The records of the Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America document the Fraternal and social organization of Italian Americans founded in 1930 in Pittsburgh by individuals who had been expelled or were former members of the Order Sons of Italy of America, Grand Lodge. The records contain applications for admission, mortuary fund files, application for loans, membership roll books, correspondence, financial records, convention books and minutes.
The increase in Italian immigrants in Leechburg, PA and their growing need for a social and mutual benefits society resulted in the formation of the Societa Guglielmo di Mutuo Soccorso (William Marconi Lodge of Mutual Benefit) in February 1911. The records span the years 1911-1979, in which there are minutes books for this entire period. Additional records include constitution and by-laws, legal papers, anniversary programs, name lists, and correspondence.
The Ethnic Fraternal Organizations Oral History Project consists of taperecorded oral interviews from a project conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Department of History which explores the roles and influences of ethnic fraternal organizations in the Jewish, Black, Croatian, Italian, Polish and other ethnic communities in the Pittsburgh area.
The Papers of Luigia Clerici consist of a collection of handwritten notebooks and workbooks in Italian, describing methods of instruction and curriculum in the schools of Bologna, Italy, in the 1890's.
An Italian probabilist and statistician noted for the "operational subjective" conception of probability, de Finetti provided significant contributions to the theory and the foundations of probability; his work laid the foundation for the modern subjectivist interpretation of probability (1924-2000).
The Joe Negri Collection contains the original scores, notes, and sound recordings documenting Joe Negri's career from his earliest days performing with his brother, through his years at then Carnegie Tech, up to his current work as a jazz guitarist.