University of Minnesota

Pitea, Francesco, Papers

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Pitea, Francesco.
Dates: 1910-1988
Abstract: Papers (1910-1965) of Francesco Pitea consist of manuscripts and typescripts of his poetry. Pitea worked in Paterson, New Jersey, textile mills. Much of his poetry takes the form of political satire, and was published in La Scopa and other anti-fascist publications. Also photocopied manuscripts and photos along with a biographical sketch written by Pitea's son, Joseph.
Quantity: 2 linear in.
Language: In Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC2085

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Pitea (1894-1981) was born in Italy (Calabria) and immigrated to the U.S. in 1913. He lived in West Virginia, New York City, and New Jersey and worked in several jobs, including coal mining, language tutoring, and garment production. He was active in the labor movement with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and was editor of the anti-Fascist newspaper La Scopa. In later years, he became noted for his skills as a floriculturalist.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Pitea, Francesco collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Pitea, Francesco collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Pitea, Francesco Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian American poets.
Italian American periodicals.
Italian Americans--New Jersey.
Anti-fascist movements--United States.
Clothing workers--Labor unions.

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