Recently, EWGS librarian Juanita McBride announced a new addition to the collection of the genealogical holdings. Italians of the American Northwest, by Charley Vingo, is a 793-page, illustrated volume published in 2001 by a Spokane author. It is available in both the Genealogy Room (3rd floor) and Northwest Room (2nd floor) of the Downtown Branch of the Spokane Public Library, and is cataloged under call numbers GEN 973.0451 ITALIAN and NW 973.0451 ITALIAN, respectively. As a reference book, it cannot be checked out.
If you have Italian ancestry in the Northwest, you will want to consult this volume. For those out of town, you may wish to call the information desk at (509) 444-5300 to have a librarian do a lookup for a surname for you, or e-mail EWGS's researcher Charles Hansen.