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-02807

Letter from Gordoni Giordanenzo to Santospirito, 15 February 1947?

Thanks from Giordanenzo and wife.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 February 1947     15 February 1947
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02807
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02808

Newsclipping from The Age, 28 June 1949

Age newspaper; photo; luncheon for Calwell; gift of Encyclopedia Brittanica; Lord Mayor Coucillor Disney; Lt General S.V. Savige; Terry Dear of 3AW.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 June 1949     28 June 1949
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02808
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02809

Letter from Italo Forenza to Santospirito, 28 June 1950

Santospirito’s name in article on Australia; physical education teacher; family situation; army captain; desire for work; envelope addressed to Santospirito Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 June 1950     28 June 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02809
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02810

Letter from Giuliana Nevola and Enrico Cocevar to Santospirito, 29 June 1950

Addressed to Santospirito, Madre Mamma degli Italiani Melbourne; read about Santospirito in newspaper; family situation; prisoners; poverty and sickness; appeal for clothes;

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 29 June 1950     29 June 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02810
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02811

Envelope addressed to Santospirito, 30 June 1950

Envelope addressed to Santospirito, Mamma degli Italiani Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 June 1950     30 June 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02811
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02812

Letter from Gino Porto to Santospirito, 30 June 1950

Read about Santospirito in newspaper; seeking advice before decision to migrate; accountant; family situation; possibility of work in Australia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 June 1950     30 June 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02812
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02813

Letter from Adino Cassioli to Santospirito, 1 July 1950

Article in Il Messagero newspaper on 28 Jun 1950; Santospirito called Madre Mamma degli Italiani; desire to emigrate; son; Calwell; Holt; family; qualifications; situation in Italy.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 July 1950     1 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02813
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02814

Letter from Celeste Piccone to Santospirito, 2 July 1950

Addressed to Santospirito Mamma degli Italiani Melbourne; article on Santospirito in Il Secolo 29 newspaper Genoa; offers of work; emigration.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 July 1950     2 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02814
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02815

Letter from Mariateresa Fonte to Santospirito, 3 July 1950

Two letters; Correspondence in Il Secolo 29 about Santospirito; Calwell to Gino De Sanctis; doctor of laws wishing to emigrate; employed by Credito Italiano; first envelope addressed to Santospirito, Chamber House Melbourne; second envelope addressed to Monsignor Moenix, Archbishop of Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 July 1950     3 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02815
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02816

Letter from Ligio Da Pozzo to Santospirito, 3 July 1950

Recent article in Il Messagero, Rome newspaper by Gino Gino De Sanctis; new Australian immigration policy; Santospirito Mamma degli Italiani; request for sponsorship for admission to Australia; qualifications; envelope addressed to Gentilissima Signora Santagostino Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 July 1950     3 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02816
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02817

Letter from Mario Zumin to Santospirito, 4 July 1950

Interview on emigration to Australia; read of Santospirito’s name and title of Mamma; need to emigrate to work; need for sponsorship to emigrate to Australia; qulaifications; lawyer; oil refinery; work history; desire for work.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 July 1950     4 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02817
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02818

Envelope addressed to Santospirito, 13 July 1950

Envelope addressed to Santospirito, Mamma degli Italiani Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 July 1950     13 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02818
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02819

Envelope addressed to Santospirito, no date

Envelope addressed to Santospirito Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1950     1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02819
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02820

Letter from Maria Liliana Pandolfi to Santospirito, 4 July 1950

Addressed to Mamma degli Italiani; qualifications; unemployed; dreams destroyed; possibility of work in Australia for Pandolfi and fiance;.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 July 1950     4 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02820
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02821

Letter from Pietro Rella to Santospirito, 5 July 1950

Ex prisoner of war; read article on Santospirito in Messagero, Rome, 4 Jul 1950, Mamma degli Italiani; qualifications; request for work and sponsorship for admission to Australia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 July 1950     5 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02821
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02822

Letter from Mily Guerrini Mazzetti to Santospirito, 11 July 1950

Read newspaper report on Santospirito: Mamma degli Italiani; need for information; husband a doctor , radiologist; whether degree recognised in Australia; possibility of work for husband in Australia in his profession; envelope addressed to Santospirito, Italian Association Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 July 1950     11 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02822
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02823

Letter from Glauco Cimadori to Santospirito, 13 July 1950

Read letter from Melbourne in newspaper Il Giornale di Trieste; journalist seeking interview with government agent; telephone to Santospirito: Mamma degli Italiani; offers of work advertised; Cimadori’s qualifications and work history; need for sponsorship to migrate to Australia; financial circumstances; wish to emigrate to Australia; request for addresses of business firms of various kinds; envelope addressed to Santospirito, Italian Embassy Canberra.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 July 1950     13 July 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02823
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02824

Letter from Santospirito to Mily Guerrini Mazzetti, 30 August 1950

Foreign degrees and diplomas not recognised in Australia; medical qualifications; hospital services in Australia; Australian climates.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 August 1950     30 August 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02824
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02825

Letter from Santospirito to Italo Forenza, 30 August 1950

Lack of opportunity for professionals in Australia; description of Australia by Gino De Sanctis in Il Messagero and other Italian dailies superficial and inaccurate; opportunities for farmers; many Italian professionals return to Italy.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 August 1950     30 August 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02825
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02826

Letter from Anita Pagliaro Frasson to Santospirito, 23 October 1950

Article by Gino De Sanctis in Il Messagiero; wish for sponsor for emigration to Australia; qualifications; school for child; photographs enclosed; immigration form; landing permit; accommodation in Australia; personal particulars.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 October 1950     23 October 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02826
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02827

Letter from G B Portorino to Santospirito, 9 November 1950

Mamma degli Italiani; request for sponsorship by a business for emigration to Australia; qualifications; family.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 November 1950     9 November 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02827
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02828

Envelope addressed to Santospirito, 25 November 1950

Envelope addressed to Santospirito Mamma degli Italiani Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 November 1950     25 November 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02828
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02829

Letter from Saverio Brancatella to Santospirito, 15 December 1950

Letter addressed Reverendissima Madre Santospirito; meeting with Santospirito on 9 October 1950; wishing Santospirito a good mission to the Italian community; family situation on his return to Italy.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 December 1950     15 December 1950
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02829
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02830

Envelope from Luciano Vidoni to Santospirito, 24 July 1951

Envelope

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 July 1951     24 July 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02830
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02831

Letter from Anna Cianci to Santospirito, 3 August 1951

Last page only; birth certificate; envelope.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 August 1951     3 August 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02831
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02832

Letter from Santospirito to G B Portorino, 25 September 1951

Santospirito’s wish to help; work situation in Australia; accommodation for family; Santospirito to sponsor Portorino; personal particulars required.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 September 1951     25 September 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02832
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02833

Letter from Santospirito to Mario Zumin, 29 September 1951

Work situation in Australia; foreign professional qualifications; difficulties of migrants; need to do factory work; Santospirito ready to sponsor Zumin.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 29 September 1951     29 September 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02833
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02834

Letter from G B Portorino to Santospirito, 26 October 1951

Employed; promoted; seeks advice on living and work conditions in Australia;

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 October 1951     26 October 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02834
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02835

Letter from Santospirito to Ligio Da Pozzo, 13 November 1951

Italian specialist qualifications; need to do factory work in Australia; Santospirito can sponsor; personal particulars required.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 November 1951     13 November 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02835
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02836

Letter from Santospirito to Anita Pagliaro Frasson, 13 November 1951

Impossible to obtain landing permit for mother and child; need to do factory work in Australia; foreign professional qualifications.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 November 1951     13 November 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02836
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02837

Letter from Santospirito to Glauco Cimadori, 13 November 1951

Italian specialist qualifications; need to do factory work in Australia; Santospirito can sponsor; personal particulars required.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 November 1951     13 November 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02837
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02838

Letter from Santospirito to Pietro Rella, 13 November 1951

Need to do factory work in Australia; Santospirito can sponsor; personal particulars required.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 November 1951     13 November 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02838
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02839

Letter from Santospirito to Mariateresa Fonte, 13 November 1951

Letter to Dr Mannix; need to do factory work in Australia; inadvisable for son in law to emigrate to Australia; foreign professional qualifications; Santospirito can sponsor son in law and his daughter.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 November 1951     13 November 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02839
Box Number: 50.10
Series: SANTS050

SP-02840

Letter from Santospirito to Celeste Piccone, 12 December 1951

Over age limit for sponsorship.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 December 1951     12 December 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02840
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02841

Letter from Santospirito to Luciano Riminaldi, 12 December 1951

Italian specialist qualifications; need to do factory work in Australia; Santospirito can sponsor; accommodation difficult to find; statement of personal particulars of Riminaldi.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 December 1951     12 December 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02841
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02842

Letter from Santospirito to Maria Liliana Pandolfi, 17 December 1951

Accommodation difficult to find; Italian specialist qualifications; difficulties of migrants; need to do factory work in Australia; Santospirito can sponsor Pandolfi and fiance; personal particulars required.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 17 December 1951     17 December 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02842
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02843

Letter from Santospirito to G B Portorino, 17 December 1951

Italian specialist qualifications; need to do factory work in Australia; Santospirito can sponsor; accommodation difficult to find; personal particulars required.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 17 December 1951     17 December 1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02843
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02844

Letter from Santospirito to Adino Cassioli Casari, no date

Payment for voyage to Australia; sponsorship; sponsorship of son; accommodation difficult to find; personal particulars required.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1951     1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02844
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02845

Letter from Santospirito to Gino Porto, no date

Need to do factory work in Australia; difficulties of migrants; Santospirito can sponsor; personal particulars required.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1951     1951
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02845
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02846

Letter from Alfredo Labate to Santospirito, 18 March 1952

Change of address; work found as gardener; thanks to Santospirito.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 March 1952     18 March 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02846
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02847

Letter from Anna De Stefano to Santospirito, 4 May 1952

Thanks to Santospirito; daughter sick; Lloyd Triestino; Santospirito paid for trip.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 May 1952     4 May 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02847
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02848

Letter from (?) Alberti to Santospirito, 5 July 1952

Cheque from Santospirito; Fr Carlo Matteo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 July 1952     5 July 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02848
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02849

Letter from Camillo Borea to Santospirito, 18 October 1952

Thanks for money sent for playing organ at St George’s; employed at wool store Geelong; small orchestra.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 October 1952     18 October 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02849
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02850

Letter from M Oncillo (?) to Santospirito, 28 October 1952

Arrival at Mumbannar; brothers; their work; thanks to Santospirito.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 October 1952     28 October 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02850
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02851

Letter from Francesco Monda to Santospirito, 13 November 1952

Thanks to Santospirito; repayment of money lent by Santospirito; book from Ms Boffa.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 November 1952     13 November 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02851
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02852

Letter from Santospirito to Francesco Monda, 20 November 1952

Thanks for Monda’s letter.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 November 1952     20 November 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02852
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02853

Letter from M Pasquale to Santospirito, 25 November 1952

Postcard; greetings; greetings to Giuliana Del Pelo Pardi from C. Rossi.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 November 1952     25 November 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02853
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02854

Letter from Giorgio Mazzieri to Santospirito, 25 November 1952

Letters from brother Elio Mazzieri about Santospirito; thanks to Santospirito; request for Santospirito to take further interest in Elio Mazzieri.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 November 1952     25 November 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02854
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02855

Letter from Santospirito to Giorgio Mazzieri, 14 December 1952

Elio Mazzieri employed; possible employment of Elio in Santospirito’s cousin’s bakery.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 December 1952     14 December 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02855
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

SP-02856

Letter from Giorgio Mazzieri to Santospirito, 30 December 1952

Elio Mazzieri; thanks to Santospirito for her interest in Elio.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 December 1952     30 December 1952
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02856
Box Number: 50.20
Series: SANTS050

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