Publications and Other Media

Below is a list of articles, books and other publications in the Italian Heritage Collection, Hood Local History Center, Citizens Library.  Those available in electronic format on this website are indicated.

Newspaper Articles

  • Marilyn A. Posner, “St. John: Washington’s Sister City in Italy,” Observer-Reporter, August 31, 1981.
  • Tina Calabro, “Tylerdale garage a wealth of history,” Observer-Reporter, April 8, 2016.
  • Rick Shrum, “Washington’s Italian Heritage will be on display at Citizens Library,”  Observer-Reporter, December 29, 2016.
  • Tina Calabro, “Slices of Life: Collecting the stories of Washington’s first Italian families,” Observer-Reporter, September 19, 2017.
  • Tina Calabro, “‘Garage Museum’ finds a home,” Observer-Reporter, June 6, 2018.
  • Tina Calabro, “Lodges played large part in Italian-American history,” Observer-Reporter, September 25, 2018
  • Bob Batz “Angelo’s Restaurant: Still saucy at age 79,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 5, 2018.
  • Tina Calabro, “Washington Italian Festival to honor city’s historic barbers,” Observer-Reporter, September 27, 2019.
  • Rick Shrum, “That’s Amore: South Strabane Township Native Exploring Washington’s Italian Heritage,” Observer-Reporter, August 6, 2021.

Magazine Articles

  • Tina Calabro, “Servant ‘Up on the Hill’: My Italian American Grandmother,” Western Pennsylvania History, Winter, 2015.


Memoirs, Family Histories, Immigration History

  • Laura Adamsky, Salvatore Veltri and Saveria Matragrano Genealogy
  • Mary Brignano and Nicholas Ciotola, Boundless Lives: Italian Americans of Western Pennsylvania (2002), Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
  • Nicholas P. Ciotola, Italians of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania (2005), Images of America
  • Anna Harsh, La Danza, Conflict, Passion and Healing (2022)
  • Melissa E.Marinaro, Highlights from the Italian American Collection: Western Pennsylvania Stories (2020)
  • Floyd Marasco, Tylerdale…as I remember it! (2010)
  • Virginia Proia Rea, 104 Life Lessons Learned (2015)
  • Virginia Proia Rea, On the Virg: Stories of our Italian Family (2016)
  • Marlene Zullo Wilson, Remember Forever (2000)

Other Publications

Audio and Video

  • Interview with Joe Mancuso (2017), conducted by Bill Belleno, Joe Kanotz and Tom Olszewski