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Title The Contribution of Italians to America, The American Committee on Italian Migration (National Catholic Resettlement Council) Ninth Annual Dinner Dance
Date 10 Dec 1960
Document Type Pamphlet; Ephemera
Reference IHRC159, Box 7, Folder 55
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Souvenir programme of the ACIM's Ninth Annual Dinner Dance, "The Contribution of Italians to America", from Christopher Columbus onwards. Includes a menu, and messages of goodwill from President Eisenhower and Vatican Secretary of State Tardini. Entertainment was provided by Ed Sullivan, Tony Marvin, and 'Guest Artists' including Connie Francis, The Limelighters and Frankie Thirteen.
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) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Ports New York, United States
Nationality Italian; European
People Eisenhower, President Dwight D
Keywords holidays and celebrations, entertainment, food, Christmas, dance, music
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; Italian
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.