Italian (Southern-) California History Specialists

Italian (Southern-) California History Specialists

See INTRODUCTIONS, Historical Resources, Further Reading, Italians in Southern California

Andrew F. Rolle, Ph.D. c/o Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108
Tel: (877) 639-3447

(California historian, specialist in the history of Italians in California, has written on a variety of topics: William Heath Davis, James Knox Polk Miller, Henry Mayo Newhall, Conferate exiles in Mexico, and several volumes on Italian Americans.)

Gloria Ricci Lothrop, Ph.D.
C/o History Department
Sierra Tower 612
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8250
Tel: (818) 677-3566
Fax: (818) 677-3614

(California historian, specialist in the history of Italians in Southern California, women in California, professor Emerita, History Dept., California State Univ., Northridge)

Luisa Del Giudice, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 241553
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1553
Tel: (310) 474-1698
Fax: (310) 474-3188

(Founder/Director of Italian Oral History Institute, 1994-2007; ethnologist, folklorist, oral historian; writer/producer of this Web site. Curriculum vitae at: See FOLKLIFE, Folklife Specialists)

Teresa Fiore, Ph.D. Romance Languages & Literatures Dept.
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-2406
Tel: (562) 985-4630
fax: (562) 985-2406

(Studies Italian cultural and artistic texts on the Italian American experience, and national identity. Is currently publishing on Jante Fante.)

Dr. Alessandro Trojani
Italians in the Gold Rush and Beyond
c/o Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Roma
c/o Universit‡ degli Studi di Firenze
Facolt‡ di Scienze Politiche
Facolt‡ di Scienze della Formazione
Web: or

(Professor of Computer Science, Director of multimedia project: "Italians in the Gold Rush and Beyond," based at University of Florence, Italy)

Marianna Gatto, Curator El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213-485-8432
Fax: 213-485-8238
Email: Mariann.Gatto@

(Curator: Sunshine and Struggle: The Italian Experience in Los Angeles, 1827-1927)

Kenneth Scambray, Ph.D. Dept. of English
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Tel: (909) 593-3511
Fax: (909) 596-1451

(Writer and critic of Italian Americana. Has written on the Watts Towers and Baldassare Forestieriís Underground Gardens in Fresno. See WRITERS)


Jean Bruce Poole: See: HISTORY, Italians at El Pueblo
c/o Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

Poole, Jean Bruce and Tevvy Ball, El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles, Oxford University Press USA, 2002.