Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records, 1948-1989.
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Anthony Sorrentino (1913-2005) was a Chicago sociologist, scholar, and civic leader of Italian descent. Sorrentino worked with the Chicago Area Project (1934-1938) and later as a sociologist at the Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR; 1938-1957). In 1957, Sorrentino's work at the IJR was transferred to the Illinois Youth Commission, and in the 1970s to the Department of Corrections. In 1975, Governor Daniel Walker appointed Sorrentino Executive Director of the newly formed Commission on Delinqu...