"A life long resident of Coatesville, Mr. DiOrio is a graduate of Villanova University's School of Commerce & Finance, and was employed in the Financial Division of Lukens Steel Company for over 21 years. Business and industrial history, railroads, shipping, and music - especially opera - are favorite subjects."
--biographical notes excerpted from back flap of "Chester County: A Traveler's Album" by Eugene L. DiOrio (Taylor Publishing Company , 1980)

Mr. Eugene L. DiOrio, an alumnus of Villanova, donated his theatre materials to Falvey Library's Special Collections in 2012. See the finding aid below for collection information.

  • Eugene L. DiOrio Theater Ephemera Collection - This collection consists of music and theatre programs for plays, musical theatre productions, musical performances, and opera productions in the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas. Programs form the bulk of this collection, but there are also many subscription advertising brochures and other musical and theatrical ephemera.