Founded in 1990, the Italian American Program is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and culture of Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and community outreach.
The Italian American Collection is one of the largest repositories of Italian American artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and archival materials in the United States. For over two decades, it has documented the pivotal role Italian Americans play in shaping the region’s political, economic, religious, and cultural landscapes.
For more information about the Italian American Program, please contact Melissa E. Marinaro, curator, Italian American Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6426.
Donate Your Artifacts to the Collection
The collection is grown through donations. If you are interested in donating materials, please contact Melissa E. Marinaro at email@example.com or 412-454-6426.
Sign up for the Italian American Bollettino
The Italian American Bollettino is a quarterly e-communication that reports on what’s happening with the History Center’s Italian American Program. Sign up to learn about upcoming events and see highlights from the Italian American Collection.
- The Lega Toscana in the 21st Century: A Digital Humanities Case Study
- In Vino Veritas: The Tradition of Winemaking in the Italian American Home
- From Cucina to Grocery Store: The Evolution of Pasta-Making in American Homes
- Quel Mazzolin di Fiori: I Campagnoli and the Italian American Folk Revival
- Putting Faces to Names: Exploring Italian American Identity with Photo IDs
- Researching & Writing with the Italian American Program
- An In-Depth Look at the Italian American Program
- Italian Heritage Day
- Michael Musmanno and the Nuremberg Trials