Joseph Sciorra Donates Research to Library of Congress

12 Oct 2018 1:20 AM | Christine R Henry
Image by Robert Haber [CC BY-SA 3.0 (httpscreativecommons.orglicensesby-sa3.0)], from Wikimedia CommonsSciorra recently donated 35+ years of research to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress pertaining mostly to Italian Americans in New York City, but also other communities, on various subjects including vernacular architecture and more specifically the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grotto in Staten Island, NY, the Lisanti Family Chapel in the Bronx, NY (both listed on the National Register of Historical Places), and the impermanent festive giglio tower in the USA and Italy. The donation includes approximately 27,758 items consisting of 26 linear feet manuscripts (field notes, ephemera, clippings, writings, research notes); 302 sound recordings, 400 photographs, and 16 moving images.
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