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Inventory of the Martin V. Cornetta Order Sons of Italy in America Collection, 1922-1987, 1965-1985.

Summary Information
Title: Martin V. Cornetta Order Sons of Italy in America Collection,
Dates: 1922-1987,
Creator: Cornetta, Martin V.
Extent: 2.5 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in English; a few items in Italian.
Collection Number: ITA
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center

Access and Use

Biographical/Historical Note

Martin V. Cornetta served the Order Sons of Italy in America, Virginia Grand Lodge as Grand Venerable (1979-1983), Assistant Grand Venerable (1977-1979) and Grand Trustee (1975-1977).


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Martin V. Cornetta Order Sons of Italy in America Collection (1922-1987) consists of records of the OSIA Virginia Grand Lodge. The Lodge was founded in 1922, dissolved by the early 1940s, and was reactivated in 1949. Records include documents from Supreme Convention and Council meetings (1970s). Grand Lodge records include correspondence and reports (1965-1987), grand convention records (1963-1981), financial ledgers (1966-1984), per capita reports (1967-1984), photographs, including one of the Grand Council (1950), a photocopy of a letter from Governor Trinkle to the Grand Venerable (1922), and another of an insurance policy issued by the Unione Italiana Umberto I (1939).

Related Material

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Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Cornetta, Martin V.
  • Unione Italiana Umberto I.
  • Order Sons of Italy in America. Virginia Grand Lodge.
  • Photographs.
  • Italian Americans--Virginia--Societies, etc.