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SUNY Maritime College Student Organizations, Italian Society, 1956-1963

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: CA-RG8-0004

Scope and Contents

The Italian Society was founded in 1956 by students with an interest in Itlaian culture and langauge. Ms. Filomena Magavero, Librarian at Maritime College, served as faculty advisor. The Italian Society hosted film screenings of Itlian films monthly, invited guest speakers once a semester, and attend events featuring Italian culture.

Such events include the Metropoltian Opera, tours of Itlian Liners, and lectures hosted by the America-Italy Society in New York City. The Italian Society was discontinued in 1963 due to lack of interest from students.


  • Majority of material found within 1956 - 1963


Language of Materials

Materials are in English. One item is in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

Appointments to examine materials must be made in advance. Please e-mail for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be provided to users to support research and scholarship. However, collection use is subject to all copyright laws. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Biographical / Historical

Filomena Magavero worked in the Stephen B. Luce Library at SUNY Maritime College for fifty years. She served as the only professional woman in the library for twenty five years. During her time at SUNY Maritime College, she served as the faculty advisor for the student Italian Society on campus from 1956 until 1963 when the society was discontinued.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 half-sized archival document box)


Materials in this collection consist of correpsondence from the faculty advsior of the Italian Society at Maritime College.


Materials are arranged chronologically

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer documentation or deeds of gift have not been located for these items. Presumably they were transferred to the library in the 1960s when the Italian Society was discontinued or after Filomena Magavero retired from SUNY Maritime College.


Fitzpatrick, Jane B. (2007). Mrs. Magavero: A History Based on the Career of an Academic Librarian. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press.

Processing Information

Materials in this collection were rehoused in archival folders.
SUNY Maritime College Student Organizations, Italian Society
Renae Rapp
May 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stephen B. Luce Library Repository

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