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June 8, 2020

From the Author: New Italian American Collection Book

Thirty years ago, the Senator John Heinz History Center embarked on a mission to preserve and interpret the history of Italian migrants that settled in Western Pennsylvania.

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September 18, 2018

The Lega Toscana in the 21st Century: A Digital Humanities Case Study

The History Center’s Italian American Program maintains working relationships with a number of partner organizations from Pittsburgh’s vibrant Italian American community. One of our long-standing partnerships is with the University of Pittsburgh’s French & Italian Department. During the 2017-18 academic year, Professor Lina Insana, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s French and Italian Department and Chairman Emeritus of the Italian American Advisory Council, offered an Italian translation course utilizing documents from the Italian American Collection as content for transcription and translation. The records of the Lega Toscana di Protezione, a mutual beneficial society for Tuscan immigrants and their families, were selected for their numerous pages of handwritten Italian text and Humanities-rich content.

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May 6, 2016

Researching & Writing with the Italian American Program

Italian American Program curator Melissa E. Marinaro talks with Tina Calabro, a local woman who utilized the Italian American collection at the History Center and other resources available to her to research her grandmother's life.

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