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-02740

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     28 September 1937
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02740
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02741

Santospirito's identity card. 9 April 1942

Identity card

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 April 1942     9 April 1942
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02741
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02742

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     4 May 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02742
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02743

Concert program, 9 July 1944

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

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 July 1944     9 July 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02743
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02744

Notice of Committee meeting, 11 August 1944

Notice of committee meeting; Italian Women’s Welfare Assistance

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 August 1944     11 August 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02744
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02745

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     18 October 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02745
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02746

Note of rules for committee proceedings, no date

Note of rules for committee proceedings.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1937     1949
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02746
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02747

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     7 November 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02747
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02748

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     16 November 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02748
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02749

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     27 November 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02749
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02750

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     2 December 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02750
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02751

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
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02751
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02752

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
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02752
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02753

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     12 December 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02753
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02754

From Santospirito, 11 December 1944

Proceeds of dance for gift to Modotti

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 December 1944     11 December 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02754
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02755

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     15 December 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02755
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02756

Poem: A Te Ugo Modotti, no date

Poem: A Te Ugo Modotti

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1937     1949
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02756
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02757

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
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02757
Box Number: 49.10
Series: SANTS049

SP-02758

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
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02758
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02759

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     7 January 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02759
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02760

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     7 January 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02760
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02761

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     8 April 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02761
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02762

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     8 April 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02762
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02763

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     13 April 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02763
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02764

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     3 May 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02764
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02765

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     14 May 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02765
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02766

Flier for grand gala dance, 21 June 1945

Flier; grand gala dance; Werribee.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 June 1945     21 June 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02766
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02767

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     3 July 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02767
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02768

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     12 July 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02768
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02769

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     31 July 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02769
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02770

Ticket; Return Ball, 4 September 1945.

Ticket; Return Ball.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 September 1945     4 September 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02770
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02771

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     18 September 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02771
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02772

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     20 September 1945
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02772
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02773

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     26 February 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02773
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02774

From Santospirito, 16 April 1946

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

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 16 April 1946     16 April 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02774
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02775

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     6 May 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02775
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02776

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     12 June 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02776
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02777

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     18 September 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02777
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02778

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     27 November 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02778
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02779

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     21 May 1947
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02779
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02780

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     19 August 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02780
Box Number: 49.20
Series: SANTS049

SP-02781

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     19 November 1947
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02781
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

SP-02782

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     November 1948
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02782
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

SP-02783

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     17 March 1949
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02783
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

SP-02784

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     19 April 1949
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02784
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

SP-02785

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     5 December 1949
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02785
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

SP-02786

Inventory, no date

Inventory of crockery

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1937     1949
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02786
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

SP-02787

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
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02787
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

SP-02788

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
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02788
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

SP-02789

Suggested list of altar linen, no date

Suggested list of altar linen

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1937     1949
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02789
Box Number: 49.30
Series: SANTS049

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