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Fred L. Gardaphé Papers

Collection Number
UA 2160

OCLC Number

Fred L. Gardaphé

This collection was donated by Fred L. Gardaphé in August 2011.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of 0.5 cubic ft. of mauscripts and notes related to the co-edited work The American Gospels by Pietro di Donato.

Arrangement and Processing Note
The papers have been arranged in the original order maintained by Fred L. Gardaphé. The collection was processed in 2011 by  Kristen J. Nyitray. Updated April 2019.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

[Item], [Box], Fred L. Gardaphe Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
Fred L. Gardaphé is Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. He is Associate Editor of Fra Noi, editor of the Series in Italian American Culture at State University of New York Press, and co-founding-co-editor of Voices in Italian Americana. He is past President of MELUS and current President of the Working Class Studies Association. His books include Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative; Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian/American Writer; Moustache Pete is Dead!; Italian/American Oral Tradition Preserved in Print; Leaving Little Italy: Essaying Italian American Studies; From Wiseguys to Wise Men: Masculinities and the Italian American Gangster; and The Art of Reading Italian Americana. His edited books include: New Chicago Stories, Italian American Ways; and From the Margin: Writings in Italian Americana and Anti-Italianism. His most recent book is Importato dall’Italia, a collection of short fiction, translated into Italian. He is an editor of and hosts the monthly webcast, Nota Bene, on He is a Fulbright Scholar to Italy (Spring 2011) where he taught a course in American Identities through Humor. He is currently at work on a novel and a study of irony and humor in American culture.

DiDonato, Pietro, 1911-1992.
Italian Americans -- Fiction.
Construction workers.
Italian Americans.
Italian Americans in literature.


Box 1

Folder 1: Typescript, spiral bound manuscript of The American Gospels by Pietro di Donato; edited by Fred L. Gardaphé and Richard Alexander; 197 pp.

Folder 2 and Folder 3: Corrected manuscript

Folder 4: Notes; 3 pp.

Folder 5 and Folder 6: The American Gospels by Pietro di Donato; 165 pp.; photocopy. 

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