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Angelo Noce papers

Identifier: C MSS 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.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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.


.25 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


Collection formerly cataloged under C MSS -M1648.
Finding Aid for the Angelo Noce papers1890-1984[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States