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Salvatore Rocco Calandra Photograph Album of the Italian Service Unit Program

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01583

Scope and Contents

30 page photograph album created on black construction paper. Cover is present, but back of the photograph album is missing. Contains mostly photographs, with captions, of Calandra and fellow army service members as they train and prepare for an Italian Service Unit in the United States.

Rocco served at duty stations all across the United States and provides a detailed map and dates of each of the 17 bases he visited. Rocco was part of the United State's effort to utilize former Italian POW's who were held in the states once Italy's war against the United States ended and they declared war upon the Germans.

The Italian Service Unit performed essential duties on behalf of the United States Army, and wore US Army uniforms for the duration of their service. Two patches which distinguished the Italian Service Unit are also included in this photograph album.

Dates

  • 1944-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.16 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Langdon Manor Books with funds from the Lyon Gardiner Tyler Library Endowment, 2018.
Title
Guide to the Salvatore Rocco Calandra Photograph Album of the Italian Service Unit Program
Author
Christina R. Luers, CA
Date
2018-12-07
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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