University of Minnesota

Anzalone, Charles, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Anzalone, Charles, 1888-1959.
Dates: 1937-1970
Abstract: Papers (1937-1970) of Charles Anzalone (1888-1959), an Italian American immigrant in rural Louisiana, include biographical information; correspondence; and newspaper clippings pertaining to his political career; materials pertaining to legislation; and a seminar paper by John V. Baiamonte, Jr. Anzalone was a leader in the strawberry industry and was active in Louisiana politics.
Quantity: 1 microfilm reel.
Language: In English and Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC229

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Charles Anzalone (1888-1959) was born in Cefalidina, Sicily, and came to the United States with his parents in 1896. He worked for six years as a laborer on Louisiana sugar plantations and then moved in 1902 to Independence, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, to pick strawberries. He became a farmer and leader in the strwberry industry, and was prominent in business and civic affairs. Anzalone, a devoted follower of Huey Long, was active in local politics; he was alderman and then mayor of Independence, and later a state representative.


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CITE AS

The Anzalone, Charles Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Louisiana.
Mayors--Louisiana--Independence.
Legislators--Louisiana.
Politicians--Louisiana.

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