University of Minnesota

Zaffiro, Anthony, 1887-1962., Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Zaffiro, Anthony, 1887-1962.
Dates: 1962
Abstract: Papers of Anthony Zaffiro consist of a biographical sketch (1962), obituaries (1962), and a photograph of Zaffiro.
Quantity: 2 linear in.
Language: In English.
Collection ID: IHRC3303

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Anthony Zaffiro was born in Santo Sefano Di Camastra, Sicily, and came to the United States with his family at the age of seventeen. Zaffiro settled in Reading, Pa., where he worked as a machine operator, opened a grocery store, and finally established a real estate and travel agency business. He often acted as a court interpreter and sponsored many applicants for U.S. citizenship. In 1929, he was appointed First Ward Alderman and he served in that capacity for 32 years. In 1909, Zaffiro founded the OSIA Reading Lodge No. 29, the first OSIA chapter in Pennsylvania. He served as the state lodge Grand Treasurer, as Grand Orator, and as Assistant Grand Venerable.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Zaffiro, Anthony, 1887-1962. collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Zaffiro, Anthony, 1887-1962. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Zaffiro, Anthony, 1887-1962. Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Pennsylvania--Reading--Societies, etc.

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