Samuel Marino Collection, 1927-2002Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Samuel Marino Collection, 1927-2002Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1977-2002
ID: 01/ AR0202
Primary Creator: Dr. Samuel Joseph Marino (1916-2010)
Extent: 5.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The items are arranged by type.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1991. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


The Samuel Marino Collection contains a collection of publications, media, photographs, and artifacts that document the achievements and activities of Italian-Americans.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Samuel Marino Collection contains a collection of papers documenting Italian-Americans.  The arrangement of the papers is by type and topic that include: advertising, brochures, clippings, conferences, journals, newspapers, newsletters, organizations, people, and symposiums.  There is also a section on Texas wines.  The collection contains small group of artifacts, books, cassette tapes, photography (prints, negatives, and slides), and VHS tapes. The materials date from 1927 to 2002.

Biographical Note

Dr. Samuel Joseph Marino (1916 – 2012) was born in Connecticut to Mariano Marino and Josephine Pandolfo.  He served in the army in World War II, rising from Private to Captain. He would also serve as a Special Service Officer in Naples, Italy. In 1948, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He earned his master’s degrees in Library Science and Romance Languages in 1949. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1962.  He married Dorothy Quinney in 1949. Dorothy died in 1983.  Dr. Marino married his second wife, Myrtle (Neale) Nall, in 1989.  Myrtle died in 2009. Dr. Marino was the Head Librarian at McNeese State University in Lake Charles Louisiana from 1961 to 1967.  He moved to Denton to work as a Professor and Head Librarian in the School of Library Science at Texas Woman’s University in 1967.  Dr. Marino retired in 1982. Dr. Marino served his community by serving on the first Denton Historic Landmark Commission, the Denton Public Library Board, and the Denton Horticultural Commission. Dr. Marino was a member of the American Legion Post 71, American Federation of Musicians, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Sigma Iota, Beta Phi Mu, Texas Library association, the American Library Association, the Knights of Columbus 4th degree, and the Denton Noon Kiwanis Club, among others.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 91-002
Acquisition Source: Sam Marino
Acquisition Method: Gift
Separated Materials:

Shades of Black and White Conflict and Collaboratin Betweenn Two Communities: Selected Essays, 1997.

Beaches, Bureaucrats, and Big Oil by Garry Mauro.

Italian-American Ways: Recipes and Traditions, Fred L. Gardaphe, editor.

Italian Americans in a Multicultural Society, Jerome Krase and Judith N. DeSena, editors.

Santa Claus Bank Robbery; First Nationa Bank, Cisco, Texas.

Italian Experience in Texas: A Closer Look by Valentine J. Belfiglio.

L'Italia Nel passato E Nel Presente, Ginevra Capocelli.

Piu' Complete Libro Di Discorsi Tesoro Delle Societa By Vincent Ciocia.

Nuovissima Grammatica Acceleratta: Italiana-Inglese ed Enciclopedia Popolare con Pronunzio

Gremlins: Hicks Field, Fort Worth, Texas, 44-G

Mignon Dizionario Tedesco-Italiano

Annie Meets the ABCs in Alphabet-Land

Spoken Italian, Basic Course, Units 1-12; War Department Education Manual EM 503 by Vincenzo Cioffari.

Spoken Italian, Basic Course, Units 13-30; War Department Education Manual EM 504 by Vincenzo Cioffari

Pray Book

Massine Eterne di S. Alfonso Maria De Ligouri

Primi Elementi Della Dottrina Christiana

Manuale De Bibliotecario

Preferred Citation: Samuel Marino Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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Box and Folder Listing

  • Series 2: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.

    • Box 5: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.

      Barcode: 614608
      • Item 1: Boots, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.

        Brown leather boots worn by enlisted me in the United States Army during World War II.  There are grommets (five on each side) for laces.  The left boot has no laces and the right boot has leather laces.  The top of the boot has a wrap around piece of leather with two strips of leather with grommets tha can be secured with two buckles.  One buckle has come off the left boot.  The boots are size 7 1/2 D.
      • Item 2: Coin, 1984Add to your cart.

        Green colored commemorative coin for the Italian Village of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. One side of the coin shows two gondoral bows.
      • Item 3: Button, 1977Add to your cart.

        "Texas Folklife Festival; UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures; Aug. (August) 4-7, 1977"  The button has a white backgrouns, black lettering, and five figures gathered around a picnic table.
    • Box 100686: Artifacts, OversizeAdd to your cart.

      Contains World War II coat, and a "Sons of Italy" t-shirt.
      Barcode: 628248
      • Item 1: Tee Shirt, undatedAdd to your cart.

        A white tee shirt with a green oval on the chest that has an American and an Italian flag with the words "Proud to be Italian American" above the flags.  The tag states" Fruit of the Loom; Heavy Cotton; Size XL" (extra large).
      • Item 2: Army Coat, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.

        World War II United States dress uniform for an enlisted man. The jacket is olive drab in color.  It has rank patches on each arm for the Technician Fourth Grade. On the left arm is a U. S. Army Serive Forces Shoulder patch (a blue star on a white ground with an outer red ring). There are also hash marks. Each gold mark is awarded for every six months serive overseas.  Each green hash mark was awarded for every three years of satisfactory service. The chest is decorated with two bars of awards with six starts and one bar attached. There is also a blue fabric pin held in a rectangular leaf decorated pin.  The buttons have an eagle insignia.
        Tag Number: 2228a
      • Item 3: Italian Flag, undatedAdd to your cart.

        An Italian flag of green, white and red. It has a tag that reads, "Made in U. S. A."

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