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The Italian Heritage Archive of the Leatherby Libraries inaugurates group study room (November 28, 2012)

Date:

11/30/2012


The Italian Heritage Archive of the Leatherby Libraries inaugurates group study room (November 28, 2012)

On November 28, Chapman University in Orange inaugurated a group study room inside the Italian Heritage Archive of the Leatherby Libraries.
The archive was developed by the Italian Heritage Archive Advisory Committee with the support of the Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation and the Order Sons of Italy Renaissance Lodge. With a collection of physical and digital resources on the historic Italian presence in the United States, the archive is part of a series of projects dedicated to the promotion of Italian culture and language in Southern California.
Chapman University, where the Leatherby Libraries are located, offers an extensive Italian Studies program.
The study room is dedicated to the memory of John N. La Corte, an Italian American entrepreneur, founder of the  Italian Historical Society of America (1949). La Corte dedicated his life to the recognition of all Italians who have made historic contributions to the United States. Among these, Antonio Meucci, Cristoforo Colombo and Giovanni da Verrazzano.
During the dedication ceremony chaired by Commendatore Frank De Santis, the director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles Alberto Di Mauro donated to the library a copy of the volume recently published on Italian museum itineraries in Southern California, “Italy Art LA” .

 


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