Scope and Content

The Alexander L. "Sonny" DeMaioribus Papers, 1939-1949 and undated, consist of materials related to his work with the Italian Cultural Garden Association, including correspondence, contracts, newspaper clippings, financial statements, purchase orders, reports, blueprints, speeches, member lists, histories, and invoices.

This collection is of value to researchers studying Alexander L. "Sonny" DeMaioribus and his work with the Italian Cultural Garden in Cleveland, Ohio. It provides information on the history and construction of the Italian Cultural Garden in the 1930s and early 1940s, and is of value to researchers studying the preservation of Italian ethnicity and culture in Cleveland. Those interested in DeMaioribus' impact on the city of Cleveland and Italian culture will find this collection useful. This collection has documents pertaining to the dedication of the Italian Cultural Garden and the Cultural Garden League.