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Inventory of the Michelangelo Crisafi Papers, 1918-1972.

Summary Information
Title: Michelangelo Crisafi Papers,
Dates: 1918-1972
Creator: Crisafi, Michelangelo, 1893-1972.
Extent: 6 linear ft.
Language: In Italian and English.
Collection Number: ITA
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center

Access and Use


Arranged in five series: I. Biographical information and personal correspondence. II. Poetry and prose. III. Criticisms and reviews. IV. Works by other authors. V. Published volumes and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Michelangelo Crisafi (1893-1972) was born in the province of Palermo, Sicily. To escape and protest the regime of King Emanuel III, Crisafi left Italy in 1912 and settled in New Haven, Connecticut where for forty-five years he labored for the Tilo Roofing Company. Crisafi's first love was the life of poet and writer, and in 1916 he took the pseudonymn of Germoglino Saggio, under which he published prolifically in Italy and the United States. Crisafi corresponded with many of his peers, among them Alessandro Sisca (Riccardo Cordiferro) Angelo M. Virga; Nino Caradonna; Pietro Greca; Luigi Roberto Burgo; Giuseppe Incalicchio and Antonino Crivello. In later years, Crisafi aided the founding of a library in his hometown of Calatta, Sicily.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Papers (1918-1972) of Italian American peot and author Michelangelo Crisafi (1893-1972) consist of biographical materials; personal correspondence; reviews; writings; and clippings of poetry aby other Italian American poets. Crisafi used the pseudonymn Germoglino Saggio.

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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.
  • Crisafi, Michelangelo, 1893-1972.
  • Sisca, Alessandro, 1875-1940.
  • Virga, Angelo M.
  • Incalicchio, Giuseppe.
  • Burgo, Luigi Roberto.
  • Caradonna, Nino, 1898-
  • Greca, Pietro.
  • Crivella, Antonino.
  • Crisafi, Mary Gialmo Mrs. Michelangelo.
  • Photographs.
  • Italian American poets.
  • Italian Americans--Connecticut--New Haven.