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Cavaliere Angelo and Maria Bio collection, 1961-1968

Identifier: Mss 0111

Scope and Contents

This collection dates from 1961 to 1968 and contains materials relating to the Center of Italian Culture at Seton Hall University. Included are ephemera and programs from various events held by the Center of Italian Culture, as well as two issues of "Itala Gente" a magazine published by the Center of Italian Culture. The collection also contains one 8mm film documenting the Center’s celebration for the centennial of the unification of Italy. This collection will be useful to researchers interested in Italian and Italian-American culture.


  • 1961-1968

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Biographical / Historical

Cavaliere Angelo Bio was born in Sicily in 1934 and emigrated to Venezuela in 1951 and to the United States in 1958. He has been involved in the Italian-American Community in Newark since 1958. Bio was a member of the Center of Italian Culture at Seton Hall University and participated in many events held by the Center. In 2013 he was recognized for his involvement in the Italian and Italian-American community when he was awarded the “Cavaliere Al Merito Della Repubblica Italiana” from President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy. The Center of Italian Culture was founded by Father Vincent Monella in 1960 and headquartered at Seton Hall University until 1968. Its mission was to promote the spiritual, intellectual, and cultural welfare of people of Italian origin and their families throughout New Jersey and to present to the community at large an appreciation of Italy’s cultural heritage. The Center held classes, social events, and cultural celebrations, including a number of events in 1961 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the unification of Italy in 1961.


.125 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection contains ephemera dating from 1961 to 1968 relating to the Center of Italian Culture at Seton Hall University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection is the gift of Cavaliere Angelo and Maria Bio to the Archives and Special Collections Center in 2016.

Related Materials

Cavaliere Angelo and Maria Bio also donated a collection of bound Italian periodicals originally collected by New Jersey architect Albert Nucciareone. These can be found in the library’s online catalog and include nine volumes of Domenica del Corriere and seven volumes of La tribuna ilustrata.

Cavaliere Angelo and Maria Bio collection, 1961-1968
Brianna LoSardo
2 August 2017
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US