San Rocco Festa, 1990s. Henry Bufalini Papers, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center.

Highlights from the Italian American Collection

Highlights From the Italian American Collection: Western Pennsylvania Stories

Available May 2020

Highlights from the Italian American Collection: Western Pennsylvania Stories is a fascinating visual history presented through the Heinz History Center’s collection of artifacts, archives, and oral histories. The collection is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the United States and documents the pivotal role Italian Americans played in shaping the region’s political, economic, religious, and cultural landscapes. This important collection gives voice to the immigrant experience in America.

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Melissa E. Marinaro is the Director of the Italian American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a M.A. in Art History from Savannah College of Art and Design. Marinaro has worked in the museum field since 2008 and specializes in immigration history, visual and material culture, and 20th century American History.