Twila Venuti Library
The Twila Venuti Library at the IAHF is a private library open to the public and operated by the Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF) as a specialized library serving the need to educate, preserve and celebrate Italian American cultural heritage.
Library resources are open to the public however many library activities are open to IAHF members only. Resources include IAHF archived newsletters, a photograph collection in Santa Clara County, a growing collection of digital media, a new collection of bilingual books for children and young adults, an extensive collection of Italian only, English translated and English original language fiction and nonfiction collections, and reference books. Reference books are not allowed outside of the library.
The Twila Venuti Library is open by appointment only.
For information or questions, please contact us using either the form below, by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 408-293-7122
IAHF Library Catalog
Our books chronicle Italian immigration, language, history, art, and culture. The collection spans the early 1900s to present day, and include English, Italian, bilingual and a couple of Sicilian books. Some are rare self-published books by local authors, and many are out-of-print.
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Italian American Heritage Foundation
425 N. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed Saturday thru Monday
Did your relatives work in the canneries? Were they caught up in the Italian Internment of WWII? Do you want to know more about genealogy research? Whatever your interest, explore our holdings at https://iahf-sj.librarika.com
Past issues of your IAHF Newsletter are available for download here at the IAHF Library page.
Please click the link below to access PDFs of currently available past issues. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
You can view the PDFs online or print them out.
IAHF Newsletter Archive
For information or questions, please contact us using either the form below, by email at email@example.com, or call
our office at 408-293-7122