Guide to the Papers of Silvio Lanza 1917-1948 MG 1587

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Arrangement
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Correspondence and Other Documents, 1917-1948


Guide to the Papers of Silvio Lanza
1917-1948
MG 1587
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. October 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Silvio Lanza
Title: Silvio Lana Papers
Dates 1917-1948
Abstract: This collection consists of a combination of personal and public correspondence of Silvio Lanza, a New York based lawyer.
Quantity: 0.03 linear feet (3 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1587

Biographical Note

Vito (Silvio) Francis Lanza served the United States in World War I, seeing action in France. As a civilian, Lanza resided in Long Island, New York, where he acted as managing clerk in a law office. Lanza received a law degree from New York University in 1915 and passed the New York State Bar Examination in 1916.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a combination of personal and public correspondence and documents. Several letters are from “Bill” to “Aunt Kitty” (their relationship with Silvio Lanza is unclear), all dated 1918. The collection also contains official documents issued by the government, dated 1917-1918, the first three issues of “The Lakehurst Bomb”, a newsletter printed in 1918, and an essay written after 1945 about the effects of centrifugal force on pilots.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Lanza, Vito Francis.
Subject Organizations:
Association of The Bar of The City of New York
New York University.
Subject Topics:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject Places:
Lakehurst (N.J.)
Long Island (N.Y.)
Document Types:
Essays.
Letters (Correspondence).
Postcards.
Subject Occupations
Lawyers.
Soldiers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1587, Silvio Lanza Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the New Jersey Historical Society in January 2003.

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Container List

Correspondence and Other Documents,
1917-1948

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Documents: World War I 1917-1918
1 1 Membership card: Local Board for Division No. 173. 1918 May 21
1 2 Printed publication: The Lakehurst Bomb. 1918 June-July
1 3 Letters: W. H. Cowls to Mrs. C. W. Cowls. 1918 June-Sept.
1 3 Photograph, portrait of an unidentified soldier, possibly W. H. Cowls. [1918]
1 4 Letter: Ralph Kraus, Screenland Recorders to Daniel E. Lanza. 1942 Nov. 3
1 4 Letter: Donald W. Davis, United States to Silvio Lanza, group photograph of Navy Yard employees, and certificate awarded to Silvio Lanza by United States Navy Yard. 1944 Sept. 28
1 4 Postcard: [unidentified correspondent], Las Vegas to Lanzas, Long Island City, New York. 1948 Sep. 02
1 5 Typewritten essay about the effects of centrifugal
force on pilots; submitted as an assignment for
a course in physiology.
[ca. 1945-1950]

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