I.O.H.I. Archives

I.O.H.I. Archives


The IOHI Archive contains a variety of media (audio and videotapes, photographs, slides, student papers, radio programs, and more) on the local Italian community. Consult the Archives for access to these materials (limited access applies). Here’s a sample of its contents:

Student papers

Role of an Italian Market in Los Angeles: AI Imported Groceries – Rachel Mahon, UCLA Italian 197, Winter 2001

The Apulian Population at St. Peter’s Italian Church, Los Angeles – Molly Hoff, UCLA Italian 197, June 15, 1999

The Development of Italian Women’s Identity – Erica Turley, UCLA Italian 197, June 4, 1999

Italian Oral History Project on Nicholas D’Amore – Maya D’Amore, UCLA Italian 197, June 14, 1999

Sicilian Festivals in Los Angeles – Jennifer Pendergrass, UCLA Italian 197, June 14, 1999

Fisherman Festival: San Pedro, California – Monica Seefeldt, UCLA Italian 197, March 16, 2001

A Story of the New Italian Immigrant: Luigi Ballerini – Alessia Nanni Weisberg, UCLA 197, Winter 2001

Videotapes of Past Programs

Performing Ecstasies: Music, Dance, and Ritual in the Mediterranean
, (October 7 - 28, 2000); 3 VHS Video Tapes (videographer: Meri Di Lorenzo Howard): concerts, workshops, exhibitions, receptions, lectures

Italian Jews: Memory, Music, Celebration
(October 24 – November 5, 2001); 8 VHS Video Tapes (videographer: Meri Di Lorenzo Howard): performances, lectures, symposium, poetry readings

Oral Histories

Sarno’s Italian Cafè dell’Opera Cafè and Bakery
, interview with Angela Francesca Sarno Ghomi, Donna Sarno, Dino Sarno, Frank Ray Perilli, interviewed by Nancy Spiller
[Includes 1) correspondence from Nancy Spiller, 2) 2 90-min. audio cassette tapes, 3) 3 color photographs]

Argentina Brunetti, interviewed by Guido Fink, Lorenzo Soria, 1 VHS video, 1 small video cartridge, (videographer: Valentina Pagliai), IIC, n.d.

Evan Kleiman
, by Francesco Mancini


Public Media (Radio, TV, etc.)

St. Joseph’s Day Tables, Luisa Del Giudice, interviewed by Evan Kleiman, KCRW program “Good Food,” April 8, 2000; 1 -120-min. audio cassette.

Italian Folklore, Luisa Del Giudice, interviewed on Access Utah, Utah Public Radio, June 9, 1999, Logan Utah (24 minutes)


Performance, Festivals, and more…

The IOHI Archive is listed in the LA as Subject Directory of Archives

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