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A collection of documents, correspondence, and items regarding Società Di Mutuo Soccorso and the Foresters of America.

Frank Tisot, Jr. (1925-2016) was a resident of Frontenac, Kansas. He married Virginia Fenoglio in 1952. They both enjoyed photography, traveling all of the continental United States and Canada to photograph nature. Frank Tisot worked at the Pittsburg Post Office, holding many positions throughout his 38-year career as well as being appointed postmaster. Frank was a part of the Colorama Camera Club, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Frontenac United Methodist Church. Either he or his father, Frank Tisot Sr., was a part of the Società Di Mutuo Soccorso and the Foresters of America. The Società Di Mutuo Soccorso was a social support group for Italian immigrants and seemed to work or communicate with the Soccieta di Benevolenza di Austro Tyrolese, an Austrian society. The Foresters of America helps provide insurance benefits to members and their children as well as aid to the community. The Foresters of America Court of Pittsburg, started in 1896, was the second Italian society in the area and had 200 members.

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Società Di Mutuo Soccorso, Foresters of America

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.4 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0238

Tisot, Frank, Jr., Collection, 1919-1953



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