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Identifier: Mss 0123
Overview This collection consists of materials documenting the activities of Giovanni Pinto, a journalist, teacher, and advocate for the New Jersey Italian-American community. It contains subject files and printing layouts from Mr. Pinto’s work on his newspaper, L’Italico: the Italian-American Times News, as well as his involvement with VITA, an Italian teaching organization he founded. In addition, business cards, postcards, and commemorative books and booklets reflect his involvement with the...
Dates: 1962-2008; Majority of material found in 1974-1997
Abstract Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) was founded on June 22, 1905 in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City by Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro and five compatriots who came to the United States during the great Italian migration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Order Sons of Italy in America, Umberto Primo Lodge No. 750 (Susquehanna, PA) collection documents the history and activities of the Umberto Primo Lodge of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania from 1917 to 1981.