- Additional Authors
- Banks, Talcott Miner.
- Carroll, B.H. (Benjah Harvey), 1874-1922.
- Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
- Howland, William B.
- Massiglia, Raybaudi.
- Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
- Richardson, Norval.
- Rossi, Adolfo.
- Speranza, Carlo L.
- Speranza, Florence Colgate, 1873-1951.
- Yerkes, Robert M. (Robert Mearns), 1876-1956.
- 30 linear feet (58 boxes, 44 v.).
- Papers document Speranza's career as an attorney involved with the problems and working conditions of Italians in the United States and his subsequent work as a journalist and author whose writings included works on immigration, Italo-American relations and World War I.
- Papers include correspondence, writings, legal papers, research materials, financial papers, diaries, scrapbooks, and printed matter. Also included are papers relating to several organizations with which Speranza was involved and a small series of Florence Colgate Speranza's papers, including her correspondence as a trustee of Barnard College (1899-1912). Most organizational papers are those relating to the Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants. Speranza's investigations of working conditions of Italian immigrants in the South are of particular interest.
- Among Speranza's correspondents were: Talcott Miner Banks, B.H. Carroll, John Jay Chapman, William B. Howland, Raybaudi Massiglia, Thomas Nelson Page, Norval Richardson, Adolfo Rossi, Carlo L. Speranza (his father) and Robert M. Yerkes.
- consists mainly of transcripts.
- Access (note)
- Biography (note)
- Gino Speranza (1872-1927), attorney, journalist and author, was best known for his writings on immigration issues, his work as a journalist during World War I, and his work with Italian immigrants in the United States.
- Language (note)
- Call Number
- MssCol 2844
Speranza, Gino, 1872-1927.
Gino Speranza papers, 1887-1935, bulk (1905-1925).
- Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Gino Speranza (1872-1927), attorney, journalist and author, was best known for his writings on immigration issues, his work as a journalist during World War I, and his work with Italian immigrants in the United States.
As an attorney Speranza served as legal counselor to the Italian Consulate General in New York City and his efforts on behalf of Italian immigrants included the founding of the Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants and his work for the Investigation Bureau for Italian Immigrants.
After giving up his legal practice in 1912, Speranza embarked upon a journalistic/literary career and in 1915 he went to Italy as a feature correspondent for the New York Evening Post and the Outlook. He returned to the United States in 1919 and continued to write, focusing in the 1920s on his theories regarding the detrimental influences of "foreign stock" on American society.
Portions of the correspondence, legal files and organizational papers are in Italian.
- Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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- Added Author
Banks, Talcott Miner.
Carroll, B.H. (Benjah Harvey), 1874-1922.
Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
Howland, William B.
Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
Speranza, Carlo L.
Speranza, Florence Colgate, 1873-1951.
Yerkes, Robert M. (Robert Mearns), 1876-1956.
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