University of Minnesota

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), Records

Finding Aid


IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: National Italian American Foundation
Dates: 1976 - 2002
Abstract: Collection consists of meeting minutes, financial records, organizational correspondence, NIAF publications and program development materials, publicity by and about the organization, materials documenting the activities of the regional offices of NIAF nationwide and photographs.
Quantity: 56 lin.ft.
Language: English, Italian
Collection ID: IHRC1651

Historical Sketch Contents Arrangement Access Series Detailed inventory

PROVENANCE

Collection donated to the IHRC by the NIAF in 2003-2004. It was processed by Jonathan Openshaw and Lisa Stretz in 2004-2005, Judith Rosenblatt proofread the finding aid which was then formatted and included in IHRC VITRAGE by dAn in 2005. The project, sponsored largely by a grant from the National Italian American Foundation, was directed by Joel Wurl.

For more information, please read Rudolph Vecoli's Preface to the published version of this finding aid and also Chairman's message by NIAF President Frank Guarini - please click here.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

In 1975, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) was formed by a group of Italian Americans from various walks of life. From business to education, politics to labor, this coalition represented leaders in all of their professional fields and a wide range of talents needed to sustain a national ethnic organization that differed substantially from the norm of chapter-based fraternal organizations. Unlike this prevalent method of organization that generally tended to operate at the local level, NIAF instead chose to concentrate at the national level (centered in Washington, DC) to provide Italian Americans with a unified voice. Its mission was multifaceted, reflecting areas that NIAF founding members believed were important to many Italian Americans. Specifically, these goals included helping young Italian Americans with education and careers, working closely with Congress and the White House to promote the appointment of Italian Americans in government, encouraging the teaching of the Italian language and culture in schools, monitoring the portrayal of Italian Americans by the news and entertainment industries, and strengthening cultural and economic ties between Italy and the United States. All that remained was to develop funding from which to operate and achieve the aims of NIAF.

To raise the funds necessary to run the type of organization envisioned, the founders started with an established core group of financial supporters known as the Council of 1000. NIAF sought funds at all levels to assure a sustaining force for the foundation's finances. Later, C-1000 members were given an advisory role that continues today as the Council of 2000, oftentimes participating in regional events.

With its essential structure in place, NIAF held its first large event in, the “Bicentennial Tribute Dinner,” a night in honor of the twenty-nine Italian American members of Congress; it attracted more than 2,000 people from all over the country, a resounding success. Then President Gerald Ford and his Democratic opponent, Jimmy Carter, were both in attendance at this first NIAF event. Over the years, various celebrities from different walks of life, mostly of Italian origin, were honored at the annual Washington NIAF Gala. This would later expand to regional dinners in major cities as well. Special recognition highlighted their achievements in areas such as heritage, sports, entertainment, business, the arts, humanitarian work, or public/government service. Antonin Scalia, Frank Sinatra, Giovanni Agnelli, Barbara Bush, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Nicholas Cage, Yogi Berra, to name but a few, have been given a particular accolade in recognition of an exemplary reflection of values and the models they have advanced for future generations to follow. Aside from the awards program, the NIAF Gala has also played host to every sitting US president since its inception in 1976.

The early years in NIAF's brief history were spent cultivating a vast network of Italian American outreach. Due to the efforts and prominent standing of early leaders like Founding Chairman Jeno Paulucci, its first president Monsignor Geno Baroni, Congressman Frank Annunzio, and executive director Joseph Ventura (a former staff director for Congressman Frank Annunzio of Illinois, responsible for the close relationship between NIAF and the Italian American Congressional Delegation), connections in the Italian American community were solidified, and a base upon which to build was established.

The result was rapid expansion from a biennial dinner to an annual dinner and early anti-defamation activity into the arena of historical and cultural education, which would become a mainstay program in the years to follow. Conferences were held on various themes, often combining professional disciplines such as jurisprudence and ethics, ethnic politics, and the role of Italians in the rescue and protection of some 80% of the Jews in areas occupied by Italian forces, and in Italy itself, during the Holocaust. The underwriting of Una Storia Segreta: When Italian Americans were ‘Enemy Aliens', an historical exhibit documenting the internment, exclusion, and restrictions placed on naturalized Italian citizens and Italian Americans during World War II, was particularly successful in helping to bring about Public Law 106-451, the Wartime Violation of Italian American Civil Liberties Act, signed into law by President William J. Clinton on November 7, 2000. Scholarship opportunities also complemented the already full education agenda, and by 1997, NIAF was awarding $500,000 in scholarships and grants.

The NIAF grant program, though more recent than scholarships in its implementation, was viewed as no less important a means for preserving Italian American culture. Through its Italian Language Study Grants and its Culture and Heritage Grant Awards, NIAF lends financial strength to private or public schools, community organizations, nonprofit organizations, and individual scholars. Other grants in the program help sustain research projects aimed at documenting and developing new information pertaining to social, cultural, and economic changes in the Italian American community.

Projects supported by NIAF grants include: Italian American Cycle Play Project, a series of ten plays representing the Italian American experience of the 20th century; Sacco and Vanzetti, a documentary film about the lives and cause of two Italian immigrants who were executed in 1927 following a highly controversial Massachusetts trial; Italian Los Angeles, a multimedia online resource and database about the Italian community of the greater Los Angeles area; and Italianissimo, a cultural workshop day for students studying Italian in grades 7 through 12 in Central New York.

Within the sphere of educational concerns and issues, NIAF has always made the progress and success of Italian American youth an important goal, and the programs offered since its inception still reflect this intent. In particular, heritage and culture programs are aimed at preserving an appreciation of tradition while preparing young people for the rigors of the competitive, modern job market. In 1991, NIAF executed with Italy a series of agreements aimed at closer relations through student exchange, thereby benefiting not only youth, but international relations as well. Beyond youth programs, NIAF strove to tighten the relationship between Italy and the United States. By involving itself in bi-national relations through an International Advisory Board, the enactment of various international conferences, and its reaching into Italy (thereby creating the eighth NIAF region), the Foundation continues to emphasize the strengthening of bonds between the two countries and fosters greater overall respect for Italy as a geopolitical and economic player on the world stage. Within the context of bettering the image of Italians and Italian Americans, the issue of ethnicity in America continues to reappear as a major NIAF imperative. In 1987, the foundation held its “Conference on Ethnicity in 2000,” an open-ended discussion of the role that ethnicity would play in the future of the United States. This conference also served as a way to unify the disparate voices of ethnic organizations, and it facilitated a multilateral reaction to any defamatory and/or discriminatory campaigns or actions against any and all races and ethnicities. This yearning for unity of voice directly influenced the establishment and activities of the Geno Baroni Inter-Ethnic Institute.

In the mid to late 80s, NIAF developed specific “institutes” to manage activity within the foundation of its major programmatic parts. These institutes represented the objectives set forth in the mission statement of NIAF at its birth. While the institutes approach has since been abolished, the program thrust of each remains largely intact. The Media Institute, the anti-defamation arm of NIAF and oldest of the institutes (est. 1984), dealt with exhibiting positive images of Italian Americans and confronting negative depictions through letter campaigns and direct contact. A Media Newsletter was also printed to alert NIAF supporters to slurs against Italian Americans or to inform the readership of new, positive representations of Italians and Italian Americans. Advocating the appointment of qualified Italian Americans to positions in government, be they cabinet, sub-cabinet or staff, was handled by the Public Policy Institute; the concerns of the Public Policy Institute also included immigration policy and current legislation affecting Italian Americans.

In 1999, the Inter-Ethnic Institute tackled the question of affirmative action and was involved with then President Bill Clinton's “One America” race initiative. This served as a medium for wider networking by expanding the foundation's list of contacts, thereby enriching its supporters. Since younger Italian Americans were, and continue to be, an integral NIAF focus, the evolution of the Youth Institute was a natural step. Through a variety of programs, including cultural retreats, academic scholarships, and a youth newsletter, the Youth Institute sought to assist in creating career opportunities and in increasing heritage appreciation in the present and future generations of young Italian Americans. The Italian Language and Culture Institute was exactly what its name implies: an Institute interested in retaining Italian cultural traditions/heritage and bringing the Italian language to classrooms, both at the university level and below, throughout the United States. Several other institutes existed before the eventual abolition of the Institutes in 2002, such as the Family Institute, the Labor and Management Institute, and the Professional Institute.

In recognition of expanding professional interest of NIAF supporters, a Medical Council (Italian American doctors), Wall Street Council (Italian Americans in the financial community), and Business Council (Italian American corporate executives) were formed in the 1980s and 1990s. Most recently, NIAF established the Institute for International Law to address the unique interests of Italian Americans in the legal profession. This institute commenced its efforts with a conference at Harvard Law School in 2004 attended by United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It was followed by a NIAF international legal conference in Rome in 2005.

In keeping with many of the other imperatives of the foundation, specifically education and exposure to Italian culture, publications have played an important role in NIAF for most of its history. Ambassador Magazine, a quarterly periodical established in 1985, is the major publication of the Foundation and caters to the interests of NIAF's members through stories on US/Italy business, travel, fashion, food/wine, and feature stories. The foundation also promotes literature and historical studies written by Italian Americans, such as Gay Talese's Unto the Sons and Salvatore LaGumina's Milestones of the Italian American Experience. NIAF has involved itself in the editing process and promotion of publishing as well. Beyond the Godfather: Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience, a collection of essays by Italian American authors, was co-edited by Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, the vice chairman of NIAF, and Jay Parini, a professor of English at Middlebury College in Vermont. The foundation's Washington Newsletter is another publication that was designed to keep members at all levels of support abreast of issues of concern to Italian Americans, such as anti-defamation campaigns, and to inform the membership of the foundation's recent doings and future plans. It was recently replaced by the NIAF News.

Special projects overseen by NIAF have contributed significantly to its success. Columbus Day celebrations, particularly those of the 1992 Quincentennial, rank among the most important of the foundation's special endeavors. From 1987 until 1992, NIAF became involved with the committee created by Congress to plan and coordinate the 500th Anniversary, the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission, as well as to coordinate celebrations with Italy and Spain. An earlier very successful special project was achieved in organizing and promoting a tour of the Banda dell'Arma dei Carabinieri in October of 1985. Performances in New York City, Providence, RI, and Washington, DC, all met with great success, thereby strengthening the bond between NIAF and Italy.

In its nearly three decades of existence, the National Italian American Foundation has become an important part of Italian America, and its future seems limitless as it continues to expand its programs, always in the directions set out by its founding members. Programs like Students to Leaders, Graduates to Leaders, and the Gift of Discovery ensure the future of Italian American youth by combining ethnic appreciation and business acumen. The Teacher of the Year award honors a teacher of Italian language and culture in classrooms and asserts the importance of educating the young. Language and heritage programs continue to grow with the addition of Italian 4US, an online set of courses to learn the Italian language. Lago del Bosco, an Italian language immersion camp (part of the Concordia College language camp complex in northern Minnesota) partially supported by NIAF, also promotes the language and culture, while Italian Heritage Month has fostered observances in cities across the nation, including tours of Italian neighborhoods and free Italian language classes. By offering programs that support the nation's Italian American youth through education and through its efforts to preserve the culture and traditions of Italian Americans, NIAF has become an international liaison between Italian Americans and the land of their ancestors, a voice of defense for those of Italian descent, and an organization willing to share its rich heritage with people of all ethnicities.

Jonathan Openshaw, 2005

 

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DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The National Italian American Foundation collection consists of records and materials that describe the activity and growth of an ethnic organization created by a group of wealthy and powerful Italian Americans from both the private sector and public service. This material, spanning the formative years of 1975 - 1976 to 2002, covers the full mission of NIAF, which centers around making Italian American voices heard wherever they are lacking, but also contains material pertaining to public policy, anti-defamation, youth programs, scholarship programs, travel programs, inter-ethnic work, Columbus celebrations, US and Italy relations, and the role of Italians during the Holocaust. A considerable amount of documentation is in Italian, particularly after the establishment of Italy as a NIAF region. The collection measures ca. 56 linear ft. and is comprised of 129 boxes.


ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

The National Italian American Foundation collection is organized into the following series and subseries:

SERIES 1.: Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Executive Committee ( Boxes 1 – 12)

SUBSERIES:

1.  Board of Directors

2.  Board of Trustees

3.  Executive Committee

4.  Board Committees

 

SERIES 2: Financial ( Boxes 12 – 18)

SUBSERIES:

1.  Fund Development

2.  Capital Campaign

3.  Endowment Fund

4.  Financial Audits

5.  Budget Materials

6.  Other

 

SERIES 3: NIAF Programs and Activities ( Boxes 18 – 34)

SUBSERIES:

1.  Washington DC Galas

2.  Conferences

3.  Auctions

4.  General Program/Project Administration and Planning

5.  Other

 

SERIES 4: NIAF Institutes ( Boxes 34 – 54)

SUBSERIES:

1.  Media Institute

2.  Geno Baroni Inter-Ethnic Affairs Institute

3.  Public Policy Institute

4.  Youth Institute

5.  Medical Council

6.  General & Other Institutes

 

SERIES 5: Columbus Celebrations ( Boxes 54 – 78)

SUBSERIES:

1.  Quincentennial Celebrations

2.  Washington Columbus Celebration Association

3.  Carnevale

4.  Misc. Columbus

 

SERIES 6: Regional (Boxes 79–102)

SUBSERIES:

1.  Regional Structure and Administration

2.  Region 1

3.  Region 2

4.  Region 3

5.  Region 4

6.  Region 5

7.  Region 6

8.  Region 7

 

SERIES 7: US and Italy ( Boxes 102 – 106)

SERIES 8: Education (Boxes 106–108)

SERIES 9: Holocaust (Boxes 109–110)

SERIES 10: Wall of Honor (Boxes 111–112)

SERIES 11: The Council of 1000 (Boxes 112–113)

SERIES 12: Affiliate Program ( Box 114 )

SERIES 13: Travel Programs ( Boxes 114 – 115)

SERIES 14: Publications ( Boxes 115 – 116)

SERIES 15: Public Relations ( Boxes 116 – 117)

SERIES 16: Contacts Boxes ( Boxes 117 – 118)

SERIES 17: Miscellaneous ( Boxes 118 – 128)

SERIES 18: Photographs ( Boxes 128 – 129)

 


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regrading the copyright, please contact the IHRC.


CITE AS

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Records, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Dominic R. Massaro Papers


Index Terms

Italian
Education
Social life and customs
National Italian American Foundation

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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. Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Executive Committee (Boxes 1- 12)

Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Executive Committee BOD, BOT, and Executive Committee minutes, memoranda, and other materials are divided into three subseries named for each of the entities within the NIAF leadership. This series also includes a subseries that contains the records and minutes of many of the board committees created and appointed by the Executive Committee.

SERIES 2. Financial records Boxes (12-18)

Virtually all documentation relating to the financial structure and condition of the foundation is found within this series. Records are divided into six categories that involve both fund expenditure and fund development in various forms. The financial audits of the foundation also fall under this heading. Some of the materials in this series are in Italian.

SERIES 3. NIAF Programs and Activities (Boxes 18 - 34)

This series consists of records pertaining to the yearly programs of the foundation, including the Washington, DC, Gala, various conferences, both silent and live auctions, and other programs such as golf outings. A small amount of material is in Italian (as Italian government officials, businesspersons, and celebrities regularly attend), but the bulk is in English.

SERIES 4. NIAF Institutes (Boxes 34-54)

The NIAF institutes represent the major initiatives of the foundation as well as the objectives that have been organizational interests since its beginnings. The activities range from anti-defamation campaigns, to legislative backing and affirmative action, to youth programs such as Italian cultural retreats and mentoring. Abolished as of 2002 and now defunct, the institutes were the internal mechanisms for achieving NIAF’s goals.

SERIES 5. Columbus Celebrations (Boxes 54-78)

The records of the Columbus Celebrations coordinated and reported by the National Italian American Foundation are divided into four groups in this series, each of which represents a specific program, or series of programs in the case of the Quincentennial Celebrations. The Quincentennial Celebrations were a series of nationwide programs that began in 1987 and ran until the 500th anniversary in 1992 of Columbus’s discovery. These celebrations were coordinated by the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission (CCQJC), the committee created to supervise the organizing of Quincentennial celebrations, with NIAF as a recognized, official component of the Commission.

SERIES 6. Regional (Boxes 79-102)

Regional records are divided into eight categories reflecting the approach taken in dividing the country into seven regions. Another subseries is devoted to regional structure and administration. The regional structure has changed a few times over the years; thus, for simplicity’s sake, the series reflects the present regional structure instead of the old one. Records of regional events, correspondence between the regional vice presidents and national headquarters, some minutes of regional meetings, and regional information are contained in this series.

SERIES 7. US and Italy (Boxes 102-106)

This series comprises much of the material that demonstrates the joint efforts of NIAF and the Italian government and Italian companies as well as relief efforts following earthquakes that rocked Italy in 1976 in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region and in 1980 in the Campania and Basilicata regions. Materials in this portion of the collection include conference materials, records of aid given after the earthquakes, correspondence, and articles. As the series deals with the relationship between Italy and the United States, there is considerable material in Italian.

SERIES 8. Education (Boxes 106-108)

Since the beginning of its rather short but effective history, NIAF has been committed to providing young Italian Americans with the tools for advancement, socially, economically, professionally, and politically. As a means to this end, education and scholarship programs have long been part of the imperatives of the foundation. Materials in this series range from applications and scholarship essays to records of an Italian, student-run cultural group in Rome called Movimento Studentesco per l’Organizzazione Internazionale, or MSOI, that visited the US with NIAF as coordinators in 1981. Some of the documents are in Italian.

SERIES 9. Holocaust (Boxes 109-110)

A small portion of the collection deals with the Holocaust and the involvement of Italians in freeing or protecting Jews in areas under control of the Italian army during World War II. Due to the realization that these events had been largely forgotten or ignored by historians, NIAF undertook a major initiative. The foundation sought to educate people of all descents, to make it known that various officers of the Italian army itself were responsible for saving countless Jewish lives. Through conferences, support of documentary films on the subject, and various other endeavors, NIAF meant to expose this largely unknown piece of Holocaust history. Records in this series include correspondence, proposals for documentaries, conference materials, and other related documentation.

SERIES 10. Wall of Honour (Boxes 111-112)

In order to raise money to defray the cost of the then-recent renovation and purchase of the new NIAF headquarters, the idea of a Wall of Honor was implemented. By making a donation to the Foundation, NIAF supporters and members could have a placard made with their names, or that of a loved one, engraved on it. Although serving the same purpose as the Capital Campaign, the Wall of Honor was very different in that it was a visible means of recognition for donations. The plaques can still be seen on a prominent wall in the NIAF building in Washington, DC. Materials in this series are mainly correspondence, donation sheets, memoranda, and files on the individual patrons of NIAF.

SERIES 11. The Council of 1000 (Boxes 112-113)

The main financial leg upon which the NIAF stands is the Council of 1000, recently renamed the Council of 2000. This is a group of generally wealthy individuals who donate the largest sums to the foundation. Because of their great contribution to the continued health of NIAF, they also serve an advisory role to the Board of Directors, though mainly on programmatic issues. This series contains financial records of C1000 payments, minutes and records of C1000 meetings, correspondence, and other documentation of Council activity.

SERIES 12. Affiliate Program (Box 114)

The NIAF Affiliate Program, a program which drew various local Italian American clubs or organizations into the fold of NIAF, was another way the foundation developed a base of support. For a small fee, Italian American clubs would be officially associated with the foundation and its work. Through this affiliation, clubs and smaller organizations could gain access to the wealth of information that NIAF held in relation to Italian American feste, Columbus celebrations across the nation, cultural programs, and various scholarship opportunities. The essence of the Affiliate Program was that NIAF be a clearinghouse of information to the Italian American community and the rest of the population, thereby establishing itself as an invaluable resource to the public. Materials here consist mainly of correspondence.

SERIES 13. Travel Programs (Boxes 114-115)

As NIAF grew in size, so did the number of programs it was able to offer. Through an agreement with Alitalia airlines, the foundation was able to offer travel packages and guided tours to NIAF members and interested parties at a reduced rate. Materials in this series include mostly correspondence, with a smattering of tourist information. As much of the information deals with travel to and from Italy, some of the records are in Italian.

SERIES 14. Publications (Boxes 115-116)

Publication of several types of reading materials has always been important to the Foundation. Whether it is the Washington Newsletter, Ambassador magazine or scholarly pieces, NIAF is constantly striving to bring more information to Italian Americans. It also offers books of interest to Italian Americans at a reduced price. A book on the life of Bank of America founder Amadeo P. Giannini was one of the first publications that NIAF helped advertise and promote. More recently, Vice Chairman A. Kenneth Ciongoli was co-editor of Beyond the Godfather: Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience. Records in this series contain correspondence and other materials relating to NIAF’s involvement with publications.

SERIES 15. Public Relations (Boxes 116-117)

This series houses much of the in-house public relations material created by NIAF. Materials include news releases, correspondence, and any and all other material pertaining to PR.

SERIES 16. Contacts (Boxes 117-118)

As the name implies, this series contains the vast amount of contact information obtained by NIAF over the course of its nearly thirty years of existence. Most of the material in this section is purely address and phone number forms printed en masse for various people vital to NIAF as well as personalities for the DC Gala and the like.

SERIES 17. Miscellaneous (Boxes 118-128)

This series is in essence a catch-all for the material that is difficult to place under another heading. By definition, this material varies greatly, but includes information on the artist Adriano Manocchia, author Allon Schoener, and Dr. Americo Mosca, and other miscellaneous items.

SERIES 18. Photographs (Boxes 128-129)

Photographs in the collection were taken at various events over the course of NIAF’s history. Included are photographs of the present Board officers, of the MSOI student group in the early 1980s, and of Jeno Paulucci, the founding chairman of NIAF, among others. In all, there are ca. 330 photos, dating from 1982 to 2000.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Executive Committee (Boxes 1- 12)

Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Executive Committee BOD, BOT, and Executive Committee minutes, memoranda, and other materials are divided into three subseries named for each of the entities within the NIAF leadership. This series also includes a subseries that contains the records and minutes of many of the board committees created and appointed by the Executive Committee.
SUBSERIES 1. Board of Directors
Subseries 1 contains the minutes, correspondence, and other materials of the Board of Directors from 1982 to 2002. These records document the managerial decisions made by the board in regard to many aspects of the foundation, including recommendations and discussion of new board members, creation of board committees, planning of activities, and financial maintenance of the foundation.
BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. Board of Directors Minutes (1) 1980, 1989-2002
FOLDER 2. Board of Directors Minutes (2) 1987, 1989-2002
FOLDER 3. Board of Directors Minutes (3) 1987, 1989-2002
FOLDER 4. Board of Directors Minutes (4) 1987, 1989-2002
FOLDER 5. Board of Directors Meeting April 16, 1982
FOLDER 6. Board Meeting July 8, 1982
FOLDER 7. Board Meeting September 9, 1982
FOLDER 8. Board Meeting January 21, 1983
FOLDER 9. Board Meeting April 8, 1983
FOLDER 10. Board Meeting November 11, 1983
FOLDER 11. Board of Directors Meeting March 16, 1984
FOLDER 12. Board Meeting May 16, 1984
FOLDER 13. Board Reception September 13, 1984
FOLDER 14. Board Meeting - Attendance October 18, 1985
FOLDER 15. Board of Directors Meeting - Miami, Florida February 27, 1986
FOLDER 16. Board of Directors Meeting June 6, 1986
FOLDER 17. Board of Directors Meeting (1) March 26, 1987
FOLDER 18. Board of Directors Meeting (2) March 26, 1987
BOX 2.
FOLDER 1. Board Meeting October 23, 1987
FOLDER 2. Board Meeting - Florida February 26-27, 1988
FOLDER 3. Board Meeting July 22, 1988
FOLDER 4. Board Meeting October 21, 1988
FOLDER 5. Board Meeting - San Francisco April 15, 1989
FOLDER 6. Board Meeting June 5, 1989
FOLDER 7. Board Meeting (1) October 13, 1989
FOLDER 8. Board Meeting (2) October 13, 1989
FOLDER 9. Board of Directors Meeting February 2, 1990
FOLDER 10. Board Meeting (Special) June 4, 1990
FOLDER 11. Board Meeting October 18, 1990
FOLDER 12. Board of Directors Meeting January 11, 1991
BOX 3.
FOLDER 1. Board of Directors Meeting May 13, 1991
FOLDER 2. Board Meeting (1) October 3, 1991
FOLDER 3. Board Meeting (2) October 3, 1991
FOLDER 4. Board of Directors Meeting October 15, 1992
FOLDER 5. Board Meeting (1) April 24, 1992
FOLDER 6. Board Meeting (2) April 24, 1992
FOLDER 7. Board Meeting (3) April 24, 1992
FOLDER 8. Board of Directors Meeting (1) August 7, 1992
FOLDER 9. Board of Directors Meeting (2) August 7, 1992
FOLDER 10. Board Meeting October 2, 1992
FOLDER 11. Board Meeting January 22, 1993
FOLDER 12. Board Meeting October 21, 1993
FOLDER 13. Board Meeting (1) February 5, 1994
FOLDER 14. Board Meeting (2) February 5, 1994
BOX 4.
FOLDER 1. Board Meeting (1) March 4, 1995
FOLDER 2. Board Meeting (2) March 4, 1995
FOLDER 3. Board Meeting September 9, 1995
FOLDER 4. Board Meeting October 20, 1995
FOLDER 5. Board Meeting May 31, 1996
FOLDER 6. Board Meeting / Council Retreat (1) March 8, 1997
FOLDER 7. Board Meeting / Council Retreat (2) March 8, 1997
FOLDER 8. Board Meeting June 7, 2000
FOLDER 9. Board of Directors Meeting May 31, 2002
FOLDER 10. Board of Directors Meeting October 24, 2002
FOLDER 11. Board Newsletter 1980/1981
BOX 5.
FOLDER 1. Board Newsletter 1982
FOLDER 2. Board Newsletter 1983
FOLDER 3. Board Newsletter 1984/1985
FOLDER 4. Board Newsletter 1985
FOLDER 5. Board Newsletter 1986
FOLDER 6. Board Newsletter 1987
FOLDER 7. Board Newsletter (1) 1989
FOLDER 8. Board Newsletter (2) 1989
FOLDER 9. Board Newsletter 1992
FOLDER 10. Board Newsletter 1993
FOLDER 11. Board Newsletter 1994/1995
FOLDER 12. By-Laws n.d.
FOLDER 13. Proposed By-Laws (1) 1984-1989
FOLDER 14. Proposed By-Laws (2) 1984-1989
FOLDER 15. Proposed By-Laws (3) 1984-1989
FOLDER 16. Proposed By-Laws (4) 1984-1989
BOX 6.
FOLDER 1. Revised By-Laws (1) 1989
FOLDER 2. Revised By-Laws (2) 1989
FOLDER 3. By-Law Changes July 1990
FOLDER 4. Ballots for By-Law Changes 1990
FOLDER 5. Resolution: By-Law Change (1) 1991
FOLDER 6. Resolution: By-Law Change (2) 1991
FOLDER 7. By-Law Changes October 1992
FOLDER 8. Election By-Law Memo 1996
FOLDER 9. Ruotolo Report / Board Meeting (1) April 20, 1989
FOLDER 10. Ruotolo Report / Board Meeting (2) April 20, 1989
FOLDER 11. Ruotolo Proxy 1989
FOLDER 12. End of the Year Report 1983
FOLDER 13. Reports to Board 1988
FOLDER 14. Staff Reports 1989
FOLDER 15. Strategic Planning Report n.d.
FOLDER 16. Official Ballots / Board 1986
FOLDER 17. Ballot Results 1986
BOX 7.
FOLDER 1. Draft Minutes / Board Action 1982
FOLDER 2. NIAF Organizational Matters (1) n.d.
FOLDER 3. NIAF Organizational Matters (2) n.d.
FOLDER 4. NIAF Organizational Matters (3) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Board Materials 1992
FOLDER 6. Board Materials (1) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Board Materials (2) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Board Materials (3) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Board of Directors - Master List n.d.
FOLDER 10. Board Members 1998-1999
FOLDER 11. Board Member - Matthew Di Domenico, Sr. n.d.
FOLDER 12. Peter F. Secchia Letter October 24, 1995
FOLDER 13. Board / Executive Committee 1995
FOLDER 14. Priorities Statement 1993
SUBSERIES 2. Board of Trustees
Subseries 2 contains the minutes, correspondence, and other materials of the Board of Trustees, dating mostly from the mid- to late-1980s (1986 to 1988) with some material from the 1990s (1990, 1997). The Board of Trustees is composed of major contributors to the foundation, who advise the Board of Directors, though it is mainly honorific in nature.
BOX 8.
FOLDER 1. Trustees Meeting October 21, 1988
FOLDER 2. NIAF Board of Trustees 1986
FOLDER 3. Board of Trustees (1) 1987
FOLDER 4. Board of Trustees (2) 1987
FOLDER 5. Board of Trustees - Dinner 1988
FOLDER 6. Board of Trustees 1990
FOLDER 7. Board of Trustees 1997
FOLDER 8. Trustees Letter n.d.
FOLDER 9. Official Ballots / Trustees 1986
SUBSERIES 3. Executive Committee
Subseries 3 contains the minutes, correspondence, and other materials of the Executive Committee, which is the core of the foundation, dating from 1982 to early 2000 - 2001 (with gaps in the late 1990s). Materials deal primarily with decision-making within the realms of the running of the foundation.
BOX 8.
FOLDER 10. Executive Committee Minutes 1987, 1990-1993, 1996, 1999-2001
FOLDER 11. NIAF Executive Committee January 15, 1982
FOLDER 12. Executive Committee Meeting November 5, 1982
FOLDER 13. Executive Committee Meeting July 22, 1983
FOLDER 14. Executive Committee February 20, 1985
FOLDER 15. Executive Committee September 14, 1987
FOLDER 16. Executive Committee Meetings 1989
FOLDER 17. NIAF Executive Committee 1990
FOLDER 18. Executive Committee Meeting December 3, 1990
BOX 9.
FOLDER 1. NIAF Executive Committee April 2, 1990
FOLDER 2. Executive Committee Meeting January 11, 1991
FOLDER 3. Executive Committee 1992
FOLDER 4. Executive Committee Meeting (1) August 7, 1992
FOLDER 5. Executive Committee Meeting (2) August 7, 1992
FOLDER 6. Executive Committee October 1, 1992
FOLDER 7. Executive Committee 1995-1996
FOLDER 8. Executive Committee Member List 1996-2002
SUBSERIES 4. Board Committees
Subseries 4 contains records of the various committees attached to the Board of Directors and run by members of the board. Among these are the Nominating Committee (responsible for recommending new board members or the re-election of old ones), the Strategic Planning Committee (charged with evaluating the Foundation in all its aspects and recommending structural changes for the future), the Awards Committee (suggests candidates for awards at various NIAF Galas), and assorted others. Much discussion and revision of the bylaws by the By-Law Committee and Board of Directors can also be found in this subseries.
BOX 9.
FOLDER 9. Nominating Committee 1980-1990
FOLDER 10. Nominating Committee 1983-1990
FOLDER 11. Nominating Committee Materials (1) 1985-1990
FOLDER 12. Nominating Committee Materials (2) 1985-1990
FOLDER 13. Nominating Committee Materials (3) 1985-1990
FOLDER 14. Nominating Committee Materials (4) 1985-1990
FOLDER 15. Nominating Committee Materials (5) 1985-1990
FOLDER 16. Names for Nomination to Board 1985-1986
BOX 10.
FOLDER 1. Nominating Committee (1) 1991
FOLDER 2. Nominating Committee (2) 1991
FOLDER 3. Nominating Committee (3) 1991
FOLDER 4. Nominating Committee Report 1991
FOLDER 5. Nominating Committee (1) 1992
FOLDER 6. Nominating Committee (2) 1992
FOLDER 7. Nominating Committee - Ballots (1) 1992
FOLDER 8. Nominating Committee - Ballots (2) 1992
FOLDER 9. Nominating Committee - Ballots (3) 1992
FOLDER 10. Nominating Committee - Ballots (4) 1992
FOLDER 11. Nominating Committee (1) 1993
FOLDER 12. Nominating Committee (2) 1993
FOLDER 13. Nominating Committee (3) 1993
FOLDER 14. Nominating Committee (4) 1993
FOLDER 15. Nominating Committee 1995
FOLDER 16. Nominating Committee 1995-1996
FOLDER 17. Nominating Committee 1996
BOX 11.
FOLDER 1. Nominating Committee - Resumes / Curriculum Vitae n.d.
FOLDER 2. Nominating and Awards Committee 1980-1985
FOLDER 3. Awards Committee 1983
FOLDER 4. Awards Committee 1995
FOLDER 5. International Relations Committee (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. International Relations Committee (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. International Relations Committee (3) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Finance Committee 1993
FOLDER 9. Finance Committee (1) 1994-1995
FOLDER 10. Finance Committee (2) 1994-1995
FOLDER 11. Finance Committee 1995
FOLDER 12. Strategic Planning Committee 1987
FOLDER 13. Strategic Planning Committee Report 1994
FOLDER 14. By-Law Revisions Committee 1993
FOLDER 15. Government Liaison Committee n.d.
FOLDER 16. Council of 1000 Overview Committee 1995
BOX 12.
FOLDER 1. Organizational Affiliation Committee n.d.
FOLDER 2. National Public Affairs Planning Committee n.d.
FOLDER 3. NIAF ad hoc Overview Committee 1983
FOLDER 4. NIAF Advisory Council n.d.
FOLDER 5. NIAF Standing Committees (1) 1987-1992
FOLDER 6. NIAF Standing Committees (2) 1987-1992
FOLDER 7. NIAF Board Committees 1992


SERIES 2. Financial records Boxes (12-18)

Virtually all documentation relating to the financial structure and condition of the foundation is found within this series. Records are divided into six categories that involve both fund expenditure and fund development in various forms. The financial audits of the foundation also fall under this heading. Some of the materials in this series are in Italian.
SUBSERIES 1. Fund Development
Subseries 1 includes the records of all non-specific revenue development ideas and endeavors. The Annual Fund, a yearly fund-raising campaign of the National Italian American Foundation and predecessor to the Capital Campaign and Endowment Fund, is found within this set of records, also.
BOX 12.
FOLDER 8. Fund Development Unit n.d.
FOLDER 9. Fund-raising Letters (1) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Fund-raising Letters (2) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Fund-raising Letters (3) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Fund-raising Notes (1) n.d.
FOLDER 13. Fund-raising Notes (2) n.d.
FOLDER 14. Development Ideas n.d.
BOX 13.
FOLDER 1. Fund-raising - Confidential Study Questionnaire n.d.
FOLDER 2. Fund-raising Material 1982
FOLDER 3. Fat Cats n.d.
FOLDER 4. Events Management, Inc. n.d.
FOLDER 5. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (3) n.d.
FOLDER 8. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (4) n.d.
FOLDER 9. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (5) n.d.
FOLDER 10. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (6) n.d.
FOLDER 11. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (7) n.d.
FOLDER 12. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (8) n.d.
FOLDER 13. National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Proposal (9) n.d.
FOLDER 14. Corporate Sponsors (1) n.d.
FOLDER 15. Corporate Sponsors (2) n.d.
BOX 14.
FOLDER 1. Annual Funds n.d.
FOLDER 2. Annual Fund 1982-1983
FOLDER 3. Annual Fund 1982-1984
FOLDER 4. Annual Fund 1984
FOLDER 5. Dr. Sammartino's Mass Mailing n.d.
FOLDER 6. Solicitation Letters 1981
FOLDER 7. Solicitation Letters 1982
FOLDER 8. Contributions / Estate Planning - Sample Codicil n.d.
FOLDER 9. Dinner and Conference Donations - Thank You Letters 1980
FOLDER 10. Unrelated Income 1994
SUBSERIES 2. Capital Campaign
Subseries 2 contains the records of the NIAF Capital Campaign, a fund raising program with the aim of creating a permanent home for NIAF in the Washington, DC, area. Correspondence, planning, financial documents pertaining to donations, and other materials can be found in this subseries. A particularly interesting set of records within this subseries describes an initial consideration of the Foundation to attempt a joint capital campaign with the Italian American Heritage Center of the Catholic University in Washington, DC. In 1989, Ruotolo Associates, a financial consulting firm, created a report on the feasibility of this joint venture. Although the endeavor was fully delineated and nearly implemented, it was aborted because of misgivings among some of the board members.
BOX 14.
FOLDER 11. Capital Campaign (1) 1989-1992
FOLDER 12. Capital Campaign (2) 1989-1992
FOLDER 13. Capital Campaign (3) 1989-1992
FOLDER 14. Capital Campaign (4) 1989-1992
FOLDER 15. Capital Campaign (5) 1989-1992
FOLDER 16. Capital Campaign (6) 1989-1992
BOX 15.
FOLDER 1. Ruotolo Report (1) 1989
FOLDER 2. Ruotolo Report (2) 1989
FOLDER 3. Ruotolo Associates (1) 1989-1992
FOLDER 4. Ruotolo Associates (2) 1989-1992
FOLDER 5. Ruotolo Associates (3) 1989-1992
FOLDER 6. Ruotolo Associates (4) 1989-1992
FOLDER 7. Ruotolo Associates (5) 1989-1992
FOLDER 8. Capital Campaign (1) 1992-1998
FOLDER 9. Capital Campaign (2) 1992-1998
FOLDER 10. Capital Campaign (3) 1992-1998
FOLDER 11. Capital Campaign (4) 1992-1998
BOX 16.
FOLDER 1. Capital Campaign n.d.
FOLDER 2. Support Center of Washington n.d.
SUBSERIES 3. Endowment Fund
Subseries 3 consists of the records of the Endowment Fund, which was another fund development campaign carried out by the foundation in order to establish a permanent financial base for programmatic needs and scholarships. Much of the documentation is correspondence and memoranda as well as records of endowment donations and donors.
BOX 16.
FOLDER 3. Endowment Donations (1) 1979-1983
FOLDER 4. Endowment Donations (2) 1979-1983
FOLDER 5. Endowment Fund 1980-1982
FOLDER 6. Endowment Fund (1) 1982-1983
FOLDER 7. Endowment Fund (2) 1982-1983
FOLDER 8. Endowment Luncheon - Los Angeles 1983
FOLDER 9. Endowment - New York May 1984
FOLDER 10. Endowment Fund 1985-1986
FOLDER 11. Endowment Fund 1985, 1986, 1990
FOLDER 12. Endowment Reports n.d.
FOLDER 13. Frank Guida n.d.
SUBSERIES 4. Financial Audits
BOX 17.
FOLDER 1. Audits (1) 1976-1983, 1985-2002
FOLDER 2. Audits (2) 1976-1983, 1985-2002
FOLDER 3. Audits (3) 1976-1983, 1985-2002
FOLDER 4. Audits (4) 1976-1983, 1985-2002
SUBSERIES 5. Budget Materials
BOX 17.
FOLDER 5. Budget Reports n.d.
FOLDER 6. Budget Materials (1) 1981-1982
FOLDER 7. Budget Materials (2) 1981-1982
FOLDER 8. NIAF Draft Budget 1985
FOLDER 9. NIAF Budget 1986
FOLDER 10. Price Waterhouse Sample Budget n.d.
FOLDER 11. Budget Reports 1989
SUBSERIES 6. Other
BOX 17.
FOLDER 12. Financial Statements 1986
FOLDER 13. Financial Reports to Board 1989
FOLDER 14. Financial Support by Board Members n.d.
BOX 18.
FOLDER 1. Board of Directors Financial Report n.d.
FOLDER 2. Building Renovation Loan n.d.
FOLDER 3. Commercial Financial Services Dispute n.d.


SERIES 3. NIAF Programs and Activities (Boxes 18 - 34)

This series consists of records pertaining to the yearly programs of the foundation, including the Washington, DC, Gala, various conferences, both silent and live auctions, and other programs such as golf outings. A small amount of material is in Italian (as Italian government officials, businesspersons, and celebrities regularly attend), but the bulk is in English.
SUBSERIES 1. Washington DC Galas
Subseries 1 documents the Washington, DC, Gala, NIAF’s yearly celebration in which Americans of Italian heritage are honored with awards based on recommendations of the Awards Committee and the votes of the Board of Directors. The documents tend to be somewhat financial in nature and also contain correspondence for planning the event, invitations, guest lists, and the like. Again, a small part of the correspondence is in Italian.
BOX 18.
FOLDER 4. Transcript - 1976 Dinner (1) 1976
FOLDER 5. Transcript - 1976 Dinner (2) 1976
FOLDER 6. Transcript - 1976 Dinner (3) 1976
FOLDER 7. 3rd Biennial Dinner (1) 1980
FOLDER 8. 3rd Biennial Dinner (2) 1980
FOLDER 9. Donations - 3rd Biennial Dinner 1980
FOLDER 10. 3rd Biennial Dinner - Volunteers n.d.
FOLDER 11. 3rd Biennial Dinner - Follow up n.d.
FOLDER 12. Head Table - 1980 Dinner 1980
FOLDER 13. Dinner Resource File n.d.
FOLDER 14. 4th Biennial Dinner (1) n.d.
FOLDER 15. 4th Biennial Dinner (2) n.d.
FOLDER 16. 4th Biennial Dinner (3) n.d.
BOX 19.
FOLDER 1. 4th Biennial Dinner (4) n.d.
FOLDER 2. 4th Biennial Dinner - Attendance 1982
FOLDER 3. 4th Biennial Dinner - Ticket Distribution 1982
FOLDER 4. 4th Biennial Dinner - A. Bartlett Giamatti n.d.
FOLDER 5. Sophia Loren n.d.
FOLDER 6. 4th Biennial Dinner - Reagan Attendance n.d.
FOLDER 7. Vice Chairman - Press Releases - 4th Biennial Dinner n.d.
FOLDER 8. 4th Biennial Dinner - Ticket Sales n.d.
FOLDER 9. 1982 Dinner / Arrangement and Plans 1982
FOLDER 10. 1982 Dinner Correspondence 1982
FOLDER 11. 1982 Dinner - Vice Chairman 1982
FOLDER 12. Georgine Labor Letters - 1982 Dinner 1982
FOLDER 13. 4th Biennial Dinner - Ticket and Dinner Resource n.d.
FOLDER 14. NIAF 1982 Dinner Tickets (1) 1982
FOLDER 15. NIAF 1982 Dinner Tickets (2) 1982
FOLDER 16. 4th Biennial Dinner 1982
BOX 20.
FOLDER 1. 1984 Biennial Dinner 1984
FOLDER 2. 5th Biennial Dinner - Dinner Tickets Paid/Accounting n.d.
FOLDER 3. 5th Biennial Dinner - Income n.d.
FOLDER 4. Kick-off Pledges - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 5. Board Attendance - 5th Biennial Dinner n.d.
FOLDER 6. 5th Biennial Dinner - Invoice n.d.
FOLDER 7. Hotel Arrangements - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 8. California Group - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 9. Boston Group - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 10. Issue Tickets - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 11. 1984 Biennial Dinner - Hotel 1984
FOLDER 12. Dan Francisco Dinner Tickets - 1984 Biennial Dinner 1984
FOLDER 13. Dinner File 1984
FOLDER 14. Guest List 1984
FOLDER 15. 1984 Dinner - Special Events 1984
FOLDER 16. 1984 Dinner Pledge Listing 1984
FOLDER 17. 1984 Dinner Income Sheet 1984
FOLDER 18. Complimentary Tickets - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 19. Annunzio Invitation Letters - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 20. Stella Invites - 1984 Biennial Dinner 1984
FOLDER 21. Printer Material - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 22. 5th Biennial Dinner and Conference - Pledges and Income Distribution n.d.
FOLDER 23. NIAF Guests - 1984 Dinner 1984
FOLDER 24. 5th Biennial Dinner - News Clippings n.d.
FOLDER 25. 1985 Gala Dinner - Gala Information 1985
FOLDER 26. 1987 Gala Dinner 1987
BOX 21.
FOLDER 1. 1988 Gala Dinner (1) 1988
FOLDER 2. 1988 Gala Dinner (2) 1988
FOLDER 3. 1989 Gala Dinner (1) 1989
FOLDER 4. 1989 Gala Dinner (2) 1989
FOLDER 5. Ialian American Bar Association - 1989 Gala 1989
FOLDER 6. Gala Dinner (1) October 14, 1989
FOLDER 7. Gala Dinner (2) October 14, 1989
FOLDER 8. 1990 Gala Dinner (1) 1990
FOLDER 9. 1990 Gala Dinner (2) 1990
FOLDER 10. 1991 Gala Dinner (1) 1991
FOLDER 11. 1991 Gala Dinner (2) 1991
FOLDER 12. 1992 Gala Dinner 1992
BOX 22.
FOLDER 1. 1993 Gala Dinner (1) 1993
FOLDER 2. 1993 Gala Dinner (2) 1993
FOLDER 3. 1993 Gala Dinner (3) 1993
FOLDER 4. Remarks - 1993 Gala Dinner 1993
FOLDER 5. 1994 Gala October 28-29, 1994
FOLDER 6. 1994 Gala Dinner 1994
FOLDER 7. 1994 Gala Reservations 1994
FOLDER 8. Marano-Ducarne 1995 Journal Ad 1995
FOLDER 9. 1995 Gala Dinner (1) 1995
FOLDER 10. 1995 Gala Dinner (2) 1995
FOLDER 11. 1995 Gala Dinner (3) 1995
FOLDER 12. 1996 Gala Dinner (1) 1996
FOLDER 13. 1996 Gala Dinner (2) 1996
FOLDER 14. 1996 Gala Dinner (3) 1996
BOX 23.
FOLDER 1. 1997 Gala Dinner (1) 1997
FOLDER 2. 1997 Gala Dinner (2) 1997
FOLDER 3. 1997 Gala Dinner (3) 1997
FOLDER 4. 1997 Gala Reservations 1997
FOLDER 5. 1998 Gala Dinner 1998
FOLDER 6. Gala 1998 1998
FOLDER 7. 1999 Gala Dinner (1) 1999
FOLDER 8. 1999 Gala Dinner (2) 1999
FOLDER 9. 1999 Gala Dinner (3) 1999
FOLDER 10. 1999 Journal Ads 1999
FOLDER 11. Remarks by the President - Gala 1999 1999
FOLDER 12. Celebrity Travel - Gala 2000 (1) 2000
FOLDER 13. Celebrity Travel - Gala 2000 (2) 2000
BOX 24.
FOLDER 1. Gala 2000 News Clips 2000
FOLDER 2. Gala 2001 News Clips 2001
FOLDER 3. 2001 Gala Dinner - Journal Ads (1) 2001
FOLDER 4. 2001 Gala Dinner - Journal Ads (2) 2001
FOLDER 5. 2001 Gala Dinner - Journal Ads (3) 2001
FOLDER 6. Program Booklets n.d.
SUBSERIES 2. Conferences
Subseries 2 contains the documents of the conferences that often times occurred on the same weekend as the NIAF Gala Dinner. Records consist mainly of preparation materials for the conferences, correspondence to invited speakers, and inter-board-member correspondence. Later in the organization’s history, the entire schedule for the weekend was referred to as the “NIAF Gala Weekend,” and it is now called the “Annual Convention.”
BOX 24.
FOLDER 7. National Conference - NIAF (1) April 4-6, 1979
FOLDER 8. National Conference - NIAF (2) April 4-6, 1979
FOLDER 9. First International Conference 1979
FOLDER 10. Giannini Conference - General (1) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Giannini Conference - General (2) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Giannini Conference - General (3) n.d.
FOLDER 13. Giannini Conference - Chairman n.d.
FOLDER 14. Giannini Conference n.d.
FOLDER 15. Conference Materials October 17, 1981
FOLDER 16. Conference Hotel Information October 17, 1981
BOX 25.
FOLDER 1. 1981 Conference Program and Roster 1981
FOLDER 2. Immigration Conference 1982
FOLDER 3. Tourism Conference October 13, 1989
FOLDER 4. 1990 Conference October 19, 1990
FOLDER 5. Health Care/Aging Conference n.d.
FOLDER 6. Judicial Conference n.d.
FOLDER 7. Italy Conference Series June 1995
FOLDER 8. Medical/Legal Conference (1) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Medical/Legal Conference (2) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Medical/Legal Conference (3) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Scientific Conference October 20, 1995
FOLDER 12. Political Conferences 1996
FOLDER 13. Law and Morality Conference n.d.
FOLDER 14. Romania Conference n.d.
SUBSERIES 3. Auctions
Subseries 3 includes records of the silent and live auctions that complemented the Gala Weekend. In general, NIAF requested that companies donate items to be auctioned off. As a result, documents are various but are largely comprised of donation forms (for the auction items), correspondence, bid sheets, and other material.
BOX 26.
FOLDER 1. Auction 1990 (1) 1990
FOLDER 2. Auction 1990 (2) 1990
FOLDER 3. Spinelli - 1994 Auction 1994
FOLDER 4. Silent Auction 1995
FOLDER 5. Auction 1996 (1) 1996
FOLDER 6. Auction 1996 (2) 1996
FOLDER 7. Auction 1996 (3) 1996
FOLDER 8. Auction 1997 (1) 1997
FOLDER 9. Auction 1997 (2) 1997
FOLDER 10. Auction 1998 (1) 1998
FOLDER 11. Auction 1998 (2) 1998
FOLDER 12. Auction 1998 (3) 1998
FOLDER 13. Auction 1998 (4) 1998
BOX 27.
FOLDER 1. Auction 1998 (5) 1998
FOLDER 2. Celebrities Auction 1998 (1) 1998
FOLDER 3. Celebrities Auction 1998 (2) 1998
FOLDER 4. Celebrities Auction 1998 (3) 1998
FOLDER 5. Auction 1999 (1) 1999
FOLDER 6. Auction 1999 (2) 1999
FOLDER 7. Auction 1999 (3) 1999
FOLDER 8. Auction 1999 (4) 1999
FOLDER 9. Silent Auction 1999 1999
FOLDER 10. Gala Auction October 16, 1999
FOLDER 11. Auction 2000 2000
BOX 28.
FOLDER 1. Auction 2000 (1) October 28, 2000
FOLDER 2. Auction 2000 (2) October 28, 2000
FOLDER 3. Silent Auction October 28, 2000
FOLDER 4. Auction 2001 2001
FOLDER 5. Celebrity Auction 2001 (1) October 20, 2001
FOLDER 6. Celebrity Auction 2001 (2) October 20, 2001
FOLDER 7. Auction 2001 - Cash Donations 2001
FOLDER 8. Tiziana Rossano n.d.
FOLDER 9. UPS - Zarro n.d.
FOLDER 10. The Feast of Bacchanalia Auction n.d.
SUBSERIES 4. General Program/Project Administration and Planning
Subseries 4 contains records that pertain to program and project/activity planning, but are either non-specific or deal with many program/project activities at once. Due to the fact that NIAF has grown so substantially, the amount and frequency of the programs/projects/activities offered increased simultaneously. An overlap in the planning phases of NIAF programs is thus expected. Material here consists of correspondence, schedules, and memoranda.
BOX 28.
FOLDER 11. 1978 Activities 1978
FOLDER 12. 1981 Program Reports (1) 1981
FOLDER 13. 1981 Program Reports (2) 1981
FOLDER 14. NIAF - The Future n.d.
FOLDER 15. NIAF 1982-1985 1982-1985
BOX 29.
FOLDER 1. New Projects (1) n.d.
FOLDER 2. New Projects (2) n.d.
FOLDER 3. New Projects (3) n.d.
FOLDER 4. 1994 Program Reports 1994
FOLDER 5. Personal/Personnel n.d.
FOLDER 6. 1995 Program Ideas 1995
SUBSERIES 5. Other
Subseries 5 contains the remaining records of the activities and programs of the National Italian American Foundation. Specifically, this subseries consists of materials from the Annual Golf Outing and special projects. Analysis of NIAF programs by staff and board members is also a part of this subseries. Documents consist of planning material, correspondence, flyers, invitations, reports, and others.
BOX 29.
FOLDER 7. NIAF Activities 1980-1984
FOLDER 8. Newspaper Articles on NIAF Activities 1980-1984
FOLDER 9. National Gallery of Art - Raphael Exhibit (1) 1980s
FOLDER 10. National Gallery of Art - Raphael Exhibit (2) 1980s
FOLDER 11. National Gallery of Art - Raphael Exhibit (3) 1980s
FOLDER 12. National Gallery of Art - Raphael Exhibit (4) 1980s
BOX 30.
FOLDER 1. Vice President Mondale Dinner n.d.
FOLDER 2. General Correspondence October 17, 1981
FOLDER 3. Thank You Notes October 17, 1981
FOLDER 4. Golf Date October 1981
FOLDER 5. NIAF Breakfast - Hedrick Smith May 11, 1982
FOLDER 6. Endowment Luncheon and Dinner Reception 1982
FOLDER 7. Addabbo Breakfast Meeting April 14, 1983
FOLDER 8. Valeriani Reception September 21, 1983
FOLDER 9. La Guardia Reception n.d.
FOLDER 10. Cuomo Dinner - Congressional Delegation n.d.
FOLDER 11. Cuomo Dinner - New Jersey n.d.
FOLDER 12. Cuomo Dinner - Chairmen and Dinner Committee n.d.
FOLDER 13. Cuomo Dinner - New York Governors n.d.
FOLDER 14. New York Cuomo Dinner November 1983
FOLDER 15. Cuomo Dinner - General Committee n.d.
FOLDER 16. Giannini Dinner n.d.
FOLDER 17. Raphael Exhibit - Solicitation Letters n.d.
BOX 31.
FOLDER 1. Ellis Island Restoration 1983
FOLDER 2. NIAF Summit Meeting 1984
FOLDER 3. Di Genova Reception February 27,1984
FOLDER 4. Sammartino Seminar 1984
FOLDER 5. Embassy Reception 1984
FOLDER 6. Carabinieri Concert (1) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Carabinieri Concert (2) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Carabinieri Concert (3) n.d.
FOLDER 9. National Committee - Carabinieri n.d.
FOLDER 10. Carabinieri Tour 1985
FOLDER 11. Pino Cicala - Carabinieri/Radio n.d.
FOLDER 12. The Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. n.d.
FOLDER 13. Attorneys' Lunch January 27, 1986
FOLDER 14. World Monument Fund (1) n.d.
FOLDER 15. World Monument Fund (2) n.d.
FOLDER 16. World Monument Fund (3) n.d.
FOLDER 17. Charles Kangel/Fanfani Reception September 14, 1987
FOLDER 18. Altissimo Luncheon September 16, 1987
FOLDER 19. Volpe Reception March 26, 1987
BOX 32.
FOLDER 1. Jim Glassman Reception June 17, 1987
FOLDER 2. Andreotti Reception 1987
FOLDER 3. Italian American Chamber of Commerce n.d.
FOLDER 4. Washington Dinner - Pavarotti Tribute (1) January 30,1988
FOLDER 5. Washington Dinner - Pavarotti Tribute (2) January 30, 1988
FOLDER 6. Special Projects (1) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Special Projects (2) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Special Projects (3) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Special Projects (4) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Toronto Dinner n.d.
FOLDER 11. Special Events (1) 1992-1995
FOLDER 12. Special Events (2) 1992-1995
BOX 33.
FOLDER 1. Special Events (3) 1992-1995
FOLDER 2. Special Events (4) 1992-1995
FOLDER 3. Health Care Reform n.d.
FOLDER 4. Randall Reception n.d.
FOLDER 5. Giuliani Breakfast (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Giuliani Breakfast (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Balch Institute - Una Storia Segreta n.d.
FOLDER 8. Wolf Trap - Tony Bennett August 16, 1995
FOLDER 9. Special Projects Meetings n.d.
FOLDER 10. Italian Expo 1996
FOLDER 11. Maccotta Lunch October 26, 1998
FOLDER 12. D'Agostino Lunch n.d.
BOX 34.
FOLDER 1. Scleroderma Project n.d.
FOLDER 2. Gala Booth Info n.d.
FOLDER 3. Boys Town Italy n.d.
FOLDER 4. Identity Project 2000 2000
FOLDER 5. DC Italian American Tour Info and Contacts n.d.


SERIES 4. NIAF Institutes (Boxes 34-54)

The NIAF institutes represent the major initiatives of the foundation as well as the objectives that have been organizational interests since its beginnings. The activities range from anti-defamation campaigns, to legislative backing and affirmative action, to youth programs such as Italian cultural retreats and mentoring. Abolished as of 2002 and now defunct, the institutes were the internal mechanisms for achieving NIAF’s goals.
SUBSERIES 1. Media Institute
Subseries 1 contains the records of the Media Institute. As it was the anti-defamation arm of NIAF, many of the documents in this subseries are articles, correspondence, news bulletins, and similar material. There is also material from a Media Institute conference as well as the statement of purpose for the institute and other official documentation relevant to its establishment. There are some articles in Italian that have come from Italian newspapers and ANSA, an Italian news agency abroad.
BOX 34.
FOLDER 6. Proceedings: Media Conference April 1983
FOLDER 7. Various Media Institute Materials (1) 1985-1999
FOLDER 8. Various Media Institute Materials (2) 1985-1999
FOLDER 9. NIAF Institutes - Media n.d.
FOLDER 10. Media Institute n.d.
FOLDER 11. Media Institute 1991
FOLDER 12. Media Institute Statement of Purpose 1992
FOLDER 13. Media News 1993
FOLDER 14. Pat DeMarzo n.d.
BOX 35.
FOLDER 1. A&E Programming n.d.
FOLDER 2. Visa n.d.
FOLDER 3. Media Institute Correspondence (1) January 1995 - May 1995
FOLDER 4. Media Institute Correspondence (2) January 1995 - May 1995
FOLDER 5. Media Institute Correspondence (3) January 1995 - May 1995
FOLDER 6. Media Institute Correspondence (1) January 1995 - December 1995
FOLDER 7. Media Institute Correspondence (2) January 1995 - December 1995
FOLDER 8. Media Institute Correspondence (3) January 1995 - December 1995
FOLDER 9. Media Institute Correspondence (4) January 1995 - December 1995
FOLDER 10. Media Institute Correspondence (5) January 1995 - December 1995
BOX 36.
FOLDER 1. Marazzo, Richard n.d.
FOLDER 2. Media Newsletter January 1995
FOLDER 3. Media Institute Meeting April 4, 1995
FOLDER 4. Murray Kempton - Lynching April 1995
FOLDER 5. Media News June 1995
FOLDER 6. Media Institute Board Nominations July 1995
FOLDER 7. "Darien Times" - Richichi August 1995
FOLDER 8. Media Institute Meeting October 21, 1995
FOLDER 9. Gabelli - "Wall Street Journal" November 1995
FOLDER 10. Media News (1) February 1996
FOLDER 11. Media News (2) February 1996
FOLDER 12. Media Institute Correspondence 1998
FOLDER 13. Irma Weiss n.d.
FOLDER 14. Tampa - McConnell n.d.
BOX 37.
FOLDER 1. L.A. Opera n.d.
FOLDER 2. "Village Voice" n.d.
FOLDER 3. Mike Volpe n.d.
FOLDER 4. TV, Film Studio Executives - Media n.d.
SUBSERIES 2. Geno Baroni Inter-Ethnic Affairs Institute
Subseries 2 contains the records for the Geno Baroni Inter-Ethnic Affairs Institute (est. 1996). Named after Monsignor Geno C. Baroni, the Catholic priest who championed the rights of the poor, underprivileged people of urban communities and served President Carter as assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Inter-Ethnic Institute was a means of solidarity and unity amongst ethnic organizations. The materials contained in this portion of the collection are from Inter-Ethnic Institute conferences, correspondence, other ethnic organizations, and other sources. Aside from the documents pertaining to the Inter-Ethnic Institute directly, there is some material from the years prior to its establishment.
BOX 37.
FOLDER 5. Pre-Institute Ethnic Material (1) 1983
FOLDER 6. Pre-Institute Ethnic Material (2) 1983
FOLDER 7. Pre-Institute Ethnic Material (3) 1983
FOLDER 8. Pre-Institute Ethnic Material (4) 1983
FOLDER 9. Inter-Ethnic Conference 1983
FOLDER 10. Ethnic Mailing List n.d.
FOLDER 11. Geno Baroni Living Memorial 1985
BOX 38.
FOLDER 1. Center for Migration Studies 1986
FOLDER 2. Pre-Institute Ethnicity in the Year 2000 (1) 1986-1987
FOLDER 3. Pre-Institute Ethnicity in the Year 2000 (2) 1986-1987
FOLDER 4. Pre-Institute Ethnicity in the Year 2000 (3) 1986-1987
FOLDER 5. Pre-Institute Ethnicity in the Year 2000 (4) 1986-1987
FOLDER 6. A Technical Report on Economic Status of Euroethnic Americans (1) n.d.
FOLDER 7. A Technical Report on Economic Status of Euroethnic Americans (2) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Ethnicity Year 2000 Conference 1987
FOLDER 9. Conference on Ethnicity June 26, 1987
FOLDER 10. Geno Baroni Society n.d.
FOLDER 11. Benton Foundation Proposal n.d.
FOLDER 12. Ethnicity 2000 n.d.
FOLDER 13. Affirmative Action: Ethnic Models and Alternatives (1) n.d.
FOLDER 14. Affirmative Action: Ethnic Models and Alternatives (2) n.d.
BOX 39.
FOLDER 1. Affirmative Action: Ethnic Models and Alternatives (3) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Affirmative Action: Ethnic Models and Alternatives (4) n.d.
FOLDER 3. White House Conference on Pluralism n.d.
FOLDER 4. Pluralism Conference September 10, 1997
FOLDER 5. White House Conference on Ethnicity (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. White House Conference on Ethnicity (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. White House Conference on Ethnicity (3) n.d.
FOLDER 8. White House Conference on Ethnicity (4) n.d.
FOLDER 9. White House Conference on Ethnicity (5) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Robert Del Tufo n.d.
FOLDER 11. Inter Ethnic Meeting n.d.
FOLDER 12. Race Articles (1) n.d.
FOLDER 13. Race Articles (2) n.d.
BOX 40.
FOLDER 1. Race Articles (3) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Inter-Ethnic Institute Correspondence n.d.
FOLDER 3. Immigration and Race Conference July 13, 1998
FOLDER 4. President's Initiative on Race Advisory Board Meeting Transcript (1) n.d.
FOLDER 5. President's Initiative on Race Advisory Board Meeting Transcript (2) n.d.
FOLDER 6. President's Initiative on Race Advisory Board Meeting Transcript (3) n.d.
FOLDER 7. White House Office on Race Initiative n.d.
FOLDER 8. President's Initiative on Race n.d.
FOLDER 9. Archbishop Bevilacqua (1) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Archbishop Bevilacqua (2) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Dialogue - One America n.d.
FOLDER 12. Rangel Resolution: Celebrating One America n.d.
FOLDER 13. PBS/National Voices n.d.
FOLDER 14. Network of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity (NABRE) n.d.
BOX 41.
FOLDER 1. October 14 Co-Sponsor Letter - One American Celebration October 14, 1999
FOLDER 2. Affirmative Action - Universities (1) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Affirmative Action - Universities (2) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Affirmative Action - Universities (3) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Inter Ethnic Affairs Institute - University Project (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Inter Ethnic Affairs Institute - University Project (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Research on Segregation in Universities n.d.
FOLDER 8. Inter Ethnic Contacts n.d.
FOLDER 9. Anti-Defamation Stories of Interest n.d.
FOLDER 10. MBNA n.d.
FOLDER 11. Hate Crime Legislation n.d.
FOLDER 12. National Voices n.d.
FOLDER 13. FBI Unity Festival n.d.
FOLDER 14. Ethnic American Conferences n.d.
BOX 42.
FOLDER 1. Gardens of Hope n.d.
FOLDER 2. LCCR Digital Opportunity n.d.
FOLDER 3. Zogby Poll (1) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Zogby Poll (2) n.d.
FOLDER 5. NCCJ - Taking America's Pulse n.d.
FOLDER 6. Race / Ethnic Articles n.d.
FOLDER 7. One America October 14, 1999
FOLDER 8. Arab American Institute Foundation n.d.
FOLDER 9. Internet - oneamerica.org n.d.
FOLDER 10. NIAF Inter-Ethnic Affairs Institute - Misc. n.d.
SUBSERIES 3. Public Policy Institute
Subseries 3 contains documents of the Public Policy Institute, which served as a medium through which NIAF pushed for legislation pertinent to the mission and scope of the organization as well as recommended qualified Italian Americans for posts in cabinet, sub-cabinet and staff positions in the White House, the Capitol, and other important offices across the nation (such as the NIAF recommendation of John J. DiIulio, Jr., for president of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993). Many of the recommendations were made not only by the NIAF board but by members of Congress that belonged to the Italian American Congressional Delegation. Documents in this subseries consist of correspondence, bio sheets, copies of pending legislative bills, and related material. There is also material from before the establishment of the Institutes.
BOX 42.
FOLDER 11. Public Policy Forum 1983
FOLDER 12. A529 and H.R. 1510 - Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1983 1983
FOLDER 13. Public Policy Institute (1) 1990-1991
FOLDER 14. Public Policy Institute (2) 1990-1991
BOX 43.
FOLDER 1. Public Policy Institute (3) 1990-1991
FOLDER 2. Public Policy Institute (4) 1990-1991
FOLDER 3. Speeches n.d.
FOLDER 4. Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association n.d.
FOLDER 5. Correspondence 1994
FOLDER 6. Occhipinti, Joseph (1) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Occhipinti, Joseph (2) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Welfare Reform - Personal Responsibility Act March 1995
FOLDER 9. FBI Building Name n.d.
FOLDER 10. Malizia Pardon Request n.d.
FOLDER 11. White House Conference on Aging n.d.
FOLDER 12. Political Survey of Italian Americans n.d.
FOLDER 13. Political Conference (1) May 16, 1996
BOX 44.
FOLDER 1. Political Conference (2) May 16, 1996
FOLDER 2. Political Conference (3) May 16, 1996
FOLDER 3. Italian Immigration n.d.
FOLDER 4. Working Group on Ancestry in the U.S. Census n.d.
FOLDER 5. Immigration / Labor n.d.
FOLDER 6. Immigration - Citizenship n.d.
FOLDER 7. Congressional Mission to Italy - Itinerary/Rome n.d.
FOLDER 8. Congressional Mission to Italy - Air Reservations n.d.
FOLDER 9. Congressional Mission to Italy - Payments/Insurance n.d.
FOLDER 10. Congressional Mission to Italy - Sponsors n.d.
FOLDER 11. Congressional Mission to Italy - Memos to Members of Congress n.d.
FOLDER 12. Congressional Mission to Italy - List of Members Attending n.d.
FOLDER 13. Indurante v. Local 705 n.d.
FOLDER 14. Italian American Congressional Delegation n.d.
FOLDER 15. Pending Legislation n.d.
FOLDER 16. National Endowment for Democracy (1) n.d.
FOLDER 17. National Endowment for Democracy (2) n.d.
BOX 45.
FOLDER 1. Cavalese - US Compensation n.d.
FOLDER 2. Senator Schumer - New York September 9, 1999
FOLDER 3. NATO n.d.
FOLDER 4. Leon Panetta Institute and NIAF n.d.
FOLDER 5. Redskins n.d.
FOLDER 6. 2000 Census 2000
FOLDER 7. U.S.-Italy Parliamentary Caucus n.d.
FOLDER 8. Public Policy Institute - Misc. n.d.
FOLDER 9. Pre-Institute - Ethnic Appointments 1981
FOLDER 10. Italian American Appointments - Bush Administration n.d.
FOLDER 11. Presidential Boards and Commissions n.d.
FOLDER 12. Klain Meeting n.d.
FOLDER 13. Job Meeting October 1994
FOLDER 14. Personnel Meeting at the White House (1) April 4, 1994
FOLDER 15. Personnel Meeting at the White House (2) April 4, 1994
FOLDER 16. Letter to President re: Italian American Appointments n.d.
FOLDER 17. Administration Appointments (1) 1996
FOLDER 18. Administration Appointments (2) 1996
BOX 46.
FOLDER 1. Appointments - General 1997
FOLDER 2. Italian American Appointees - Response Sheets n.d.
FOLDER 3. Italian American Appointees (1) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Italian American Appointees (2) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Accomando, Robert n.d.
FOLDER 6. Ainora, Thomas n.d.
FOLDER 7. Alegi, Peter n.d.
FOLDER 8. Alessandrini, Walter n.d.
FOLDER 9. Allegra, Francis n.d.
FOLDER 10. Allegrini, Robert n.d.
FOLDER 11. Alto, Vincent n.d.
FOLDER 12. Angeletti, Edward n.d.
FOLDER 13. Arata, John n.d.
FOLDER 14. Arezzo, Frank n.d.
FOLDER 15. Asciolla, Paul n.d.
FOLDER 16. Badali, Frank R. n.d.
FOLDER 17. Baiamonte, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 18. Barber, Melanie n.d.
FOLDER 19. Barrato, Christopher n.d.
FOLDER 20. Bateman, Robert n.d.
FOLDER 21. Bellanca, Amy n.d.
FOLDER 22. Bernardini, Charles n.d.
FOLDER 23. Boggia, Peter n.d.
FOLDER 24. Bozzelli, Mike n.d.
FOLDER 25. Bravaco, John n.d.
FOLDER 26. Brescia, Peter n.d.
FOLDER 27. Brevetti, Laura n.d.
BOX 47.
FOLDER 1. Bruno, George n.d.
FOLDER 2. Bucciarelli, John n.d.
FOLDER 3. Butler, Robert n.d.
FOLDER 4. Calabresi, Guido n.d.
FOLDER 5. Campisi, Charles n.d.
FOLDER 6. Cannavo, Joseph S. n.d.
FOLDER 7. Caputo, Lisa n.d.
FOLDER 8. Carolla, Robert J. n.d.
FOLDER 9. Casagrande, Christina n.d.
FOLDER 10. Cassidy, William n.d.
FOLDER 11. Cavataio, Michele n.d.
FOLDER 12. Chistolini, Paul n.d.
FOLDER 13. Cicippio, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 14. Cinque, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 15. Cioppa, Ross C. n.d.
FOLDER 16. Corletta, Robert J. n.d.
FOLDER 17. Cottone, Mel n.d.
FOLDER 18. Croce, Pat n.d.
FOLDER 19. Cuomo, Andrew n.d.
FOLDER 20. Cuomo, Mario n.d.
FOLDER 21. D'Alessandro, Albert n.d.
FOLDER 22. Dalpiaz, Elaine n.d.
FOLDER 23. De Barbieri, Roy n.d.
FOLDER 24. Del Duca, Patrick n.d.
FOLDER 25. Del Tufo, Robert n.d.
FOLDER 26. De Matteo, Joseph R. n.d.
FOLDER 27. Denari, Stephen n.d.
FOLDER 28. Di Domenica, Franco n.d.
FOLDER 29. Di Pasquale, Dean n.d.
FOLDER 30. Diridon, Rod n.d.
FOLDER 31. Di Sario, Martha K. n.d.
FOLDER 32. Di Vincenzo, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 33. Dogali, Michael n.d.
FOLDER 34. Dominici, Felix n.d.
FOLDER 35. Donati, Alfred n.d.
FOLDER 36. Durante, Raymond n.d.
BOX 48.
FOLDER 1. Esposito, John V. n.d.
FOLDER 2. Ferraro, Geraldine n.d.
FOLDER 3. Ferraro, V. James n.d.
FOLDER 4. Fichera, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 5. Fitch, Rosalyn Davidson n.d.
FOLDER 6. Fitzsimmons, Donna Congeni n.d.
FOLDER 7. Fortunato, Frank X. n.d.
FOLDER 8. Frech, Louis n.d.
FOLDER 9. Gagliardo, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 10. Gajarsa, Arthur n.d.
FOLDER 11. Gatti, Daniel n.d.
FOLDER 12. Gearan, Mark D. n.d.
FOLDER 13. Giacobbe, Nicholas n.d.
FOLDER 14. Giolito, Caesar n.d.
FOLDER 15. Giuffrida, Michael n.d.
FOLDER 16. Gorman, Matthew n.d.
FOLDER 17. Grimaldi, Neil n.d.
FOLDER 18. Grippo, Theodore n.d.
FOLDER 19. Guarini, Frank J. (1) n.d.
FOLDER 20. Guarini, Frank J. (2) n.d.
FOLDER 21. Gueli, Charles n.d.
FOLDER 22. Guzzi, Jim n.d.
FOLDER 23. Hackney, Sheldon n.d.
FOLDER 24. Ignelzi, Ronald n.d.
FOLDER 25. Iovieno, Louis n.d.
FOLDER 26. Kuhn, James F. n.d.
FOLDER 27. Klein, Rodney n.d.
FOLDER 28. Kromkowski, John n.d.
FOLDER 29. La Palombara, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 30. La Polla, Charles n.d.
FOLDER 31. Laura, Joni n.d.
FOLDER 32. Laurenti, Jeffrey n.d.
FOLDER 33. Lentini, Jacqueline n.d.
FOLDER 34. Lindberg, Brian n.d.
FOLDER 35. Lodico, Yvonne n.d.
BOX 49.
FOLDER 1. Loiello, John R. n.d.
FOLDER 2. Lombardi, Joan n.d.
FOLDER 3. Lombardo, Maria n.d.
FOLDER 4. Lupo, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 5. Leone, Richard n.d.
FOLDER 6. Lupoli, Matthew M. n.d.
FOLDER 7. Maffucci, John (1) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Maffucci, John (2) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Malino, Emily n.d.
FOLDER 10. Mannino, Mary Jo n.d.
FOLDER 11. Mansueti, Larry n.d.
FOLDER 12. Marchetti, Elaine n.d.
FOLDER 13. Marcone, Paul P. n.d.
FOLDER 14. Marinaccio, Charles L. n.d.
FOLDER 15. Marinelli, Lawrence n.d.
FOLDER 16. Marra, Kenneth n.d.
FOLDER 17. Martin, Louis Richard n.d.
FOLDER 18. Martino, Rocco n.d.
FOLDER 19. Masi, Dale n.d.
FOLDER 20. Mastranadi, John n.d.
FOLDER 21. Mastroianni, Theodore n.d.
FOLDER 22. Mazzeo, Carmella n.d.
FOLDER 23. Membrino, Joseph R. n.d.
FOLDER 24. Merlino, Phyllis n.d.
FOLDER 25. Messina, Gary n.d.
FOLDER 26. Myers, Sondra n.d.
FOLDER 27. Navarro, Peter n.d.
FOLDER 28. Noto, Thomas A. n.d.
FOLDER 29. Pacht, Arline n.d.
FOLDER 30. Pagano, Jules O. and J. Edward n.d.
FOLDER 31. Palmiotto, Michael J. n.d.
FOLDER 32. Panvini, Mary Martini n.d.
FOLDER 33. Paolillo, Charles D. n.d.
FOLDER 34. Paolillo, Nan Randall n.d.
FOLDER 35. Paolino, Joseph n.d.
BOX 50.
FOLDER 1. Pecoraro, Gregory n.d.
FOLDER 2. Pell, Richard n.d.
FOLDER 3. Perrone, Marissa A. n.d.
FOLDER 4. Piccolomini, Elaine n.d.
FOLDER 5. Pizzorusso, Ann n.d.
FOLDER 6. Podesta, John n.d.
FOLDER 7. Polvinale, Carl n.d.
FOLDER 8. Potter, Frederick n.d.
FOLDER 9. Proto, Neil n.d.
FOLDER 10. Quello, James n.d.
FOLDER 11. Rabovsky, Daniel n.d.
FOLDER 12. Raguso, Mary n.d.
FOLDER 13. Richetti, Steve n.d.
FOLDER 14. Richwine, Irene n.d.
FOLDER 15. Rinaldo, Matthew n.d.
FOLDER 16. Rizzo, Annette n.d.
FOLDER 17. Rosapepe, James n.d.
FOLDER 18. Rossi, Emil n.d.
FOLDER 19. Rotondaro, Alfred n.d.
FOLDER 20. Rua, James J. n.d.
FOLDER 21. Ruggiero, Renato n.d.
FOLDER 22. Russo, Ronald n.d.
FOLDER 23. Santangelo, Chuck n.d.
FOLDER 24. Scafetta, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 25. Scalera, Charles n.d.
FOLDER 26. Schembri, Anthony n.d.
FOLDER 27. Scandone, Robert n.d.
FOLDER 28. Secchia, Peter n.d.
FOLDER 29. Semararo, Anthony n.d.
FOLDER 30. Senese, Dr. Donald n.d.
FOLDER 31. Sigona, Ralph n.d.
FOLDER 32. Silvestri, George J. n.d.
FOLDER 33. Sirabella, Salvatore n.d.
FOLDER 34. Sorrentino, Vincent n.d.
FOLDER 35. Spaith, Antonia n.d.
BOX 51.
FOLDER 1. Spinelli, Lawrence n.d.
FOLDER 2. Stella, Frank D. n.d.
FOLDER 3. Stillitano, Tom n.d.
FOLDER 4. Stoffolano, Matt n.d.
FOLDER 5. Terango, Ivana n.d.
FOLDER 6. Tersigni, Anthony n.d.
FOLDER 7. Testaverde, Salvatore n.d.
FOLDER 8. Tufo, Peter n.d.
FOLDER 9. Uniack, Thomas n.d.
FOLDER 10. Unterthiner, Rudi n.d.
FOLDER 11. Vacca, Frank n.d.
FOLDER 12. Vacchiano, Margaret n.d.
FOLDER 13. Vieta, Frances E. n.d.
FOLDER 14. Viola, Herman n.d.
FOLDER 15. Violante, Joseph A. n.d.
FOLDER 16. Vitale, Gerry n.d.
FOLDER 17. Vitali, Andrew n.d.
FOLDER 18. Volpe, Joseph n.d.
FOLDER 19. Waldroup, George M. n.d.
FOLDER 20. Zagami, Tony n.d.
FOLDER 21. Zufolo, Jessica n.d.
SUBSERIES 4. Youth Institute
Subseries 4 holds the records of the Youth Institute of NIAF. This institute was devised as a means of reconnecting young Italian Americans with their roots, culture, and traditions. Youth retreats (in the US and abroad), cultural programs designed specifically for young people of Italian descent, language programs, mentoring and student exchanges were a large part of the activities of the Youth Institute. Generally involved under the NIAF organizational objective of education and cultural awareness, some activities indicate spillover in programmatic similarity between general education objectives and the Youth Institute. Also included is material from before the establishment of the Youth Institute that would fall into the realm of the Institute’s activities. The materials in this subseries are composed of youth news bulletins, correspondence, flyers, and other documentation.
BOX 51.
FOLDER 22. Pre-Institute Conference Themes 1982
FOLDER 23. Pre-Institute Member Brochure n.d.
FOLDER 24. Pre-Institute ICA/Project Italy - Pathfinder 1982
FOLDER 25. Youth Institute 1994-2000
FOLDER 26. Mentor Letters n.d.
FOLDER 27. Marino Institute n.d.
FOLDER 28. Youth News n.d.
BOX 52.
FOLDER 1. Youth News Ideas (1) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Youth News Ideas (2) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Youth News Ideas (3) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Youth Newsletter (1) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Youth Newsletter (2) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Youth Newsletter (3) n.d.
FOLDER 7. May 2000 Newsletter (1) 2000
FOLDER 8. May 2000 Newsletter (2) n.d.
FOLDER 9. May 2000 Newsletter (3) n.d.
SUBSERIES 5. Medical Council
Subseries 5 contains the materials of the Medical Council of NIAF. Its main function was to provide a medium for the sharing of medical research and knowledge while providing a resource to members of the Italian American community about health issues. Materials in this subseries are primarily correspondence and conference materials with miscellaneous other records.
BOX 52.
FOLDER 10. General Correspondence 1983-1984
FOLDER 11. Medical Conference September 1984
FOLDER 12. Medical Council Meetings 1985
FOLDER 13. Medical Associations - Davoli (1) n.d.
FOLDER 14. Medical Associations - Davoli (2) n.d.
FOLDER 15. Medical Council Minutes 1987
BOX 53.
FOLDER 1. Medical Council n.d.
FOLDER 2. Medical Conference April 29, 2000
SUBSERIES 6. General and Other Institutes
Subseries 6 contains the records of the less documented Institutes of the Foundation such as the Family Institute, the Professional Institute (of which the Medical Council was a part), the Labor and Management Institute, and the Italian Language and Culture Institute. It also contains miscellaneous and general material pertaining to the NIAF Institutes. Materials are generally confined to statements of purpose and the necessary paperwork that established each Institute per the NIAF bylaws. Other materials include documents on the planning of an Institutes Day and more.
BOX 53.
FOLDER 3. Institutes' Statements of Purpose n.d.
FOLDER 4. Institutes Day - Conference and Dinner n.d.
FOLDER 5. Institutes Day (1) April 2000
FOLDER 6. Institutes Day (2) April 2000
FOLDER 7. Italian American Forum Day (1) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Italian American Forum Day (2) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Italian American Forum Day (3) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Elizabeth O'Connell - General Institute Material (1) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Elizabeth O'Connell - General Institute Material (2) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Institutes (1) n.d.
FOLDER 13. Institutes (2) n.d.
BOX 54.
FOLDER 1. Institutes (3) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Institutes (4) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Institutes (5) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Institutes (6) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Institutes (7) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Joint Program Plan for Jewish Community Relations 1986-1987


SERIES 5. Columbus Celebrations (Boxes 54-78)

The records of the Columbus Celebrations coordinated and reported by the National Italian American Foundation are divided into four groups in this series, each of which represents a specific program, or series of programs in the case of the Quincentennial Celebrations. The Quincentennial Celebrations were a series of nationwide programs that began in 1987 and ran until the 500th anniversary in 1992 of Columbus’s discovery. These celebrations were coordinated by the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission (CCQJC), the committee created to supervise the organizing of Quincentennial celebrations, with NIAF as a recognized, official component of the Commission.
SUBSERIES 1. Quincentennial Celebrations
Subseries 1 contains the records of the Quincentennial Celebrations that took place between 1987 and 1992. Records include documents from celebrations across the United States in many of its major cities. Correspondence and memoranda make up a large part of the material, some of which is in Italian because of international joint efforts to make the Quincentenary a massive success. Articles and various NIAF reports complement this large subseries.
BOX 54.
FOLDER 7. Arizona Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 8. California Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 9. Colorado Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 10. Connecticut Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 11. Delaware Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 12. District of Columbia Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 13. Florida Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 14. Georgia Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 15. Illinois Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
BOX 55.
FOLDER 1. Indiana Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 2. International Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 3. Iowa Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 4. Italy Quincentennial Celebrations (1) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Italy Quincentennial Celebrations (2) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Kansas Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 7. Louisiana Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 8. Maine Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 9. Maryland Quincentennial Celebrations (1) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Maryland Quincentennial Celebrations (2) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Massachusetts Quincentennial Celebrations (1) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Massachusetts Quincentennial Celebrations (2) n.d.
FOLDER 13. Michigan Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 14. Mississippi Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 15. Nevada Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 16. New Jersey Quincentennial Celebrations (1) n.d.
BOX 56.
FOLDER 1. New Jersey Quincentennial Celebrations (2) n.d.
FOLDER 2. New York Quincentennial Celebrations (1) n.d.
FOLDER 3. New York Quincentennial Celebrations (2) n.d.
FOLDER 4. New York Quincentennial Celebrations (3) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Ohio Quincentennial Celebrations (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Ohio Quincentennial Celebrations (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Ohio Quincentennial Celebrations (3) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Oregon Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 9. Pennsylvania Quincentennial Celebrations (1) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Pennsylvania Quincentennial Celebrations (2) n.d.
BOX 57.
FOLDER 1. Pennsylvania Quincentennial Celebrations (3) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Rhode Island Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 3. South Carolina Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 4. Tennessee Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 5. Texas Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 6. Virginia Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 7. Washington Quincentennial Celebrations n.d.
FOLDER 8. Wisconsin Quincentennial Celebrations (1) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Wisconsin Quincentennial Celebrations (2) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Columbus Conference October 13, 1989
FOLDER 11. Columbus Conference (1) 1989
FOLDER 12. Columbus Conference (2) 1989
FOLDER 13. Columbus Conference (3) 1989
FOLDER 14. Columbus Conference (4) 1989
BOX 58.
FOLDER 1. Columbus Conference (5) 1989
FOLDER 2. Columbus Conference (1) 1990
FOLDER 3. Columbus Conference (2) 1990
FOLDER 4. Columbus Conference (3) 1990
FOLDER 5. NIAF Columbus Plan October 18, 1990
FOLDER 6. Columbus Day Celebration / NIAF October 12, 1992
FOLDER 7. Columbus Conference - The Italian American Legacy: 500 Years After Columbus n.d.
FOLDER 8. National Organization of Italian American Women and NIAF Conference n.d.
FOLDER 9. Women's Conference (1) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Women's Conference (2) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Food Discovery 1992 / Culinary Demonstrations n.d.
FOLDER 12. Mission Statement / 4-Step Plan of Action n.d.
FOLDER 13. Columbus Master Plan n.d.
BOX 59.
FOLDER 1. Columbus Programs (1) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Columbus Programs (2) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Columbus Programs (3) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Misc. Columbus Program Ideas n.d.
FOLDER 5. Quincentenary Programs (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Quincentenary Programs (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Columbus Quincentenary Calendar of Events and Programs n.d.
FOLDER 8. Fred's Ideas n.d.
FOLDER 9. Accomplishments n.d.
FOLDER 10. Board Presentation n.d.
FOLDER 11. 1992 Columbus Celebration - Board Packet 1990
FOLDER 12. Board Meeting and Presentation - Columbus n.d.
FOLDER 13. Columbus Board Newsletters n.d.
FOLDER 14. NIAF Columbus Newsletters n.d.
FOLDER 15. Quincentenary Articles and News Releases n.d.
FOLDER 16. Columbus 500 Articles n.d.
BOX 60.
FOLDER 1. Columbus Articles (1) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Columbus Articles (2) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Columbus Articles (3) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Columbus Articles (4) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Columbus Articles (5) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Columbus Articles (6) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Columbus Articles (7) n.d.
FOLDER 8. CC Article for Features Editors n.d.
FOLDER 9. Colombo Stamps 1992
FOLDER 10. U.S. and Italy Proposal n.d.
FOLDER 11. Genoa Expo Info n.d.
FOLDER 12. Sister Cities "Italia" n.d.
FOLDER 13. Ente Colombo Genoa Imbroglio n.d.
FOLDER 14. Rome Conference November 1989
FOLDER 15. International Advisory Council n.d.
FOLDER 16. NIAF Proposal to Italy n.d.
FOLDER 17. Alberto Bemporad/Genoa n.d.
FOLDER 18. International Columbus Quincentennial Commission n.d.
BOX 61.
FOLDER 1. Genoa Proposal (1) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Genoa Proposal (2) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Genoa Proposal (3) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Genoa Proposal (4) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Genoa Proposal (5) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Italian Trade Commission (1) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Italian Trade Commission (2) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Italian Trade Commission (3) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Spain Foundation 1992
FOLDER 10. Foundation for the Advancement of Hispanic Americans n.d.
FOLDER 11. Logo n.d.
FOLDER 12. Logo Trademark Agreement (1) n.d.
FOLDER 13. Logo Trademark Agreement (2) n.d.
BOX 62.
FOLDER 1. Logo Trademark Agreement (3) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Logo Issue (1) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Logo Issue (2) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Columbus Logo n.d.
FOLDER 5. Logo Contract (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Logo Contract (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Logo Merchandising (1) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Logo Merchandising (2) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Letters/Merchandise n.d.
FOLDER 10. Merchandise Info n.d.
FOLDER 11. Merchandise Contracts (1) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Merchandise Contracts (2) n.d.
BOX 63.
FOLDER 1. Merchandise Contracts (3) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Coins n.d.
FOLDER 3. Columbus Medals and Coins n.d.
FOLDER 4. Boehm n.d.
FOLDER 5. AM Gold n.d.
FOLDER 6. Stamp n.d.
FOLDER 7. NIAF Columbus Coin n.d.
FOLDER 8. Frank Porcu (1) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Frank Porcu (2) n.d.
FOLDER 10. John Brady n.d.
FOLDER 11. Ed Mooney n.d.
FOLDER 12. Hermann Marketing n.d.
FOLDER 13. Hamilton Projects (1) n.d.
FOLDER 14. Hamilton Projects (2) n.d.
FOLDER 15. Hamilton Projects (3) n.d.
BOX 64.
FOLDER 1. Copyright Information n.d.
FOLDER 2. Licensee Info n.d.
FOLDER 3. Columbus Committee (1) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Columbus Committee (2) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Columbus Committee (3) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Columbus Celebration (1) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Columbus Celebration (2) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission n.d.
FOLDER 9. National Christopher Columbus Celebration Committee 1992
FOLDER 10. Columbus Questionnaire 1990
FOLDER 11. A Columbian Quincentenary Directory n.d.
FOLDER 12. Columbus Scholarship Winners n.d.
FOLDER 13. Columbus and the Age of Discovery n.d.
FOLDER 14. Christopher Columbus, His Life and Times n.d.
BOX 65.
FOLDER 1. Columbus Educational Comic Book n.d.
FOLDER 2. An Ongoing Voyage n.d.
FOLDER 3. Columbus as an Educational Catalyst n.d.
FOLDER 4. Columbus Ambassadors n.d.
FOLDER 5. Columbus Friendship Award n.d.
FOLDER 6. Columbus Citizens Foundation n.d.
FOLDER 7. Columbus - Antiques, Mall, Museum n.d.
FOLDER 8. Columbus Day Ceremony n.d.
FOLDER 9. Columbus Breakfast 1991
FOLDER 10. Columbus Historians n.d.
FOLDER 11. Congressional Task Force on the Quincentenary n.d.
FOLDER 12. Congressional Materials - Columbus Legislation (1) n.d.
FOLDER 13. Congressional Materials - Columbus Legislation (2) n.d.
FOLDER 14. Library of Congress n.d.
FOLDER 15. U.S. Historical Society n.d.
FOLDER 16. National Park Service n.d.
FOLDER 17. Commission Proposal Requirements n.d.
FOLDER 18. Statement on the Quincentenary n.d.
FOLDER 19. National Endowment for the Humanities - Award Announcements n.d.
FOLDER 20. National Endowment for the Humanities - Application (1) n.d.
FOLDER 21. National Endowment for the Humanities - Application (2) n.d.
FOLDER 22. National Endowment for the Humanities - Application (3) n.d.
BOX 66.
FOLDER 1. National Endowment for the Humanities - Letters of Support n.d.
FOLDER 2. National Endowment for the Humanities - Quincentenary Proposal n.d.
FOLDER 3. Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum n.d.
FOLDER 4. Quincentenary - AmeriFlora 1992
FOLDER 5. Quincentenary - USCC n.d.
FOLDER 6. Quincentenary Info - NIAF Sources n.d.
FOLDER 7. Quincentennial Media Packet n.d.
FOLDER 8. Foglietta Quincentenary Reception n.d.
FOLDER 9. Quincentenary Articles (1) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Quincentenary Articles (2) n.d.
BOX 67.
FOLDER 1. Resources Handbook n.d.
FOLDER 2. Data Book Pictures n.d.
FOLDER 3. Resource Handbook and Donation Letters n.d.
FOLDER 4. Publicity Gained by NCC (1) 1992
FOLDER 5. Publicity Gained by NCC (2) 1992
FOLDER 6. Publicity Gained by NCC (3) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Media Spokespersons n.d.
FOLDER 8. Press Lists n.d.
FOLDER 9. Peter Secchia - Press n.d.
FOLDER 10. Letter to Editors of the Press (1) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Letter to Editors of the Press (2) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Fred's Response to Oggi n.d.
FOLDER 13. Columbus Celebration Info (1) n.d.
FOLDER 14. Columbus Celebration Info (2) n.d.
BOX 68.
FOLDER 1. Columbus Celebration Info (3) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Columbus Celebration Info (4) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Italian - American Day (1) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Italian - American Day (2) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Italian - American Day (3) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Italian - American Day (4) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Joint Conference (1) 1991
FOLDER 8. Joint Conference (2) 1991
FOLDER 9. Philadelphia Columbus Festivities (1) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Philadelphia Columbus Festivities (2) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Columbian Passport n.d.
FOLDER 12. Taviani Reception / Presentation n.d.
BOX 69.
FOLDER 1. Taviani Exhibit n.d.
FOLDER 2. Forum / Dinner April 3, 1992
FOLDER 3. National Council of Churches n.d.
FOLDER 4. Constantine Brumidi - Architect of Capitol n.d.
FOLDER 5. Photo Contest / Exhibit n.d.
FOLDER 6. Professor Gabriele n.d.
FOLDER 7. U.S. Historical Society n.d.
FOLDER 8. Discovery Parade n.d.
FOLDER 9. Columbus Survey n.d.
FOLDER 10. Smithsonian Programming n.d.
FOLDER 11. Prime Minister Andreotti NY Speech n.d.
FOLDER 12. Young America's Foundation n.d.
FOLDER 13. Foglietta Legislation n.d.
FOLDER 14. Congressional Record - Columbus Day n.d.
FOLDER 15. Italian Caravel Exhibit n.d.
FOLDER 16. Morning Star Foundation n.d.
FOLDER 17. Seeds of Change n.d.
FOLDER 18. New American Crossings n.d.
BOX 70.
FOLDER 1. Potential Sponsors (1) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Potential Sponsors (2) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Sponsorship Memo n.d.
FOLDER 4. Columbus Memos (1) 1989-1990
FOLDER 5. Columbus Memos (2) 1989-1990
FOLDER 6. Background Info Sheet n.d.
FOLDER 7. Foundation Focus n.d.
FOLDER 8. Upcoming Newsletter n.d.
FOLDER 9. Columbus Banner n.d.
FOLDER 10. Congressional Acceptance n.d.
FOLDER 11. Speakers' Bureau n.d.
FOLDER 12. FYI Letters n.d.
FOLDER 13. Thank You Letters - Donations n.d.
FOLDER 14. Commissioners Lists n.d.
FOLDER 15. Faxes n.d.
FOLDER 16. Salerno Strings n.d.
FOLDER 17. Cristina Fontanelli n.d.
FOLDER 18. Corchiarino n.d.
FOLDER 19. Frank Donatelli n.d.
FOLDER 20. Russ Gugino n.d.
FOLDER 21. Festival Events, Inc. Proposal n.d.
FOLDER 22. Columbus Memo Mailing List (1) n.d.
FOLDER 23. Columbus Memo Mailing List (2) n.d.
BOX 71.
FOLDER 1. Columbus Memo Mailing List (3) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Mailing List (1) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Mailing List (2) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Columbus Miscellaneous 1992
FOLDER 5. Quincentenary - Miscellany (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Quincentenary - Miscellany (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Columbus Quincentenary Material - Miscellaneous n.d.
FOLDER 8. Las Vegas Columbus Day Parade Video 1989
SUBSERIES 2. Washington Columbus Celebration Association
Subseries 2 contains the records of the WCCA, or the Washington Columbus Celebration Association. During the years leading up to the Quincentennial celebration and in some of the years that followed, NIAF and the WCCA worked closely with the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission to aid in the planning of celebrations in 1992. Materials in this subseries range from WCCA board minutes to correspondence to quarterly member reports.
BOX 72.
FOLDER 1. WCCA Board Meeting March 25, 1993
FOLDER 2. WCCA Board Meeting June 7, 1993
FOLDER 3. WCCA Board Meeting June 29, 1993
FOLDER 4. WCCA General Meeting August 28, 1993
FOLDER 5. WCCA Board Meeting November 4, 1993
FOLDER 6. WCCA General Meeting November 30, 1993
FOLDER 7. WCCA Board Meeting December 13, 1993
FOLDER 8. WCCA Board Meeting March 12, 1994
FOLDER 9. WCCA Board Meeting June 11, 1994
FOLDER 10. WCCA Board Meeting October 22, 1994
FOLDER 11. WCCA General Meeting (1) November 29, 1994
FOLDER 12. WCCA General Meeting (2) November 29, 1994
FOLDER 13. WCCA Board Meeting December 10, 1994
FOLDER 14. WCCA Board Meeting April 1, 1995
FOLDER 15. WCCA Board Meeting July 29, 1995
FOLDER 16. WCCA Board Meeting August 7, 1995
FOLDER 17. WCCA General Meeting November 29, 1995
FOLDER 18. WCCA Board Meeting January 3, 1996
FOLDER 19. WCCA Executive Committee March 27, 1996
BOX 73.
FOLDER 1. WCCA Board Meeting May 6, 1996
FOLDER 2. WCCA Board Meeting (1) August 28, 1996
FOLDER 3. WCCA Board Meeting (2) August 28, 1996
FOLDER 4. WCCA Board Meeting October 30, 1996
FOLDER 5. WCCA General Meeting November 24, 1996
FOLDER 6. WCCA Board Meeting January 18, 1997
FOLDER 7. WCCA Board Meeting June 8, 1997
FOLDER 8. WCCA Nominating Committee (1995) and Search Committee (1994) 1994-1995
FOLDER 9. WCCA Annual Meeting 1997
FOLDER 10. WCCA Columbus Day 1989
FOLDER 11. Columbus Day Celebration 1990
FOLDER 12. Columbus Day Celebration (1) 1991
FOLDER 13. Columbus Day Celebration (2) 1991
FOLDER 14. Columbus Day Celebration 1992
FOLDER 15. Columbus Day Celebration 1993
FOLDER 16. Columbus Day Celebration (1) 1994
BOX 74.
FOLDER 1. Columbus Day Celebration (2) 1994
FOLDER 2. Columbus Day - WCCA 1995
FOLDER 3. Columbus Day - WCCA 1996
FOLDER 4. Columbus Day - WCCA 1997
FOLDER 5. WCCA Columbus Day Celebration Programs 1993, 1994, 1996-1998
FOLDER 6. Quincentenary - Knights of Columbus (1) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Quincentenary - Knights of Columbus (2) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Billings 1991-1992
FOLDER 9. Billings 1992
FOLDER 10. Billings 1993
FOLDER 11. Billings 1994
FOLDER 12. Billings 1995
FOLDER 13. WCCA Billing 1996
FOLDER 14. WCCA Financial Reports n.d.
BOX 75.
FOLDER 1. WCCA Finances 1991
FOLDER 2. WCCA Finances 1992
FOLDER 3. WCCA Finances 1997
FOLDER 4. Finance 1997-1998
FOLDER 5. Payments/Reimbursements n.d.
FOLDER 6. WCCA Bank Statement n.d.
FOLDER 7. Receipts - Fiscal Year 1998-1999
FOLDER 8. New Membership/Dues Paid 1995
FOLDER 9. WCCA Dues - Fiscal Year 1997-1998 1997-1998
FOLDER 10. Membership Dues and Applications 1998-1999
FOLDER 11. WCCA Dues Notices n.d.
FOLDER 12. WCCA Applications Processed n.d.
FOLDER 13. WCCA Membership n.d.
FOLDER 14. WCCA 1987-1988
FOLDER 15. WCCA Internal Correspondence n.d.
FOLDER 16. WCCA External Correspondence n.d.
FOLDER 17. WCCA Correspondence n.d.
FOLDER 18. WCCA - Newsletters n.d.
FOLDER 19. WCCA Newsletter July 1995
FOLDER 20. WCCA By-Laws/Mission Statement n.d.
BOX 76.
FOLDER 1. Washington Columbus Celebration Association n.d.
FOLDER 2. WCCA File Maintenance - Comments n.d.
FOLDER 3. WCCA Mailing List n.d.
FOLDER 4. Flyers, Announcements, Letters 1998
FOLDER 5. WCCA Board List March 24, 1998
FOLDER 6. WCCA Treasurer n.d.
FOLDER 7. Miscellaneous WCCA Material n.d.
SUBSERIES 3. Carnevale
Subseries 3 includes material on the NIAF Carnevale, which was a fund-raising function in masquerade, similar to the Carnevale of Italy before Lent. It was generally attended by celebrities and personalities of wide reputation; the profits from the Carnevale, usually held in Florida, went towards the Columbus Education and Scholarship Fund. Materials are mostly correspondence, planning materials for location and catering, and invitations.
BOX 76.
FOLDER 8. Sample Invitation n.d.
FOLDER 9. Band 1992
FOLDER 10. Carnevale Program n.d.
FOLDER 11. Pre-Announcement 1992
FOLDER 12. Georgetown Mall Promotions n.d.
FOLDER 13. Corporate Sponsorship 1992
FOLDER 14. Liquor License 1992
FOLDER 15. Honorary Chairperson 1992
FOLDER 16. Invoices 1992
FOLDER 17. Carnevale Benefit Committee 1992
FOLDER 18. Publicity 1992
FOLDER 19. Caterer 1992
FOLDER 20. Carnevale Budget 1992
FOLDER 21. Carnevale - Location Search 1992
FOLDER 22. Carnevale - Corporate Sponsors 1991
FOLDER 23. Invitation 1991
BOX 77.
FOLDER 1. Budget - Carnevale 1991
FOLDER 2. Timetable - Carnevale 1991
FOLDER 3. Congressional Letter 1991
FOLDER 4. VIP Reception 1991
FOLDER 5. Columbus Club and Ridgewells 1991
FOLDER 6. Carnevale Caterers 1991
FOLDER 7. Carnevale Benefit Committee (1) 1991
FOLDER 8. Carnevale Benefit Committee (2) 1991
FOLDER 9. Volunteer Schedule 1991
FOLDER 10. Follow-up/Thank you's 1991
FOLDER 11. Publicity 1991
FOLDER 12. Printing Invitation n.d.
FOLDER 13. Carnevale - Location Search 1990
FOLDER 14. Carnevale Mail Lists January 22, 1990
FOLDER 15. Carnevale Benefit Committee (1) 1990
FOLDER 16. Carnevale Benefit Committee (2) 1990
FOLDER 17. Columbus Ball (1) n.d.
FOLDER 18. Columbus Ball (2) n.d.
FOLDER 19. History of Carnevale n.d.
FOLDER 20. Carnevale Miscellaneous (1) n.d.
FOLDER 21. Carnevale Miscellaneous (2) n.d.
SUBSERIES 4. Other celebrations
Subseries 4 contains the records of miscellaneous material from the Columbus celebrations. Materials here consist of various correspondence, memoranda, Columbus celebration listings, and other related material. A list of tributes/monuments to Columbus across the United States can be found in this subseries.
BOX 78.
FOLDER 1. National Hymns of Italy and Spain n.d.
FOLDER 2. Italian Students Reception July 9, 1984
FOLDER 3. Public Law 98-375 August 7, 1984
FOLDER 4. Congressional Record 1968
FOLDER 5. "Columbus '92" - Number's 9 and 10 September and October 1986
FOLDER 6. Hispanic Heritage Month n.d.
FOLDER 7. Virginia (1) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Virginia (2) n.d.
FOLDER 9. Virginia (3) n.d.
FOLDER 10. Virginia (4) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Columbus Dinner (1) 1985
FOLDER 12. Columbus Dinner (2) 1985
FOLDER 13. Josten's n.d.
FOLDER 14. Sammartino/Article n.d.
FOLDER 15. Thomas Cocciardi n.d.
FOLDER 16. List of U.S. Tributes to Columbus n.d.
FOLDER 17. Synapse Technologies n.d.
FOLDER 18. Columbus Facts n.d.
FOLDER 19. Columbus Day Proclamation n.d.
FOLDER 20. Columbus Miscellaneous n.d.


SERIES 6. Regional (Boxes 79-102)

Regional records are divided into eight categories reflecting the approach taken in dividing the country into seven regions. Another subseries is devoted to regional structure and administration. The regional structure has changed a few times over the years; thus, for simplicity’s sake, the series reflects the present regional structure instead of the old one. Records of regional events, correspondence between the regional vice presidents and national headquarters, some minutes of regional meetings, and regional information are contained in this series.
SUBSERIES 1. Regional Structure and Administration
Subseries 1 contains the documents that describe the structure, be it past or present, and administration (such as job descriptions) of NIAF at the regional level. Materials include regional maps, some financial sheets, correspondence, and some miscellany. Of particular interest is some of the correspondence between the regional and national offices as well as discussion of regions, regional vice presidents, and more by national headquarters.
BOX 79.
FOLDER 1. Region 3 Public Relations Committee 1980-1991
FOLDER 2. Region 4 Public Relations Committee 1980-1983
FOLDER 3. Region 5 Public Relations Committee 1980-1981
FOLDER 4. Region 6 Public Relations Committee 1980-1983
FOLDER 5. Region 7 Public Relations Committee 1981-1984
FOLDER 6. Regional Affiliate Program 1990-1998
FOLDER 7. Regional Background Information n.d.
FOLDER 8. Regional Breakdown 1980's
FOLDER 9. Regional International Correspondence 1996-1998
FOLDER 10. Regional Legal Correspondence 1991-1994
FOLDER 11. Regional Liaison Gil Becker's Correspondence (1) 1983-1990
FOLDER 12. Regional Liaison Gil Becker's Correspondence (2) 1983-1990
BOX 80.
FOLDER 1. Regional Liaison Gil Becker's Correspondence 1991, 1994-1995
FOLDER 2. Regional Liaison Gil Becker's Correspondence 1999
FOLDER 3. Regional Liaison Gil Becker's Correspondence 2001
FOLDER 4. Regional Liaison Gil Becker's Correspondence with Massimo Cugusi 1995-1997
FOLDER 5. Regional Liaison Gil Becker's Procacci Correspondence 1995
FOLDER 6. Regional Plan 1999-2000
FOLDER 7. Regional Vice Presidents 1995-2002
FOLDER 8. Regional Vice President Correspondence 1981-1990
FOLDER 9. Regional Vice President Correspondence 1993
FOLDER 10. Regional Vice President Correspondence 1994
FOLDER 11. Regional Vice President Correspondence 1995
FOLDER 12. Regional Vice President Correspondence 1997
FOLDER 13. Regional Vice President Joseph Consiglio's Business Card List 1994
FOLDER 14. Regional Vice President Joe Consiglio's Correspondence 1995-1996
FOLDER 15. Regional Vice President Francesco Nicotra Correspondence 1986-1987
BOX 81.
FOLDER 1. Regional Vice President Michael Rivisto's Correspondence 1983-1989
FOLDER 2. Regional Vice President Peter Sammartino Correspondence 1982-1984, 1987
FOLDER 3. Regional Vice President James Scatena Correspondence 1983-1984
FOLDER 4. Regional Vice President George Silvestri Jr. Correspondence (1) 1992-1994
FOLDER 5. Regional Vice President George Silvestri Jr. Correspondence (2) 1992-1994
FOLDER 6. Regional Vice President Salvatore Zizza Correspondence 1990
FOLDER 7. Regional Vice President Meeting 1995
FOLDER 8. State Coordinators 1997-2002
FOLDER 9. State Coordinator Correspondence 1989-1995
FOLDER 10. Vantage Group Services (1) 1994-1998
FOLDER 11. Vantage Group Services (2) 1994-1998
FOLDER 12. Regional Vice President - Francesco Nicotra n.d.
FOLDER 13. Regional Vice President - Judge John Gale n.d.
FOLDER 14. Regional Vice President - Eugene Casagrande n.d.
FOLDER 15. Regional Vice President - Gene Farina n.d.
BOX 82.
FOLDER 1. Regional Vice President - Richard Torrenzano n.d.
FOLDER 2. Regional Vice President - Ken Aspromonte n.d.
FOLDER 3. Regional Area Coordinators n.d.
FOLDER 4. Regional Vice President - General n.d.
SUBSERIES 2. Region 1
Subseries 2 contains records that are relevant to the area that is now Region 1 of the NIAF regions. Region 1 is also called the New England region, and it encompasses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Documents include records from events in these states, correspondence to and from regional vice presidents, regional reports, some Council of 1000 records, and more.
BOX 82.
FOLDER 5. Massachusetts - Boston Annual Awards Dinner November 15, 1984
FOLDER 6. Massachusetts - Boston Donations 1985-1986
FOLDER 7. Massachusetts - Boston Harvard Conference and Dinner November 16, 1990
FOLDER 8. Massachusetts - Correspondence 1980-1982
FOLDER 9. Rhode Island - Address List for Seminar March 12, 1981
FOLDER 10. Rhode Island - Providence Carabinieri Band Concert October 6, 1985
FOLDER 11. Rhode Island - Providence First Annual Awards Dinner March 5, 1987
FOLDER 12. Rhode Island - Providence Second Annual Awards Dinner September 17, 1988
FOLDER 13. Vermont - Correspondence 1985-1991
SUBSERIES 3. Region 2
Subseries 3 contains the records of what is now Region 2 or the greater New York (see tri-state) area, which is made up of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Also included in this region are the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; however, no material relating to these two island areas is found in the collection. This subseries contains event records, correspondence to and from regional vice presidents, regional reports, and other regional documentation.
BOX 82.
FOLDER 14. Connecticut - Correspondence (1) 1985-1992
BOX 83.
FOLDER 1. Connecticut - Correspondence (2) 1985-1992
FOLDER 2. Connecticut - Correspondence and Mailing Lists 1995-2000
FOLDER 3. Connecticut - "Italian Americans: A Contemporary View" Conference 1982
FOLDER 4. Connecticut - New Haven Carabinieri Band Concert and Reception October 13, 1985
FOLDER 5. Connecticut - New Haven Correspondence 1988
FOLDER 6. Connecticut - Programs and Other Media 1988-1991
FOLDER 7. Connecticut - Waterbury Council 1000 Reception September 25, 1990
FOLDER 8. New Jersey - Bloomingdale's "Salute to Italy" September 29, 1985
FOLDER 9. New Jersey - Columbus Monument 1993-1997
FOLDER 10. New Jersey - Correspondence 1992
FOLDER 11. New York - Awards Dinner June 17, 1986
FOLDER 12. New York - Annual Awards Dinner November 14, 1987
BOX 84.
FOLDER 1. New York - Annual Awards Dinner (1) May 10, 1989
FOLDER 2. New York - Annual Awards Dinner (2) May 10, 1989
FOLDER 3. New York - Fifth Annual Regional Awards Dinner April 2, 1992
FOLDER 4. New York - Casino Night May 12, 1993
FOLDER 5. New York - Correspondence 1984
FOLDER 6. New York - Correspondence 1985
FOLDER 7. New York - Correspondence 1986
FOLDER 8. New York - Correspondence 1987
FOLDER 9. New York - Correspondence 1988
FOLDER 10. New York - Correspondence 1989
FOLDER 11. New York - Correspondence 1990
FOLDER 12. New York - Correspondence 1991
FOLDER 13. New York - Correspondence 1992
BOX 85.
FOLDER 1. New York - Correspondence 1994
FOLDER 2. New York - Correspondence 1995
FOLDER 3. New York - Correspondence 1996
FOLDER 4. New York - Correspondence 2000
FOLDER 5. New York - Dinner in Honor of Governor Cuomo 1983
FOLDER 6. New York - Dinner in Honor of Lord and Lady Charles Forte (1) 1985
FOLDER 7. New York - Dinner in Honor of Lord and Lady Charles Forte (2) 1985
FOLDER 8. New York - Dinner in Honor of Dr. Franco Mistretta October 17, 1994
FOLDER 9. New York - East Coast Gala May 30, 2002
FOLDER 10. New York - Events Manager Job Opening 1998
FOLDER 11. New York - Gala Dinner and Dance May 20, 1986
FOLDER 12. New York - Gala Dinner and Dance November 14, 1987
BOX 86.
FOLDER 1. New York - Gala Dinner and Dance May 14, 1991
FOLDER 2. New York - Gala Dinner and Dance (1) February 15, 1995
FOLDER 3. New York - Gala Dinner and Dance (2) February 15, 1995
FOLDER 4. New York - Gala Dinner and Dance (1) May 15, 2001
FOLDER 5. New York - Gala Dinner and Dance (2) May 15, 2001
FOLDER 6. New York - Historic Centennial Dinner March 17, 1995
FOLDER 7. New York - New York Celebrates the Arts August 4, 1992
FOLDER 8. New York - Prince Lorenzo de'Medici Tour Correspondence 1993
FOLDER 9. New York - NIAF/Bolla Scholarship and Council Reception February 11, 1992
FOLDER 10. New York - Regional Gala Dinner and Dance November 14, 1987
FOLDER 11. New York - Rochester Correspondence 1986-1988
FOLDER 12. New York - Westchester Community College's Il Club Italiano 2001
BOX 87.
FOLDER 1. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner and Auction Luncheon 1996
FOLDER 2. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner (1) 1997
FOLDER 3. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner (2) 1997
FOLDER 4. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner (3) 1997
FOLDER 5. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner 1998, 1999
FOLDER 6. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner (1) 2000
FOLDER 7. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner (2) 2000
FOLDER 8. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner (1) 2001
BOX 88.
FOLDER 1. New York - Westchester Gala Dinner (2) 2001
SUBSERIES 4. Region 3
Subseries 4 holds the records of Region 3 or the Mid-Atlantic region, which is composed of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Correspondence, regional reports, and other documentation, such as regional Council of 1000 reports, make up the bulk of this subseries. Of interest is the correspondence that deals with a regional vice president who was forced out of his position by NIAF executives because of decline in the regional involvement and Council of 1000 numbers.
BOX 88.
FOLDER 2. Delaware - Press Conference and Social September 14, 1996
FOLDER 3. Ohio - Cleveland Symposium on Italian Americans May 16-17, 1980
FOLDER 4. Ohio - Cleveland Testimonial Dinner and Foundation Benefit (1) November 8, 1984
FOLDER 5. Ohio - Cleveland Testimonial Dinner and Foundation Benefit (2) November 8, 1994
FOLDER 6. Ohio - Correspondence 1985-1993
FOLDER 7. Pennsylvania - Annual Golf Tournament November 4, 1996
FOLDER 8. Pennsylvania - Annual Golf Tournament 1997
FOLDER 9. Pennsylvania - Annual Golf Tournament October 12, 1998
FOLDER 10. Pennsylvania - Annual Golf Tournament September 27, 1999
FOLDER 11. Pennsylvania - "NIAF Visits the Ivies" September 20, 1991
FOLDER 12. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Achievement Awards Dinner November 18, 1984
BOX 89.
FOLDER 1. Pennsylvania - Correspondence (1) 1984-1995
FOLDER 2. Pennsylvania - Correspondence (2) 1983-1995
FOLDER 3. Pennsylvania - Correspondence (3) 1984-1995
FOLDER 4. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Awards Dinner November 8, 1991
FOLDER 5. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Cabrini College Reception June 2, 1994
FOLDER 6. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia "Concerto d'Estate" August 10, 1999
FOLDER 7. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Gala Dinner and Dance February 14, 1992
FOLDER 8. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Canceled Gala Dinner and Dance 1994
FOLDER 9. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Gala Dinner and Dance (1) September 22, 1995
BOX 90.
FOLDER 1. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Gala Dinner and Dance (2) September 22, 1995
FOLDER 2. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Gala Dinner and Dance March 16, 1996
FOLDER 3. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Canceled Gala Dinner and Dance 1997
FOLDER 4. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Gala Dinner and Dance (1) March 21, 1998
FOLDER 5. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Gala Dinner and Dance (2) March 21, 1998
FOLDER 6. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Job Fair and Reception April 20, 1993
FOLDER 7. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Mid-Atlantic Regional Dinner (1) March 21, 1998
FOLDER 8. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Mid-Atlantic Regional Dinner (2) March 21, 1998
BOX 91.
FOLDER 1. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Mid-Atlantic Regional Dinner (3) March 21, 1998
FOLDER 2. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Mid-Atlantic Regional Gala Dinner (1) June 5, 1999
FOLDER 3. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Mid-Atlantic Regional Gala Dinner (2) June 5, 1999
FOLDER 4. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Mid-Atlantic Regional Gala Dinner (4) June 5, 1999
FOLDER 5. Pennsylvania - Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Lecture February 3, 1995
FOLDER 6. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Advisory Committee Dinner September 27, 1999
FOLDER 7. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Correspondence 1984-1989
FOLDER 8. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Dinner Honoring Hon. Remo Caspari October 21, 1998
FOLDER 9. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh First Annual Awards Dinner April 7, 1986
BOX 92.
FOLDER 1. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Dinner and Benefit (1) June 7, 1997
FOLDER 2. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Dinner and Benefit (2) June 7, 1997
FOLDER 3. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Medical-Ethical-Legal Issues Conference September 22, 1999
FOLDER 4. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh President's Award Dinner and Benefit (1) September 21, 1990
FOLDER 5. Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh President's Award Dinner and Benefit (2) September 21, 1990
FOLDER 6. Washington, D.C. - Cruise on "The Imperator" May 2, 1984
FOLDER 7. Washington, D.C. - "I Music Piemonteis" Concert August 12, 1999
FOLDER 8. Washington, D.C. - Institutes Day and Spring Gala April 29, 2000
FOLDER 9. Washington, D.C. - NIAF Event Itinerary for Connie Francis 1991
FOLDER 10. Washington, D.C. - Renaissance Dinners 1993, 1995
SUBSERIES 5. Region 4
Subseries 5 contains the records of Region 4, also known as the Southeast region, which consists of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. The materials in this subseries are event records, correspondence, regional reports, Council of 1000 reports, and other regional material.
BOX 92.
FOLDER 11. Florida - Cinema Italiano Oggi (Festival of Italian Film) 1995-1997
FOLDER 12. Florida - Correspondence 1987-1988
FOLDER 13. Florida - Correspondence 1995
BOX 93.
FOLDER 1. Florida - Financial Records 1996
FOLDER 2. Florida - Mailing List 1995-1996
FOLDER 3. Florida - Miami Regional Dinner Financial Records 1995
FOLDER 4. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" January 18-19, 1991
FOLDER 5. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" February 14-15, 1992
FOLDER 6. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" February 12-13, 1993
FOLDER 7. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" (1) February 18-19, 1994
FOLDER 8. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" (2) February 18-19, 1994
BOX 94.
FOLDER 1. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" (1) March 3-4, 1995
FOLDER 2. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" (2) March 3-4, 1995
FOLDER 3. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" (3) March 3-4, 1995
FOLDER 4. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" (1) March 1-2, 1996
FOLDER 5. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" (2) March 1-2, 1996
FOLDER 6. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" (3) March 1-2, 1996
BOX 95.
FOLDER 1. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" March 21-22, 1997
FOLDER 2. Florida - Miami "Weekend with the Italians" March 27-28, 1998
FOLDER 3. Florida - Palm Beach Permit to Solicit Funds 1990
FOLDER 4. Florida - Palm Beach Regional Dinner and Auction (1) March 9, 1990
FOLDER 5. Florida - Palm Beach Regional Dinner and Auction (2) March 9, 1990
FOLDER 6. Florida - "Sicily and Tampa: The Old World View" Conference November 7, 1981
FOLDER 7. Florida - Tampa Correspondence 1992-1996
FOLDER 8. Florida - Tampa Ambassador's Ball (1) 1996
BOX 96.
FOLDER 1. Florida - Tampa Ambassador's Ball (2) 1996
SUBSERIES 6. Region 5
Subseries 6 contains the records of the Midwestern region, Region 5, composed of Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska, and Indiana. Materials are mostly records of NIAF events, correspondence, regional reports, and other regional material.
BOX 96.
FOLDER 2. Illinois - Chicago Mailing List n.d.
FOLDER 3. Illinois - Chicago Gala Dinner Auction 1991
FOLDER 4. Illinois - Chicago Gala Dinner 1998
FOLDER 5. Illinois - Chicago Gala Dinner (1) May 8, 1999
FOLDER 6. Illinois - Chicago Gala Dinner (2) May 8, 1999
FOLDER 7. Illinois - Chicago Gala Dinner (3) May 8, 1999
FOLDER 8. Illinois - Chicago Luncheon November 16, 1994
FOLDER 9. Illinois - Chicago President and CEO Luncheon November 16, 1994
FOLDER 10. Illinois - Chicago Second Annual Annunzio Awards (1) April 1, 1995
BOX 97.
FOLDER 1. Illinois - Chicago Second Annual Annunzio Awards (2) April 1, 1995
FOLDER 2. Illinois - Correspondence 1989, 1993-1994
FOLDER 3. Illinois - Correspondence 1995-1996
FOLDER 4. Illinois - Correspondence 1997
FOLDER 5. Illinois - Correspondence 1998-1999
FOLDER 6. Illinois - NIAF Filing and Registration 1989-1990
FOLDER 7. Illinois - Plans for the Canceled Chicago Regional Dinner 1996
FOLDER 8. Illinois - Plans for the Canceled April 18, 1998, Chicago Gala 1997-1998
FOLDER 9. Illinois - Springfield Columbus Day Celebration 1985
BOX 98.
FOLDER 1. Michigan - Correspondence 1981, 1985-1994
FOLDER 2. Michigan - Detroit Annual Awards Dinner and Dance June 24, 1986
FOLDER 3. Michigan - Regional Awards Dinner November 2, 1989
FOLDER 4. Missouri - Correspondence 1985, 1989
FOLDER 5. Missouri - St. Louis Membership Event 1992
FOLDER 6. Missouri - List of Prospective Council Members from St. Louis 1996
FOLDER 7. Wisconsin - Milwaukee Correspondence 1983-1995
SUBSERIES 7. Region 6
Subseries 7 contains the records for Region 6, or the Southwest region, which is composed of Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Documents are for the most part correspondence, regional reports, records of NIAF events, and other regional material.
BOX 98.
FOLDER 8. Louisiana - New Orleans Correspondence 1987, 1989, 1992
FOLDER 9. Texas - Dick Bove Correspondence 1995
SUBSERIES 8. Region 7
Subseries 8 contains the records for the Far-West region, Region 7, which takes up all of the west coast and continues on to the northern Rocky Mountains. This region is made up of California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. It is also home to Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. However, most of the material in this subseries comes from California, Nevada, or Arizona. Documents in this portion of the collection are mostly correspondence, regional reports, NIAF event records, and other regional material.
BOX 98.
FOLDER 10. Arizona - Correspondence 1996-1997
FOLDER 11. Arizona - Phoenix Gala Awards Dinner (1) May 5, 2001
BOX 99.
FOLDER 1. Arizona - Phoenix Gala Awards Dinner (2) May 5, 2001
FOLDER 2. California - Los Angeles "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" Benefit February 4, 1996
FOLDER 3. California - Los Angeles Correspondence (1) 1985-1994
FOLDER 4. California - Los Angeles Correspondence (2) 1985-1994
FOLDER 5. California - Los Angeles Correspondence 1994-1995
FOLDER 6. California - Los Angeles Dinner Honoring Luciano Pavarotti June 25, 1991
FOLDER 7. California - Los Angeles Informative Mailing 1988
FOLDER 8. California - Los Angeles "La Bella Cucina" September 20, 1998
FOLDER 9. California - Los Angeles Regional Dinner 1993
BOX 100.
FOLDER 1. California - Los Angeles "Salute to Italian Americans in Government" Dinner (1) December 12, 1987
FOLDER 2. California - Los Angeles "Salute to Italian Americans in Government" Dinner (2) December 12, 1987
FOLDER 3. California - Los Angeles "Salute to Italian Americans in Motion Pictures" Dinner (1) March 11, 1989
FOLDER 4. California - Los Angeles "Salute to Italian Americans in Motion Pictures" Dinner (2) March 11, 1989
FOLDER 5. California - "Music Piemonteis" 1993, 1995-1998
FOLDER 6. California - NIAF Filing and Registration 1991
FOLDER 7. California - San Francisco COEMIT 1985
FOLDER 8. California - San Francisco Correspondence (1) 1987-1990
FOLDER 9. California - San Francisco Correspondence (2) 1987-1990
BOX 101.
FOLDER 1. California - San Francisco Correspondence (1) 1990-1992
FOLDER 2. California - San Francisco Correspondence (2) 1990-1992
FOLDER 3. California - San Francisco Fifth Annual Awards Dinner February 2, 1985
FOLDER 4. California - San Francisco Sixth Annual Awards Dinner February 15, 1986
FOLDER 5. California - San Francisco Seventh Annual Awards Dinner March 28, 1987
FOLDER 6. California - San Francisco Eighth Annual Awards Dinner February 27, 1988
FOLDER 7. California - San Francisco Ninth Annual Awards Dinner April 15, 1989
FOLDER 8. California - San Francisco Tenth Annual Awards Dinner n.d.
BOX 102.
FOLDER 1. California - San Francisco Eleventh Annual Awards Dinner April 13, 1991
FOLDER 2. California - West Coast Gala Dinner (1) May 2, 2002
FOLDER 3. California - West Coast Gala Dinner (2) May 2, 2002
FOLDER 4. Nevada - Las Vegas Correspondence 1988-1989


SERIES 7. US and Italy (Boxes 102-106)

This series comprises much of the material that demonstrates the joint efforts of NIAF and the Italian government and Italian companies as well as relief efforts following earthquakes that rocked Italy in 1976 in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region and in 1980 in the Campania and Basilicata regions. Materials in this portion of the collection include conference materials, records of aid given after the earthquakes, correspondence, and articles. As the series deals with the relationship between Italy and the United States, there is considerable material in Italian.
BOX 102.
FOLDER 5. Italian Earthquake (1) 1981-1983
FOLDER 6. Italian Earthquake (2) 1981-1983
FOLDER 7. Italian Earthquake (3) 1981-1983
FOLDER 8. Italian Earthquake (4) 1981-1983
FOLDER 9. Italian Earthquake (5) 1981-1983
FOLDER 10. Earthquake Fund/Relief (1) n.d.
BOX 103.
FOLDER 1. Earthquake Fund/Relief (2) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Earthquake Fund/Relief (3) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Italian Earthquake Relief - Publicity (1) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Italian Earthquake Relief - Publicity (2) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Italian Earthquake Relief - Publicity (3) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Relief Fund 1980
FOLDER 7. Earthquake 1980-1981
FOLDER 8. International Advisory Board 1982
FOLDER 9. International Advisory Council n.d.
FOLDER 10. International Relations Breakfast Series (1) n.d.
FOLDER 11. International Relations Breakfast Series (2) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Italian-American Market n.d.
FOLDER 13. Italian Cabinet January 1983
FOLDER 14. Italian Embassy n.d.
BOX 104.
FOLDER 1. Italy - US Fund n.d.
FOLDER 2. U.S. - Italy Trade Conference October 13, 1989
FOLDER 3. Italian Government n.d.
FOLDER 4. Judicial Conference September 4-9, 1995
FOLDER 5. NIAF/SBA/Sviluppo Italia Project (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. NIAF/SBA/Sviluppo Italia Project (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. NIAF/SBA/Sviluppo Italia Project (3) n.d.
FOLDER 8. SBA Trade Commission n.d.
FOLDER 9. Italian Trade Commission n.d.
FOLDER 10. Italy-U.S. Investment Conference (1) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Italy-U.S. Investment Conference (2) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Italy-U.S. Investment Conference (3) n.d.
FOLDER 13. Italy-U.S. Investment Conference (4) n.d.
BOX 105.
FOLDER 1. Italy-U.S. Investment Conference (5) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Italy-U.S. Investment Conference (6) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Rome Conference (1) July 15-16, 1995
FOLDER 4. Rome Conference (2) July 15-16, 1995
FOLDER 5. Rome Conference (3) July 15-16, 1995
FOLDER 6. Rome Conference (4) July 15-16, 1995
FOLDER 7. Rome Conference and Dinner - Hotel April 2000
FOLDER 8. Rome Conference and Dinner April 2000
FOLDER 9. NY Conference n.d.
FOLDER 10. Italy-America Chamber of Commerce n.d.
FOLDER 11. Fernando DiFilippo Proposal n.d.
FOLDER 12. Napoli Conference n.d.
BOX 106.
FOLDER 1. Venice Project n.d.
FOLDER 2. Italy - Miscellaneous 1996-1997
FOLDER 3. U.S. and Italy - Miscellaneous (1) n.d.
FOLDER 4. U.S. and Italy - Miscellaneous (2) n.d.


SERIES 8. Education (Boxes 106-108)

Since the beginning of its rather short but effective history, NIAF has been committed to providing young Italian Americans with the tools for advancement, socially, economically, professionally, and politically. As a means to this end, education and scholarship programs have long been part of the imperatives of the foundation. Materials in this series range from applications and scholarship essays to records of an Italian, student-run cultural group in Rome called Movimento Studentesco per l’Organizzazione Internazionale, or MSOI, that visited the US with NIAF as coordinators in 1981. Some of the documents are in Italian.
BOX 106.
FOLDER 5. MSOI Student Exchange (1) n.d.
FOLDER 6. MSOI Student Exchange (2) n.d.
FOLDER 7. MSOI Student Exchange - Expenses n.d.
FOLDER 8. International Exchange Programs n.d.
FOLDER 9. Dr. Maria Lombardo - Correspondence n.d.
FOLDER 10. USIA/NIAF High School Academic Exchange Program 1984
FOLDER 11. NIAF Education 1984-1997
FOLDER 12. NIAF Education Committee 1986
FOLDER 13. Mentor Program n.d.
FOLDER 14. Mentoring U.S.A. n.d.
BOX 107.
FOLDER 1. Martin Diano Association (1) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Martin Diano Association (2) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Martin Diano Association (3) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Education Committee n.d.
FOLDER 5. Education Programs 1993-1994
FOLDER 6. Preserving and Maintaining the Italian Language and Culture in the U.S. n.d.
FOLDER 7. Scholarship Information n.d.
FOLDER 8. Bologna Center n.d.
FOLDER 9. FBI Honors Internship n.d.
FOLDER 10. Marinelli Trust Fund n.d.
FOLDER 11. NIAF Scholarships - Miscellaneous (1) n.d.
FOLDER 12. NIAF Scholarships - Miscellaneous (2) n.d.
FOLDER 13. NIAF Scholarships - Miscellaneous (3) n.d.
FOLDER 14. Ambruoso, Andrew C. n.d.
FOLDER 15. Basti, Melissa n.d.
FOLDER 16. Bisceglie, Vanessa Rose n.d.
BOX 108.
FOLDER 1. Blasdell, Gina n.d.
FOLDER 2. Calcara, Jasper n.d.
FOLDER 3. Carmiscioli, Elisa n.d.
FOLDER 4. Cammarata, Michelle n.d.
FOLDER 5. Cancilla, Michael J. n.d.
FOLDER 6. Caputi, Autumn L. n.d.
FOLDER 7. Chiola, David n.d.
FOLDER 8. Christaldi, Ronald A. n.d.
FOLDER 9. Costabile, Rubina M. n.d.
FOLDER 10. Dagnello, Anthony n.d.
FOLDER 11. DiFlorio, Carlo n.d.
FOLDER 12. Fanelli, Maria C. n.d.
FOLDER 13. Franklin, Raymond n.d.
FOLDER 14. Gabriel, Jaclyn n.d.
FOLDER 15. Honaker, Nathaniel V. n.d.
FOLDER 16. Kondik, David J. II n.d.
FOLDER 17. Lanzo, Douglas J. n.d.
FOLDER 18. Lucidi, Carrie n.d.
FOLDER 19. Masseroni, Steven n.d.
FOLDER 20. McNemar, Kelli Jo n.d.
FOLDER 21. Merizan, Kelly n.d.
FOLDER 22. Micheels, Barbara n.d.
FOLDER 23. Navarro, Romily n.d.
FOLDER 24. Offreda, Stefania Anna n.d.
FOLDER 25. Ohman, Mynda Grimaldi n.d.
FOLDER 26. Orofino, Suzanne n.d.
FOLDER 27. Palma, Gina n.d.
FOLDER 28. Parsons, Karen n.d.
FOLDER 29. Ricciardi, Anthony J. n.d.
FOLDER 30. Roe, Theodore M. n.d.
FOLDER 31. Scaglione, Arrica n.d.
FOLDER 32. Tessi-Webb, Karina n.d.
FOLDER 33. Tommasini, Matthew n.d.
FOLDER 34. Wallis, Nicole n.d.
FOLDER 35. Walsh, Nina n.d.
FOLDER 36. West, Alicia n.d.
FOLDER 37. Wittish, Christine n.d.
FOLDER 38. Wulforst, Leah M. n.d.
FOLDER 39. Zampardi, Michael n.d.
FOLDER 40. Zannini, Jennifer n.d.
FOLDER 41. Zannino, Alicia n.d.
FOLDER 42. Zanocco, Courtney n.d.
FOLDER 43. Zinni, Christine n.d.
FOLDER 44. Zotto, Teresina n.d.
FOLDER 45. Zuco, Anthony n.d.
FOLDER 46. Zullo, Bruna n.d.
FOLDER 47. Scholarship Application Essays - Law n.d.


SERIES 9. Holocaust (Boxes 109-110)

A small portion of the collection deals with the Holocaust and the involvement of Italians in freeing or protecting Jews in areas under control of the Italian army during World War II. Due to the realization that these events had been largely forgotten or ignored by historians, NIAF undertook a major initiative. The foundation sought to educate people of all descents, to make it known that various officers of the Italian army itself were responsible for saving countless Jewish lives. Through conferences, support of documentary films on the subject, and various other endeavors, NIAF meant to expose this largely unknown piece of Holocaust history. Records in this series include correspondence, proposals for documentaries, conference materials, and other related documentation.
BOX 109.
FOLDER 1. Italians and Jews: Rescue and Aid During the Holocaust n.d.
FOLDER 2. Giorgio Perlasca n.d.
FOLDER 3. "The Holocaust in Southern Europe" (1) n.d.
FOLDER 4. "The Holocaust in Southern Europe" (2) n.d.
FOLDER 5. "The Holocaust in Southern Europe" (3) n.d.
FOLDER 6. "The Holocaust in Southern Europe" (4) n.d.
FOLDER 7. "The Holocaust in Southern Europe" (5) n.d.
FOLDER 8. New Orleans Holocaust Conference (1) May 5, 1995
FOLDER 9. New Orleans Holocaust Conference (2) May 5, 1995
FOLDER 10. Holocaust Conferences (1) n.d.
FOLDER 11. Holocaust Conferences (2) n.d.
FOLDER 12. Miami Holocaust Conference n.d.
FOLDER 13. Boston Holocaust Conference n.d.
BOX 110.
FOLDER 1. New Orleans Holocaust Conference - Press (1) n.d.
FOLDER 2. New Orleans Holocaust Conference - Press (2) n.d.
FOLDER 3. New Orleans Holocaust Conference - Press (3) n.d.
FOLDER 4. New Orleans Holocaust Conference - Newspapers n.d.
FOLDER 5. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum n.d.
FOLDER 6. Holocaust - Correspondence - Survivors NY n.d.
FOLDER 7. Holocaust - Correspondence n.d.
FOLDER 8. Blayer n.d.
FOLDER 9. Holocaust Rescuers n.d.
FOLDER 10. Humanity Before Blind Obedience - Documentary Proposal n.d.


SERIES 10. Wall of Honour (Boxes 111-112)

In order to raise money to defray the cost of the then-recent renovation and purchase of the new NIAF headquarters, the idea of a Wall of Honor was implemented. By making a donation to the Foundation, NIAF supporters and members could have a placard made with their names, or that of a loved one, engraved on it. Although serving the same purpose as the Capital Campaign, the Wall of Honor was very different in that it was a visible means of recognition for donations. The plaques can still be seen on a prominent wall in the NIAF building in Washington, DC. Materials in this series are mainly correspondence, donation sheets, memoranda, and files on the individual patrons of NIAF.
BOX 111.
FOLDER 1. Wall of Honor Donors - A-C n.d.
FOLDER 2. Wall of Honor Donors - D-F n.d.
FOLDER 3. Wall of Honor Donors - G-L n.d.
FOLDER 4. Wall of Honor Donors - M-P n.d.
FOLDER 5. Wall of Honor Donors - P-S n.d.
BOX 112.
FOLDER 1. Wall of Honor Donors - S-Z n.d.
FOLDER 2. Wall of Honor Donors - Firms, Clubs, Organizations (1) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Wall of Honor Donors - Firms, Clubs, Organizations (2) n.d.
FOLDER 4. Wall of Honor (1) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Wall of Honor (2) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Wall Filing n.d.


SERIES 11. The Council of 1000 (Boxes 112-113)

The main financial leg upon which the NIAF stands is the Council of 1000, recently renamed the Council of 2000. This is a group of generally wealthy individuals who donate the largest sums to the foundation. Because of their great contribution to the continued health of NIAF, they also serve an advisory role to the Board of Directors, though mainly on programmatic issues. This series contains financial records of C1000 payments, minutes and records of C1000 meetings, correspondence, and other documentation of Council activity.
BOX 112.
FOLDER 7. Council of 1000 1977-1998
FOLDER 8. Council of 1000 - Correspondence 1981
FOLDER 9. Council of 1000 - Financial Reports 1981
FOLDER 10. Council of 1000 Solicitation List n.d.
BOX 113.
FOLDER 1. Council of 1000 Letters - Delaware and New York n.d.
FOLDER 2. Newsletter Promotional Letter 1981
FOLDER 3. Justinian Membership n.d.
FOLDER 4. Council of 1000 - Cavaliere List July 1982
FOLDER 5. Annual Council Meeting 1983-1984
FOLDER 6. Council of 1000 Records n.d.
FOLDER 7. Council of 1000 - Michigan n.d.
FOLDER 8. Capital Area Council n.d.
FOLDER 9. Council of 1000 Reports 1988-1989
FOLDER 10. Council of 1000 Prospects n.d.
FOLDER 11. Council of 1000 Reports (1) 1990-1999
FOLDER 12. Council of 1000 Reports (2) 1990-1999
FOLDER 13. Council Dinner n.d.


SERIES 12. Affiliate Program (Box 114)

The NIAF Affiliate Program, a program which drew various local Italian American clubs or organizations into the fold of NIAF, was another way the foundation developed a base of support. For a small fee, Italian American clubs would be officially associated with the foundation and its work. Through this affiliation, clubs and smaller organizations could gain access to the wealth of information that NIAF held in relation to Italian American feste, Columbus celebrations across the nation, cultural programs, and various scholarship opportunities. The essence of the Affiliate Program was that NIAF be a clearinghouse of information to the Italian American community and the rest of the population, thereby establishing itself as an invaluable resource to the public. Materials here consist mainly of correspondence.
BOX 114.
FOLDER 1. Affiliate Program 1982
FOLDER 2. Affiliate Program 1992


SERIES 13. Travel Programs (Boxes 114-115)

As NIAF grew in size, so did the number of programs it was able to offer. Through an agreement with Alitalia airlines, the foundation was able to offer travel packages and guided tours to NIAF members and interested parties at a reduced rate. Materials in this series include mostly correspondence, with a smattering of tourist information. As much of the information deals with travel to and from Italy, some of the records are in Italian.
BOX 114.
FOLDER 3. Travel Information (1) 1986-1991
FOLDER 4. Travel Information (2) 1986-1991
FOLDER 5. Travel Information (1) 1992-1995
FOLDER 6. Travel Information (2) 1992-1995
FOLDER 7. Italy Travel n.d.
FOLDER 8. Naples Trip 1986
FOLDER 9. Alitalia Tickets n.d.
FOLDER 10. Sardegna n.d.
FOLDER 11. Crociera Convention n.d.
BOX 115.
FOLDER 1. Paul Minolfo n.d.
FOLDER 2. Info on Renting Property in Italy n.d.
FOLDER 3. Calvelli Project n.d.
FOLDER 4. Travel Agencies n.d.
FOLDER 5. Travel Brochures n.d.


SERIES 14. Publications (Boxes 115-116)

Publication of several types of reading materials has always been important to the Foundation. Whether it is the Washington Newsletter, Ambassador magazine or scholarly pieces, NIAF is constantly striving to bring more information to Italian Americans. It also offers books of interest to Italian Americans at a reduced price. A book on the life of Bank of America founder Amadeo P. Giannini was one of the first publications that NIAF helped advertise and promote. More recently, Vice Chairman A. Kenneth Ciongoli was co-editor of Beyond the Godfather: Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience. Records in this series contain correspondence and other materials relating to NIAF’s involvement with publications.
BOX 115.
FOLDER 6. Giannini Book n.d.
FOLDER 7. Giannini - Contracts (Due) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Book Reviews - NIAF Officials n.d.
FOLDER 9. Publications - Correspondence and Memoranda n.d.
FOLDER 10. Washington Newsletter / Foundation Focus / NIAF News n.d.
FOLDER 11. Ambassador n.d.
BOX 116.
FOLDER 1. Publications - Research and Surveys n.d.
FOLDER 2. A Profile of Italian Americans 1972-1991
FOLDER 3. Fact Sheets n.d.
FOLDER 4. Population of Italian Americans by Percent of Population of Each State n.d.
FOLDER 5. Demographic Study of Italian Americans n.d.
FOLDER 6. Washington Convention Magazine n.d.
FOLDER 7. Making it in America n.d.
FOLDER 8. Italian American Sourcebook n.d.


SERIES 15. Public Relations (Boxes 116-117)

This series houses much of the in-house public relations material created by NIAF. Materials include news releases, correspondence, and any and all other material pertaining to PR.
BOX 116.
FOLDER 9. News Releases 1985
FOLDER 10. News Clips / Press Releases 1993
FOLDER 11. Press Releases 1994-1996
FOLDER 12. In-house Memos and News Clips 1995
FOLDER 13. In-house August - December 1995
FOLDER 14. Press Releases 2001-2002
BOX 117.
FOLDER 1. Press Digest January - May 2002
FOLDER 2. Public Relations and Development Committee n.d.
FOLDER 3. ANSA n.d.
FOLDER 4. DiPietro "Think" Piece n.d.
FOLDER 5. News from Italy n.d.


SERIES 16. Contacts (Boxes 117-118)

As the name implies, this series contains the vast amount of contact information obtained by NIAF over the course of its nearly thirty years of existence. Most of the material in this section is purely address and phone number forms printed en masse for various people vital to NIAF as well as personalities for the DC Gala and the like.
BOX 117.
FOLDER 6. Congressional List - Master n.d.
FOLDER 7. Italian American Congressman 1981
FOLDER 8. Consulate List - PA n.d.
FOLDER 9. The White House and Court Justices n.d.
FOLDER 10. Legislature, State Government Officials - Master Copy n.d.
FOLDER 11. Italian Embassy Personnel 1986
FOLDER 12. NYC Public Officials n.d.
FOLDER 13. Embassies - Foreign Government Offices n.d.
FOLDER 14. Judiciary n.d.
FOLDER 15. Lobbyist n.d.
FOLDER 16. Italian American Press List n.d.
FOLDER 17. Ohio Press n.d.
FOLDER 18. Media - Lists for TV n.d.
FOLDER 19. Italian American Radio and TV n.d.
FOLDER 20. Media Place n.d.
FOLDER 21. Press List n.d.
FOLDER 22. Press 1985
FOLDER 23. Italian American Organizations 1981
FOLDER 24. Italian American Organizations n.d.
FOLDER 25. Societies and Clubs n.d.
FOLDER 26. DC Italian Cultural Society - Member List n.d.
FOLDER 27. Italian Companies List n.d.
FOLDER 28. Earthquake Donors List n.d.
FOLDER 29. Amita Honoree List n.d.
BOX 118.
FOLDER 1. New York Area List n.d.
FOLDER 2. Italian American Politicians/Business n.d.
FOLDER 3. TIME/Leadership Conference Participants n.d.
FOLDER 4. Promotional Lists 1981
FOLDER 5. Utility Contractors n.d.
FOLDER 6. Miscellaneous Contact Lists n.d.


SERIES 17. Miscellaneous (Boxes 118-128)

This series is in essence a catch-all for the material that is difficult to place under another heading. By definition, this material varies greatly, but includes information on the artist Adriano Manocchia, author Allon Schoener, and Dr. Americo Mosca, and other miscellaneous items.
BOX 118.
FOLDER 7. Correspondence 1977-1981
FOLDER 8. Correspondence 1982-1983
FOLDER 9. Correspondence 1984-1985
FOLDER 10. Correspondence 1989-1992
FOLDER 11. Correspondence (1) 1993-1995
FOLDER 12. Correspondence (2) 1993-1995
FOLDER 13. Correspondence January - December 1995
BOX 119.
FOLDER 1. Correspondence 1996-1999
FOLDER 2. Fred's Correspondence 1981-1983
FOLDER 3. Fred Rotondaro - Correspondence 1982-1984
FOLDER 4. Fred's Correspondence 1990
FOLDER 5. Fred's Correspondence 1991
FOLDER 6. Fred's Correspondence 1992
FOLDER 7. Fred's Correspondence (1) 1993
FOLDER 8. Fred's Correspondence (2) 1993
BOX 120.
FOLDER 1. Fred's Correspondence (1) 1996
FOLDER 2. Fred's Correspondence (2) 1996
FOLDER 3. Fred's Correspondence (3) 1996
FOLDER 4. Fred's Correspondence (1) 1997
FOLDER 5. Fred's Correspondence (2) 1997
FOLDER 6. Fred's Correspondence (3) 1997
BOX 121.
FOLDER 1. Fred's Correspondence (4) 1997
FOLDER 2. Fred's Correspondence (1) 1998
FOLDER 3. Fred's Correspondence (2) 1998
FOLDER 4. Fred's Correspondence (3) 1998
FOLDER 5. Fred's Correspondence (4) 1998
FOLDER 6. Stella Correspondence n.d.
BOX 122.
FOLDER 1. Stella Memos n.d.
FOLDER 2. Cipriani Correspondence n.d.
FOLDER 3. Peter Borromeo Correspondence n.d.
FOLDER 4. Programs (1) n.d.
FOLDER 5. Programs (2) n.d.
FOLDER 6. Programs (3) n.d.
FOLDER 7. Programs (4) n.d.
FOLDER 8. Programs (5) n.d.
BOX 123.
FOLDER 1. Programs (6) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Mixed Programs 1996-1999
FOLDER 3. Business Conference in Rome (1) 2000
FOLDER 4. Business Conference in Rome (2) 2000
FOLDER 5. Statue of Liberty 1986
FOLDER 6. Conference - Speakers n.d.
FOLDER 7. Billed Conference / Dinner Weekend n.d.
FOLDER 8. Memphis in May International Festival n.d.
FOLDER 9. Vibrant Life: 1866-1942 Trenton's Italian Americans n.d.
BOX 124.
FOLDER 1. The Italian Presence in Colonial Virginia n.d.
FOLDER 2. Italian Americans Experience in Georgia n.d.
FOLDER 3. Analysis of the Social Mobility of First and Second Generation Italian Americans n.d.
FOLDER 4. A Political Force in the 21st Century n.d.
FOLDER 5. A Political Profile of Italian Americans 1972-1994
FOLDER 6. Italian Papers by Saul Engelbourg n.d.
FOLDER 7. The Economic Status of Americans of Southern and Eastern European Ancestry n.d.
FOLDER 8. When You Make a Good Crop: Italians in the Arkansas Delta n.d.
FOLDER 9. The Myth of America: Modern Vision of the New Land n.d.
FOLDER 10. Professional Football in the Twenties: A Last Look n.d.
FOLDER 11. The Status of Italian American Families n.d.
FOLDER 12. Between the Dream and the Despair n.d.
FOLDER 13. The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Miracle of Integrity n.d.
FOLDER 14. Italian American Styles of Venture Entrepreneurism n.d.
BOX 125.
FOLDER 1. Alzheimer's Disease - A Report to Congress n.d.
FOLDER 2. RNC Report on Minority and Ethnic Participation n.d.
FOLDER 3. Allon Schoener n.d.
FOLDER 4. Adriano Manocchia n.d.
FOLDER 5. Dr. Americo Mosca's Papers n.d.
FOLDER 6. Giovanni Cipriani - Centro per la Promozione del Libro n.d.
FOLDER 7. Angelo Mozilo n.d.
FOLDER 8. Eurico Tonti n.d.
FOLDER 9. Bob Blancato n.d.
FOLDER 10. Alessandra Ferri n.d.
FOLDER 11. Tony De Nonno n.d.
FOLDER 12. Elizabeth Case n.d.
FOLDER 13. Jeno's "Moment of Truth or Decision" n.d.
BOX 126.
FOLDER 1. Italian American Foundation n.d.
FOLDER 2. Documents of NIAF Formation Period April 15, 1975 - July 1, 1976
FOLDER 3. NIAF Background n.d.
FOLDER 4. NCUEA 1977
FOLDER 5. NCUEA 1981
FOLDER 6. Italian Festivals in the U.S. n.d.
FOLDER 7. American University of Rome n.d.
FOLDER 8. Al Servizio di Firenze Associazione Culturale n.d.
FOLDER 9. Financial Resource Development n.d.
FOLDER 10. Italian Internment n.d.
FOLDER 11. Executive Committee n.d.
FOLDER 12. Reagan Meeting 1981
FOLDER 13. Frank Bonara Projects n.d.
FOLDER 14. Palumbo Projects 1983
FOLDER 15. Joseph Giodano Proposal n.d.
FOLDER 16. La Casa Delle Rose n.d.
FOLDER 17. Giannini n.d.
FOLDER 18. Public Relations Handbook and Sources of Federal Funding n.d.
FOLDER 19. American Italian Historical Association n.d.
FOLDER 20. Potomac Center Inc. n.d.
BOX 127.
FOLDER 1. Who's Who n.d.
FOLDER 2. Media and PR n.d.
FOLDER 3. World Cup 1994
FOLDER 4. John Cabot University n.d.
FOLDER 5. Fulbright Conference n.d.
FOLDER 6. Ancestry Question n.d.
FOLDER 7. Fred's Writings n.d.
FOLDER 8. Resumes for Fred n.d.
FOLDER 9. Canada n.d.
FOLDER 10. Dick Gardner Interview n.d.
FOLDER 11. Translation n.d.
FOLDER 12. The Sicilian Bachelor n.d.
FOLDER 13. Mini Page n.d.
FOLDER 14. Visitors' Meetings and Appointment Report n.d.
FOLDER 15. Invoices n.d.
FOLDER 16. Master Copy - Floor Plan n.d.
FOLDER 17. Photography Info n.d.
FOLDER 18. Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Newsletters n.d.
FOLDER 19. Faxes 1998
FOLDER 20. NIAF Info n.d.
FOLDER 21. NIAF Poster n.d.
FOLDER 22. Miscellaneous Board Material (1) n.d.
BOX 128.
FOLDER 1. Miscellaneous Board Material (2) n.d.
FOLDER 2. Miscellaneous Columbus Material (1) n.d.
FOLDER 3. Miscellaneous Columbus Material (3) n.d.


SERIES 18. Photographs (Boxes 128-129)

Photographs in the collection were taken at various events over the course of NIAF’s history. Included are photographs of the present Board officers, of the MSOI student group in the early 1980s, and of Jeno Paulucci, the founding chairman of NIAF, among others. In all, there are ca. 330 photos, dating from 1982 to 2000.
BOX 128.
FOLDER 4. People n.d.
FOLDER 5. Foglietta Reception n.d.
FOLDER 6. Annual Service for Italian Soldiers Buried at Ft. Meade n.d.
FOLDER 7. Gala Dinner October 14, 1987
FOLDER 8. 4th Biennial Dinner 1982
FOLDER 9. NIAF Trip - Vila Taverna, Roma - Home of Amb. Maxwell Rabb n.d.
FOLDER 10. NIAF Gala 1994
FOLDER 11. Auction October 16, 1999
FOLDER 12. Pavarotti Tribute Dinner January 30, 1998
FOLDER 13. "National Voices" Meeting June 30, 1999
FOLDER 14. One American Day October 14, 1999
FOLDER 15. Italian American Forum Day April 29, 2000
FOLDER 16. Columbus '92 Conference October 1989
FOLDER 17. Columbus Monument in Columbus, Wisconsin n.d.
FOLDER 18. Carnevale n.d.
FOLDER 19. Columbus Data Book Photos n.d.
FOLDER 20. Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria Replica Voyage 1991
FOLDER 21. Columbus Merchandise n.d.
FOLDER 22. Sammartino Columbus book n.d.
FOLDER 23. The Departure of Columbus from Palos in 1492 n.d.
FOLDER 24. NOIAW Conference n.d.
FOLDER 25. Columbus Day Parade - NYC 1989
FOLDER 26. Third Annual Columbus Day Awards Banquet October 8, 1989
FOLDER 27. Louise Obici Hospital - Suffolk, VA n.d.
FOLDER 28. Italian Exchange Student n.d.
BOX 129.
FOLDER 1. Italian Earthquake Aid n.d.
FOLDER 2. L.A. Dinner Honoring Luciano Pavarotti 1991
FOLDER 3. Rev. Mario Bordignon, Person of the Year Regional Awards February 22, 1987
FOLDER 4. NIAF/Bolla Scholarship and Council Reception - NY February 11, 1992
FOLDER 5. New Orleans Holocaust Conference May 5, 1995
FOLDER 6. Columbus October 19, 1990
FOLDER 7. Pope John Paul II n.d.
FOLDER 8. Tom Robinson Art/Woodwork n.d.
FOLDER 9. United Nations n.d.
FOLDER 10. Miscellaneous Event Photos n.d.
FOLDER 11. Gala 1988


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