Printed ephemera, including brochures, maps, and promotional publications relating to travel, primarily in Western Europe and the United States, by World War II veteran Sam H. Girardi and his wife Gloria during the 1950s through early 1970s. Destinations coincided with his assignments as an officer of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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Sam and Gloria Girardi were the parents of novelist Robert Giardi, whose papers are also preserved in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections. Sam was from New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He attended George Washington Uniersity in Washington, D.C. Sam served as an intelligance officer at the Central Intelignace Agecny (CIA) for 25 years. His postings inlcuced Austria, West Germany, Athens (1965-1969), and Paris (1970-1973). Sam worked his last four years at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virgnia. He retired from the CIA in 1977.
Sam Girardi died in 1992 at the age of 74.
[Source: "Sam H. Girardi: CIA Officer," "Washington Post" obituary, 12/2/1992].
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Gift of Robert Girardi, 2006.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository