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Louis Joseph Carchia Correspondence, 1944-1972

Identifier: 132

Collection Overview

This collection contains eight letters from Louis Joseph Carchia to his sister Lillian Materazzo (Mrs. A. Materazzo), three V-Mail envelopes, and a newspaper clipping reporting funeral services for Carchia’s death (June 10th). The letters are all outgoing mail ranging in time from January 1944 to January of 1945. The V-Mail is made from photographic paper. The collection also contains enlarged photocopies of the letters.


  • 1944-1972
  • Majority of material found in 1944-1945


Access to collection

This collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyrighted: The materials in this collection are subject to copyright and intellectual property restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Researchers must obtain written permission from the copyright owner(s) if they wish to publish materials from this collection. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.


Louis Joseph Carchia was born in Boston on January 31st, 1912. He was a private in the army from 1943 to 1945 and later became a boil maker in Boston. During the war his family made their home in Cambridge. Carchia announced his intent to marry Mary Grouczykowska, a machine operator from Cambridge in January of 1944. He died on June 10th, 1972.


1 Linear Feet

1 folders

19 Items

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Organization of Collection

19 items organized chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was separated from Sarah Boyer oral history collection (099) which was donated in 2015. It is most likely purchased on Ebay from Charles Sullivan, director of the Cambridge Historical Commission.

Digital Collection

The correspondence and envelopes and obituary notice were digitized in December 2018 as Tiff images.

Processing Information

Processed by Bentley Sloane under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy in December 2018.


Louis Joseph Carchia Correspondence, 1944-1972
Bentley Sloane
December 4, 2018
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  • Digital Collection

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02138 USA