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Descriptive inventory for the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records, 1948-1989

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records

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Descriptive inventory for the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records, 1948-1989

Prepared by Carolyn Chermel; ed. by Sarah Dorpinghaus, 2010.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records, 1948-1989 (inclusive)
Creator: Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans
Dates: 1948-1989 (inclusive)
Accession numbers: M1973.0065
M1974.0020
2010.0046
Bib number: 00066140
Call number: MSS Lot J
Size: 13.5 linear ft. (32 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English, and Italian.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Anthony Sorrentino in 1973 and later (M1973.0065, M1974.0020, and 2010.0046).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

Research use of this collection is governed by the standard rules and regulations of the Chicago History Museum Research Center.

Please cite this collection as:

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans visual materials (1974.0020); the Peter R. Scalise papers; the Anthony Sorrentino papers, including a box of photographs that relates partly to the JCCIA; and issues of Fra Noi, cataloged separately. Related materials at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Special Collections and University Archives, include the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans of Chicago collection and the Anthony Sorrentino papers.

Collection Summary +/-

Meeting minutes, correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, publications, event programs, financial documents, and other administrative records of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA). The majority of materials relate to the regular operations of the organization, efforts to fight defamation of Italian Americans in the media and society, relations with other Italian American organizations, and annual events sponsored by the JCCIA, especially Columbus Day celebrations. Included are article drafts for Fra Noi, a newspaper published in the Chicago area for Italian Americans, copies of various Italian American newsletters and magazines, and the monthly JCCIA bulletin. Also present are papers of Anthony Sorrentino, executive director of the JCCIA and a sociologist who worked with the Chicago Area Project and other programs to prevent juvenile delinquency. His papers include correspondence, scholarly papers, book drafts, and publications.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) was founded in 1952 as a non-profit organization to preserve and celebrate Italian American heritage and promote a positive portrayal of Italian Americans in the media and society in general. JCCIA sponsors and participates in several civic and cultural events, the most notable being its annual sponsorship of the Chicago Columbus Day Parade since 1952 and social service activities, such as a scholarship program. JCCIA includes three sub-divisions; the Women's Division, the West Suburban Women's Division, and the Young Professionals Division.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Catholics--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Columbus Day
Immigrants--Illinois--Chicago--History
Italian Americans in mass media
Italian Americans--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--History
Italian Americans--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--Societies, etc.--20th century
Italian Americans--United States--20th century
Italians--United States--History
Newspaper publishing--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area
Sociologists--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Annunzio, Frank
Sorrentino, Anthony--Archives
Organizations:
Chicago Area Project
Italian Welfare Council (Chicago, Ill.)
Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans--Archives
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Italian language items
Minutes
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Programs (documents)
Geographic:
Chicago, (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Chicago, (Ill.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Italy--Emigration and immigration
Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in ten series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Meeting minutes, 1965-1970 (box 1)
Series 2. Anthony Sorrentino papers, 1956-1984 (box 1-2)
Series 3. Anti-defamation/portrayal of Italians materials, 1954-1984 (box 2-4)
Series 4. Columbus Day materials, 1958-1988 (box 4-10)
Series 5. Dinner event files, 1956-1989 (box 11-13)
Series 6. Other Italian American organization records, 1948-1987 (box 13-15)
Series 7. Notable individuals files, 1955-1984 (box 15-17)
Series 8. Publications, 1955-1988 (box 17-22)
Series 9. Newspaper clippings, 1963-1987 (box 22-24)
Series 10. Administrative/general records, 1952-1988 (box 24-32)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Brittany Long using Oxygen editor, 2015.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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