Frank C. Di Prima papers
Frank C. Di Prima papers (Collection 3450), circa 1943-circa 1953, 0.6 linear feet
Frank Di Prima was born in Sicily in 1897 and came to the United States when he was seven years old. He became a musician, playing the guitar, banjo, violin, and mandolin. In addition to performing in schools as a Works Progress Administration musician, Di Prima played with well-known performers including Ray Miller, Paul Whiteman, and Al Jolson. After his marriage to Amelia Marta, a second-generation Italian, the family settled in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. The collection contains sheet music, some compositions by Di Prima, materials on music theory, and uncataloged photographs.
Your donation of $200 will enable us to preserve, organize, and catalog this collection. Please note that this collection will not be processed until the full amount is received.