AuthorFreedom Civic Association.
TitleFreedom Civic Association records, 1917-1992 [microform].
Description5 rolls of microfilm.
Summary NoteSummary: Consists of bound ledger books which record membership lists, minutes, financial information, and secretary's books. The remainder consists of loose materials including bylaws, constitutions, correspondence, membership lists, and financial information.
Reproduct. NoteMicrofilm. Cleveland, Ohio : Western Reserve Historical Society, 1998. 5 microfilm reels : positive and negative ; 35 mm.
Historical NoteThe Freedom Civic Association, also known as Societa Gildonese of Cleveland, Ohio, was founded on May 15, 1917. Guiseppe Perrotti and others established the Society as a fraternal, social, and patriotic association for the benefit of fellow immigrants from the town of Gildone, Italy. The organization offered the Gildone immigrants health and death benefits, taught them English, and helped with employment. Originally meeting at Alta House in Cleveland's "Little Italy", the organization later moved to the Collinwood area. In recent years, the Society met at the Allegro Club until it disbanded in 1992.
Language NoteSome material in Italian.
Cum. Index NoteFinding aids: Register available in the library.
SubjectsFreedom Civic Association.
Friendly societies -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Insurance, Fraternal -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Italian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
OrganizationsSocieta′ Gildonese [Cleveland, Ohio].
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: MS. 4771 Microfilm Cabinet 57 Drawer 9
mq55098: Positive microfilm, microform room [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 36693]