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Vannelli, John Aloysius, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Vannelli, John Aloysius
Dates: 1923-1982
Abstract: Papers reflect Vannelli's avocation as a historian and collector of Italian Americana. Included are newspaper clippings pertaining to Italian American history, especially in Minnesota; annual reports, programs, and miscellany from Holy Redeemer Parish (St. Paul, MN); notebooks, including a biography of Vannelli's parents; a biography of Monsignor Louis Pioletti, poetry and historical research notes on the Italians in Minnesota; and a small quantity of personal material.
Quantity: 8 linear ft.
Language: English, Italian
Collection ID: IHRC2772


Collection acquired from John Vannelli of St. Paul, Minnesota in 1976 -1990.


Vannelli grew up in St. Paul, MN, and Scranton, PA. He was employed at the Zinsmaster Bakery in St. Paul and served in various union activities. In 1949, he became vice-president of the Bakers' Union. After retirement, he became a member of the Senior Citizens League and an active member of Stella del Nord chapter of the American Italian Historical Association.


The Vannelli, John Aloysius collection is available for public research.


The Vannelli, John Aloysius collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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The Vannelli, John Aloysius Papers, Italian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota


Louis F. Pioletti Papers (IHRC2083); Holy Redeemer Church Collection (IHRC445); Nicolo C. Odone Papers (IHRC1710); Rose Ciresi Papers (IHRC451).

Index Terms

Pioletti, Louis F., Monsignor, 1887-1972;
Holy Redeemer Parish (Saint Paul, Minnesota);
Bakers' Union;
Senior Citizens' League (Saint Paul, Minnesota);
American Italian Historical Association. Stella del Nord;
Italian Americans -- History;
Italian Americans -- Minnesota -- History;
Bakers and bakeries -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul;


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