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Finding Aid for the Charles Speroni Papers, ca. 1930-1984
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Speroni Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1930-1984
    Collection number: 1705
    Creator: Speroni, Charles, 1911-
    Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.) 4 cartons (4 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Charles Speroni (1911-1984) was the first chairman of the Department of Italian at UCLA (1949-56), Dean of the College of Fine Arts, UCLA (1968-79), and served as editor of The Italian quarterly. After his retirement in 1979, he founded the Los Angeles Chapter of the Dante Alighieri Society, and was honored with the Alumni Award of Excellence for University Service by the UCLA Alumni Foundation (1984). The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, books, photographs, and miscellaneous printed materials related to Speroni's life and career at UCLA.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Charles Speroni.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Speroni Papers (Collection 1705). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3222230 

    Biography

    Speroni was born in Santa Fiora, Tuscany, on November 2, 1911; BA, UC Berkeley, 1933; Ph.D, Romance languages, UC Berkeley, 1938; married Carmela Corica in 1939; director, U.S. Army special training program for teaching Italian to American soldiers during World War II; first chairman, Department of Italian at UCLA, 1949-56; Dean, College of Fine Arts, UCLA, 1968-79; served as editor of The Italian quarterly; his basic Italian textbook was widely adopted throughout the country; retired from UCLA in 1979; founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Dante Alighieri Society; honored with Alumni Award of Excellence for University Service by the UCLA Alumni Foundation, 1984; died on August 28, 1984.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, books, photographs, and miscellaneous printed materials related to the life and career of Charles Speroni at UCLA.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Speroni, Charles, 1911- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Italian--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Italian teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Dean, mentor, colleague: bridging humanities and fine arts at UCLA [oral history transcript] / Charles Speroni, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1980. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.