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Title Cardinal Stritch Testimonial Dinner
Date 13 Jan 1957
Document Type Correspondence; Ephemera
Reference IHRC159, Box 4, Folder 34
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Invitations, invitee lists, seating plans, prospective menu lists and correspondence relating to a Testimonial Dinner commemorating the honour being accorded to Cardinal Stritch by the Italian Ambassador of the United States. The dinner took place in the Grand Ballroom of the Sherman Hotel, Chicago. A copy of the Ambassador's talk is also included.
Series Description This collection contains good details on potential professions for Italian immigrants and in problems caused with local professionals, such as tailors. There is much on relations with the Catholic Relief Services and the Church, and on the use of Opera and Dining as ways of expressing cultural identity and raising funds. Some of the material in the series is in Italian. There is material on loans to immigrants and on overcoming the quota system.
Biographical Note / History ACIM was founded in 1951 to assist refugees. It worked to reform the Refugee Relief Act of 1953 and aided migrants in settling in. The ACIM also played an important role in lobbying Congress for the Immigration Reform Bill of 1965.
Theme(s) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality Italian; European
People Stritch, Cardinal Samuel; DeSerto, Joseph; Sbarbaro, John A; Brosio, Manlio
Keywords American Committee on Italian Migration, imemigrant, immigration, administration, leisure, food, entertainment, finance, hotel, court, ambassador, Catholicism, religion, ceremony, judiciary, newspaper, government, petition, civil rights, legislation, quota, regulations
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.