date(s):
1941-1965
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2286 Fiorita Family Papers Inventory of Fiorita Family Papers A2286 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:40:02 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Fiorita Family Papers Fiorita family Avellone , Barbara Balducci, Mary Clare Beniot, F.W., Fr. Cataldi, Helen Fadner, Frank, Fr. Fiorita, Frank Fiorita, Ina Fiorita, J.R. Fiorita, Lina Fiorita, Nicholas Rocco, -2001 Fiorita, Peggy Heieck, LaDona Marriott, Laura Reggio, Sal, Dr. Schimacher , Martha Tracy, Jane A2286 1.0 Cubic Feet (2 boxes) 1941-1965 Processing Information Processed by Emily Horsford. Donor Information The papers of Frank Fiorita were donated by his daughter, Ina, in 2006. She donated the rest of the collection in 2007. Biographical Sketch Nicholas Rocco Fiorita was the son of Frank and Lina Fiorita. He attended St. Louis University High School. After graduating from SLUH in 1945, he was stationed with the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, from 1945-1946. After his service, Nick attended the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla, Missouri. In the fall of 1948, Nick began attending school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he was enrolled in the School of Foreign Service. Upon graduating, Nick went to work at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. After his work there, he began work in Bangkok. The last letters of the collection have Nick living in Kansas City, Missouri. Nick passed away on December 10, 2001. Scope and Contents The Fiorita Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence written to or by Nicholas Fiorita. Correspondents include girlfriends, Army friends, former schoolmates, teachers, and family members. The letters include information about Nick’s time spent stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky; his school years at Georgetown University; his travels and work in Tehran and Bangkok; and other personal affairs and activities. Primary correspondents include James Carow, LaDona Heieck, and Fr. F.W. Benoit. The collection also contains account books of Frank Fiorita relating to the A.R. Fiorita Produce Company and letters to Lina Fiorita regarding her work with the Republican Women’s Club of Missouri. Arrangement The collection is arranged in folders grouped by correspondent and recipient and chronologically within each folder. Conditions Governing Access The collection is in English. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for comforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Fiorita Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Families -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Greeting cards Letters from Nick Fiorita to his father Frank. Letters contain information about Nick’s trip to Georgia to visit his Uncle J.R. Fiorita and Aunt Peggy. 1941 Aug-1944 Aug 1 1 Letters to Nick from his sister, Ina Fiorita, 5231 Sutherland St. Louis, Missouri. Letters contain information about Ina’s daily activities while Nick was stationed at Fort Knox. 1942 Aug-1947 Nov 1 2 Letters to Nick and Ina Fiorita from their uncle J.R. Fiorita and his wife Peggy, Orlando, Florida. Letters contain information about J.R. and Peggy’s daily activities. 1945 Oct-1949 Jan 1 3 Cards to Nick Fiorita from his parents Frank and Lina. Birthday, Christmas, and Easter cards included. No date 1 4-5 Cards from Nick Fiorita to his parents Frank and Lina. Birthday, Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day cards included. No date 1 6 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Jane Tracy, 65 Crestwood, Clayton, Missouri. Letters contain information on Jane’s personal affairs and daily activities. 1945 Sept-Dec 1 7 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Mary Clare Balducci, Webster College Webster Groves, Missouri. Letters contain information on Mary Clare’s daily activities at Webster College. 1945 Oct-Dec 1 8 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Helen Cataldi, 4961 Columbia Ave. St. Louis, Missouri. Letters contain information on Helen’s personal affairs and daily activities. 1945 Sept-Dec 1 9 Letters to Nick Fiorita from LaDona Heieck, 3901 Bowen Street St. Louis, Missouri. Letters contain information on LaDona’s personal affairs and daily activities. 1945 Sept-Dec 1 10 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Martha Schimacher, 5237 Sutherland St. Louis, Missouri. Letters contain information on Martha’s personal affairs and daily activities. 1945 Sept-1946 Dec 1 11 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Pat. Letters contain information on Pat’s personal affairs. 1945 Sept-Dec 1 12 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Dr. Sal Reggio, 2617a Kingshighway St. Louis, Missouri. Letters contain information about Dr. Reggio’s daily activities and include inquires about Nick’s life. 1945 Aug-1953 Jan 1 13 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Laura Marriott, 436 Carrswold Dr., Clayton, Missouri. Letters contain information on Laura’s personal affairs, especially her audition for the Philharmonic Symphony. 1945 Sept-Nov 1 14 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Barbara Avellone, 3925 Iowa Ave., St Louis, Missouri. Letters contain information on Barbara’s personal affairs. 1945 Sept-1958 May 1 15 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Fr. F.W. Beniot, St. Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri. Letters include inquiries about Nick’s daily activities and spiritual life. 1945 Sept-1946 Jan 1 16 Letters to Nick Fiorita from Nick’s former schoolmates and Army friends. Correspondents include Thomas Ebeale Fort Knox, Kentucky; Bob Heil, USS Walleigh 689 C/O P.O. San Francisco City; Obenchain family, 7628 Rainbow Dr., Prairie Valley, Kansas; Ed Ryan, 5932 Waterman Ave., St. Louis, Missouri; and James Swetnam, St. Stanislaus Seminary, Florissant, Missouri. 1949 Sept-1965 Jan 1 17 Letters to Nick Fiorita from J.R. Trainor and Fr. Frank Fadner. Letters contain information relating to Nick’s academic records at Georgetown University. 1949 Mar-1951 Aug 2 1 Nick Fiorita’s Papers from Georgetown University. Notes from classes and drafts of letters. No date 2 2 Nick Fiorita’s fraternity records regarding food prices and consumption at the fraternity house No date 2 3 Letters to Nick Fiorita while at Georgetown University. Correspondents are former schoolmates and Army friends including L.W. Calder, Js., 13th Batt., 1st Reg. USNTC, Bainbridge, Maryland; James P. Carow, 1015 Sheridan, Illinois; James P. Carow, 86th Inf. Regt., 10th Fort Riley, Kansas; James P. Carow, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; and Pat Roran, 246 Union St., Tiffin, Ohio. 1952 Oct-1953 Nov 2 4 Letters to Nick Fiorita while in Tehran, Iran, and Bangkok. Correspondents include former schoolmates and Army friends including James P. Carow; Chris Davis, R.M. Davis, 363 Cheswold Rd., Diexel Hill, PA; 152 Danbury St. S.W., Washington, D.C.; R.S. Griswold, 3419 Orchid Dr., Falls Church, Virginia; M. Ferguson, 1221 Potomac St. N.W., Washington, D.C.; Rev. Msgr. Paul F. Tanner, 1312 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.; and Paul F. Wood, 3631 Canal Rd. N.W., Washington, D.C. 1954 Feb-1957 Dec 2 5 Nick Fiorita’s Papers. Diploma from St. Louis University High School; copy of The Envoy , April 1951; and copy of program from Georgetown University commencement. 1951 Apr 2 6 Lina Fiorita’s Letters. Letters contain information about Lina’s work with the Republican Women’s Club. Correspondents include Margaret C. Anderson; Fr. F.W. Benoit, St. Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri; Thomas B. Curtis, Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.; Mary Dunbar, Forsyth School, 6214 Forsyth Street, St. Louis, Missouri; George W. Fairgrieve, Director-Adult Education for Clayton, Missouri, 7530 Maryland Ave., Clayton, Missouri, 63105; Irene Garth, 1030 N. Rock Hill, St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Daniel S. Hapke, 702 Edgewood Place, Kirkwood, Missouri; Ruby Life, Route #1, Box 363, Hazelwood, Missouri; Jack and Nina Madonia, 1913 South 7th, Springfield, Illinois; A. Sorrentino, 4313 W. Irving PK, Chicago, Illinois; Adele Toth, 7142 Vernon Ave., University City, Missouri; and Maryetta E. White, president of Federation of Republican Women’s Clubs of Missouri. 1945 June-1964 Oct 2 7 Frank Fiorita’s Papers. Account books relating to A.R. Fiorita Produce Company. 1963 Apr-1964 Sept 2 8 Frank Fiorita’s Papers. Papers relating to life and health insurance policies. No date 2 9 Photographs of Nick Fiorita and Ina Fiorita at Field Day at Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill. No date 2 10 Ina Fiorita’s Papers. Papers regarding Ina’s Washington University Reunion and programs from said reunion. No date 2 11 Ina Fiorita’s Papers. Papers regarding Ina’s alma mater, Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill, and old car registration forms. No date 2 12 Fiorita Miscellaneous. Postcard of Bolduc House in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri; 2004 “Commerce in the Community Report” issued by Commerce Bank; Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper from Spring 1988; and Map of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 1988; 2004 2 13