- Marcantonio, Vito, 1902-1954
- Call number
- MssCol 1871
- Physical description
- 79.6 linear feet (86 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- Vito Marcantonio papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954), American radical congressman, New York City lawyer and politician, was a protege of Fiorello H. LaGuardia in whose law firm he became a law clerk. He made his political debut in 1924 when he managed LaGuardia's campaign for reelection to Congress. In 1934, after LaGuardia became Mayor of New York, Marcantonio ran successfully as a Republican for LaGuardia's East Harlem seat in Congress, a constituency he would represent for seven terms, six of them consecutively. Bulk of the papers reflects Marcantonio's activities as a lawyer and congressman and includes correspondence, 1935-1956, with relatives, friends, law associates, and congressional colleagues; correspondence and papers, 1935-1951, relating to constituency matters, congressional committees, and sponsorship of various bills; correspondence and papers relating to various subjects such as the American Labor Party, civil liberties, international relations, Puerto Rico, veterans' affairs, labor and labor unions, housing, and welfare projects; research files on subjects of interest to Marcantonio such as the Spanish Civil War, anti-fascism, etc.; papers relating to election campaigns; office card files; and photographs of Marcantonio, Dorothy Parker, Dashiell Hammett, East Harlem community activities, motion picture promoting Henry Wallace, and phonodiscs and audio tapes of speeches, campaign dinners, press conferences, etc.
Source of acquisitionGift, Marcantonio, Mrs. Vito; Virginia Rosen, 1956
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
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Alternative form available
Selections from Pedro Albizu Campos folder available on microfilm; New York Public Library