Founded in 1990, the Italian American Program is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania. It is one of the largest repositories of its kind.
It is dedicated to collecting artifacts and archival materials that document the pivotal role Italian Americans play in shaping the region’s political, economic, religious, and cultural landscapes.
The collection is grown through donations. If you are interested in donating materials, please contact Melissa Marinaro at email@example.com.
Italian American children and their neighbors enjoy
a watermelon party in East Liberty, circa 1945.
Photograph donated by John Maggio.