In December 1966, a group of historians, educators, sociologists, and other interested persons met at the LaGuardia Memorial House in New York City and founded the Italian American Studies Association (IASA). The Association is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and is tax-exempt under state and federal laws.
Since 1880 more than five million women, men, and children have left their birthplace in Italy to make new lives for themselves in North America. As the generations pass, preservation of Italian American culture can only happen through the conscious efforts of groups like IASA.
Too little is known about this folk migration and its impact on American society. The study of Italian experience is significant for Americans of Italian descent in understanding their own identity. It is important for all Americans as an integral part of the history of the United States and Canada.
Our Association is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the culture, history, literature, sociology, demography, folklore, and politics of Italians in America. Since its founding, IASA has published over thirty volumes of the proceedings  of its annual conference meetings. Among our members are the most noted professional authorities as well as ethusiastic lay persons. IASA uses scientific and scholarly methods as it seeks to explore and disseminate authentic information and interpretation of the wide-ranging experiences of Italians in America.
"The American Italian Historical Association at the Millennium," by Frank J Cavaioli. (Please see the attached PDF, to read the entire document.)
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