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Angelo Noce Papers

Identifier: WH2243

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence and other items documenting Angelo Noce's efforts to have October 12th designated as Columbus Day. Included are photos, portraits, clippings, Noce family genealogy (ca.1897), drafts and other documents related to Noce's book: Columbus Day in Colorado (1910), certificates, and ephemera.


  • 1890-1984


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Angelo Noce was born in the Genoan region of Italy (ca.1847) the son of Giacomo and Chiara (Ardito) Noce. He emigrated with his family to Jackson, Amador County, Calif. in 1850. In Cailf., Noce worked for both the San Francisco Examiner and the Sacramento Court system before moving to Denver, Colo. in 1882. In Denver, he served as the Deputy County Assessor and also founded the weekly Italian newspaper, La Stella. In 1906, Noce began to lobby the State of Colo. for the the obervance of October 12th as a day to honor Christopher Columbus and Italian Americans. Columbus Day became the first officail state holiday in Colo. in 1907 and a federal holiday in 1937. Noce died in Denver, Colo. in 1922.


1 box(es) (.25 linear feet)

1 oversize box(es)

1 oversize file folder(s)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Pasquale Napolitano, 1989; Mary Crier, 2012.


Repository also has: Columbus Day in Colorado by Angelo Noce (C394.268 C723no 1910) and Angelo Noce: father of Columbus Day in Colorado by Sam A. Mancinelli (C394.268 C723man).


Collection formerly cataloged under C MSS -M1648.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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