Series 49 - Records to be kept
Original name of file: Records to be kept: Italia Libera, Gruppo Femminile, War Loans, Miscellaneous, 1937-1949


Date Range1937 - 1949
Quantity67 items
ProvenanceLena Santospirito
Description

[Original name of file: Records to be kept: Italia Libera, Gruppo Femminile, War Loans, Miscellaneous, 1937-1949]

The series consists of various documents relating to Mrs Santospirito’s activities and the work of the Archbishop’s Committee. The original file title indicates that Mrs Santospirito considered this group of documents important enough to be kept and ‘archived’.

Some of the documents relate to disputes involving the Archbishop’s Committee. The series contains records relating to a rift between the Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief and a women’s fundraising group for post-war Italy, the Gruppo Femminile, established in 1944. It also contains documents relating to the anti-fascist organisation, Italia Libera, which was perceived by the Catholic Church as a communist and anti-clerical group. Other records relate to a campaign organised by Committee member Gualtiero Vaccari, to encourage Italian-Australians to contribute to the Australian government’s ‘Victory Loan’ program.

The series also contains minutes of a meeting of the Committee from 1944, and records relating to the Committee’s fundraising activities during the War, such as theatrical productions, dances and bazaars.

The documents in this series were originally filed as ’28 Archives - Records - Paper to be kept’ in Cassetto A.


Inventory Listing

Lists of Italian residents

Lists of Italian residents; parishes of St Mary’s Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Footscray, Kenisington, Flemington, Chelsea.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 28 September 1937
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02740 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Santospirito's identity card. 9 April 1942

Identity card

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 April 1942
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02741 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Notice from Modotti, 4 May 1944

Notice; cancellation of celebration in honour of Our Lady of Pompeii; consecration of archiodocese to Sacred Heart by Dr Mannix

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 May 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02742 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Concert program, 9 July 1944

Concert program; Most Reverend Patrick Francis Lyons; Bishop of Christchurch.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 July 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02743 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Notice of Committee meeting, 11 August 1944

Notice of committee meeting; Italian Women’s Welfare Assistance

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 August 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02744 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
From Soccorso per L'Italia, Gruppo Femminile (Aid for Italy, Women's Group) 18 October 1944

Collection of donations and tickets sales; concert on 12 Nov 1944; collection by vice president.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 18 October 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02745 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Note of rules for committee proceedings, no date

Note of rules for committee proceedings.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02746 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Letter from Modotti to Gruppo Femminile, 7 November 1944

Archbishop disagrees that possible for Church to cooperate with Gruppo Femminile; aid work already begun by Church; involvement of Pope; Modotti unable to attend concert; his preference to cooperate.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 November 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02747 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
From President of Opera Assistenziali (Welfare Assistance), 16 November 1944

Grand bazaar for Welfare Assistance of Modotti; assistance of families and internees; raffle tickets.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 16 November 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02748 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Circular from Soccorso per L'Italia, Gruppo Femminile (Aid for Italy, Women's Group), 27 November 1944

Circular request to forward receipts collected up to 30 November; Fidelia Badii: Treasurer.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 27 November 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02749 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Circular from Soccorso per L'Italia, Gruppo Femminile (Aid for Italy, Women's Group), 2 December 1944

Circular notice of meeting at Mario’s 5 Dec 1944; Rosa Boffa: Secretary.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 December 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02750 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Draft statement from members of Gruppo Femminile committee, no date

Draft statement by members of Women’s Group/Gruppo Femminile committee; reasons for Modotti’s withdrawal of cooperation in collection of funds for Pope; Gruppo Femminile’s request for hire of Cathedral Hall twice per month; Santospirito not consulted; Fr Fox: administrator of Cathedral; Dr Mannix asked to change views on cooperation; Mr Fabbro, Romanin family unaware of the differences; president of Gruppo Femminile Teresa Vigano concealed Modotti’s letter.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02751 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Note re reason for meeting, no date

Reason for meeting; presence of Calwell and Mannix; tragedy in Italy; need for action.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02752 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Minutes of meeting of Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief, 12 December 1944

Minutes of meeting; Archbishop’s Committee for Italian relief; Modotti: Vice President; Rev A. Fox: President; Meeting of Committee on 6 May 1941: Modotti’s authority; previos mambers: Dr Lyons President, Modotti Vice President, B.A. Santamaria secretary, G. Vaccari and G. Santamaria members; Vaccari’s resignation of 7 May 1941; new members: Santospirito, Mrs O. Ermacora, Mrs R. Fabris, Mrs L. Tizio, G. Briglia, F. Conti; legal assistant for Antonio Agostini; cost of printing War Loan leaflets; action of Vaccari; money to Vaccari for ex internees; president’s thanks to Modotti, Santospirito and mambers; rift created by Gruppa Femminile: Teresa Vigano, Elda Nicoletti, Fidelia Badii, Rosa Boffa; Vaccari’s support for Gruppa Femminile; Dr Mannix’s meeting with Gruppa Femminile.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 12 December 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02753 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
From Santospirito, 11 December 1944

Proceeds of dance for gift to Modotti

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 December 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02754 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
From Arthur F Fox, President, Archbishop's Fund for Assistance to Italians, 15 December 1944

Dance in honour of Modotti; tribute to Modotti

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 December 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02755 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Poem: A Te Ugo Modotti, no date

Poem: A Te Ugo Modotti

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02756 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Instructions to contributors to Third Victory War Loan

Third Victory War Loan; instructions to contributors; Italian community quota.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02757 Box Number 49.1 Series 49
Message from Calwell to contributors to Third Victory War Loan, no date

Third Victory War Loan; message from Calwell to contributors; message from G. Vaccari: Chairman Italian Community; instructions to contributors.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1939? - 1945?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02758 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Flier: Chi La Dura La Vince, 7 January 1945

Flier: Chi La Dura La Vince: director Paolo Magi; filodrammatica Italiana di Melbourne; Archbishop’s Fund for Italian Relief.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 January 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02759 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Program: Chi La Dura La Vince, 7 January 1945

Program: Chi La Dura La Vince: director Paolo Magi; filodrammatica Italiana di Melbourne; Archbishop’s Fund for Italian relief.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 January 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02760 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Draft flier: grand evening for Red Cross, 8 April 1945

Draft flier; grand evening for Red Cross; Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief; Scampolo; director Paolo Magi.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 April 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02761 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Program, 'Scampolo', 8 April 1945

Program: filodrammatica Italiana di melbourne; Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief; Scampolo; director Paolo Magi; address.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 April 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02762 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Letter from G Vaccari to J Santamaria, 13 April 1945

Italia Libera; Australia Italian Movement; list of patrons; objections to Vaccari’s nomination of personal assistants; nomination of Miss Rubeo for Adelaide; recommendation of Modotti; accusation that Vaccari furthering interests of Catholic section of Italian Community; complaints about 'Il Risveglio'.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 April 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02763 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From President, Confraternity of Our Lady of Pompei, 3 May 1945

Celebration of feast; Masses for Madotti’s mother.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 3 May 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02764 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From D Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne, 14 May 1945

Funds sent to Pope for assistance of Italians in Italy; fund for assistance of people in Europe; Australia wide appeal by bishops; donations to be sent to Fund of Archbishop Mannix for aid in Italy.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 May 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02765 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Flier for grand gala dance, 21 June 1945

Flier; grand gala dance; Werribee.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 June 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02766 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Ticket, Grand Ball, 3 July 1945

Ticket; Grand Ball; presentation of debutantes to Mrs A.A. Calwell.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 3 July 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02767 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Program, 'L'Avvocato Difensore', 12 July 1945

Program: filodrammatica Italiana di Melbourne; Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief; L’Avvocato Difensore; director Paolo Magi; presence of Archbishop Duhig.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 12 July 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02768 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Flier, 'L'Avvocata Difensore', 31 July 1945

Flier: filodrammatica Italiana di Melbourne; Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief; L’Avvocato Difensore; director Paolo Magi.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 31 July 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02769 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Ticket; Return Ball, 4 September 1945.

Ticket; Return Ball.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 September 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02770 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From Modotti, 18 September 1945

Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief; Christmas gifts for Italy of blankets and clothing; letter from UNRRA; gifts to be sent to named members of Committee.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 18 September 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02771 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From Fr S Kelly, President of Welfare Assistance, 20 September 1945

Gruppo Femminile the spur for other groups; new appeal; letter from UNRRA; lists of named donors.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 20 September 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02772 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From Fr S Kelly, President of Welfare Assistance, 26 February 1946

Grand Bazaar for Welfare Assistance; Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief; assistance of Italian families, prisoners of war and internees; raffle tickets.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 February 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02773 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From Santospirito, 16 April 1946

Notice of meeting; agenda, Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 16 April 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02774 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From Santospirito, 6 May 1946

Notice of meeting; agenda; Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief; new members: Ancilla Romanin, Rosa Palamara, Eugenio Collautti, Leo Carrazzo; two sailors POWS.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 6 May 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02775 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From Sister Catherine, Little Sisters of the Poor to Santospirito, 12 June 1946

Money from burial of Luigi Ceddia for Marianna Ceddia returned; incorrect address.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 12 June 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02776 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Note re Domenico and Clemente Cafarella, 18 September 1946

Note. Domenico Cafarella; Clemente Cafarella. To be translated

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 18 September 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02777 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Interview by Modotti of Francisco Franco; 27 November 1946

Interview by Modotti of Francisco Franco; Fr Jose Maria Lianos S.J.; masonry; protestant; international social politics; Russia; democracy; elections; Catholic University youth; economics; expenditure on army.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 27 November 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02778 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From G Briglia, President Cavour Club, 21 May 1947

Notice of resumption of Cavour Club’s activities; objectives of the Cavour Club.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 May 1947
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02779 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
Poster re Referendum, 19 August 1944?

Poster urging Italian to vote 'Yes' to amendments to the Federal Constitution granting additional powers to Federal parliament

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 August 1944?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02780 Box Number 49.2 Series 49
From People's Eucharistic League to Santospirito, 19 November 1947

Santospirito enrolled as a member at St Francis Church Melbourne.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 November 1947
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02781 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Program, St Vincent's Hospital Appeal, November 1948

Program; St Vincent’s Hospital appeal; Oaks Night; maternity ward extension.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range November 1948
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02782 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Program, St Patrick's Night, 17 March 1949

Program; St Patrick’s night; Archbishop Mannix present; concert; the unrecovered heart of Ireland.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 March 1949
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02783 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Documents of Maria Concetta Grasso, 19 April 1949

Municipal di Leni; Maria Concetta Grasso; certificate of birth; certificate of identification.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 April 1949
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02784 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
From Christian Brothers School, St George's Carlton to Santospirito, 5 December 1949

Thanks for donations; L.C. Ick; Mrs Nalty.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 December 1949
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02785 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Inventory, no date

Inventory of crockery

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02786 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
List of raffle books, no date

List of raffle books for separate prizes; tickets sold; dinner set; mantel clock; statue; bicycle; electric iron; twin beds; Elide Triaca; Mrs Martino

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02787 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
List of priests and lay people by Santospirito, no date

List of priests and lay people; Verona Cpadona; Advance Australia Fair.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1939? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02788 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Suggested list of altar linen, no date

Suggested list of altar linen

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02789 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Convention on economic treatment of equipment captured from the enemy in wartime, no date

Convention on economic treatment of equipment captured from the enemy in wartime.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02790 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Dates of dances at St George's and Cathedral Halls, no date

Dates of dances at St George’s and Cathedral Halls.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02791 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Draft program of songs and dances, no date

Draft program of songs and dances; Ross Cox.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02792 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Pontifical Aid Commission, no date

Pontifical Aid Commission; list of aid of various types given to various named causes.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02793 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Leaflet, Australian Relief for Italy, no date

Leaflet; situation in Italy; appeal for food clothes and medical items; fund approved; treasurer: F.O. Barnett; Luigi Stellato; Fruit Store No 20 Victoria Market.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1943? - 1947?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02794 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
From City of Melbourne re hire of Town Hall, no date

Charges and Conditions of Hire for Town Hall, banqueting Hall, Upper Hall, organ.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1947?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02795 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Re Casa d'Italia, no date

Casa d’ Italia; Italy House; draft list of accommodation requirements; reasons for construction; appeal for donations to building fund; consul: E. Arrighi; fund organisation; director: Fr Carlo; President: Santospiriito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02796 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Note re concert, no date

Note; Giannaccini; concert propaganda; Santospirito advises concert an outside affair.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02797 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Leaflet, Comitato pro dannegiati di guerra in italia, no date

Leaflet; Situation in Italy; appeal for donations; launched on 12 September 1943; Dr Mannix; Calwell; Pope; Modotti.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1943? - 1945?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02798 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Leaflet by Modotti, Fondo pro dannegiati di guerra in italia, no date

Leaflet; Fondo pro Dannegiati di Guerra in Italia; launched on 12 September 1943; Dr Mannix; Gualtiero Vaccari; Vaccari’s offer; Pope; list of named donors; amount received; telegram of thanks from Pope.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1943? - 1945?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02799 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Leaflet, Italia Libera, no date

Leaflet; new cabinet of Italia Libera; President: Dr Schiassi; list of named ministers in charge of six zones of Italy; poem: Eviva lo Stivale: long live the boot.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1943? - 1947?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02800 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Card, images of Stalin and Garibaldi, no date

Card; double image: Giuseppe Garibaldi and Joseph Stalin.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02801 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Card, Manresa Social Club, no date

Card; Manresa Social Club; fees and conditions of membership.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02802 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Postage regulations for occupied territories in Italy, no date

Postage regulations for occupied territories in Sicily, Sardinia and Italy.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1943? - 1945?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02803 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Currency restrictions for occupied territories in Italy and Africa, 9 June 1944

Currency restrictions for occupied territories inSicily, Sardinia, Italy and Africa.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 June 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02804 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Points for speech, Italian Consul General, no date

Points for speech; siituation in Italy and Europe; Africa; appeal for assistance of Italian migrants to Australia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02805 Box Number 49.3 Series 49
Notice, Feast of St Bartholomew, no date

Notice: Feast of St Bartholomew Apostle; St George’s Carlton; appeal to attend; L'Angelo della Famiglia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1937? - 1949?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02806 Box Number 49.3 Series 49

Published by the Italian Historical Society, CoAsIt, December 2001
Listed by Cate Elkner and Tony Santospirito
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