1938 – 1939 American Citizen Newspaper Stories

The following news stories from 1938-1939 appeared in the American Citizen, a Des Moines Italian-American newspaper.  Thank you to the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa for sharing this resource.  The Cultural Center has the entire collection (over 50 years) of the American Citizen on CD – all fully searchable.

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July 15, 1938: Vittoria Lodge holds annual picnic

August 26, 1938: Vittoria Lodge plans second picnic

September 2, 1938: Report on Vittoria Lodge picnic

September 9, 1938: La Vittoria Italiana Represented on  Columbus Memorial Committee

September 9, 1938: Melio Tonini represents Vittoria Lodge on Columbus Memorial Committee

September 9, 1938: Societa Vittoria Italiana sponsors successful dance for Columbus Memorial

September 30, 1938: Another dance given by Vittoria Italiana Lodge

October 7, 1938: Memorial Dedication draws record crowd

October 7, 1938: Columbus Memorial Committee accepts final report

October 7, 1938: Bartolomei Brothers sing at Vittoria Lodge Dance

October 21, 1938: Latest contributions to Memorial Fund given

October 6, 1939: La Vittoria moves headquarters to Des Moines

December 8, 1939: Funeral services held for Angelo Carzoli, member of La Vittoria Italiana

December 8, 1939: La Vittoria Italiana holds successful dance in city

1954 American Citizen Newspaper Stories


The following news stories from 1954 appeared in the American Citizen, a Des Moines Italian-American newspaper.  Thank you to the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa for sharing this resource.  The Cultural Center has the entire collection (over 50 years) of the American Citizen on CD – all fully searchable. 

If you have photos or additional information concerning these events that you would like to share, please leave a comment below.

April 9, 1954: Last Rites for Roberto Caluzzi, Vittoria Lodge member

May 28, 1954: Funeral Rites for Biagio Fontanini, Vittoria Lodge member

June 18, 1954: Vittoria Lodge to Dedicate New Building

June 25, 1954: Vittoria Lodge Elects Officers, Has New Building

July 2, 1954: Vittoria Lodge to Hold Annual July 4 Dance

July 16, 1954: Many Friends Pay Tribute to Dominic Palandri, Vittoria Lodge Member

October 29, 1954: St. Joseph’s Sponsor Viking Dance at Vittoria Lodge

November 19, 1954: Vittoria Lodge to Hold Dance November 24

November 26, 1954: Mary Stefani to Head Societa Vittoria Auxiliary

December 3, 1954: Vittoria Lodge to Hold Dance Dec 10