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Attilio Mascone Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Mascone, Attilio A.
Title: Attilio Mascone Papers
Dates: 1942-1998
Size: 0.25 linear foot
Abstract: Military documents and Syracuse University memorabilia from alumnus Attilio Mascone
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Attilio Mascone (1921-2009) was a Syracuse University alumnus. Mascone worked part time at a local manufacturer and attended Hilyer College (now the University of Hartford) where he received his associate's degree. He joined the Army Reserve Corp then the 106th Infantry in Europe once he completed his training. While serving, he and his unit, the 422nd, were captured by German forces during the Battle of Bulge and were placed in various camps in December 1945. Mascone was placed in the German camp Stalag IX-B and was eventually freed by American forces Easter of 1945. Mascone took time to recuperate from the harsh conditions of his temporary imprisonment but still suffered from malnutrition, residual frostbite effects, intestinal issues, and lack of dental care from his time in the German camp. He entered Syracuse University on the G.I. Bill and studied engineering. Housing was limited on the Syracuse University campus so Mascone was assigned a dormitory in nearby Baldwinsville. He was a part of the Theta Tau Fraternity. Mascone continued to receive medical care during his attendance at Syracuse University and sought recognition from the Department of Veterans' Affairs for the lingering disabilities resulting from being a prisoner of war. He and the rest of his unit that were prisoners of war were awarded Bronze Stars. Mascone graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1948 and became a Mechanical Engineer with the Washington D.C. General Services Administration with a specialization in building escalators and elevators as well as the creation of code standards for them. Mascone worked on DC landmarks such as the FBI building, the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and assisted in the renovations of several federal buildings to make them adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Scope and Content Note

The Attilio Mascone Papers contain a variety of documents and photographs related to Mascone's military service as well as memorabilia and photos from his time at Syracuse University. This collection contains some born-digital content.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Selected Search Terms


Mascone, Attilio A.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Armed Forces.
College campuses.
Higher education.

Types of material

Black-and-white photographs.
Digital photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Attilio Mascone Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Attilio Mascone in October 1998 to the University Archives. Additional digital files were donated by Patti Mascone in January 2013.

Processing Information

Physical photographs were placed in protective sleeves.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Ariana Spatola
Date: May 2019
Revision history: November 2020 - collection moved to its own box (MAM)

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Folders are arranged in alphabetical order within their series.

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Box 1 Clippings 1944-1946, 1987-1993
Box 1 Correspondence 1945-1948, 1992-1998
Box 1 Memorabilia circa 1947
Box 1 Military documents 1942-1954, 1990
Some material in this folder is also available digitally. Please contact the archivist for information about accessing these materials.
Box 1 Photographs circa 1948

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