Fonds F 4378
8.6 metres of textual records
ca. 275 photographs
3 audio cassettes
ca. 67 objects
Fonds consists of textual records, photographs, sound and moving images and artifacts created, accumulated and used by The Order Sons of Italy of Canada (formerly the Order Sons of Italy in Ontario) since its founding in 1915.
These records were created by officers of the Grand Lodge, and officers and members of the local lodges and the Mutual Benefit Society in the course of the following activities: management of the organization's finances; administration of membership; provision of mortuary and health insurance; social and cultural activities; meetings and conventions; charitable work; and advocacy work.
These records also reflect the development of the Order including its rapid expansion in the 1920s-1930s, regeneration in the post-war period, and gradual evolution in the last half of the 20th Century.
Fonds also includes artifacts, original records and photo reproductions used as display items in the exhibit, "Con le mani ed i cuori" mounted by the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.
Fonds is arranged into series by local lodge, and at the sub-series level for the records of the Grand Lodge.
The Order Sons of Italy of Canada is a fraternal society for Italians in Canada.
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The item lists associated with the local lodge series were prepared by the Multicultural History Society of Ontario. They have been re-formatted for this database.
Many of the earlier records in this fonds are in Italian.
Further accruals are expected.
Textual records in this fonds have been microfilmed. Photographs, sound and moving images and other published materials can be ordered from a Reference Archivist. See series and sub-series descriptions for details.
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Click on a reference code for more information about a series of records.
|Reference Code||Series Title|
|F 4378-1||Records of the Grand Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy of Canada|
|F 4378-2||Giuseppe Verdi Lodge records|
|F 4378-3||Princess Marie JosŤ Lodge records|
|F 4378-4||Aurora Lodge records|
|F 4378-5||Rossini Lodge records|
|F 4378-6||Roma Imperia Lodge records|
|F 4378-7||Imperia Lodge records|
|F 4378-8||Trieste Lodge records|
|F 4378-9||Roma Imperiale Lodge records|
|F 4378-10||Maria Di Monte Carmelo Lodge records|
|F 4378-11||Maria Pia Di Savoia Lodge records|
|F 4378-12||Niagara Lodge records|
|F 4378-13||Femminile Ontario Lodge records|
|F 4378-14||Fiorente Lodge records|
|F 4378-15||Ontario Lodge records|
|F 4378-16||Patronato Italiano Lodge records|
|F 4378-17||Littorio Lodge records|
|F 4378-18||Vittoria Colonna Lodge records|
|F 4378-19||Principe Umberto Lodge records|
|F 4378-20||Regina Elena Lodge records|
|F 4378-21||Dante Alighieri Lodge|
|F 4378-22||Club Italia Lodge records|
|F 4378-23||Principe Vittorio Emanuele Lodge records|
|F 4378-24||Vesuvius Lodge records|
|F 4378-25||Capri Lodge records|
|F 4378-26||Latina Lodge records|