University of Minnesota

Pittaro, Vito, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Pittaro, Vito, 1864-1951.
Dates: 1891-1952
Abstract: Papers (1891-1952) of Vito Pittaro (1864-1951), a banker, journalist, author, playwright, and poet from Stamford, Connecticut, include biographical materials, correspondence, typescripts, writings, notary papers, memorabilia, miscellany, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Also included are records of and information pertaining to the Italian Cooperative and Investment Company (Stamford), the Stamford Italo-American Historical Society, La Societa Operaia, and Societa Italiana di Mutuo Succorso Vittorio Emanuele III.
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Language: In Italian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2086


Vito Pittaro (1864-1951), a prominent business and civic leader in the Stamford, Connecticut Italian community, was born in San Fele, Province of Potenza, Italy. He graduated from the Universita di Napoli, and came to the United States when he was 26, settling in Stamford. He was editor of several Italian American serials and newspapers, and co-founder, with Pietro P. Vescio, of La Tribuna in Stamford. He also founded La Societa Operaia and the Istituto Italiano di Stamford, and was the author of a history of the Italians in Stamford. Pittaro was also a banker, taught night school classes, was the first Italian notary public in Stamford, and was active in the Italian Co-operative and Commercial Co. (Stamford, Connecticut).



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The Pittaro, Vito Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Connecticut--Stamford--Societies, etc.
Italian American authors.
Italian American newspapers.
Italian American press.
Ethnic press.

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