The collection consists of materials relevant to the
publication of Dr. Gnudi's major volumes on Renaissance Italians: 1)"The Life
and Times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi." New York: 1950; 2)"The Various and Ingenious
Machines of Captain Agostino Ramelli." Baltimore: 1976; and to a related journal
article: "Agostino Ramelli and Ambroise Bachot", 1974. Included are copies,
transcriptions and translations of original texts, other research materials,
notes, manuscript drafts, photographs, etc.
Dr. Martha Teach Gnudi (1908-1976), scholar, historian and librarian,
received her B.A. cum laude in classics and history at the University of
Southern California, where she laid the foundation for her proficiency in
Italian, French, German and Latin. Upon graduation she was awarded a fellowship
by the Institute of International Education to study in Italy. She received the
doctorate in "belle lettere" from the University of Bologna in 1931.
(50 linear inches)
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