Guide to the Santospirito Collection

Lena SantospiritoThe Santospirito Collection comprises the personal papers of Mrs Lena Santospirito (1895-1983). Mrs Santospirito was a leader of the Italian-Australian community in Melbourne and is best known for her charitable work as President of the Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief in the early 1950s period of Italian mass immigration to Australia. The records in this Collection document her work with the Archbishop's Committee, as well as her involvement with other institutions and her personal and family affairs.

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Santospirito collection: Inventory items.

SP-00001

Letter from John L Cremean, MP to Fr Mammi, 31 July 1951

Dr G Ponti; A Ponti & Co Townsville; application for bottled ale; Ballarat Brewing Co; L G Cremean; Santospirito

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 31 July 1951     31 July 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00001
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00002

R R Birch Mario Infanti; City of Melbourne Abbatoirs and cattle markets Department; work report; Italians employed by Council

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 29 November 1951     29 November 1951
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00002
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00003

Note: painter for Mr Palamara, Hampton; directions, no date

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00003
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00004

Nicolo de Ronchi; knitting mill; Thornbury

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 February 1953     24 February 1953
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00004
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00005

Argus advertisement; Italian men available for work; Italian chauffeur available

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 February 1953     7 February 1953
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00005
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00006

Letter from E James to Santospirito, no date

Work available; shifting soil

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00006
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00007

Letter from Santospirito to Mrs Dalle, no date

Antonio Diorio; letter of introduction; work

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00007
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00008

Mr Warman; land at Rosebud; vegetable growing, no date

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00008
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00009

Italian Consulate Married couple wanted; Colin McNiven; Gypsy Point; housework; gardening, no date

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00009
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00010

Note: Italians being employed; Henderson's Federal Spring Works, no date

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00010
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00011

Letter from Joan Galbally to Santospirito, no date

Gardener wanted; Ray Triado; Dr Galbally

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00011
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00012

Letter from G Kraus to Santospirito, 25 April 1951

Lease of orchard; Hawthorn; European workers; Mr Waldmann

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 April 1951     25 April 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00012
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00013

R R Birch Copy of SP-00002

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 29 November 1951     29 November 1951
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00013
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00014

Letter from Santospirito to Mr Preuss, Holden, 25 June 1952

Ferdinando Galanti; recommendation for work; Mrs Cincotta

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 June 1952     25 June 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00014
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00015

Letter from Santospirito to Mr Davis, 10 July 1952

Ovidio Bighellini; letter of introduction; barber; list of 11 other names available for work.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 July 1952     10 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00015
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00016

Letter from Santospirito to Mr Davis, 11 July 1952

Giuseppe Romeo; letter of introduction; ex-police officer from Messina; father, mother; list of names

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 July 1952     11 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00016
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00017

Letter from Santospirito to Mr Preuss, 18 July 1952

Alfonso Michieli; letter of introduction; driver, mechanic; work experience

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 July 1952     18 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00017
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00018

Letter from Santospirito to Mr Cole, 19 July 1952

Meggetto; letter of introduction; printer mechanic.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 July 1952     19 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00018
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00019

Letter from W Wood to Santospirito, no date

Italian wood carver; Chippendale furniture

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00019
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00020

Letter from J D Sutcliffe, Utah Construction Ltd to Santospirito, 2 October 1952

Antonio Salerni; work unavailable

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 October 1952     2 October 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00020
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00021

Letter from Santospirito to Norman C Strange, Ports & Telegraphs, 14 October 1952

Ferruccio Cernaz; letter of introduction; application for work in PMG Department; opening of No 1 Swanston St; Dante Triaca; Maria Triaca; Rose Russo, application for telephone; Australasian Trading and Engineering Co Pty Ltd

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 October 1952     14 October 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00021
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00022

Letter from V Perantoni to Santospirito, 31 October 1952

Request for two boarders; new house

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 31 October 1952     31 October 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00022
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00023

Letter from Santospirito to T A Sander, 16 November 1952

Work for grape pickers; Renato Pizzinato

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 16 November 1952     16 November 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00023
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00024

Letter from Santospirito to Mr Costa, 20 November 1952

Appointment to meet Mr Astolfi

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 November 1952     20 November 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00024
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00025

Letter from ? to Santospirito, 29 December 1952

Money for two former employees; further work unavailable

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 29 December 1952     29 December 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00025
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00026

Letter from Doris Harris to Santospirito, 2 January 1953

Graziano; directions; work at Bernard's; Templestowe

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 January 1953     2 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00026
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00027

Letter from Italian Consulate to Santospirito, 13 January 1953

George Nopenaire, Deputy Consul for Belgium; suitable married couple

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 January 1953     13 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00027
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00028

Letter from George Nopenaire to L Dainelli, 7 January 1953

Request for married couple; work in Longala property; housework & handyman

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 January 1953     7 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00028
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00029

Letter from Jessie Lyon to Santospirito, 14 January 1953

Request for private housekeeper; Argus advertisement

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 January 1953     14 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00029
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00030

Letter from L L Demerer, Everbest Food to Santospirito, 18 January 1953

Request for Italian butcher, smallgoodsman; Age advertisement

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 January 1953     18 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00030
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00031

Letter from Santospirito to Everbest Food, 19 January 1953

Antonio Coluccio; Gino Albanesi; Italian butchers

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 January 1953     19 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00031
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00032

Letter from Santospirito to Fr J Kelly, 22 January 1953

List of 50 names; applicants for work

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 January 1953     22 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00032
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00033

Letter from Italian Consulate to Santospirito, 24 January 1953

R E Kahn; request for married couple; vegetable and flower growers; poultry

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 January 1953     24 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00033
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00034

Letter from Coffey Bros Pty Ltd to Santospirito, 30 January 1953

Francesco Marino; refusal of work

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 January 1953     30 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00034
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00035

Letter from F H Baker to Santospirito, 1 February 1953

Refusal of work

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 February 1953     1 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00035
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00036

Letter from T A Sander to Santospirito, 5 February 1953

Pizzinato; Luisetto; third worker required; truck for cartons of grapes; grape tank; Mr Bartech/Bacci

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 February 1953     5 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00036
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00037

Letter from W C Germain, Department of Labour and National Service to Santospirito, 9 February 1953

T A Sander; Mario Pizzinato; Luisetto; no further work available

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 February 1953     9 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00037
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00038

Letter from T A Sander to Santospirito, 10 February 1953

Requirement for only three workers; further applicants come at own risk; Alice Springs, trouble

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 February 1953     10 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00038
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00039

Letter from H C Vale to Santospirito, 9 February 1953

Italian fern cutter wanted; property at Toora North; Argus advertisement

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 February 1953     9 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00039
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00040

Letter from Registrar Plumbers & Gasfitters Board to A Murru, 17 February 1953

Examination for registration

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 17 February 1953     17 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00040
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00041

Letter from M Sikman to Santospirito, 19 April 1953

Request for gardener; Argus advertisement

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 April 1953     19 April 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00041
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00042

Letter from Carmela Casamia to Marianna ?, 22 May 1953

Request for work; Santospirito

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 May 1953     22 May 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00042
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00043

Letter from Lena Cincotta, Catholic Migration Office to John Sackville & Sons, 23 July 1953

Maria Rech; letter of introduction

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 July 1953     23 July 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00043
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00044

Letter from Martin Gleeson to Santospirito, 1 July 1953

Giuseppe Pinnuto; work unavailable

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 July 1953     1 July 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00044
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00045

Letter from M McIntosh, Paton's Brake Replacement Pty Ltd to Santospirito, 19 August 1953

Mr D'Alessandro; work unavailable

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 August 1953     19 August 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00045
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

SP-00046

Notebook: "Offers of Work"; names and addresses

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1952     1953
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-00046
Box Number: 1.10
Series: SANTS001

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