University of Minnesota

Order Sons of Italy in America. Florida Grand Lodge, Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Order Sons of Italy in America. Florida Grand Lodge
Dates: 1923-1987
Abstract: Records include Florida Grand Convention books (1965-1987) and Convention minutes (1952-1953, 1957, 1965-1987); Grand Lodge correspondence, financial receipts and disbursements, building fund deposits, check receipts, bills and receipts; OSIA membership applications, some dating from the 1920s and 1930s; lists of officers; and charter applications.
Quantity: 10 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in English; some items in Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC1780

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The OSIA Florida Grand Lodge was founded in 1953.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Records include Florida Grand Convention books (1965-1987) and Convention minutes (1952-1953, 1957, 1965-1987); Grand Lodge correspondence, financial receipts and disbursements, building fund deposits, check receipts, bills and receipts; OSIA membership applications, some dating from the 1920s and 1930s; lists of officers; and charter applications. In addition, there are 52 cassett tapes of Florida Grant Council meetings (1977-1987). Also included are per capita reports of numerous Florida local lodges (1967-1983); materials relating to La Nuova Sicilia Lodge No. 1251, including minutes (1959-1978), miscellaneous financial records, "Avanti," the lodge newsletter (1979-1987), miscellaneous correspondence, programs, applications, insurance cards and officer lists. Also included are applications to New Sicily Junior Lodge (1938-1940); a typescript of "History of the Sons of Italy in Florida"; ritual books; OSIA Constitution and General Laws and Aquilano's L'Origine Figli d'Italia in America. Also photographs and newspaper clippings.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Order Sons of Italy in America. Florida Grand Lodge collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Order Sons of Italy in America. Florida Grand Lodge collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Order Sons of Italy in America. Florida Grand Lodge Records, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Florida--Societies, etc.

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