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The most sought-after soprano of the 1920s and 1930s, Rosa Ponselle (née Rosa Ponzillo, 1897–1981) began her musical career in a vaudeville act with her sister Carmela Ponselle. Upon hearing Rosa Ponselle for the first time, Enrico Caruso took her under his wing and they appeared on the Metropolitan Opera stage together in La Forza del Destino and La Juive. She would go on to sing the title role in the Metropolitan's revival...
1907 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1918-1938
Vincent DeMarco was an American advocate for handgun control and assault weapons bans, tobacco taxes, and universal health care born on May 23, 1957 in Trevico, Italy. The collection includes business correspondence, research, polls, newspaper articles, pictures, advertising tools, and video and cassette tapes from 1980-1998.