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Crisafi, Michelangelo, 1893-1972, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Crisafi, Michelangelo, 1893-1972.
Dates: 1918-1972
Abstract: Papers (1918-1972) of Italian American poet and author Michelangelo Crisafi (1893-1972) consist of biographical materials; personal correspondence; reviews; writings; and clippings of poetry by other Italian American poets. Crisafi used the pseudonym Germoglino Saggio.
Quantity: 6 linear ft.
Language: In Italian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC477

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Michelangelo Crisafi (1893-1972) was born in the province of Palermo, Sicily. To escape and protest the regime of King Emanuel III, Crisafi left Italy in 1912 and settled in New Haven, Connecticut where for forty-five years he labored for the Tilo Roofing Company. Crisafi's first love was the life of poet and writer, and in 1916 he took the pseudonymn of Germoglino Saggio, under which he published prolifically in Italy and the United States. Crisafi corresponded with many of his peers, among them Alessandro Sisca (Riccardo Cordiferro) Angelo M. Virga; Nino Caradonna; Pietro Greca; Luigi Roberto Burgo; Giuseppe Incalicchio and Antonino Crivello. In later years, Crisafi aided the founding of a library in his hometown of Calatta, Sicily.


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The Crisafi, Michelangelo, 1893-1972, collection is available for public research.

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CITE AS

The Crisafi, Michelangelo, 1893-1972, Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian American poets.
Italian Americans--Connecticut--New Haven.

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