Guide to the Mostillo Family Papers1919-2004 (bulk 1950-2002)MG 1613

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Access Points

Administrative Information

Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Certificates and documents, 1905-2002

Series 2: Photographs, 1919-2002

Series 3: Compact Discs, 2001-2002

Guide to the Mostillo Family Papers1919-2004 (bulk 1950-2002)MG 1613Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Guide to the Mostillo Family Papers
1919-2004 (bulk 1950-2002)

MG 1613



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Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. November 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mostillo Family
Title: Mostillo Family Papers
Dates 1919-2004 (bulk 1950-2002)
Abstract: This collection consists of legal and private documents, photographs and compact discs belonging to the Mostillo family of Newark.
Quantity: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: MG 1613

Biographical Note

The Paquale Mustillo family emigrated from Italy in the early twentieth century and has resided in New Jersey, primarily Newark. Since then, Ralph Mostillo, son of Joseph Mostillo and Antoinette Cipriano, earned his B.A. at Rutgers University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University. He went on to found the Cancer Association of America in Nutley, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of various legal and private documents, as well as a significant number of photographs (ca. 300) and twelve compact discs. Pasquale Mustillo documents include birth, marriage, and death certificates, academic diplomas, forms, and club memberships. The photographs depict members of the Mostillo family in various locations during the years 1919-2002. Finally, the compact discs contain recorded telephone conversations between Ralph Mostillo and his mother, Antoinette. The collection is organized into three series: Certificates and Documents, Photographs, and Compact Discs. Within each series, the materials are arranged in chronological order.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1: Certificates and documents, 1932-1970

Series 2: Photographs, 1919-2002

Series 3: Compact discs, 2001-2002

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Mustillo family
Mostillo, Antoinette and Joseph
Mostillo, Ralph
Subject Organizations:
Roman Catholic Church
Princeton University
Rutgers University
Cancer Association of America Inc.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
Subject Topics:
Academic Profiles--New Jersey.
Italian Americans Biographies--New Jersey.
Births, Weddings, Deaths--New Jersey.
Telephone calls--New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Certificates.
Compact discs.
Drivers' licenses.
Membership cards.
Photographs.
Subject Occupations
Management.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1613, Mostillo Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the New Jersey Historical Society by Ralph Mostillo in March 2003. In August 2004, further material was donated and integrated into the collection.

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Series Descriptions and Container List

 

Series 1: Certificates and documents, 1905-2002

Scope and Content:

This series consists of family certificates and documents from 1905-2002, including birth certificates, baptism certificates, marriage certificates, biographies, death certificates and memorares, for several members of the Mostillo family. Also included are Antoinette's health records. Notably, this folder includes a report considering suspect medications sent from Ralph Mostillo to the Federal Drug Administration's MedWatch. Legal documents relating to Joseph and Antoinette include retirement benefit forms, various forms of identification, such as driver's licenses, social security cards, memorares and will papers. This series contains literature from the Cancer Association of America, which was founded by Ralph Mostillo in Nutley, New Jersey. Religious ephemera, mainly related to the Catholic Church, can also be found in this series. Lastly, this series contains directory monographs and Ralph Mostillo's membership cards to various organizations including professional, academic, scientific, political, religious and veteran organizations.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Baptism certificates 1905-1944
Box Folder Title Date
1; DOS 2; 1 Marriage certificates 1932-1972
1 3 Birth certificate 1944
1 4 Identification and membership cards 1948-1980 1948-1980
1 5 Religious ephemera 1951-2002
Box Folder Title Date
1; DOS 6; 1 Academic diplomas 1958-1972
1 7 United States Navy reenlistment form: Ralph Mostillo 1965
1 8 Death certificates 1965-2002
1 9 Retirement benefit forms 1970
1 10 Merit certificates and memberships 1972-2000
1 11 Funeral Cards 1986-2002
1 12 Membership Cards and Letters 1998-2004
1 13 Health Records and Will of Antoinette Mostillo 2000-2003
1 14 Cancer Association of America materials 2002

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Series 2: Photographs, 1919-2002

Scope and Content:

This series is comprised of ca. 300 photographs of the Mostillo family from 1919-2002. The images depict members of the Mostillo family and friends at family gatherings, graduations, weddings, and in school portraits. A number of the photographs are photo duplications of the originals, and some of the images have been resized. Many of the people featured in the images have been identified by Ralph Mostillo; the name(s) of the individual(s) and the date of the photograph are inscribed in ink on the back.

Box Folder Title Date
1 15 Photographs 1919-1949
1 16 Photographs 1950-1969
1 17 Photographs 1970-1989
Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Photographs 1990-2002
2 2 Photographs n.d.

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Series 3: Compact Discs, 2001-2002

Scope and Content:

This series contains twelve compact discs from February 2001 to July 2002, that record the telephone conversations of Ralph Mostillo and his mother, Antoinette, during the months before her death.

Box Folder Title Date
2 3 Compact discs 1-3: Phone conversations between Antoinette Mostillo and her son, Ralph 2001 Feb. 1-May 12
2 4 Compact discs 4-6: Phone conversations between Antoinette Mostillo and her son, Ralph. 2001 May 12-Aug. 18
2 5 Compact discs 7-9: Phone conversations between Antoinette Mostillo and her son, Ralph. 2001 Aug. 18 -Dec. 28
2 6 Compact discs 10-12: Phone conversations between Antoinette Mostillo and her son, Ralph. 2001 Dec. 28-2002 July 30

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