Records of Casa d'Italia Ltd, Italian club, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association, 1935;
  • Extract from the Glasgow Herald; 1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

Casa d'Italia Ltd  was incorporated in  1935  to take over the premises known as Casa d'Italia at 22 Park Circus, Glasgow, Scotland, and to administer it as a centre for the Italian community in the United Kingdom . Glasgow had a large Italian population by the end of the 19th century who came to work in the textile, marble and manufacturing trades and Glasgow was one of the few places outside of Italy to produce a daily newspaper in Italian.

Casa d'Italia Ltd offered a social club and classes for children in Italian. It sought to promote Italian culture through providing a venue for cultural societies. The company was a limited liability company but acted as a private members club. Membership was open to anyone of Italian descent upon application to the directors and payment of an annual subscription.

In  1990  the liquidators sold the Grade A listed building and the firm was finally dissolved in 1998.

Arrangement

The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

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Custodial History

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Related Material

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Location of Originals

This material is original, apart from the extract from the Glasgow Herald (21/3/1990), which is a photocopy

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Additional Information

Fonds level compiled by Jenny Bunn, Assistant Archivist, 11 February 2000; Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 4 December 2002; Lower levels compiled by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 20 May 2014.

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