University of Minnesota

Grillo, Clara C., Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Grillo, Clara C. (Clara Corica).
Dates: 1928-1977
Abstract: Papers (ca. 1928-1977) of Clara (Corica) Grillo include newspaper clippings; a transcript of an interview with her; correspondence between her husband Dominic Grillo and Eduardo Migliaccio (Fafariello); articles on Italians in Cleveland, Ohio, and the International Institute of Cleveland; and correspondence, playbills, and financial records pertaining to theater, films, and vaudeville.
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: In English, Spanish, and Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC843

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Clara (Corica) Grillo was born in Cleveland, Ohio, of Sicilian parents. She graduated from Ohio State University with a major in education, and received a master's degree in French and Italian from Western Reserve University. She then went to work as a nationality secretary at the Nationalities Services Center (formerly the International Institute) where she organized clubs for Italian girls and taught classes for new immigrants. In 1934, she married Dominic Grillo, a theater impresario; they later moved to California. Clara Grillo received the American Italian Historical Association "Leonard Covello Award" in 1974, an annual prize given for the best article in the field of Italian American studies.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Grillo, Clara C. collection is available for public research.

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The Grillo, Clara C. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Grillo, Clara C. Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Ohio--Cleveland.
Italian Americans--History.
Motion pictures.
Italian American theater.
Vaudeville.

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