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Place of creation
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.
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.
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]
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