Clyde Smaldone Standing by Car
Physical description: Clyde Smaldone, cigar in mouth, dark pants, white long-sleeve shirt, figured tie standing on sidewalk in front of cars from 1940s, lamp post in background. Clyde was involved in various businesses and organized crime, some of these activities are now considered legal. He gave generously to Mt. Carmel High School, Mt. Carmel church and various charities.
This photograph is a digital scan of an original photograph lent for copying during the Italians of Colorado project. The original photograph is not owned by History Colorado. The digital scan was donated with permissions (see permissions in Registrar's file) and accessioned into the History Colorado collection. Some of his criminal activities are now considered legal.
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.
See MSS.02595 files for Eugene Smaldone for additional information and images.
See the record for Mss.02595 for full project details including how the documentation project came to be and a complete photography log of all photographs scanned during the project. This record also notes artifacts, files and oral histories collected during the project. Image and permissions given to HC by Eugene Clyde Smaldone (see MSS.02595 file).
History Colorado holds many items from Eugene Smaldone. See CIAPA.OH.133 (including interview index and family history) and MSS.2595 Eugene Smaldone file for numerous additional photos and documents.