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Angelina and Antonio Rebaudengo fonds
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1931-1985, predominant 1940-1967 (Creation)
- Rebaudengo, Angelina
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6 cm of textual records. -- 47 photographs
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Antonio Rebaudengo, 1892-1982, was born in Piozzo, Cuneo, Italy. He married Angelina Ceresero, 1900-2000, in 1920. Angelina was born in Coassolo, Italy. In the spring of 1922, Antonio, Angelina and their infant son Mario 1921-2000, arrived in Calgary, Alberta. They settled in Bridgeland/Riverside and Antonio, who was a machinist, was hired by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), Ogden shops. In the mid-1930s, Antonio was made an agent of the Italian Consular Office. He and Angelina assisted thousands of Italian immigrants who settled in Calgary. During Second World War, Antonio, who fell under the Canadian government's designation of "enemy alien", was arrested and spent the next three years in internment camps. After his release in 1943, he returned to his job with the CPR and, along with his wife, continued to assist Italian immigrants in Calgary.
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The fonds consists of Italian consular correspondence (photocopies), list of Italian immigrants to Calgary assisted by the Rebaudengos; diary kept by Antonio while interned (1941-1943); personal correspondence; wartime correspondence; certificate of naturalization (photocopy); certificate of exemption; prisoner's receipt for cash; and photographs of Italian families in Calgary and mining towns of Brule and Cadomin, and internment camps at Kananaskis, Alberta and Fredericton, New Brunswick.
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Gift of Mario Rebaudengo, 1997.
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No finding aid, but the diary and correspondence related to to the internment have been digitized.
There are interviews with Angelina Rebaudengo in the Peoples of Southern Alberta Oral History Project (RCT 856), and the Calgary Italian Club fonds at Glenbow (RCT 869-20). There is an interview with Mario Rebaudengo in the Calgary Italian Club fonds at Glenbow (RCT 869-21).
- General note: Record No. M-7685;PA-3030;NA-5124