Film description: This film is one of 74 reels in the Testa Home Movie Collection (2017.57/R.33.2017). Filmed by Frank Testa in 1973, the home movie features: Christmas day 1973 at Frank & Ang Testa's home with Eleanor Cheatham, and Chub and Barbara.
Testa Home Movie Collection description:
The Testa films capture activities of four Italian American families (Testa, Leprino, Pergola, and Videtto) during the years 1949-1984. Frank Testa (1914-1984) recorded this 35 year span with his 8 millimeter camera. The films serve as a visual record of an extended Italian American family in Colorado. See CIAPA archive for related files, photos and oral histories for the Pergola, Testa, and Leprino families.
Italians of Colorado project description:
In 2002, the Colorado Historical Society (now known as History Colorado) founded the Colorado Italian American Preservation Association (CIAPA). A volunteer organization, CIAPA’s mission is to work collaboratively with the Society and other organizations to develop, support and coordinate projects that preserve, promote and celebrate Italian American culture and heritage. Since 2002, CIAPA has carried out its mission by meeting with people from the Colorado Italian American community, recording their stories and creating an archive of research materials that includes oral histories, photographs, moving images, sound recordings and artifacts. To date, CIAPA has helped the Society acquire over 200 oral histories, 600 artifacts and nearly 6,000 photographs. Since 2002, CIAPA has developed over 4,000 research files, all of which document the history, culture and traditions of Italian American families in Colorado.