Vincent R DiGirolamo

Assc Professor

Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Department: History

Areas of expertise:

Email Address: vincent.digirolamo@baruch.cuny.edu

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Education

Ph.D., U.S. History, Princeton University Princeton NJ

M.A., U.S. History, Princeton University Princeton NJ

M.A., Comparative Social History, U. of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz California

B.A., Journalism, U. of California, Berkeley

SemesterCourse PrefixCourse NumberCourse Name
Fall 2023HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2023HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2022HIS3050Emerge Mod America
Spring 2022HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2021HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2021HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Fall 2020HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2020HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2020HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2020IDC4050HHon Feit Hum Sem I
Fall 2019HIS3550The Immigrant In Amer Hist
Spring 2019HIS3460Topics in American History
Spring 2019HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2019HIS5000Independent Study History I
Fall 2018HIS3551His Of People Of NYC
Fall 2018HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2018HIS3044The Civil War & Reconstruction
Spring 2018HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2017IDC4050HHon Feit Hum Sem I
Fall 2017HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2017HIS3552The Grt Depression
Fall 2016HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Fall 2016HIS3650Women in America
Fall 2016HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Fall 2015HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2015HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2015HIS3551His Of People Of NYC
Spring 2015HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2015HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2014IDC4050HHon Feit Hum Sem I
Fall 2014HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2013HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2013HIS6002HHonors - History II
Spring 2013HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2012HIS6001HHistory - Honors I
Fall 2012HIS6002Honors Program
Fall 2012HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Fall 2012HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2012IDC3001HHonors - People of New York
Spring 2012HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2012HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2011HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2011HIS3551His Of People Of NYC
Spring 2011HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2011HIS3550The Immigrant In Amer Hist
Fall 2010HIS3552The Grt Depression
Fall 2010HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2010HIS3550The Immigrant In Amer Hist
Spring 2010HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2009HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Fall 2009HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Fall 2009HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2009HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2008HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2008HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2008HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2008HIS3551His Of People Of NYC
Spring 2008HIS1000Themes in American History
Fall 2007HIS2050Modern America, 1880-1945
Fall 2007HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Fall 2007HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Spring 2007HIS2050Modern America, 1880-1945
Fall 2006HIS3552The Grt Depression
Fall 2006HIS3044The Civil War & Reconstruction
Fall 2006HIS3044The Civil War & Reconstruction
Fall 2006HIS3552The Grt Depression
Spring 2006HIS3551His Of People Of NYC
Fall 2005HIS2050Modern America, 1880-1945
Fall 2005IDC4050HHon Feit Hum Sem I
Fall 2005HIS1000Themes in American History
Spring 2005IDC3001HHonors - People of New York
Spring 2005HIS1005Modern American History
Fall 2004HIS5000Independent Study History I
Fall 2004HIS4900Capstone: Search His
Fall 2004HIS3044The Civil War & Reconstruction
Spring 2004HIS3551His Of People Of NYC
Spring 2004IDC3001HHonors - People of New York
Fall 2003HIS3552The Grt Depression
Fall 2003HIS2050Modern America, 1880-1945

Artistic and Creative Activities

DiGirolamo, V. (2008). LIfe's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure, 1895–1925. Detroit Institute of Art.

Books

DiGirolamo, V. (2019). Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys. (p. 712). New York, USA, Oxford University Press.

DiGirolamo, V. (1990). Whispers Under the Wharf: A Monterey Ghost Story. (p. 186). USA, Fithian Press.

Journal Articles

DiGirolamo, V. (2022). Slaves in the Salon: The Underside of Julius LeBlanc Stewart's Belle Èpoque. In Progress.

DiGirolamo, V. (2021). Book Award Interview. Historiography in Mass Communication, 7(1). 41–51.

DiGirolamo, V. (2010). Riis Redux: Seeing the Light. American Social History Project / Center for New Media,

DiGirolamo, V. (2004). Such, Such were the B' hoys... Radical History Review, ( 90). 123–141.

DiGirolamo, V. (2002). Newsboy Funerals: Tales of Sorrow and Solidarity in Urban America. Journal of Social History (George Mason University), 36(1). 5–30.

DiGirolamo, V. (2000). The Negro Newsboy: Black Child in a White Myth. Columbia Journal of American Studies (Columbia University Press), (4). 63–92.

DiGirolamo, V. (1993). The Women of Wheatland: Female Consciousness and the 1913 Wheatland Hop Strike. Labor History (Carfax Publishing), 34(2–3). 236–255.

Book Chapters

(2024). Slaves in the Salon: The Underside of Julius LeBlanc Stewart's Belle Èpoque. Julius LeBlanc Stewart: American Artist in Paris, 1865-1919 Lewes, England. D. Giles Limited.

(2024). Foreword: Newsies in Academe. Carryin’ the Banner: Critical Essays on the Newsies Film and Broadway Adaptation Jefferson, North Carolina. McFarland Books.

DiGirolamo, V. (2019). Newspaper Sellers. In Quam-Wickham, N., & Elliott, B. T. (Eds.), A Day in the Life of an American Worker: 200 Trades & Professions Through History (p. 431–35). Santa Barbara, CA,USA. ABC-CLIO.

DiGirolamo, V. (2008). In Franklin’s Footsteps: News Carriers and Post Boys in the Revolution and Early Republic and 'Though the Means Were Scanty’: Excerpts from Joseph T. Buckingham’s Personal Memoirs and Recollections of Editorial Life (1852). In Marten, J. (Ed.), Children and Youth in a New Nation (p. 48–66; 229–41). New York,USA. New York University Press.

DiGirolamo, V. (2008). 'Tramps in the Making': The Troubling Itinerancy of America’s News Peddlers. In Beier, A. L., & Ocobock, P. (Eds.), Cast Out: Vagrancy and Homelessness in Global and Historical Perspective (p. 209–49). Athens,United States. Ohio University Press.

DiGirolamo, V. (2008). Newsboy Funerals: Tales of Sorrow and Solidarity. In Diner, H. (Ed.), How the Other Half Lives (p. 532–47). New York. W. W. Norton.

DiGirolamo, V. (2007). New York in an Age of Amusement. In Tottis, J. (Ed.), Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure, 1895-1925 (p. 53–73). Detroit Institute of the Arts and Merrell Publishers.

DiGirolamo, V. (2005). Newsboy Funerals: Tales of Sorrow and Solidarity in Urban America. In Merlock Jackson, K. (Ed.), Rituals and Patterns in Children's Lives (p. 156–188). Madison,United States. The Popular Press / University of Wisconsin Press.

Media Contributions

DiGirolamo, V. R. (2022). Newsies—The Real Story, (Dec. , 2022).

DiGirolamo, V. R. (2022). "Newsies: The Real Story Behind the Musical," London Times, (Dec. 3).

DiGirolamo, V. (2021). The Voice of Young America, (65/9).

https://www.americanheritage.com/voice-young-america

Newsboys in antebellum New York and elsewhere were embroiled in all the major conflicts of their day, becoming mixed metaphors for enterprise and annoyance.

DiGirolamo, V. (2020). "Nov. 28, 1864: Sand Creek Massacre".

DiGirolamo, V. (2019). Peddling Papers in the Age of Sail and Steam, (Nov. 2019).

https://underwaternewyork.com/all-pieces/peddling-papers-in-the-age-of-sail-and-steam

A profile of the news trade in New York, circa 1840s and 1850s.

(2019). Oxford Academic.

(2019). Wall Street Journal.

(2019). Podcast, Gotham Center and New Books Network.

(2018). C-SPAN III. American History and the Broadway Musical .

(2017). C-SPAN III. History of newspaper boys .

(2017). Nostalgia Trap Podcast.

(2013). Slate.

(2012). New York Times.

(2011). History Detectives Lab / Lion's Television.

DiGirolamo, V. (2008). Ric Masten Obituary.

(2008). Acoustiguide / Detroit Institute of Arts.

(2008). Gangs Video Project.

DiGirolamo, V. (2008). The Auditor.

(2004). CNN.

DiGirolamo, V. (1986). China Morning.

(1984). PBS.

DiGirolamo, V. (1980). The Haunting Truth Behind the 1919 Centralia Massacre.

Presentations

DiGirolamo, V. R. (2024, November 9). What Newsboys Can Tell Us about Gig Work, Fake News, and Social Media. Montclair State University, New Jersey: History Department and Dean's Office of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

DiGirolamo, V. R. (2024, November 9). What Newsboys Have to Tell Us about Gig Work, Fake News, and Social Media. : Montclair State University.

DiGirolamo, V. (2021, June 16). Birth of a Titan: Paul Manship's Prometheus. Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

DiGirolamo, V. (2020, March 17). Public Interview by former NY Times Columnist and Victorian Society Board Member Eve Kahn. 1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010: Rizzoli Bookstore.

DiGirolamo, V. (2020, March 28). The Lost Sisterhood of America's Newsgirls. 28 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site.

DiGirolamo, V. (2020, June 23). Adventures in Newsboydom; or, Periodical Studies from the Pavement Up. City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press. Zoom: National Endowment for the Humanities.

DiGirolamo, V. (2020, June 26). The 'Contagion' of 1886: Schoolchildren's Strikes in Gilded Age America. Children and Youth Speaking Up and Speaking Out. Manchester Metropolitan University: Children's History Society and Manchester Centre for Youth Studies Conference.

DiGirolamo, V. (2020, February 19). Making Sense of Newsboys. 25 Waterside Plaza, New York, NY 10010: Center for Civic Engagement.

DiGirolamo, V. (2020, February 28). The Yellow Kids: New York Newsboys in the 1890s. Stuyvesant High School. New York: History of New York City class.

DiGirolamo, V. (2019, November 6). Yelling the Yellows. The Writing Life. 3 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075: New York Society Library.

DiGirolamo, V. (2019, October 22). Book Talk on Crying the News. Hunter College: New York Metro American Studies Association.

DiGirolamo, V. (2019, June 27). Rumblings in the West: Newsboy Labor and Militancy on the American Industrial Frontier. Encounters and Exchanges, SHCY Biennial Conference. Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia: Society for the History of Children & Youth.

DiGirolamo, V. (2019, May 17). Gods Among Men: Creating the Athlete-Hero in American Visual Culture. Myth, Mystique, Masterpiece: 24th Annual American Art Conference. Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave., New York, NY: Initiatives in American Art and Culture.

DiGirolamo, V. (2019, March 29). From Monterey to Manhattan: Opening the Door to Italian American Studies. Minding the Gap: Retaining & Sustaining the Academic Community. CUNY Graduate Center, New York: CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2019.

DiGirolamo, V. (2019, November 21). Newsboys: Confronting the Illusion of the Near. Baruch College: Department of History, Baruch College.

DiGirolamo, V. (2019, December 5). Making Sense of Newsboys: Heroes, Victims, and "the Illusion of the Near". Fall Arts and Sciences Expo, York College. Queens, NY: York College.

DiGirolamo, V. (2018, January 9). Children of the Print Revolution. National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. New York: Peter Minuit Chapter.

DiGirolamo, V. (2017, April 17). Riding the Wanderlust Express: Railroad Newsboys in 19th-Century America. OAH Annual Meeting. New Orleans: Organization of American Historians.

DiGirolamo, V. (2016, April 20). Muscle Journalism. 1927! Kaleidoscope of a Year. Triangle Park, North Carolina: National Humanities Center.

DiGirolamo, V. (2015, April 25). ‘Little Aliens of a Beaten Race’: Immigrant Newsboys and Newsgirls in America, 1892-1924. “Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Italy and the Italian Diaspora, April 25, 2015. New York: Calandra Italian American Institute.

DiGirolamo, V. (2015, March 4). Roar of the Tabloids: Newsboys and the Challenge of Modernity in 1920s America. Columbia University Seminar on the City. Columbia University, New York: Columbia University.

DiGirolamo, V. (2015, March 21). Roaring the Tabloids: Newsboys and the Challenge of Modernity in 1920s America. Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference. New York University: American Journalism Historians Association / Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

DiGirolamo, V. (2015, May 29). Schooling the Streetwise: Newsboy Schools, Clubs, and Reading Rooms in Gilded-Age America. Fighting Inequality 2015. Georgetown University, Washington, DC: International Labor & Working Class History Association.

DiGirolamo, V. (2015, June 16). Coming of Age with the Penny Press. City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press from the Antebellum Era to the Digital Age. John Jay College: NEH Summer Seminar.

DiGirolamo, V. (2014, October 12). ‘Little Aliens of a Beaten Race’: Immigrant Newsboys and Newsgirls in America, 1892–1924. The Immigrant Experience: A Free Lecture Series. Hoboken, NJ: Hoboken Historical Museum.

DiGirolamo, V. (2013, February 15). Germans in America: The Welcomed and the Reviled. Deutsche Emigration in den USA Workshop. New York: Konrad-Adenauer Foundation.

DiGirolamo, V. (2012, June 8). Son of the Forgotten Man: The Newsboy in 1930s American Culture and Politics. How Class Works Conference. : Stony Brook University.

DiGirolamo, V. (2012, December 3). The Land Question: Why No Forty Acres and a Mule?. Stony Brook University. : Department of History.

DiGirolamo, V. (2011, January 22). New York in the 1940s: 'A Helluva Town'. Hamilton College Semester in New York City Program. Baruch College: Hamilton College.

DiGirolamo, V. (2011, April 7). Son of the Forgotten Man: The Newsboy in 1930s Culture and Politics. Hofstra University, 1935: The Reality and the Dream. Hofstra University: Hofstra University.

DiGirolamo, V. (2011, July 19). Ellis Island: Place and Paradigm. Teaching American History Summer Institute for NYC Teachers. CUNY Graduate Center: American Social History Project.

DiGirolamo, V. (2010, May 7). On the Waterfront/On the Web: Teaching Class in the Age of the Internet. Southwest Labor Studies Association Meeting. U.C. Santa Cruz

DiGirolamo, V. (2009, March 27). From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Dock. OAH Annual Meeting. Seattle, introducer and discussant for Ian Rankin's one-man show about Harry Bridges: Organization of American Historians.

DiGirolamo, V. (2008, July 31). Crippled Newsboys and the Reimagining of American Working-Class History. Disability History: Theory and Practice. San Francisco State University: Disability History Association.

DiGirolamo, V. (2008, March 28). New York in an Age of Amusement. Circa 1900: Celebrating American Turn-of-the-Century Arts, Symposia on the Occasion of the Reopening of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI: DIA.

DiGirolamo, V. (2007, June 27). Tramp Newsboy: Vagrant Labor and the American Press. Society for the History of Children and Youth. Linkkoping University, Sweden: SHCC.

DiGirolamo, V. (2006, July 26). Sidewalks of Struggle: Growing Up on the Streets of New York. Teaching American History Summer Institute for NYC Teachers. CUNY Graduate Center: Gotham Center.

DiGirolamo, V. (2006, August 5). Monterey's Boat People – A Retrospective. AHA Pacific Coast Branch Meeting. Stanford University: American Historical Association.

DiGirolamo, V. (2005, August 5). Battle Cries: How Newsboys Won the Civil War. Children's Worlds/Children in the World, Third Biennial Meeting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Society for the History of Children and Youth.

DiGirolamo, V. (2005, March 11). How Newsboy Won the Civil War. Nineteenth Century Association 26th Annual Conference. Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina: Nineteenth Century Association.

DiGirolamo, V. (2005, January 22). Conceptualizing the Progressive Era. Teaching American History: Voice of America. Museum of the City of New York: New York City Department of Education, Region 9.

DiGirolamo, V. (2005, November 12). Tramp Newsboy in Victorian America. Conference of the Global Dimensions of Vagrancy. : Princeton University.

DiGirolamo, V. (2003, January 5). 'News Alleys' The Intersection of Children, Vice, and the press in Jazz Age Chicago. Annual Meeting. Chicago: American Historical Association.

DiGirolamo, V. (2003, May 27). The Newsboys' New Deal: Child Labor Reform and Imagery in the Great Depression. Society of the history of Children & Youth. University of Maryland Baltimore County: SHCC.

DiGirolamo, V. (2002, June 7). Newsboy Funerals: Toward an Emotional History of Working-Class Youth. How Class Works Conference. : Stony Brook University.

DiGirolamo, V. (2002, June 16). Heralds of a Noisy World': Carrier Boys, Post Riders, and the Print Revolution in Early America. The Worlds of Children. Historic Deerfield, MA: Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, pp. 171–84.

DiGirolamo, V. (2000, October 19). Colgate's Big Thaw: Remembering the Sit-ins of 1968-1969. Conference on the Historical Transformation of Single-Sex Colleges. Hartford, CT: Trinity College.

DiGirolamo, V. (2000, November 1). Newsboy Funerals: Sorrow and Solidarity in Urban America. New England Seminar in American History. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society.

DiGirolamo, V. (2000, June 27). Tramp Newsboys. Society of the History of Children & Youth Conference. Linkkoping University, Norrkoping, Sweden: SHCC.

DiGirolamo, V. (2000, November 30). Race in the Workplace. Labor History Seminar. : Baruch College, CUNY.

DiGirolamo, V. (2000, May 5). Building Character and Circulation: Child Labor and Press Philanthropy in the Industrial Age. Children in Urban America Conference. : Marquette University.

DiGirolamo, V. (1996, October 31). The Newsboy in 'Young America': Class, Character, and the Politics of Personification. American Studies Association. Kansas City: American Studies Association.

DiGirolamo, V. (1995, April 1). Crying the News: Myth, History, and the American Newsboy. OAH Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: Organization of American Historians and National Council of Public History.

DiGirolamo, V. (1994, April 9). Redressing the Ragged Newsboy: Clothes, Character, and Coercion in Pre-WWI Britain. Warren L. Susman Graduate History Conference. : Rutgers University.

DiGirolamo, V. (1993, August 13). Little Hustlers: Class, Childhood. and Sexuality in the Anglo-American News Trade. American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch. : American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch, Loyola Marymount University.

DiGirolamo, V. (1992, June 12). Black Boys in a White Myth: The Strange Career of the Negro Newsboy. Theory, African American Studies Conference. University of Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania.

DiGirolamo, V. (1991, October 17). The Women of Wheatland: Female Consciousness and the 1913 Wheatland Hop Strike. North American Labor History Conference. : Wayne State University.

Other Scholarly Works

DiGirolamo, V. (2021). Clio Interview: Vincent DiGirolamo.

DiGirolamo, V. (2020). The Newsboy—Son of the Forgotten Man. Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys. May 2020

DiGirolamo, V. (2016). Yoga on the Sound with Karen. 1.

DiGirolamo, V. (2007). Growing Up in Down Times: Children of the Great Depression. Young America: Experiences of Youth in U.S. History. 800 words.

DiGirolamo, V., & Hawes, J. M. (2002). Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The Family in America: An Encyclopedia. 2.

DiGirolamo, V. (2002). The Historian as Artist, Activist, and Amateur. 30(3), 7.

DiGirolamo, V. (2002). The Historian as Artist, Activist, and Amateur. 30(3), 7.

DiGirolamo, V., & Masten, R. (2001). Full Circle: The Life and Work of Ric Masten. Let It Be A Dance: Words and One-Liners. 8–17.

DiGirolamo, V., Ferguson Clement , P., & Reinier, J. S. (2001). Newsboy. Boyhood in America: An Encyclopedia. 471–80.

DiGirolamo, V., & Shumsky, N. L. (1998). Children in Suburbs. American Cities and Suburbs: An Encyclopedia. 161–64.

DiGirolamo, V. (1990). At the Battle of Trafalgar Square: A Yank in the British Poll Tax Riot. 20.

DiGirolamo, V. (1988). Gao's Curse. 10-15.

DiGirolamo, V. (1988). He Came Alone to Monterey. 27.

DiGirolamo, V. (1987). Bach's Beheading: Carmel's Great Unsolved Art Crime. 12-14.

DiGirolamo, V. (1987). Bach's Beheading" Carmel's Great Unsolved Art Crime. 10–13.

DiGirolamo, V. (1987). Tagore's Legacy Celebrated on 125th Anniversary. 124-25.

DiGirolamo, V. (1986). Vikram Seth: Literary Sensation. 72-74.

DiGirolamo, V. (1986). Naipaul Finds Center in Print, Loses Edge on Stage. 27.

DiGirolamo, V. (1985). A Lifetime on the Path of Activism: Richard Criley. 6-9.

DiGirolamo, V. (1984). Hainan: A Paradise Isle for the Banished. 16-18.

DiGirolamo, V. (1983). El Teatro Campesino: Rooted in Reality Amid Fantastic International Success. 11.

DiGirolamo, V. (1983). Underwater Hockey. 120-123.

DiGirolamo, V. (1983). Tent City: Housing Alaska's Itinerant Fish Workers. 5.

DiGirolamo, V. (1982). New Labor Songs Reflect Workers' Broad Concerns. 11.

DiGirolamo, V. (1980). Labor History from the Bottom Up: An Interview with Herbert Gutman. pp. 14 and 5.

Reviews

DiGirolamo, V. (2021,June 20). Cub Reporters. Bloomington, IN,US: American Historical Review.

DiGirolamo, V. (2021,January 1). Baltimore, MD,United States: American Jewish History.

DiGirolamo, V. (2014,March 1). The Journal of American History.

DiGirolamo, V. (2012,August 1). American Jewish History.

DiGirolamo, V. (2005,July 1). . The New-York Journal of American History.

DiGirolamo, V. (2004,February 1). Social History .

DiGirolamo, V. (2002,December 1). Journal of American History.

DiGirolamo, V. (2000,October 1). OAH Magazine of History.

DiGirolamo, V. (1998,October 1). International Labor & Working Class History .

DiGirolamo, V. (1998,September 23). India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1991,July 7). Trenton Times.

DiGirolamo, V. (1991,March 31). San Fransisco Chronicle Review.

DiGirolamo, V. (1987,January 1). . India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1987,June 19). India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1987,April 10). India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1986,December 5). India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1986,August 8). Brian Senewiratne, Human Rights Violations in Sri Lanka. India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1986,May 1). India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1986,March 4). India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1985,September 13). India West.

DiGirolamo, V. (1983,January 1). ILWU Dispatcher.

DiGirolamo, V. (1983,April 1). New Labor Review.

DiGirolamo, V. (1981,January 9). ILWU Dispatcher.

DiGirolamo, V. (1980,November 7). ILWU Dispatcher.

DiGirolamo, V. (1980,June 6). ILWU Dispatcher.

DiGirolamo, V. (1979,October 5). ILWU Dispatcher.

DiGirolamo, V. (1979,March 23). San Francsico, CA,US: ILWU Dispatcher.

DiGirolamo, V. (1979,January 26). San Francisco, CA,US: ILWU Dispatcher.

Research Currently in Progess

DiGirolamo, V.(n.d.). Labor's Trumpet: The Radical Life and Times of Journalist John Swinton. In Progress.

A biography of the Gilded Age's most irascible labor journalist, John Swinton, editor of John Swinton's Paper, published in New York between 1883–1887.

TitleFunding Agency SponsorStart DateEnd DateAwarded DateTotal FundingStatus
Crying the News: A History of America's NewsboysFurthermore Grants in Publising J.M. Kaplan Fund03/01/201812/31/201812/15/20175550Completed
Crying the News: A History of America's NewsboysPSC-CUNY 4907/01/201806/30/201904/15/20183500Completed
Crying the News: A History of America's NewsboysCUNY Book Completion Award07/01/201806/30/201904/01/20185000Completed
In Franklin's Footsteps: News Carriers and Post-Boys in the Revolution and Early RepublicPSC-CUNY 3907/01/200812/31/20093990Completed
Johnny Morrow and the Dangerous ClassesPSC-CUNY 3807/01/200706/30/20083990Completed
Honor / AwardOrganization SponsorDate ReceivedDescription
Vincent P. DeSantis Book AwardSociety for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era2021Awarded in odd-numbered years for the best book treating any aspect of United States history in the period 1865-1920 published during the two years preceding the year of the award. It must be the author’s first book.
Eugenia M. Palmegiano PrizeAmerican Historical Association2020Awarded annually to the author of the most outstanding book published in English on any aspect of the history of journalism, concerning any area of the world, and any period.
Presidential Excellence Award for ScholarshipBaruch College2020This award is conferred annually on outstanding faculty for distinguished teaching, scholarship and research, or service. It is a recognition of dedication and passion by one's peers.
Frank Luther Mott/Kappa Tau Alpha Research AwardKappa Tau Alpha Missouri School of Journalism2020Given annually since 1944 for the best book on journalism and mass communication based on original research.
Philip Taft Labor History Book AwardCornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) in cooperation with the Labor and Working-Class History Association at Duke University2020Given annually since 1978 for the book judged to be the outstanding book on American labor history published during the preceding calendar year. The prize committee defines "labor history" in a broad sense to include the history of workers (free and unfree, organized and unorganized), their institutions, and their workplaces, as well as the broader historical trends that have shaped working-class life, including but not limited to: immigration, slavery, community, the state, race, gender, and ethnicity.
Frederick Jackson Turner AwardOrganization of American Historians2020Given annually since 1959 by the Organization of American Historians to the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.
William Stewart Travel AwardCUNY Academy2019$500 Conference Travel Support to attend Biennial meeting of Society for History of Children and Youth at Australian Catholic University in Sydney, June 26–28, 2019 and present a paper: "Rumblings in the West: Newsboy Labor and Militancy on the American Industrial Frontier."
Book Completion AwardCUNY Office of Research 2018A $5,000 subvention for Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboy, a book under contract with Oxford University Press.
WSAS Research SupportWeissman School of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Office2018$2,000 award for indexing Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys (Oxford University Press, 2019)
Research Award, TRADA-49-570PSC-CUNY2018Manuscript Preparation/ Publication Costs. A subvention to Oxford University Press for Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys to cover typesetting ($2,000), and production management ($1,500).
CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs AwardCity University of New York2017$1,500 fellowship to participate the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and Roma Tre University.
Furthermore Grants in Publishing J.M. Kaplan Fund2017Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of Baruch College, New York, NY. Photography for the book, Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys, by Vincent DiGirolamo. Publisher, Oxford University Press, Fall 2018. $5550
Visiting FellowNational Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C.2016Non-stipendiary residency at the National Humanities Center for spring 2016 to conduct research for "Labor's Trumpet: The Life and Times of John Swinton."
Leonard Hastings Schoff Trust Fund Publications AwardColumbia University Seminars2015A $2,200 subvention to offset cost of illustrations for my book Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys (Oxford University Press).
Freeman Foundation FellowJapanese Studies Association2010Participated in a five-week seminar on Japanese history, culture, and language for non-specialist wishing to integrate Japanese studies into their teaching.
Eugene M. Lang Junior Faculty Research FellowshipBaruch College2005
Humanities Division Research AwardPrinceton University2002
Mark C. Stevens Research FellowshipBentley Historical library, University of Michigan2002
Humanities Research FellowshipAmerican Antiquarian Society-NEH2000
Picker FellowshipColgate Research Council, Colgate University2000
Woodrow Wilson FellowshipPrinceton Society of Fellows1994
Mellon Graduate Prize FellowPrinceton University Center for Human Values1993
Peter B. Lewis Research AwardCenter for International Studies, Princeton University1993
Philip A. Rollins Prize in History Department of History, Princeton University1992
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship U.S. Department of Education1987Full tuition and annual stipend ($10,000) for five years of graduate study.
NEH YouthgrantNational Endowment for the Humanities1982Funding to produce "Monterey's Boat People," a historical documentary on Asian American fishermen in California.
NEH FellowNational Endowment for the Humanities1980National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar of Labor Leaders, "Americans at Work: Changing Social and Cultural Patterns," led by Hubert Gutman and Steve Brier.

College

Committee NamePosition RoleStart DateEnd Date
College Academic Review CommitteeCommittee MemberPresent
College Reopening CommitteeCommittee MemberPresent
Departmental Executive Committee12/31/2018
Committee on Undergraduate Honors ProgramCommittee Member5/18/2018
Joint Committee on ResearchCommittee Member5/31/2017
Departmental Executive Committee12/31/2013
Asian History Search CommitteeCommittee Member12/31/2013
Marshal, Baruch College commencementMarshal12/31/2011
Committee on the M.A. in Global StudiesCommittee Member12/31/2010
Eugene M. Lang Junior Faculty Research FellowshipCommittee Member12/31/2010
Committee to Increase MajorsCommittee Member12/31/2009
Weissman Representative to the Zicklin School of BusinessAttendee, Meeting12/31/2008
American Urban History Search CommitteeCommittee Member12/31/2007
College-wide discussion on learning goals and grading in multi-section coursesDepartment Representative12/31/2005
History Department BrochureCo-editor12/31/2005
History Department NewsletterCo-editor12/31/2005
Departmental Executive Committee12/31/2005
History Department Teach-In on Bernard BaruchParticipated3/9/2005
Departmental workshop Participated12/31/2003

University

Committee NamePosition RoleStart DateEnd Date
Professional Staff Congress, Baruch ChapterChairperson10/13/2016Present
Calandra Italian American InstituteFaculty Advisor1/1/2015Present
CUNY Office of Research Book AwardGrant Proposal Reviewer, Internal1/20/20191/20/2021
Editorial Advisory Committee Faculty Advisor5/1/20185/31/2020
PSC-CUNY Research Award ProgramGrant Proposal Reviewer, Internal1/1/200712/31/2010

Professional

OrganizationPosition RoleOrganization StateOrganization CountryStart DateEnd DateAudience
Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize Committee, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive EraChairpersonMassachusettsUnited States9/1/20222/1/2023International
Fordham University PressReviewer, Book12/31/2020
American Historical Association, Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize in the History of JournalismCommittee Chair1/1/201712/31/2019
Journal of the History of Childhood and YouthReviewer, Journal Article12/31/2018
Oxford University PressReviewer, Book12/31/2018
New York University PressReviewer, Book12/31/2010
University Press of FloridaReviewer, Book12/31/2007
Journal of Social HistoryReviewer, Journal Article12/31/2003
American QuarterlyReviewer, Journal Article12/31/1997
"Becoming Helen Keller" documentaryCommittee MemberMassachusettsUnited States9/1/20151/1/1970International

Public

OrganizationPosition RoleOrganization StateOrganization CountryStart DateEnd DateAudience
J.M. Kaplan FoundationReviewer, JMK Innovation PrizeNew YorkUnited States5/6/20216/7/2021National
Stuyvesant High SchoolGuest SpeakerNew YorkUnited States2/28/2020Local
Columbia University Seminar on the City1/1/201512/31/2016
New-York Historical Society1/1/200312/31/2004
American Antiquarian SocietySelection Committee12/31/2000
New York Council for the Humanities/Young Scholars Essay ContestJudge12/31/1998