From Ohio History Central

L'Araldo, translated as The Herald, was an Italian-American newspaper published in Cleveland, Ohio.

People of Italian heritage primarily began to migrate to the United States of America in the late 1800s. Cleveland had one of the largest Italian communities in Ohio. Of all the immigrant groups to settle in Ohio, Italians remained the most determined to maintain their traditional heritage and beliefs. In 1938, Cleveland Italians established L'Araldo, Cleveland's second Italian-language newspaper. The first such newspaper was La Voce Del Popolo Italiano. L'Araldo was published weekly in both Italian and English. During World War II, the paper denounced, Benito Mussolini, the dictator of Italy, for allying with Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Germany, and called on Cleveland's Italian populace to actively support the U.S. war effort.

The paper remained in publication until 1957. Like many other Americans during the late 1800s and the early 1900s, the Italian immigrants viewed Ohio as a land of opportunity, but they also sought, as evidenced with L'Araldo, to maintain many aspects of their traditional culture.

See Also


  1. Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.