Italian resources

3. Resources in the rest of the world

3.1 archives

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
The Italian collections cover seven centuries, from 1300 to the present, including early manuscripts, rare books, opera libretti, prints and drawings, costumes and stage designs, marionettes, photographs and manuscripts of modern authors. The Ranuzzi Manuscripts make up the largest single group, with more than five thousand manuscripts from the 15th to the 18th centuries. The modern manuscripts include works by major Italian authors, Luigi Pirandello, Carlo Levi, Alberto Moravia, Paolo Volponi and Libero Bigiaretti. The library is open to the public and admission is free.

International Institute of Social History
This is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history in general and the history of the labour movement in particular. Particularly relevant for Italian studies is its collection of leaflets and other printed material issued by various resistance organizations during the years 1943-1945 in Italy, directed at workers, students, intellectuals and women, pleading for support against fascism and against the Italian war efforts.

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
The Central Archives have rescued and preserved the archival remnants of hundreds of Jewish communities, organizations and public figures from all over the world. To date, the Central Archives have assembled some 800 lists of documents relating to Jews, as well as a microfilm collection consisting of over 6,000,000 frames.

Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.