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Donnaruma, James V., 1874-1953, Papers

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IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Donnaruma, James V., 1874-1953.
Dates: 1887-1962
Abstract: James V. Donnaruma (1874-1953) came to the United States from Italy in 1886 and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. His papers (1897-1962) consist mostly of business files relating to publication of his newspaper, Gazzetta del Massachusetts (later the Post-Gazette). Also included are correspondence with prominent Italian Americans and papers of James's son and successor Caesar L. Donnaruma.
Quantity: 3.4 linear ft.
Language: In English and Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC559

PROVENANCE/PROCESSING

James V. Donnaruma’s papers were deposited in the Immigrant Archives in November, 1967. They were the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Caesar Donnaruma and were secured through the efforts of Rudolph J. Vecoli, Director of the Center of Immigration Studies, University of Minnesota. The collection, which consists of 2.5 linear feet of correspondence and papers, was processed during 1972-73.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

James V. Donnaruma was born in San Valentino Tonio, province of Salerno, Italy, on December 26, 1874. He came to America in 1886. Donnaruma was the founder, publisher and editor of one of the most influential and successful Italian language newspapers in New England, La Gazzetta del Massachusetts, published in Boston, since August, 1903. (The newspaper continues to be published today as an English language weekly, the Post Gazette.) According to Giacmo Grillo, who wrote for the newspaper, James Donnaruma was guided in his journalistic enterprise by two beliefs: that the newspaper should avoid “political and religious passions” and that it should reflect L’Italia innanzi tutto—Italy above all else. Donnaruma married Florence Vogona in 1908. They had tree children, Caesar L., Guy Paul, and Florence M. James Donnaruma died on May 7, 1953.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The collection consists primarily of correspondence but also includes complementary materials such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and flyers. Though English is the principle medium of expression, important letters and documents written in Italian are scattered throughout the collection.

From behind the editor’s desk of an important immigrant newspaper, James Donnaruma occupied a strategic vantage point for surveying and participating in the community activities of the Boston Italians. The value of the collection owes much to the range of Donnaruma’s Involvement in such activities. By following his career and his concerns, one gains much insight into the issues of interest and urgency to large numbers of Italian-Americans. These issues, it should be noted, tend to be personal and pragmatic, rather than ideological: e.g., how to get and keep a job, how to coalesce to the advantage of the individual and the group, and what to do when in trouble with the law. They were all questions which led many members of the ethnic community into political activity, and Donnaruma was in the forefront of those who tried to make a place for Italian-Americans in the rough and tumble of urban politics.

Material bearing upon Donnaruma’s involvement in politics constitutes the largest topical category in the collection. As the proprietor of an influential foreign language newspaper, Donnaruma played a key role in a number of local, state, and national political campaigns, and had important contacts and friendships, including such nationally-known figures as Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr. and Congressmen Joseph Martin, Jr. His allegiance to the Republican Party—a position from which he deviated on a number of occasions—ran counter to the general Democratic trend among urban ethnic voters during the twenties and thirties.

Folders 41-51 show Donnaruma actively involved in a series of campaigns using both his newspaper and his various personal connections throughout the state of Massachusetts to mobilize the Italian vote for particular candidates. The collection highlights not only the events leading up to an election, but also the political bargaining subsequent to a successful campaign. Material covering requests for patronage and Massachusetts gubernatorial elections (folders 39-40, 50) is especially important for understanding Donnaruma’s general approach to politics.

The leverage Donnaruma acquired from these political pursuits enabled him to champion the interests of those in trouble with the law. Donnaruma interceded with various persons to gain bail, paroles, exoneration or better treatment for Italian-American prisoners during the period of 1910-1947. A number of these cases are very well documents and offer a fascinating glimpse intothe immigrant community’s relations with the forces of law and order (folders 5-9).

The era of immigration restrictions coincided with Donnaruma’s early journalistic career, and an important section of the collection touches on his role in the controversies of that period. Donnaruma’s fight against the literacy test bill and other restriction legislation as wells Donnaruma’s intercessions with various officials to gain a more relaxed treatment of Italians caught in violations of immigration laws are documented in folders 13 and 15.

As one of the prominenti in the Italian community, Donnaruma participated widely in a number of philanthropic pursuits. His interests ranged far and wide: from a campaign to erect a statue in honor of an Italian war hero (folder 20), to the state of health of Italian residents in of the North End (folder 11), to an interest in a home for Italian children (folder 12).

The importance of music in the life of the Boston Italian community is a major theme of the collection. Donnaruma was an important local associate for the opera impresario, Fortune Gallo, and used his newspaper and his personal influence to publicize the annual tours of Gallo’s San Carlo Opera Company to Boston. There is a lengthy and illuminating exchange of correspondence between Donnaruma and Gallo mostly dating from the period 1921 to 1930 (folder 52). The difficulties and conflicts encountered by Italian leaders in financing and staging operatic performances and the legacy of bitterness and bankruptcy which attended the efforts of the Italian community to hear the musical performances they held dear are themes in folders 4 and 38.

There are a number of folders which touch on developments in the Italian motherland. As the clippings in folder 19 illustrate, the visit of the Italian war mission to Boston in 1917 occasioned a tumultuous, although not altogether enthusiastic welcome on the part of the Italian community and an official reception by the city fathers. As the correspondence in folder 18 suggests, Donnaruma probably worked in an official capacity assisting Mayor James M. Curley in making the arrangements for the official reception. The Montenegrin issue of 1922 to 1924 also occupied Donnaruma’s attention. He is listed as a member of the Massachusetts chapter of the Montenegrin exile groups in America.

Donnaruma’s interests in Jewish affairs may have been sparked by the criticism which followed the publication in 1938 of an alleged anti-Semitic article in La Gazzetta. The article was published during a period when—due to a protracted illness requiring and extended convalescence—Donnaruma was absent from the editorial helm of the newspaper. Materials in folders 26 and 27 touch on this incident as well as other topics affecting the Jewish group in the United States and Europe.

The attention of the researcher is drawn to the folders of correspondence with Franceso P. Malgeri (folder 30), Boston-based writer, teacher, and social worker; and A.B. Messer (folder 34), first associated with the Republican National Committee and later manager of the Foreign language Newspapers Service Corporation of Chicago. These folders offer glimpse into interesting, but not fully documented, episodes in Donnaruma’s career.

There are a number of folders bearing upon Donnaruma’s various organizational affiliations (folders 2, 3, 10, 17). The riches gathering of materials concerns the Dante Alighieri Society of Boston during the period 1913 to 1922 (Folder 10).

Much of the material pertaining to the internal affairs of La Gazetta del Massachusetts dates from the period after James Donnaruma’s death, when Caser L. Donnaruma served as editor and publisher of the newspaper. Though some of the La Gazetta correspondence is routine, concerning such matters as advertising orders, transactions with engravers, and general business matters, a noteworthy collection of materials was generated by the publications 58th Anniversary edition of La Gazetta in 1954, when the biographical sketches of prominent Italo-American businessmen and professional people were solicited for inclusion in this issue. The profiles of over 150 different individuals constitute an interesting cross-section of the successful members of the Massachusetts Italian community, and provide interesting details on the family histories of some individuals. The profiles are arranged in alphabetical order in folders 62-64. For some individuals there are multiple drafts of their profiles; for others the questionnaires used in the preparations of the profile are included. It is not known how many of these profiles were eventually used in this anniversary issue for publication.

A number of full page clippings, oversize items and full issues of newspapers have been filed with oversized materials.

Partial Subject Inventory
The following is a guide, not a complete index, to certain persons, subjects, as associations prominent in the collection:

Criminal Cases - Folders 5-9
Foreign Affairs - Folders 16, 18-19, 26-27, 35-36
Immigration - Folders 13-15
Italian American organizations and newspapers - Folders 2-3, 10, 17, 38
La Gazetta Del Massachusetts Business Correspondence - Folders 54-60
Fifty-eighth Anniversary Issue - Folders 61-65
Opera and Music - Folders 4, 32, 37, 52-53
Philanthropic Interests - Folders 11-12, 20, 28-29
Politics: Campaigns, Politicians and Patronage - Folders 21-25, 39-51


ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

The collection had been arranged into four sections:

1. General Correspondence and papers, Folders 1-3

2. An Alphabetically-arranged file of persons, topics and associations (e.g. Boston Civic Grand Opera Association, Criminal Cases, Dante Alighieri Society ect. ), Folders 4-53

3. La Gazetta del Massachusetts papers, Folders 54-66

4. Miscellaneous clippings and publications, Folders 67-68 The present file folder arrangement reflects a re-ordering of the collection undertaken to eliminate confusion and inconsistencies in the original arrangement (as received from the donor). Whenever possible, however, the names of individuals or topics were used as folder headings that have been carried over in this description.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Donnaruma, James V., 1874-1953 collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Donnaruma, James V., 1874-1953 collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC Archives.


CITE AS

The Donnaruma, James V., 1874-1953 Papers, Italian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

A related collection at the IHRCA is Papers of Caesar Donnaruma (IHRC557).


Index Terms

Italian American newspapers--Massachusetts--Boston.
Italian American press.
Ethnic press

Description of Series

This section briefly describes each series in the collection. A more detailed description of the contents of each series may be found in the following section.

SERIES 1. General Correspondence and papers (Folders 1-3)

SERIES 2. Persons, topics and associations (Folders 4-53)

An alphabetically-arranged file of persons, topics and associations (e.g. Boston Civic Grand Opera Association, Criminal Cases, Dante Alighieri Society ect. ), Folders 4-53

SERIES 3. La Gazetta del Massachusetts papers (Folders 54-66)

SERIES 4. Miscellaneous clippings and publications (Folders 67-68)



Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. General Correspondence and papers (Folders 1-3)

BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. Correspondence and Papers, General 1922-1939
A scattering of correspondence. Amiung the individuals represented are the lawyer, Raphael Vicario; the inventor, Antonio Maiori; and J.A. Maynard, collector for the United States Treasury Department
FOLDER 2. Correspondence and Papers, Organizations 1925-1928
Correspondence and souvenir journals relating to the following organizations: the "Hull Knights" of Boston; International Hod Carriers Union, and the Boston League of Neighbors. Most of the folder concerns the League of Neighbors.
FOLDER 3. Correspondence and Papers. Organizations 1936-1954
Scattered correspondence centering on the following organizations: Italian Barbers' Society of Boston; Italian World War Veterans Assocaition,Italian Fellowship League, the Sons of Italy, and the Italian-American Mechants Association. An exchange of letters between John. A. Volpe and Donnaruma in 1947 reveals their difference of opinion over theSons of Italy leadership in Massachusetts.


SERIES 2. Persons, topics and associations (Folders 4-53)

An alphabetically-arranged file of persons, topics and associations (e.g. Boston Civic Grand Opera Association, Criminal Cases, Dante Alighieri Society ect. ), Folders 4-53
BOX 1.
FOLDER 4. Bosotn Civic Grand Opera Association 1923-1943
Correspondence concering the establishment of the Association. Charles D. Malaguti was president of the Association. A 23-Page deposition Claims that Malaguiti was exploited and swindeled by unscrupulous opera promotors. Letters after 1927 touch on matters not pertaining to the Opera Association, including a 1931 leagal suit instituted by Malaguti's daughter.
FOLDER 5. Criminal Cases 1910-1922
Correspondence and miscellaneous materials about the following indviduals: Pasquale Malchionde, Silvio Melchiorre, and Frank "Costello" Mosca. Mosca's letter of February 28, 1922 seeking Donnaruma's assistance is of special interest.
FOLDER 6. Criminal Cases 1924-1926
Correspondnece and miscellaneous materials focus on Richard M. Walsh and the cases of Catherine Murray and Jerry Longobardi. Donnaruma's relationship with Longobardi, who died in a night-club explosion in 1925, is an interesting episode.
FOLDER 7. Criminal Cases 1927-1933
Correspondence, clippings, photographs and depositions on the following cases: Bernardo Marino, Giuesppe Marino, Anthony Lombardo, Matteo Mattera and Zira Magna. Included is correspondnece and a 14-Page deposition on the "M. Case", in which the prisioner convicted of robbery and murder in 1918 attempts to prove his innocnece. There is also an exchange of correspondence with Boston City Councilman John I. Fitzgerald about the Marino Case.
FOLDER 8. Criminal Cases 1934-37
Correspndence , clipping, photograpnts and depostions on the following case: Frank Lotito, Victor Freidburg, Joseph Messina, and Peter Manite. The bulk of this material pertains to the Manite Case and includes extesnive correspondnce with attorneys Salvatore Aloisi and Arthur Seagrave, and with Thomas P. McCusker, private secretary to Massachusetts Govenor Maurice J. Tobin.
FOLDER 9. Criminal Cases, Frank Dane 1927-33
Extensive correspondence dealing with this prominent fight promotor who was sentenced to prision for staging boxing bouts in the District of Columbia.
BOX 2.
FOLDER 10. Dante Alighieri Society 1913-1922
Correspondnece, Pamphlets and other publications primarily related to concerts sponsored by the society. A 40 --page journal entitled "Atti del Comiato" contains a short history of the Boston Chapter, membership lists, bylaws abd the text of the proceedings on June 1, 1913, when the Society presented a relief sculpture of Dante to the Boston Public Library. The remarks on this occasion by Amy Bernardy, Representive of the Italian Central Committee of the Society are also reporduced. The folder also contains the 1916 membership list for the Boston chapter as well as two 1916 tracts critical of the leadership of the society written by Maestro Raffaele Martino.
FOLDER 11. Health Care of the Boston Area Italians. 1917-23
Correspondence, pamphlets and clippings. High-lighted are Donnaruma's involvement in the Instructive District Nursing Association and a campaign to raise funds for Middlesex hospital (1922-23). A "List of Doctors in Boston" (ca 1920) about half of which consists of Italians, is included. A letter dated March 10,1920 gives the statistics on the Nursing Asociati8on Services in the North End during the last six months of 1919.
FOLDER 12. Home for Italian Children (Boston) 1920-54
Correspondence, pamphlets and clippings about what a 1928 pamphlet called," The only monument of charity erected by Italians in Massachusetts" Most of the letters are requests for contrbutuitions or notices of incorporation meetings which bear the signature of Feliz Forte, secretary of the Home. Lists of donors are also included.
FOLDER 13. Immigration, Correspondence 1913-1924
Communications from the following orgazations: American Association of Foreign Language Newspapers, Natinal Americanzation Committee, and the Inter-racial Council. Material concernsefforts to defeat literacy test bill and other restrictive legistation, opposition to censorship of foreign languagte press and the National Confference on Immigration held under the auspices of the Inter-racial council, April 7,1920
FOLDER 14. Immigration, Publications and Clippings 1913-1924
Included are various pamphlets, speeches, a text of the Burnett Bill (1913) and a reprint of an article by John. B. Trevor entitled," An analysis of the American Immigration Act of 1924" which appeared in International Conciliation, September 1924
FOLDER 15. Immigration Cases 1922-33
Correspondence about the following individuals found in violation of Immigration Laws: the attorney Nicholas A Loumas; Gennaro Lambiase, Marino Repucci, Romulo Luttazi , Maria Cucchiarra and Agostino Marrazo.
FOLDER 16. Italian Americans during WW II 1940-42
Clippings and correspondence on Miscellaneous subjects.
FOLDER 17. Italian-American Chamber of Commerce (Boston) 1927-1941
Correspondence, clippings and bylaws. The Clippings are from La Gazetta and concern its 1940-41 campaign to stop the sale of adulterated olive oil.
BOX 3.
FOLDER 18. Italian War Mission, Visit of 1917
One highlight of this folder is an exchange of letters between mayor James M. Curley of Boston and United States Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, concerning arrangment for the visit. Curley also contacted various officials and organizations asking them to participate in the reception ceremonies. Programs and seating arrangements for these ceremonies are also enclosed.
FOLDER 19. Italian War Mission, Visit of 1917
Clippings
FOLDER 20. Giuseppe Italiano Monunment 1919-26
Correspondence and Clippings about Donnaruma's Campaign to solicit funds for the casting and erection or a marble monument to honor the Italian World War I hero, Giuesppe Italiano. Includes correspondence from themuniciple authorities of Milazzo, Italy Brithplace of Italiano.
FOLDER 21. Italo-American Political Appointees 1937-40
Material about Joseph A Buccigrosso,appointed commander of the East Boston Police Station in 1937 and Angelo Berlandi, assistant secretary to Mayor Maurice J. Tobin in 1940
FOLDER 22. Italo-American Politicians, General 1915-1942
Clippings and correspondence about Massachusetts state representaitve Fleix Marcella and Frank M Leonardi and the attorneys Charles Lombardi and Angelo Morello. A court Brief prepared by Morello in 1930 and the text of his speech delievered in 1940 are included,
FOLDER 23. Italo-American Politicans, Joseph A. Langone, Correspondence 1923-40
Lagone was a Massachusetts state Legislator
FOLDER 24. Italo-American Politicans, Joseph A. Langone, Clippings 1911-46
A large number of clippings highlight Langone's career
FOLDER 25. Italo-American Politicans, Joseph A. Langone, Clippings 1911-46
A large number of clippings highlight Langone's career
BOX 4.
FOLDER 26. Jews in the United States and Overseas, Correspondence and Clippings 1926-48
Much of the correspondence was sparked by an alleged anti-Semitic article published in La Gazetta in 1938
FOLDER 27. Jews in the United States and Overseas, Publications 1936-43
This folder contians a number of pamphlets discussing anti-Semitic remarks atributed to Benamin Franklin. There are also two issues of Fair Play (November 1,1938 and Feb. 1, 1939), a racist magazine published in New York and editied by Louis Caroselli.
FOLDER 28. Lewiston, Maine 1920-37
Clippings and postcars. Connaruma admired the ability of this city's Franco-Americans to finance a wide-range of community insitutions.
FOLDER 29. Lombardi, Mamie 1922-23
Correspondence, lists of donors and clippings about efforts to help and indigent mother.
FOLDER 30. Malgeri, Francesco P. 1910-ca. 1916
Baptismal and birth certificates form Italy , newspaper clippings and letters written by Martha A Lewis and other Individuals.
FOLDER 31. (Gugliemo) Marconi Momument 1940
Includes four letters from 1940 pertaining to the dedication of a monument to Gugliemo Marconi in Andover, Massachusetts.
FOLDER 32. Martino, Raffaele M., 1915-1936
Scattered correspondence and issues of "Musical Monitor"(Nov., 28, 1933) and "The Spotlight" (March 1, 1928), both edited by conductor and impressario , Martino.
FOLDER 33. Medical Related Materials ca. 1920-30
Includes vaccination forms and information, and one copy of "AMA Journal" July 27, 1929
FOLDER 34. Messer, A.B., 1919-1924
An assortment of about fifty letters exchanged between Messer and Donnaruma. Letters concern buisness matters, especially the Somerville Drug Company.
FOLDER 35. Montenegrin Relief and Independence 1922-24
Correspondence, Clippings, publications, and miscellaneous materials. The Correspondence focuses on the activites of the Montenegrin Central Relief Association, and in particualer, its efforts to float bonds in the United States. A Theme both the correspondnece and a number of published pamphlets is the split which developed between Luigi Criscuolo and Jovan S. Plamentaz, both of whom were publicists for the Montenegrin cause in the United States. Two issues of "Montenegro",an official organ of the Committee for Montenegrin independence, are included
BOX 5.
FOLDER 36. Mussolini and Facism 1924-1940
Scattered clippings and correspondence. A copy of a pamphlet entitled "Come considero Mussolini.." by Ettore Patrizi is also included.
FOLDER 37. Nazzaro, Thomas 1937
Clippings, handbills, and correspondnece pertaining to a cancelled concert by Gilda Mignonette scheduled for the Boston Opera House on June 13, 1937. Thomas Nazzaro was the promoter.
FOLDER 38. Newspapers 1920-39
Correspondence with editores or representatives of the following newspapers: Il Pungolo (Boston), Il Popolo (New York City), Il Teatro (New York), L'Eco della New England, and L'Araldo (Cleveland). Two issues from Il Pungolo from 1920 as well as a few circulars to publicize that newspaper's campaign to erect an Italian hospiital. Additional scatered issues of Il Pungolo (1920,1926) and La Fiacola (1922) are also included.
FOLDER 39. Patronage and Assistance, Requests for. 1922-1936
Correspondence and some clippings. Donnaruma interecedes with various officials to help his wards and associates. Includes information about Massachusetts Governor Channing H. Cox, Boston police sergeant Robert Monney, Charles Marotta, Raffaele Mirra, Mauro Rama, Monsignor R.J. Haberlin and Ugo F. Mascari.
FOLDER 40. Patronage and Assistance, Requests For. 1938-46
Correspondence and Clippings. Includes materials about Suffolk County Sheriff Frederick R. Sullivan; the superintendent of Boston City Hospital , James W. Manary; and Frank Mazzei.
FOLDER 41. Political Campaigns, General 1920-54
Correspondence from Boston City Councilman James T. Moriarity (1920), and Boston Attoryny Phillip Mondello (1937-38). Materials about the Poll Tax controversy of 1920 includinga copy of Donnaruma's suit agianst the "Boston Evening Globe". Also two letters to Caesar L. Donnaruma from John F. Kennedy (1954).
FOLDER 42. Political campaigns, John A Keliher 1917-38
Correspondence, campaign materials and clippings. Donnaruma was a long time supporter of Keliher, who won elcetions as Suffolk County Sheriff a number of times during this period
FOLDER 43. Political campaigns, John A Keliher 1925
Correspondence, campaign materials and clippings on Keliher's bid for the Boston Mayoralty in 1925. Material on Martin L. Lonasney's Role in the campaign
FOLDER 44. Political Campaigns, Francis E. Kelly 1942
Twenty-Two form letters by Donnaruma to Italo-Americans in various cities in Massachussetts asking their supoort for the Democrat Kelly in his 1942 gubinatorial primary race
FOLDER 45. Political Campaigns, Henry Cabot Lodge 1916-22
A number of letters touching on important concerns of Italo-Americans during this period: Fiume, the problem of dual natinonality and political appointments
FOLDER 46. Political Campaigns, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 1936
Clippings and correspondence re: Lodge's race in 1936 Massachusetts senatorial race
BOX 6.
FOLDER 47. Political Campaigns, Joseph Martin, Jr. 1936-1940
Correspondence about campaigns and appointments. Donnaruma and Congressman Martin were close political associates.
FOLDER 48. Political Campaigns, Joseph Mulhern 1931-34
Mostly form letters pertaining to annual political banquets sponsored by the "Joseph J. Mulhern Campaign Organization"
FOLDER 49. Political Campaigns, Leverett J Saltonstall 1938
Correspondence, campaign materials, political rally assignment sheets,clippings, and publications for the Italo- American Voteres League of Massachusetts, all of which conern Saltonstall's 1938 gubernatorial campaign.
FOLDER 50. Political Campaigns,Leverett J Saltonstall 1938-41
Correspondence and newspaper clippings re: repurcussions of the 1938 gubernatorial campaign. A few letters highlight the dissatisfaction of Donnaruma and other Saltonstall suporters with patronage dspensed by the new Governor. Another therem is the dissension htat existed within the Italo-American Voters League.
FOLDER 51. Political Campaigns, Presidential Race 1928
Exchanges of Correspondence with Earl S. Kingsley and Louis K. Lggett, Republican Party National Committeemen
FOLDER 52. San Carlo Opera Company, Correspondence 1921-45
An extensive and revealing exchange of letters between Donnaruma and Forune Gallo,, the director of the San Carlo Opera Company. This correspondance discusses annual fall visits made by the San Carlo Opera company to Boston.
FOLDER 53. San Carlo Opera Company, Publicity Material 1925-32
a large assortment of playbills, handbills and newspaper clippings, all pertaining to the performances of the San Carlo Opera company in Boston.


SERIES 3. La Gazetta del Massachusetts papers (Folders 54-66)

BOX 6.
FOLDER 54. La Gazetta, Correspondence, General 1922-38
This folder contains clipping and biographical information about Dr. Carl F. Maraldo who granted a mortgage to La Gazetta in 1938. There is also correspondence with the Jewish Publicity Service, "The Boston American", Kaulan Advertising, and the Lithuanian Assocation of Labor. An updated list of Italian-American druggists in Massachusetts is included.
FOLDER 55. La Gazetta, Correspondence,General 1952-55
Advertising requests, subscription orders, and miscellaneous correspondence with Caesar Donnaruma
BOX 7.
FOLDER 56. La Gazetta, "The Gazzetta Hour" 1954-55
Solicitations of, and letters of thanks for, advertising on "The Gazzetta Hour", a weekly radio program broadcast over WBMS in Boston. The texts of three radio speeches by Caesar Donnaruma concerning the political situation of Massachusetts Italo-Americans are also included.
FOLDER 57. La Gazetta, Harper Standard Engraving Company 1954-56
Large Number of Photo cut requests.
FOLDER 58. La Gazetta, Kellogg's Adverstising 1933-40
Correspondence with Kellogg's Sales Company, N.W. Ayer and Son and Louis Kram Inc. Advertsing copy and fee statements included, A portion of the correspondnece documents James Donnaruma's dispute with Louis Kram. Inc. ( cf especially letter to Kellogg Company dated March 22, 1940)
FOLDER 59. La Gazetta, Liggett and Myers Advertising 1912-1935
Correspondence with severial advertinisng services and agencies.: American Association of Foreifn Language newpspaers, Willliam M. Hewitt Company, and Louis Kram Inc. This folder also holds advertising orders and copy. Letters addressed by James Donnaruma (1926) to "Italian Cigar Store Owners" showhow he undertook to market Liggett and Myers products.
FOLDER 60. La Gazetta, Villa Nazareth Campaign 1959
Correspondence about and lists of donors for, a campaign sponsored by La Gazzetta to raise money for an orphanage in Rome.
FOLDER 61. La Gazetta, 58th Anniversary Issue, Correspondence 1954
Solicitations for biographical sketches to be included in the 58th Anniversary issue. Letters of support and congradulations from Boston Mayor John B. Hines, Massachusetts Governor Christian A Herter, Senator John F. Kennedy and Congressman Philip H Philbin.
FOLDER 62. La Gazetta, 58th Anniversary Issue, Biographical Sketches, A-D 1954
In addition to the sketches themselves, lists of individuals intended for write-ups are included.
BOX 8.
FOLDER 63. La Gazetta, 58th Anniversary Issue, Biographical Sketches, F-O 1954
In addition to the sketches themselves, lists of individuals intended for write-ups are included.
FOLDER 64. La Gazetta, 58th Anniversary Issue, Biographical Sketches,P-Z 1954
In addition to the sketches themselves, lists of individuals intended for write-ups are included.
FOLDER 65. La Gazetta, 58th Anniversary Issue, Copy of Issue 1954
Includes typescripts of articles on Political themes
FOLDER 66. La Gazetta, Miscellaneous Materials 1920-55
Business cards, ads, price lists


SERIES 4. Miscellaneous clippings and publications (Folders 67-68)

BOX 8.
FOLDER 67. Clippings 1928-Ca. 1945
A small number of clippings on miscellaneous subjects
FOLDER 68. Pamphlets and photographs, Miscellaneous N.D.
BOX 9. Oversize Portfolio 1


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