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Title Clare C. Grillo Memoir [The Immigrant Experience Project]
Author Grillo, Clara (Corica)
Date 1928-1977
Document Type Personal Account
Reference IHRC843, Box 1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Grillo, Clara C. Papers
Description Clara Grillo's Sicilian immigrant experiences in the US.
Biographical Note / History Clara (Corica) Grillo was born in Cleveland, Ohio, of Sicilian parents. She graduated from Ohio State University with a major in education, and received a master's degree in French and Italian from Western Reserve University. She then went to work as a nationality secretary at the Nationalities Services Center (formerly the International Institute) where she organized clubs for Italian girls and taught classes for new immigrants. In 1934, she married Dominic Grillo, a theater impresario; they later moved to California. Clara Grillo received the American Italian Historical Association "Leonard Covello Award" in 1974, an annual prize given for the best article in the field of Italian American studies.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Cleveland, Ohio, New York, California, United States; Messina, Sicily, Italy
Nationality Italian-American; American; European; Italian; Sicilian
Keywords emigration, immigration, imemigrant, women, public life, employment, education, community relations, marriage, biography, theatre, award, national identity, museum, charity, family, clothing, trade union, housing, lodging house, films, Catholicism, family records, agriculture, textiles, languages, history, children, social class, government, wages, labour union, teacher
Additional Information Part of the Immigrant Experience Project from the Greater Cleveland Ethnographic Museum. 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
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