personal Papers; 4) Political Affairs, and 5) Miscellaneous. Each subseries is organized alphabetically according to folder title. The Govermental Department subseries includes material relating to the Italian-American Curriculum Studies, the Nation Foreign Policy Conference on Human Rights, the New York Center for Ethnic Affairs, the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Among the materials included in the Organizations and Groups subseries are: the American Committee on Italian Migration, AMITA, the Center for Migration Studies, Coordinating Committee of National American Italian Organizations, the Italian American Anti-Defamation League, Italian American Center for Urban Affairs, the Italian Apostolate, National Italian American Coordinating Association (NIACA), and numerous other Italian American organizations. There is also some material relating to homorary and religious groups such as the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The Personal subseries includes Massaro's personal correspondence, correspondence relating to his New York State Supreme Court appoinment in 1987, miscellaneous invitations and speeches. The Political subseries records Massaro's involvement in various Republican political campaigns since 1960. The Miscellaneous subseries contains materials relating to a wide variety of subjects including Columbus Day parades, Italian American newspapers such as Il Popolo and the Italo-American Times, lists of Italian American publications in the U.S., considerable correspondence regarding Italian American prison inmates in New York State, and a variety of luncheons, awards, and publications relating to Italian Americans.
SUBSERIES 1. Governmental Departments
The Govermental Department subseries includes material relating to the Italian-American Curriculum Studies, the Nation Foreign Policy Conference on Human Rights, the New York Center for Ethnic Affairs, the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the New York State Division of Human Rights.
BOX 33.
FOLDER 19. Italian American Curriculum Studies 1975-79
FOLDER 20. National Foreign Policy Conference on Human Rights 1978
FOLDER 21. New York Center for Ethnic Affairs 1970-77
FOLDER 22. New York Center for Ethnic Affairs 1978-79
FOLDER 23. NYC (New York City) Commission on Human Rights, History and Procedures 1967
BOX 34.
FOLDER 1. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Minutes 1967
FOLDER 2. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Minutes 1968
FOLDER 3. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Minutes 1969
FOLDER 4. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Minutes 1970
FOLDER 5. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Correspondence 1967 (1)
FOLDER 6. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Correspondence 1967 (2)
FOLDER 7. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Correspondence 1968 (1)
FOLDER 8. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Correspondence 1968 (2)
FOLDER 9. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Correspondence 1969 (1)
BOX 35.
FOLDER 1. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Correspondence 1969 (2)
FOLDER 2. NYC Commission on Human Rights, Correspondence 1970
FOLDER 3. New York State Division of Human Rights, Ethnic Forum 1973-75
BOX 36.
FOLDER 1. New York State Division on Human Rights, Italian Conference 1971
FOLDER 2. New York State Division on Human Rights 1971
FOLDER 3. New York State Division on Human Rights 1972
FOLDER 4. New York State Ethnic Studies Program 1974
FOLDER 5. New York State Ethnic Studies Program 1975
FOLDER 6. New York State Council, Knights of Columbus 1974-75
FOLDER 7. Northeast Bronx Senior Citizens Center 1973-77
FOLDER 8. Northeast Bronx Senior Citizens Center, Audit 1974-75
FOLDER 9. Northeast Bronx Senior Citizens Center, Board of Directors Minutes 1973-75
SUBSERIES 2. Organizations and Groups
Among the materials included in the Organizations and Groups subseries are: the American Committee on Italian Migration, AMITA, the Center for Migration Studies, Coordinating Committee of National American Italian Organizations, the Italian American Anti-Defamation League, Italian American Center for Urban Affairs, the Italian Apostolate, National Italian American Coordinating Association (NIACA), and numerous other Italian American organizations. There is also some material relating to homorary and religious groups such as the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
BOX 37.
FOLDER 1. ACTION Appointment, Congratulations 1975
FOLDER 2. ACTION Press Releases and Correspondence 1975-77
FOLDER 3. American Bluejackets, Inc. n.d.
FOLDER 4. ACIM (American Committee on Italian Migration) 1972-73
FOLDER 5. ACIM (American Committee on Italian Migration) 1977
FOLDER 6. ACIM (American Committee on Italian Migration) 1978
FOLDER 7. ACIM (American Committee on Italian Migration) 1979
FOLDER 8. ACIM (American Committee on Italian Migration) 1986
FOLDER 9. ACIM, Correspondence and Brochures 1985-86
FOLDER 10. ACIM, Meetings 1986
FOLDER 11. ACIM 1987
FOLDER 12. ACIM, Board of Directors Meeting 1987
BOX 38.
FOLDER 1. ACIM, Holiday Ball 1977
FOLDER 2. ACIM, Holiday Ball 1978
FOLDER 3. ACIM, Holiday Ball 1979
FOLDER 4. ACIM, Holiday Ball 1980
FOLDER 5. ACIM, Holiday Ball 1982
FOLDER 6. ACIM, Holiday Ball 1984
FOLDER 7. ACIM, Holiday Ball 1985
FOLDER 8. ACIM, Holiday Ball 1986
FOLDER 9. American Council for Nationalities Service 1966
FOLDER 10. American Ethnic Organizations, Miscellaneous n.d.
FOLDER 11. American Italian Activities Center n.d.
FOLDER 12. American Pro Deo Council 1978
FOLDER 13. AMITA, Achievement Award Dinner 1981
FOLDER 14. AMITA, Proposal for the Future 1982
BOX 39.
FOLDER 1. Belmont Library and Cultural Center 1971-72
FOLDER 2. Belmont Library and Cultural Center 1973-74
FOLDER 3. Boys Town of Italy, Westchester County Committee 1981
FOLDER 4. Bronx Rotary Club 1985
FOLDER 5. Brotherhood-In-Action 1971-73
FOLDER 6. Caracalla Opera Company 1977-79
FOLDER 7. Casa Italiana 1977
FOLDER 8. Center for Migration Studies 1971-76
FOLDER 9. Coalition of Italo-American Associates, Inc. n.d.
FOLDER 10. Coalition of Italian American Associations Inc. 1984-85
FOLDER 11. Coalition of Italian American Associations Inc. 1986-87
FOLDER 12. Columbian Lawyers Association Awards 1981-87
FOLDER 13. Columbus Day Citizens Committee 1971-74
FOLDER 14. Congress of Italian American Organizations 1969
FOLDER 15. Coordinating Committee of National American Italian Organizations 1975-77
FOLDER 16. Cultural Institute of Pescia 1980
FOLDER 17. Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre 1973-74
FOLDER 18. ESCA Junior Auxiliary 1958-60
BOX 40.
FOLDER 1. Figli D'Italia Inc., Vancouver, B.C. 1955
FOLDER 2. Forum of Italian American Educators 1984-87
FOLDER 3. Gramercy Park Boys Club 1973
FOLDER 4. Italian American Advisory Council 1985
FOLDER 5. Italian American Anti-Defamation League 1968-78
FOLDER 6. Italian American Awareness Day, New Jersey 1982
FOLDER 7. Italian American Coalition of New York City 1972
FOLDER 8. Italian American Coalition of New York City: Constitution and By-Laws 1972
FOLDER 9. Italian American Center for Urban Affairs 1972
FOLDER 10. Italian American Center for Urban Affairs 1973
FOLDER 11. Italian American Center for Urban Affairs 1974
FOLDER 12. Italian American Center for Urban Affairs 1975
FOLDER 13. Italian American Center for Urban Affairs 1976
BOX 41.
FOLDER 1. Italian American Center for Urban Affairs 1977
FOLDER 2. Italian American Center for Urban Affairs 1979
FOLDER 3. Italian American Culture Week 1978-79
FOLDER 4. Italian Americn Institute 1987
FOLDER 5. Italian Organizations in New York n.d.
FOLDER 6. Italian American Organizations in New York State 1962
FOLDER 7. Italian American Organizations, Correspondence 1975
FOLDER 8. Italian American Organizations, Correspondence 1976
FOLDER 9. Italian American Organizations, Correspondence 1977
FOLDER 10. Italian American Organizations, Correspondence 1978
FOLDER 11. Italian American Organizations 1979
FOLDER 12. Italian American Organizations, Correspondence 1980
FOLDER 13. Italian American Organizations, Correspondence 1985-86
FOLDER 14. Italian American Organizations, Correspondence 1987
BOX 42.
FOLDER 1. Italian American Organizations, Lists 1971-75
FOLDER 2. Italian American Professional and Businessmen's Association 1979
FOLDER 3. Italian American Repertory Theatre, Board of Diectors Minutes 1984
FOLDER 4. Italian Apostolate 1973
FOLDER 5. Italian Apostolate 1974
FOLDER 6. Italian Apostolate 1975
FOLDER 7. Italian Apostolate 1976
FOLDER 8. Italian Apostolate 1977
FOLDER 9. Italian Apostolate 1978
FOLDER 10. Italian Apostolate 1979
FOLDER 11. Italian Apostolate 1980
FOLDER 12. Italian Apostolate 1981-82
FOLDER 13. Italian Apostolate 1984
FOLDER 14. Italian Apostolate 1985
FOLDER 15. Italian Apostolate 1986
FOLDER 16. Italian Apostolate 1987
FOLDER 17. Italian Big Sisters Inc. 1983-84
FOLDER 18. Italian Committee for Public Relations and Special Projects 1977
FOLDER 19. Italian Historical Society of America, Hall of Fame 1982
FOLDER 20. Italian Heritage and Culture Month Oct 1987
FOLDER 21. Italian Hospital Society, 40th Anniversary 1977
FOLDER 22. Italian Hospital Society, Insurance Plan 1962
FOLDER 23. The Italian Seamans Club of New York n.d.
BOX 43.
FOLDER 1. Italo-American Forum 1974
FOLDER 2. Knightland of the Republic of Italy and Holy Sepulchre 1984
FOLDER 3. Knights of St. George of Carinthia 1975
FOLDER 4. National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs 1974
FOLDER 5. National Columbus Day Committee 1969-88
FOLDER 6. National Confederation of American Ethnic Groups 1970-75
FOLDER 7. National Council of Columbia Associations in Civil Service 1963-78
FOLDER 8. National Federation of Italian American Organizations 1967-68
FOLDER 9. National Italian American Coordinating Committee 1974-75
FOLDER 10. National Italian American Coordinating Association 1978-79
FOLDER 11. National Italian American Coordinating Association 1980-84
FOLDER 12. National Italian American Coordinating Association, By-Laws and Constitution 1979
FOLDER 13. National Italian American Foundation, Tribute Dinners 1976-78
FOLDER 14. Operation Sail 1976
FOLDER 15. Order of St. John of Jerusalem 1977-79
FOLDER 16. Providence Rest Development Committee 1982-83
FOLDER 17. Sicilian American Charitable Organization 1982
BOX 44.
FOLDER 1. Sicilian American Charitable Organization 1984
FOLDER 2. Sicilian Emergency Relief Fund, Bronx Committee 1968
FOLDER 3. Rina Telli Cultural Society, Inc. 1974-75
FOLDER 4. United Societies of Italian-Americans 1978
FOLDER 5. Young Italians of America 1971
FOLDER 6. Youth Rehabilitation Center of Italy, Inc. 1964
SUBSERIES 3. Personal Papers
The Personal subseries includes Massaro's personal correspondence, correspondence relating to his New York State Supreme Court appoinment in 1987, miscellaneous invitations and speeches.
BOX 44.
FOLDER 7. Massaro, Personal Correspondence 1971
FOLDER 8. Massaro, Personal Correspondence 1972
FOLDER 9. Massaro, Personal Correspondence 1973 (1)
FOLDER 10. Massaro, Personal Correspondence 1973 (2)
FOLDER 11. Massaro, Personal Correspondence 1974
FOLDER 12. Massaro, Personal Correspondence 1975
FOLDER 13. Massaro, Personal Correspondence 1977
FOLDER 14. Massaro, Personal Correspondence 1978-87
FOLDER 15. Massaro, Correspondence re: Elevation to Judiciary 1987
BOX 45.
FOLDER 1. Massaro, Invitations 1972-79
FOLDER 2. Massaro, Letters of Recommendation 1974-76
FOLDER 3. Massaro, Press Releases n.d.
FOLDER 4. Massaro, Speeches n.d.
SUBSERIES 4. Political Affairs
The Political subseries records Massaro's involvement in various Republican political campaigns since 1960.
BOX 45.
FOLDER 5. Beame, Abraham Campaign 1973
FOLDER 6. Columbia Association of New York State Employees 1972-75
FOLDER 7. Columbian Coalition for Rockefeller 1970
FOLDER 8. Cuomo, Mario Mayoral Campaign 1977
FOLDER 9. Ford, Gerald Presidential Campaign 1976
FOLDER 10. Gabrielli, Dominick (Judge) 1972-73
FOLDER 11. Italian American Political Campaigns in New York State 1974-78
FOLDER 12. Periconi, Borough President 1965
FOLDER 13. Republican Heritage Groups 1975-86
FOLDER 14. Republican Political Campaigns, Miscellaneous 1966-78
BOX 46.
FOLDER 1. Samuals, Howard Party Campaign: Advice on Italian Americans 1974
FOLDER 2. Wilson/Casa, Javits Campaign 1974
SUBSERIES 5. Miscellaneous
The Miscellaneous subseries contains materials relating to a wide variety of subjects including Columbus Day parades, Italian American newspapers such as Il Popolo and the Italo-American Times, lists of Italian American publications in the U.S., considerable correspondence regarding Italian American prison inmates in New York State, and a variety of luncheons, awards, and publications relating to Italian Americans.
BOX 46.
FOLDER 3. "America's Italians" Manuscript 1975
FOLDER 4. Bronx Community College 1972-74
FOLDER 5. Brumidi, Constantin Awards 1980
FOLDER 6. Catherine of Siena, 6th Centenary 1980
FOLDER 7. Columbus Day Parades and Events 1971-74
FOLDER 8. Concippio, Forenzio Case 1972
FOLDER 9. Harriman College 1973-76
FOLDER 10. "Il Popolo" New York Edition 1964
FOLDER 11. "Italian American Conversations" Television Program 1976
FOLDER 12. Italian American Magazines 1977
FOLDER 13. Italian American Reception Committee Dinner 1982
FOLDER 14. Italian Ameican Prisoners 1973
FOLDER 15. Italian American Prisoners 1974
FOLDER 16. Italian American Prisoners 1975
FOLDER 17. Italian American Prisoners 1976-77
FOLDER 18. Italian American Publications in the U.S. n.d.
FOLDER 19. Italo-American Times 1964-77
BOX 47.
FOLDER 1. Italian-American Times, Proposed Articles 1970
FOLDER 2. Italian Consolate 1964-71
FOLDER 3. Italian Consulate: Dr. Vieri Trexler 1972-74
FOLDER 4. Italian Contributions to American Culture n.d.
FOLDER 5. "Italian Heritage in the U.S." Manuscript 1975
FOLDER 6. LaGumina Report: Italian Americans, Political Impact n.d.
FOLDER 7. Miscellaneous Correspondence and Advertisements 1962-87
FOLDER 8. "Mother Italy" Monument n.d.
FOLDER 9. O.F.D. Realty Corporation 1962-80
FOLDER 10. Puccini, Giacomo 50th Memorial Dinner 1971
FOLDER 11. Scalabrini, John Baptist Award Luncheon 1987


SERIES 7. Newsclippings

The Newsclippings series includes only those clippings which were already arranged in separate files at the time of their transfer to IHRC. Other newsclippings can be found scattered throughout the collection but have been left with their original material.
BOX 47.
FOLDER 12. ACTION Newsclippings 1975-77
FOLDER 13. "Italians in America" Newspaper Column n.d.
FOLDER 14. Miscellaneous Newsclippings n.d.


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SERIES 8. Photographs

The Photograph series is comprised of a wide variety of photos, 1958-87, again divided into several subseries and organized chronologically. The subseries are: 1) Portraits- formal pictures of Massaro; 2) OSIA- photos relating to OSIA activities; 3) Non OSIA- photos taken at functions not related to the Sons of Italy and 4) Political- photos relating to various politcal campaigns with which Massaro was involved.
SUBSERIES 1. Portraits
Formal pictures of Massaro.
BOX 47.
FOLDER 15. Dominic R. Massaro, Portraits 1958-75
SUBSERIES 2. OSIA
Photographs relating to OSIA activities.
BOX 48.
FOLDER 1. Photographs, OSIA 1959-65
FOLDER 2. Photographs, OSIA 1966-69
FOLDER 3. Photographs, OSIA 1970-75
FOLDER 4. Photographs, OSIA 1976-79
FOLDER 5. Photographs, OSIA 1980-87
FOLDER 6. Photographs, NE Bronx Lodge 1960-69
SUBSERIES 3. Non OSIA
Photographs taken at functions not related to the Sons of Italy.
BOX 48.
FOLDER 7. Photographs, Non OSIA 1958-65
FOLDER 8. Photographs, Non OSIA 1966-69
FOLDER 9. Photographs, Non OSIA 1970-75
BOX 49.
FOLDER 1. Photographs, Non OSIA 1976-79
FOLDER 2. Photographs, Non OSIA 1980-87
SUBSERIES 4. Political
Photographs relating to various political campaigns with which Massaro was involved.
BOX 49.
FOLDER 3. Photographs, Political 1963-69
FOLDER 4. Photographs, Political 1970-79
FOLDER 5. Photographs, Political 1983-84


SERIES 9. Artifacts

Ribbons, bumperstickers, name tags, stamps and two phonograph records constitute most of the series labeled Artifacts.
BOX 50.
FOLDER 1. Non OSIA Phonograph Records n.d.
FOLDER 2. Sons of Italy Foundation Stamps n.d.
FOLDER 3. Buttons and Pins n.d.
FOLDER 4. Name Tags n.d.
FOLDER 5. Ribbons n.d.
FOLDER 6. Miscellaneous Artifacts n.d.
FOLDER 7. Bumperstickers n.d.
FOLDER 8. Pennants n.d.


SERIES 10. Supplementary

In the supplementary series, there includes correspondence regarding the archives project and the Commission for Social Justice. Also included, are the actions taken for the CSJ.
BOX 51.
FOLDER 1. Archives Project: Correspondence July-Dec 1987
FOLDER 2. Commission for Social Justice, Correspondence 1987-88
FOLDER 3. Commission for Social Justice, Actions Taken 1987-88


SERIES 11. Oversize Materials

Included in this series are a photograph of the 1969 Supreme Convention, a stecncil for the "Italo-American Times" and two large OSIA placards. These items are placed in oversize photograph and artifact boxes.
BOX Oversize 1. Oversize 1: Photographs
Photograph of the 1969 Supreme Convention and a stencil for the "Italo-American Times."
BOX Oversize 2. Oversize 2: Artifacts
Two large OSIA placards are contained within this oversize box.

 

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