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Giuseppe Grittani fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation


5 cm of textual records.
40 photographs b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of papers including: scrapbook, 1930-1935; newspaper clippings, 1934-1967; and correspondence relating to the Casa D'Italia Affair and Giuseppe Grittani's internment at Camp Petawawa during World War II. The fonds also contains photographs depicting activities of Canadians of Italian origin, Toronto, Ontario, 1930-1965.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions on use. Various copyright on items less than 50 years old; copyright expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.

Biography / Administrative history

Giuseppe Grittani, insurance broker, was born 1907 in Modugno, Italy. He immigrated to Toronto, Ontario, where he founded the Italian-Canadian Economic Board. This board was responsible for the exhibits at the Canadian National Exhibition. Grittani was made a chevalier by the Italian government for his initiatives.

Additional information

Received in 1974 from Cav. Giuseppe Grittani of Toronto, Ontario.

Subject heading

1. Immigrants - Italy, 1930-1967 Petawawa (Ont.), 1942-1945.
2. Italians - Canada, 1930-1967.
3. World War II - Internment.
4. World War II - Concentration camps.
5. Casa D'Italia Affair, [1934-1967]


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1974-102 NPC