Inventory of the Ruth Ricci Eltse papers

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Title: Ruth Ricci Eltse papers
Date (inclusive): 1935-1942
Collection Number: 77068
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 11 envelopes, 1 album box, 1 cardfile box, 9 oversize boxes (6.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, and photographs, relating to the Italo-Ethiopian War, to Italian colonization of Libya, and to Italian relations in North and East Africa. Includes an album of photographs of Benito Mussolini.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
creator: Eltse, Ruth Ricci.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ruth Ricci Eltse papers,, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

American volunteer nurse in the Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936; photographer and journalist in North Africa, 1936-1939.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, writings, and photographs, relating to the Italo-Ethiopian War, to Italian colonization of Libya, and to Italian relations in North and East Africa. Includes an album of photographs of Benito Mussolini.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945--Pictorial works.
Africa--Foreign relations--Italy.
Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936.
Italy--Foreign relations--Africa.

Box 1

Correspondence, clippings, photographs, and writings

Box 2

Correspondence, clippings, and printed matter, including Three Years After by Ruth Ricci Eltse

Envelope A

45 prints of scenes in Libya circa 1938

Envelope B

64 prints of scenes in North Africa undated

Envelope C

69 prints of scenes in North Africa undated

Envelope D

60 prints of scenes in North Africa undated

Envelope E

76 prints of scenes in North Africa undated

Envelope F

20 postcards of scenes in North Africa undated

Envelope G

10 prints of Ruth Ricci Eltse, 13 prints of Ruth Ricci Eltse with others, 4 prints of Italo Balbo and others, 5 prints of unidentified people, 14 prints of unidentified scenes. undated

Album fH

1 photograph album of prints of Benito Mussolini. undated

Box: 3-12, album fI-fW

Photograph albums, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes undated scenes in North and East Africa, Ethopia, and of the Italo Ethiopian War from 1935-1936. Photograph albums were disbound for preservation. Find album pages in boxes 3-10, loose photographs separated from album pages in boxes 8,10 and 11, and album covers in boxes 11-12.
Box: 3

"Debivar-Debareah Gondar-Lake Tana"

Box: 3

"Galla e Sidama Gimma Aggario"

Box: 4

"Foundazione-Harae-Dire Dona"

Box: 4

"AOI 13"

Box: 5

"Villagio Della Doca"

Box: 5

"Duncalia"

Box: 6

"Gambela"

Box: 6

"Libia 1939"

Box: 7

"Asmara-Adua-Axum"

Box: 7

"5 Di Maggio"

Box: 9-10

4 albums containing scenes of North and East Africa

Box: 8

Loose Photos from all albums

Scope and Contents note

Includes various photos from all albums, including images of African women, safaris, car trips, Nahre, and postcards.
Box: 10

Loose large photographs from all albums

Box: 11

Loose oversize photograph from Debivar-Debareah and Gondar-Lake Tana albums

Box: 11-12

Album covers

Box/Envelope 9 : mX

23 prints of Italian dignitaries and military leaders. 1936-1939

Scope and Contents note

Includes photograph of Benito Mussolini.
Envelope Y

7 prints of Ruth Ricci Eltse in North and East Africa. undated

Envelope Z

128 prints of scenes and people of Africa. undated

Envelope AA

17 prints of Ruth Ricci Eltse and others. undated