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INVENTORY OF THE MASSIMO BONTEMPELLI PAPERS, 1865-1991
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Series I. Correspondence, ca. 1871-1990, undated

Physical Description: 7.5 lin. ft. 18 boxes

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence is both personal and professional. It contains ca. 240 love letters in French between the painter Mariette Lydis and Bontempelli (1925-1928) and 15 linear in. of correspondence between Bontempelli and Paola Masino (1928-1953), organized chronologically. The sometimes daily letter exchanges between these two writers, companions for thirty-two years, is especially rich, containing critiques of their respective writings and ample evidence of their enduring passion for each other. Correspondence with other friends and associates occupies 20 linear in. and is organized alphabetically. Correspondents include Pirandello (6), G.A. Borgese (10), Cecchi (10), A. Graf (12), Malpiero (58), Ada Negri (6), Ugo Ojetti (40), Anna Maria Ortese (25), Jovine Livio Stanis (56) and many other writers, editors, and prominent mid-20th century figures. Correspondence with publishing houses (5 linear in.) and periodicals (5 linear in.) also features letters from influential figures with whom Bontempelli was closely associated, including Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori, Nino Frank, and Malaparte. Correspondence concerning the right to translate, anthologize or cite from Bontempelli's work (1.5 linear ft.) demonstrates the extent of Bontempelli's success, as does the correspondence regarding payment (5 linear in.). Correspondence from readers of "Colloqui" in Tempo occupies 1.25 linear ft. Correspondence pulled from clippings and not yet interfiled is stored in Series IV Clippings.

Note

[Numbers in parentheses refer to approximate number of items in folder. Please note that correspondence between Bontempelli's parents, Maria Cislaghi and Alfonso Bontempelli, and other correspondence relating to them, is filed in Series III (Personal). Correspondence pulled from clippings is presently stored in Box 60.]
Box 1

Correspondence between Mariette Lydis and Bontempelli, in French, 1925-1928

Box 1, Folder 1

31 May 1925-27 Jul 1925, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 1, Folder 2

1 Aug 1925-28 Aug 1925, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 1, Folder 3

9 Sep 1925-30 Oct 1925, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 1, Folder 4

2 Nov 1925-31 Dec 1925, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 1, Folder 5

Telegrams, 1924-1925, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 1, Folder 6

5 Jan 1926-26 Mar 1926, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 1, Folder 7

1 Apr 1926-30 Apr 1926, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 11 items
Box 1, Folder 8

4 May 1926-30 May 1926, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 1, Folder 9

4 Jun 1926-25 Jul 1926, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 1, Folder 10

5 Aug 1926-30 Sep 1926, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 1, Folder 11

30 Sep 1926-22 Oct 1926, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 1, Folder 12

4 Nov 1926-25 Dec 1926, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 1, Folder 13

Telegrams, 1926, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 1, Folder 14

14 Jan 1927-27 May 1927, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 1, Folder 15

22 Jun 1927-23 Sep 1927, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 1, Folder 16

12 Oct 1927-29 Nov 1928, from Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 1, Folder 17

24 Dec 1924-31 Jul 1925, from Bontempelli to Mariette Lydis

Physical Description: 18 items
Box 1, Folder 18

3 Aug 1925-30 Sep 1925, from Bontempelli to Mariette Lydis

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 1, Folder 19

16 Oct 1925-22 Feb 1926, from Bontempelli to Mariette Lydis

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 1, Folder 20

Telegrams, 1924-1926, from Bontempelli to Mariette Lydis

Physical Description: 218 items
Box 2

Letters from Bontempelli to Paola Masino, 1927-1930

Scope and Content Note

Love letters and commentary on her writings, including rough drafts of Monte Ignoso.
Box 2, Folder 1

1927-Aug 1928

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 2, Folder 2

Aug 1928-Sep 1928

Physical Description: 27 items
Box 2, Folder 3

Oct 1928-Dec 1928

Physical Description: 19 items
Box 2, Folder 4

Mar 1929-Jun 1929

Physical Description: 19 items
Box 2, Folder 5

Jul 1929

Physical Description: 18 items
Box 2, Folder 6

Aug 1929

Physical Description: 22 items
Box 2, Folder 7

Sep 1929

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 2, Folder 8

Oct 1929

Physical Description: 30 items
Box 2, Folder 9

Jun 1930-Jul 1930

Physical Description: 35 items
Box 2, Folder 10

Aug 1930-Sep 1930

Physical Description: 35 items
Box 2, Folder 11

Nov 1930-Dec 1930

Physical Description: 34 items
Box 2, Folder 12

Telegrams 1930

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 3

Letters from Bontempelli to Paola Masino, 1931-1939

Box 3, Folder 1

Mar 1931-Jul 1931

Physical Description: 53 items
Box 3, Folder 2

Aug 1931

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 3, Folder 3

1932-1933

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 3, Folder 4

Telegrams 1932-1933

Physical Description: 48 items
Box 3, Folder 5

1934-1936

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 3, Folder 6

Telegrams 1934-1936

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 3, Folder 7

Oct 1937

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 3, Folder 8

Letters and telegrams Nov 1937-Dec 1937

Physical Description: 21 items
Box 3, Folder 9

1938

Physical Description: 22 items
Box 3, Folder 10

Telegrams 1938

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 3, Folder 11

1939

Physical Description: 35 items
Box 3, Folder 12

Telegrams 1939

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 4

Letters from Bontempelli to Paola Masino, 1940-1954

Box 4, Folder 1

1940-1941

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 4, Folder 2

Telegrams 1940-1941

Physical Description: 26 items
Box 4, Folder 3

1942-1943

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 4, Folder 4

Jan 1947-May 1947

Physical Description: 19 items
Box 4, Folder 5

Jun 1947-Jul 1947

Physical Description: 22 items
Box 4, Folder 6

Aug 1947-Dec 1947

Physical Description: 18 items
Box 4, Folder 7

1948

Physical Description: 38 items
Box 4, Folder 8

1949

Physical Description: 37 items
Box 4, Folder 9

Telegrams 1949

Physical Description: 35 items
Box 4, Folder 10

1950-1954

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 5

Letters from Paola Masino to Bontempelli, 1928-1935

Scope and Content Note

Love letters from Paris, descriptions of her efforts to write, discussions of difficulties her family imposed on their relationship.
Box 5, Folder 1

May 1928-Sep 1928

Physical Description: 32 items
Box 5, Folder 2

Oct 1928-Dec 1928

Physical Description: 30 items
Box 5, Folder 3

Mar 1929-Sep 1929

Physical Description: 65 items
Box 5, Folder 4

Oct 1929-Dec 1929, Jun 1930-Jul 1930

Physical Description: 64 items
Box 5, Folder 5

Aug 1930-Sep 1930

Physical Description: 64 items
Box 5, Folder 6

Letters and 7 pp. of chapter entitled "Agosto" 1931

Physical Description: 42 items
Box 5, Folder 7

1932-1935

Physical Description: 37 items
Box 5, Folder 8

Telegrams 1932-1935

Physical Description: 32 items
Box 6

Letters from Paola Masino to Bontempelli, 1936-1953

Scope and Content Note

Love letters, accounts of home life, her nervous breakdown and recovery, her efforts to start a magazine.
Box 6, Folder 1

Letters and 2 photographs, 1936-1938

Physical Description: 60 items
Box 6, Folder 2

1939-1940

Physical Description: 28 items
Box 6, Folder 3

Telegrams 1939-1940

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 6, Folder 4

Letters and 2 photographs 1941-1943

Physical Description: 26 items
Box 6, Folder 5

Telegrams 1941-1943

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 6, Folder 6

1945-1946

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 6, Folder 7

Apr 1947-Jun 1947

Physical Description: 30 items
Box 6, Folder 8

Jul 1947-Dec 1947

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 6, Folder 9

1948

Physical Description: 22 items
Box 6, Folder 10

Jan 1949-Jul 1949

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 6, Folder 11

Jul 1949-Dec 1949

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 6, Folder 12

1950-1953

Physical Description: 11 items
Box 7

Correspondence from Bontempelli's friends and associates, 1890-1960

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by last name (A-Du).
Box 7, Folder 1

A., includng correspondence with Alvaro, 1890-1958

Physical Description: 56 items
Box 7, Folder 2

Abba, Marta, 1925-1934

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 7, Folder 3

Aleramo, Sibilla, 1930-1945

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 4

Alfieri, Dino, 1935-1939

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 7, Folder 5

Ausonio, Franchi, 1890-1892

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 7, Folder 6

Ba-Bl, 1913-1959

Physical Description: 41 items
Box 7, Folder 7

Bo-Bu and unidentified, 1916-1959

Physical Description: 40 items
Box 7, Folder 8

Baldini, Antonio, 1931-1939

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 7, Folder 9

Bartolieri, Luigi, 1930-1941

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 7, Folder 10

Beck, Christian, 1913-1915

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 7, Folder 11

Beer, Emilio, 1939

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 7, Folder 12

Bellonci, Maria, 1941-1947

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 7, Folder 13

Berera, Giovanni, 1952-1953

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 7, Folder 14

Bernasconi, 1912-1913

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 7, Folder 15

Bertini, Daria, 1951-1960

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 7, Folder 16

Bodrero, Emilio, 1905-1946

Physical Description: 36 items
Box 7, Folder 17

Borgese, G.A., 1924-1932

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 7, Folder 18

Bragaglia, Anton Giulia, 1933-1951

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 19

Ca-Cl, 1920-1957

Physical Description: 41 items
Box 7, Folder 20

Co-Cu and unidentified, 1918-1948

Physical Description: 19 items
Box 7, Folder 21

Calliope, 1936-1943

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 7, Folder 22

Cami, 1930

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 23

Candelarini(?), 1943

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7, Folder 24

Canevari, Maria, 1910-1957

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 7, Folder 25

Carrà, Carlo, 1941-1943

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 26

Casella, Alfredo, 1916-1918?

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 7, Folder 27

Cecchi, Emilio, 1927-1943

Physical Description: 15 items

Scope and Content Note

11 photocopied letters from Bontempelli to Cecchi. See also correspondence regarding film projects, Box 14, f. 16, and regarding '900, Box 12, f. 3.
Box 7, Folder 28

Cena(?), Giovanni, 1907-1913

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 7, Folder 29

Cerra, Bruno, 1932

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 30

Chiarini, Luigi, 1933-1983

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 31

Chiavelli, Luigi, 1915

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 32

Chiesa, Ivo, 1950s

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 7, Folder 33

Chiesa(?), Franceso

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 7, Folder 34

Ciognani(?), 1932-1943

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 7, Folder 35

Civicini(?), 1951

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 36

Clemens, Cyril, 1930-1938

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 7, Folder 37

Comin, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7, Folder 38

Commisso, Giovanni, 1929-1941

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 7, Folder 39

Conti, Primo, 1941

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7, Folder 40

Cremonese, Bianca, 1949-1950

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7, Folder 41

Institutions with names beginning with "C"

Box 7, Folder 42

Da-De, 1928-1959

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 7, Folder 43

Di-Du and unidentified, 1905-1955

Physical Description: 22 items
Box 8

Correspondence from Bontempelli's friends and associates, 1901-1960

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by last name (D'Ambra - Morelli).
Box 8, Folder 1

D'Ambra, Lucio, 1932

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 8, Folder 2

D'Angona, Vera, 1927 (2)

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 3

Dalla Piccola, Luigi, 1940

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8, Folder 4

De Chirico, Giorgio, 1936

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8, Folder 5

De Robertis, Giuseppe, 1941

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 6

De Sabata, Victor, undated

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8, Folder 7

De Vida, Corrado, 1947-1958

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 8, Folder 8

De Luca, Giuseppe, 1939-1940

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 9

De Pino, Pippo, 1940-1947

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8, Folder 10

Deledda, Grazia, date illegible

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8, Folder 11

Duse, Eleonora, undated

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied letters.
Box 8, Folder 12

E, 1952-1975

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 13

Fa-Fo, 1918-1959

Physical Description: 26 items
Box 8, Folder 14

Fr-Fu and Unidentified, 1926-1957

Physical Description: 23 items
Box 8, Folder 15

Falqui, Enrico, 1934-1953

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 8, Folder 16

Ferraris, Umberto, 1948-1953

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8, Folder 17

Fiorentino, Luigi, 1951-1955

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 8, Folder 18

Formiggini, A.F., 1909

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 8, Folder 19

G., 1930-1956

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 8, Folder 20

Gassmann, Vittorio, 1947-1948

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 21

Gallian, Marcello, 1925-1941

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 8, Folder 22

Gentile, Giovanni, 1934-1936

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 23

Ghedini, Giorgio, 1941

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 24

Ghiringhelli, Gino, 1931-1943

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8, Folder 25

Goll, Ivan, 1930-1933

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 12, f.3.
Box 8, Folder 26

Gotta, Salvator, 1912-1938

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 8, Folder 27

Govoni, Corrado, 1932-1950

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 8, Folder 28

Graf, A., 1902-1912

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 8, Folder 29

Gualino, Ricardo, 1936-1939

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 30

Guglielminetti, Amalia, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 31

I., 1933-1954

Physical Description: 25 items
Box 8, Folder 32

J., and unidentified 1930s

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8, Folder 33

Jacob, Max, 1924, undated

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 8, Folder 34

Jakobi, Basia, undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 35

K., 1930-1934

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 36

L., 1916-1960

Physical Description: 25 items
Box 8, Folder 37

Lanckrock, Rik, 1950

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 38

Lebrecht, Daniele, 1923

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 39

Lifano(?), 1938-1941

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 8, Folder 40

Lisi, Nicola, 1941-1943

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 41

Lorris, Arturo, 1936-1952

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 8, Folder 42

Ma-Mi, 1905-1957

Physical Description: 33 items

Scope and Content Note

For Malaparte see '900 correspondence.
Box 8, Folder 43

Mo-Mu, 1901-1960

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 8, Folder 44

Malpiero, Gian Francesco, 1932-1955

Physical Description: 53 items
Box 8, Folder 45

Malpiero, Gian Francesco, undated

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

Eight letters and an 8 pp. manuscript.
Box 8, Folder 46

Mantella, Ennio, 1918

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 47

Mariani, Alberto, 1929-1930

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 48

Marinetti, F.T., undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 49

Martini, Arturo(?), 1932-1940

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 8, Folder 50

Martini, 1911-1913

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 8, Folder 51

Martini, Virgilio, 1956

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8, Folder 52

Marussi, Garibaldo, 1954-1957

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 8, Folder 53

Mazzocchi, Giovanni, 1935

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 54

Mazzoni, Guido, 1907-1911

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8, Folder 55

Montale, Eugenio, 1941

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8, Folder 56

Morandi, 1941

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8, Folder 57

Moravia, Alberto, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8, Folder 58

Morelli(?), undated

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 9

Correspondence from Bontempelli's friends and associates, 1871-1961

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by last name (N-Stanis).
Box 9, Folder 1

N., 1912-1953

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 9, Folder 2

Negri, Ada, 1917-1924

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 9, Folder 3

Notari(?), Delia, 1921-1923

Physical Description: 40 items
Box 9, Folder 4

Novaro, A., 1934-1936

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 5

O, 1906-1958

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 9, Folder 6

Ojetti, Ugo, 1911-1941

Physical Description: 40 items
Box 9, Folder 7

Ortese, Anna Maria, 1934-1952

Physical Description: 25 items
Box 9, Folder 8

Pa-Pu and Unidentified, 1911-1956

Physical Description: 31 items
Box 9, Folder 9

Pagallo, Giuseppe, 1941-1943

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 10

Palazzeschi, Aldo, 1938-1940

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 11

Pancrazi, Pietro, 1924-1928

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 12

Pane, 1947-1948

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 13

Panzini, Alfredo, 1914-1930

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 9, Folder 14

Papi, Roberto, 1934-1940

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 9, Folder 15

Papini, Giovanni, 1919-1943

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 9, Folder 16

Parenti, Marino, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 17

Pastonchi, Francesco, 1948, undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 18

Patrignani, Franco, 1952

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 19

Pellizzari, Ludovico, 1918

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 20

Petrassi, Goffredo, 1941

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 21

Petrone, Icilio, 1935-1941

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 9, Folder 22

Piacentini, Marcello, 1934-1937

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 23

Pingitore, Raffaele, 1950-1951

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 9, Folder 24

Pirandello, Luigi, 1908-1932

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Note

Two letters from Bontempelli.
Box 9, Folder 25

Pizzetti, Ildebrando, 1931-1958

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 9, Folder 26

Prampolini, Enrico, 1927, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 27

Pringhelli, Antonio, 1934-1949

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 28

Protti, 1943-1947

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 29

Provencal, Alessandro, 1954-1958

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 9, Folder 30

Puccini, Mario, 1922-1935

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 9, Folder 31

Piero _____?, 1937-1938

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 9, Folder 32

Q., 1950-1955

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 33

Quasimodo, Salvatore, 1940-1941

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 34

R., 1903-1959

Physical Description: 27 items
Box 9, Folder 35

Ramperti, Marco, 1930s

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 36

Rea, Domenico, 1947-1948

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 9, Folder 37

Reinhardt, Max, undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Letter written by P. Masino?
Box 9, Folder 38

Ridenti, Mario, 1950s

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 39

Robert, Ernesto N., 1937

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 40

Romagnoli, Ettore, 1916-1934

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 41

Rossi, Giovanni, 1943-1957

Physical Description: 23 items
Box 9, Folder 42

Rossi, Vittorio, 1936

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 9, Folder 43

Rusconi, Edilio, 1941

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 44

Russo, Luigi, 1959

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

A poem by Bontempelli.
Box 9, Folder 45

Sa-Si, 1928-1959

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 9, Folder 46

So-Su, 1917-1961

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 9, Folder 47

Sacchetti, Enrico, 1936

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 9, Folder 48

Salerini, Guido, 1927, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 49

Salsa, Carlo, 1958

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 9, Folder 50

Santangelo, Giulio, 1929

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Including one from Bontempelli.
Box 9, Folder 51

Sborgi, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 52

Schuck, Karl, 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 53

Sella, Giuseppe, 1871?

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 9, Folder 54

Serato(?), Arrigo, 1940

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 55

Solmi, Sergio, 1949

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 56

Spampanato, Bruno, 1927

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 9, Folder 57

Spianuzza, Umberto, 1959

Physical Description: 2 poems
Box 9, Folder 58

Stanis, Jovine Livio 1950-1951

Physical Description: 56 items
Box 10

Correspondence from Bontempelli's friends and associates, 1906-1977, undated

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by last name (T-Z, misc.).
Box 10, Folder 1

T., 1930-1957

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 10, Folder 2

Tacchini, 1955

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 10, Folder 3

Ternj Cialente, Fausta, 1930-1931

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 10, Folder 4

Terragni, Giuseppe, 1935-1939

Physical Description: ca. 8 items

Scope and Content Note

With clippings and photocopies.
Box 10, Folder 5

Togliatti, Palmiro, 1951-1958

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 10, Folder 6

Toni, Alceo, 1933

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Two letters and 2 responses.
Box 10, Folder 7

Trillini, Walter, 1932

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

One letter from and one response.
Box 10, Folder 8

U., 1941-1954

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 10, Folder 9

Ugolini, 1906

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 10, Folder 10

Ungaretti, Giuseppe, undated

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

1 letter about a duel with Bontempelli.
Box 10, Folder 11

V-Z, 1910-1956

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 10, Folder 12

Verga, Giovanni, 1914-1931

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 10, Folder 13

Vergani, Orio, undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 10, Folder 14

Villari, Pasquale, 1911

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 10, Folder 15

Villaroel, Giuseppe, 1951-1954

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 10, Folder 16

Vittorini, Elio, 1942-1958

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

See also Bompiani, 1940s, Box 11, f. 6.
Box 10, Folder 17

Vivanti, Annie, 1915-1919

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 10, Folder 18

Zacconi, Enrico, et al, 1916

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Three letters and a clipping.
Box 10, Folder 19

Zavattini, Cesare, 1930s

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 10, Folder 20

Zippitelli, Michele, 1933

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

One letter, 2 manuscripts.
Box 10, Folder 21

Zizani(?), Alberto, 1941-1952

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 10, Folder 22

Zucca, Giuseppe, 1930?

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 10, Folder 23

Miscellaneous or illegible correspondence, 1903-1950

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 10, Folder 24

Letters from Bontempelli to assorted correspondents, some involving Lupa sculpture, 1933-1951

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 10, Folder 25

Correspondence regarding literary contests and committees, 1930-1977

Physical Description: 60 items
Box 10, Folder 26

Correspondence regarding prizes/money awarded Bontempelli, 1955-1963

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 10, Folder 27

Cards of condolence upon Bontempelli's death, 1960

Physical Description: 42 items

Scope and Content Note

From funeral guest book?
Box 10, Folder 28

Letters of condolence upon Bontempelli's death, 1960

Physical Description: 83 items
Box 10, Folder 29

Telegrams of condolence upon Bontempelli's death, 1960

Physical Description: 100 items
Box 10, Folder 30

Telegrams of condolence upon Bontempelli's death, 1960

Physical Description: 70 items
Box 11

Correspondence from publishing houses, 1904-1969

Scope and Content Note

With some letters from Bontempelli or Paola Masino. Mondadori correspondence from Arnoldo and his son Alberto is both personal and professional. A highlight is Alberto's distraught note from exile in Switzerland, 1944.
Box 11, Folder 1

Vallecchi, 1919-1953

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 11, Folder 2

Bemporad, R. 1920-1930

Physical Description: 18 items
Box 11, Folder 3

Mondadori, 1920s

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 11, Folder 4

Bompiani, 1929-1939

Physical Description: 46 items
Box 11, Folder 5

Mondadori, 1930s

Physical Description: 45 items
Box 11, Folder 6

Bompiani, 1940-1949

Physical Description: 88 items
Box 11, Folder 7

Casoni ("Girasole"), 1943

Physical Description: 33 items
Box 11, Folder 8

Mondadori, 1940s

Physical Description: 72 items
Box 11, Folder 9

Mondadori, 1950s

Physical Description: 104 items
Box 11, Folder 10

Bompiani, 1950-1965

Physical Description: 90 items
Box 11, Folder 11

Mondadori, 1960-1969

Physical Description: 100 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of Carlo Bo's introduction to Opere narrative di Massimo Bontempelli.
Box 11, Folder 12

Various publishers, including Fratelli Treves, Lattes, Alberto Stock, Lateraza, 1904-1930

Physical Description: 50 items
Box 11, Folder 13

Various publishers, Neri Pozza, Zanichelli, Sansoni, Einaudi, 1936-1968

Physical Description: 50 items
Box 12

Correspondence regarding periodicals Bontempelli edited or to which he contributed columns or articles, 1922-1961

Scope and Content Note

Of note are the letters from Nino Frank and other editors/contributors about '900.
Box 12, Folder 1

'900 letters from Nino Frank, 1922-Sep 1926

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 12, Folder 2

'900 letters from Nino Frank, 1926-1950

Physical Description: 18 items
Box 12, Folder 3

'900 letters from co-editors/contributors, 1926-1930

Physical Description: ca. 100 items

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by correspondent's last name.
Box 12, Folder 4

'900 letters from co-editors/contributors, 1926-1931

Physical Description: ca. 100 items

Scope and Content Note

Organized by date.
Box 12, Folder 5

'900, 1927

Physical Description: 50 items

Scope and Content Note

Editorial letter from Bontempelli; accounting statement.
Box 12, Folder 6

Corriere della sera, 1923-1943

Physical Description: 45 items
Box 12, Folder 7

La Stampa, 1926-1942

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 12, Folder 8

Mattino, 1927-1932

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 12, Folder 9

Quadrante, 1928-1934

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 12, Folder 10

Gazzetta del Popolo, with many letters from Amicucci, 1928-1930

Physical Description: 58 items
Box 12, Folder 11

Gazzetta del Popolo, 1931-1939

Physical Description: 60 items
Box 12, Folder 12

Tempo, 1939-1951

Physical Description: 100 items

Scope and Content Note

With many letters from Alberto Mondadori and Tofanelli.
Box 12, Folder 13

Domus, 1941-1942

Physical Description: 28 items
Box 12, Folder 14

Città, 1944

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 12, Folder 15

Correspondence with various periodicals, 1922-1961

Physical Description: 100 items
Box 13

Correspondence regarding translation of Bontempelli's work, 1878-1975

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence about an individual work is filed in the folder for that work. Correspondence regarding multiple works is filed together. Within files, material is organized in rough chronological order. Interspersed throughout files are Paola Masino's cross-referencing notes that advise the reader of further materials regarding a given work; consult this finding aid to determine the current location of such materials.
Box 13, Folder 1

Gente nel Tempo, 1937-1954

Physical Description: 60 items
Box 13, Folder 2

Gente nel Tempo, 1941-1955

Physical Description: 40 items
Box 13, Folder 3

Stato di grazia, 1931-1941

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 13, Folder 4

Sette savi, 1945-1950

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 13, Folder 5

Giro del sole, 1940-1958

Physical Description: 40 items
Box 13, Folder 6

L'amante fidele, 1946-1964

Physical Description: 23 items
Box 13, Folder 7

Eva ultima, 1926-1943

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 13, Folder 8

Il figlio di due madri, 1929-1958

Physical Description: 70 items
Box 13, Folder 9

La vita e morte di Adria, 1930-1963

Physical Description: 52 items
Box 13, Folder 10

La scacchiera davanti allo specchio, 1938-1956

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 13, Folder 11

522, 1943-1946

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 13, Folder 12

Discorsi, 1937-1947

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 13, Folder 13

Assorted stories, 1920-1939

Physical Description: 45 items
Box 13, Folder 14

Assorted stories, 1940-1949

Physical Description: 35 items
Box 13, Folder 15

Assorted stories, 1950-1959

Physical Description: 65 items
Box 13, Folder 16

Assorted stories translated into English (William Dale, transl.), 1959-1961

Physical Description: 45 items
Box 13, Folder 17

Assorted stories, 1960-1975

Physical Description: 45 items
Box 13, Folder 18

Correspondence regarding translations of multiple narrative works or theatrical and narrative works, 1878-1949

Physical Description: 100 items
Box 13, Folder 19

Correspondence regarding translations of multiple narrative works or theatrical and narrative works, 1950-1973

Physical Description: 100 items
Box 14

Correspondence regarding translation, rights or performances of theatrical works, 1918-1990

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence about an individual theatrical work is filed separately. Correspondence about multiple theatrical works are filed together. Correspondence regarding anthologizing and citation refers to all genres. Film correspondence regards adaptation of Bontempelli's narratives and original screenplays.
Box 14, Folder 1

Nostra Dea, 1926-1965

Physical Description: 60 items
Box 14, Folder 2

Venezia Salvata, 1947-1954

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 14, Folder 3

La Cenerentola and Bassano, 1941-1961

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 14, Folder 4

Valoria and La famiglia del fabbro, 1933-1948

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 14, Folder 5

La fame, 1935-1968

Physical Description: 30 items
Box 14, Folder 6

Minnie, 1937-1964

Physical Description: 40 items
Box 14, Folder 7

L'Innocenza di Camilla, 1950-1957

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 14, Folder 8

La guardia alla luna, 1920-1948

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 14, Folder 9

Correspondence regarding translation, rights and/or performances of multiple theatrical works, 1918-1939

Physical Description: 60 items
Box 14, Folder 10

Correspondence regarding translation, rights and/or performances of multiple theatrical works, 1940-1977

Physical Description: 70 items
Box 14, Folder 11

Correspondence regarding anthologizing and citation, 1954-1969

Physical Description: 50 items
Box 14, Folder 12

Correspondence regarding anthologizing and citation, 1970-1979

Physical Description: 50 items
Box 14, Folder 13

Correspondence regarding anthologizing and citation, 1980-1990

Physical Description: 70 items
Box 14, Folder 14

Correspondence regarding requests for archival materials, scholarly work on Bontempelli, etc., 1959-1989

Physical Description: 50 items
Box 14, Folder 15

Correspondence with Alvise Memmo regarding Bontempelli, 1976-1990

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 14, Folder 16

Correspondence regarding film projects, 1923-1949

Physical Description: 50 items
Box 15

Correspondence from publishers, Società degli Autori ed Editori, and Società Esercizio Diritti Riproduzione Meccanica, 1926-1989

Scope and Content Note

Primarily regarding payment. Correspondence with SIAE regarding translations, rights, etc., filed in Boxes 13 and 14. Approximately 50 items per folder.
Box 15, Folder 1

Royalty statements and receipts from publishers, 1926-1949

Box 15, Folder 2

Royalty statements and receipts from publishers, 1953-1988

Box 15, Folder 3

Royalty statements and receipts from publishers, 1970-1975

Box 15, Folder 4

Correspondence from SIAE, 1935-1955

Box 15, Folder 5

Correspondence from SIAE, 1956-1959

Box 15, Folder 6

Correspondence from SIAE, 1960-1963

Box 15, Folder 7

Correspondence from SIAE, 1964-1989

Box 15, Folder 8

Correspondence from SEDRIM, 1959-1970

Box 16

Correspondence from readers of Bontempelli's "Colloqui" column in Tempo, 1940-1941

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 50 items per folder.
Box 16, Folder 1

Jan-Oct, 1940

Box 16, Folder 2

Nov-Dec 1940

Box 16, Folder 3

Jan-Feb 1941

Box 16, Folder 4

Mar-Apr 1941

Box 16, Folder 5

May-Jun 1941

Box 16, Folder 6

Jul-Aug 1941

Box 16, Folder 7

Sep-Oct 1941

Box 16, Folder 8

Nov-Dec 1941

Box 16, Folder 9

undated, 1941

Box 17

Correspondence from reader's of Bontempelli's "Colloqui" column in Tempo, 1942

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 100 items per folder.
Box 17, Folder 1

Jan-Feb 1942

Box 17, Folder 2

Mar-Apr 1942

Box 17, Folder 3

May-Jun 1942

Box 17, Folder 4

Jul-Aug 1942

Box 17, Folder 5

Sep-Oct 1942

Box 17, Folder 6

Nov-Dec 1942

Box 17, Folder 7

undated, 1942

Box 18

Correspondence from readers of Bontempelli's column "Colloqui" in Tempo, ca. 1943-1947

Box 18, Folder 1

May-Dec 1943

Physical Description: 50 items
Box 18, Folder 2

Jan-Apr 1943

Physical Description: 50 items
Box 18, Folder 3

1946-1947

Physical Description: 30 items
Box 18, Folder 4

undated

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 18, Folder 5

Clippings found in correspondence

Physical Description: 100 items
Box 18, Folder 6

Clippings found in correspondence

Physical Description: 100 items
 

Series II.  Manuscripts, 1904-1959, undated

Physical Description: ca. 10 lin. ft. 21 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Bontempelli's manuscripts are organized by genre, within which category they are organized either chronologically or alphabetically. They include handwritten and/or corrected typewritten drafts of four novels, Il figlio di due madri, Vita e morte di Adria e dei suoi figli, Gente nel tempo, and La famiglia di fabbro, a partial draft of 522, and selections from four different short story collections, including L'amante fedele. All major plays are present in handwritten and/or corrected typewritten drafts, with the exception of Guardia all luna. Several pre-1920 refuted plays are also present. There are also a few movie treatments and screenplay drafts.
Among the essays and lectures are numerous drafts of essays on Novecentismo, including handwritten essays from the first two issues of '900. The essays and lectures on Italian history and literature eventually collected in Introduzioni e discorsi ( 1945) are present in handwritten and/or corrected typewritten drafts, and in the completed book manuscript. There are also handwritten drafts of Antologia della lirica italiana (pub. Lirica Italiana, 1944) translations of the Bible, Stendahl, Moliere and others. There are numerous musical scores by Bontempelli in draft and printed form, several of which were written for plays in the collection, and drafts of Bontempelli's essays on music, collected under the title Critici musicali (pub. Passione incompiuta, 1958). There are drafts and notes of the idearium Bianco e nero (1.25 linear ft.), an abbreviated version of which was published in 1987.
Box 19

Fiction manuscripts, 1915-1929

Scope and Content Note

Note that the date appearing on the manuscript may be different from the publication or performance date, and that a number of manuscripts were published in more than one collection.
Box 19, Folder 1

Dallo stelvio al mare, undated

Scope and Content Note

156 typewritten pp. Published 1915.
Box 19, Folder 2

"Il buon vento," undated

Scope and Content Note

7 typewritten pp. From La donna dei miei sogni ( 1925), this version revised for inclusion in an anthology for Scuola Media Inferiore.
Box 19, Folder 3

4 stories from Donna nel sole, 1926, undated

Scope and Content Note

Published 1928, including "Porto rosso" ovvero "La catastrofe," 15 handwritten pp., 1926; "Il segreto" ovvero "La donna che ride per fedelta," 20 handwritten pp., undated; "La spiaggia miracolosa" ovvero "Premio della modestia," 1926; "Apocalisse" ovvero "I presagi funesti," 11 handwritten pp., undated.
Box 19, Folder 4

Stories from Stato di Grazia, 1926, 1928, undated

Scope and Content Note

Including "Capitali," 10 handwritten pp., 1926; "Quartetto Sbornia," 15 handwritten pp., 1928; "Suono di telefono in casa vuota," 5 handwritten pp., undated, and notes.
Box 19, Folder 5

Story about Carthage, undated

Scope and Content Note

26 handwritten pp.
Box 19, Folder 6

"Sopra una locomotiva," undated

Scope and Content Note

8 typewritten pp.
Box 19, Folder 7

"Ramiro e la fatalitá," 1922-1923

Scope and Content Note

20 handwritten pp. With notes. Earlier beginning of Il figlio di due madri?
Box 19, Folder 8

Il figlio di due madri, 1928

Scope and Content Note

300 handwritten pp.
Box 19, Folder 9

Il figlio di due madri, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 drafts, 142 typewritten pp/ea.
Box 19, Folder 10

Il figlio di due madri, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Corrected proofs, 263 pp.
Box 20

Fiction manuscripts, 1929-1934, undated

Box 20, Folder 1

Vita e morte di Adria e dei suoi figli, 1930

Scope and Content Note

309 handwritten pp.
Box 20, Folder 2

Vita e morte di Adria e dei suoi figli, 1930

Scope and Content Note

2 drafts, 157 corrected typewritten pp/each.
Box 20, Folder 3

522, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 50 handwritten pp. and 11 typewritten pp., with notes and indexes.
Box 20, Folder 4

La famiglia di fabbro, 1931

Scope and Content Note

194 corrected typewritten pp.
Box 20, Folder 5

La famiglia di fabbro, 1931

Scope and Content Note

194 corrected typewritten pp. with notes.
Box 20, Folder 6

"A ballare, una sera tardi," 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

9 handwritten pp. and 4 handwritten pp., from Galleria degli schiavi, published 1934.
Box 20, Folder 7

"Una rosa di piu," undated

Scope and Content Note

12 handwritten pp., and 5 typewritten pp., from Schiavi.
Box 20, Folder 8

"Pelliccia," undated ,

Scope and Content Note

5 typewritten pp., 13 handwritten and typewritten pp. of various drafts, from Schiavi.
Box 20, Folder 9

"Felicita della madre," 1931

Scope and Content Note

8 typewritten pp., from Schiavi.
Box 21

Fiction manuscripts, 1935-1950

Box 21, Folder 1

Gente nel tempo, 1935

Scope and Content Note

155 typewritten pp. and 136 typwritten pp.
Box 21, Folder 2

Gente nel tempo, undated

Scope and Content Note

163 corrected typewritten pp. Published 1937.
Box 21, Folder 3

Notes, indexes, title pages for Gente nel tempo

Box 21, Folder 4

Viaggio d'Europa, 1959

Scope and Content Note

56 corrected typewritten pp., from Giro del sole, published 1941.
Box 21, Folder 5

Le ali dell'ippogrifo, 1940

Scope and Content Note

42 corrected typewritten pp. with notes, from Giro.
Box 21, Folder 6

L'Acqua, 1943

Scope and Content Note

101 typewritten pp. and 95 typewritten pp., later collected in L'amante fedele (1953).
Box 21, Folder 7

L'Acqua, 1944

Scope and Content Note

67 handwritten pp., with notes.
Box 21, Folder 8

"L'Amante fedele," 1950

Scope and Content Note

4 drafts, ca. 20 corrected typewritten pp./ea., with notes, title story of award winning collection L'Amante fedele (1953).
Box 21, Folder 9

"I pellegrini," 1943

Scope and Content Note

13 handwritten pp., also in L'amante.
Box 21, Folder 10

"La violetta," 1945

Scope and Content Note

13 handwritten pp., also in L'amante.
Box 22

Fiction manuscripts , 1945-1953, undated

Box 22, Folder 1

"Ottuagenaria," 1945

Scope and Content Note

57 handwritten pp. and 49 handwritten pp., also in L'Amante.
Box 22, Folder 2

"Ottuagenaria," undated

Scope and Content Note

22 typewritten pp. and 24 typewritten pp., with notes.
Box 22, Folder 3

"Ottuagenaria," 1945

Scope and Content Note

20 corrected typewritten pp.
Box 22, Folder 4

"Gallo," 1941-1951

Scope and Content Note

7 handwritten pp. and 2 typewritten drafts, 6 pp/ea, also in L'Amante.
Box 22, Folder 5

"Nitta," undated

Scope and Content Note

5 typewritten pp. and 7 typewritten pp., in L'Amante.
Box 22, Folder 6

"Il buon figliolo," 1948-1949

Scope and Content Note

14 assorted handwritten and typewritten draft pp., notes, clippings.
Box 22, Folder 7

"Idoli," undated

Scope and Content Note

2 drafts, 6 typewritten pp/ea.
Box 22, Folder 8

"Il fumo," undated

Scope and Content Note

39 handwritten pp. By Bontempelli?
Box 22, Folder 9

"Angelo-salvatore," undated

Scope and Content Note

3 typewritten pp., not published.
Box 22, Folder 10

"Ladro di biciclette," undated

Scope and Content Note

4 typewritten pp.
Box 22, Folder 11

"Dubbio atroce alla spiaggia," undated

Scope and Content Note

4 typewritten pp.
Box 22, Folder 12

Notes for a novel (unidentified), undated

Scope and Content Note

20 handwritten pp.
Box 22, Folder 13

Fiction fragments, undated

Scope and Content Note

20 typewritten pp.
Box 23

Theater manuscripts, 1905-1935

Box 23, Folder 1

Eloquenza, 1905

Scope and Content Note

58 typewritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 2

La legge del perdono, 1910s

Scope and Content Note

30 handwritten pp. and 30 handwritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 3

Santa Teresa, 1913

Scope and Content Note

56 typewritten pp., refuted.
Box 23, Folder 4

Fauste nozze, 1914

Scope and Content Note

45 handwritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 5

La guardia alla luna, undated

Scope and Content Note

33 printed pp., published 1916.
Box 23, Folder 6

Gocciastella, 1918

Scope and Content Note

7 handwritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 7

Siepe a nordovest, 1919

Scope and Content Note

42 handwritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 8

Siepe a nordovest, 1919

Scope and Content Note

26 typewritten pp., 3 copies.
Box 23, Folder 9

Buisson au nordouest, 1923

Scope and Content Note

Translated by Nino Frank, 47 handwritten pp., with score, 15 printed pages.
Box 23, Folder 10

Eva ultima, 1920

Scope and Content Note

121 handwritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 11

Minnie la Candida, 1925

Scope and Content Note

75 handwritten and typewritten pp. and an additional draft of Act I.
Box 23, Folder 12

La statua di B___?, 1932?

Scope and Content Note

ca. 20 pp.
Box 23, Folder 13

Valoria, 1932

Scope and Content Note

35 typewritten pp., 45 typewritten pages and ca. 50 handwritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 14

Valoria, undated

Scope and Content Note

42 typewritten pp., 3 copies and 1 incomplete draft.
Box 23, Folder 15

Bassano, padre geloso, undated

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten pp. 12-72, published 1933.
Box 23, Folder 16

Bassano, padre geleoso, undated

Scope and Content Note

42 pp. proof, published 1933.
Box 23, Folder 17

Fame, undated

Scope and Content Note

56 typewritten pp. and ca. 65 handwritten and typewritten pp., published 1934.
Box 23, Folder 18

Fame, undated

Scope and Content Note

58 typewritten pp., published 1934.
Box 23, Folder 19

La faim, undated

Scope and Content Note

Translated by Arnaud, 85 typewritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 20

Nembo, 1935

Scope and Content Note

27 typewritten pp.
Box 23, Folder 21

Nembo, undated

Scope and Content Note

19 printed corrected pp.
Box 24

Theater manuscripts, 1938-1949

Box 24, Folder 1

Cenerentola, 1938

Scope and Content Note

60 handwritten and typewritten pp., with notes.
Box 24, Folder 2

Cenerentola, undated

Scope and Content Note

57 typewritten pp., published 1942.
Box 24, Folder 3

Cenerentola, undated

Scope and Content Note

37 pp. proof, 3 copies, published 1942.
Box 24, Folder 4

Nostra Dea, 1941

Scope and Content Note

91 handwritten pp.
Box 24, Folder 5

Venezia Salva, 1946

Scope and Content Note

88 handwritten pp.
Box 24, Folder 6

Venezia Salva, 1946

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 corrected typewritten pp.
Box 24, Folder 7

Venezia Salva, 1946

Scope and Content Note

120 typewritten pp., 2 copies.
Box 24, Folder 8

Venezia Salva, 1946

Scope and Content Note

120 typewritten pp.
Box 24, Folder 9

Venezia Salva, 1949

Scope and Content Note

147 pp. proof.
Box 25

Theater manuscripts and film manuscripts, 1946-1948, 1933-1938

Box 25, Folder 1

Innocenza di Camilla, 1947-1948

Scope and Content Note

144 handwritten pp. with notes.
Box 25, Folder 2

Innocenza di Camilla, 1947-1948

Scope and Content Note

81 corrected typewritten pp.
Box 25, Folder 3

La vita doppia, undated

Scope and Content Note

135 handwritten pp.
Box 25, Folder 4

No title, undated

Scope and Content Note

32 handwritten pp., (on a yacht "Maremare").
Box 25, Folder 5

Specchio di virtu, undated

Scope and Content Note

5 typewritten pp.
Box 25, Folder 6

Play about Christopher Columbus, undated

Scope and Content Note

36 typewritten and handwritten pp.
Box 25, Folder 7

Teatro, 1946

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten collection of 4 plays by Bontempelli, Siepe, Guardia, Minnie, Nostra Dea, with introduction.
Box 25, Folder 8

Photocopies of published plays Bassano and Valoria

Box 25, Folder 9

Photocopies of published plays La fame and Nembo

Box 25, Folder 10

Assorted mss. and clippings regarding Bontempelli's film Angelo, 1933-1938

Box 25, Folder 11

Assorted screenplay treatments based on Bontempelli's works

Box 25, Folder 12

Treatments and drafts of screenplays regarding the historical figures Teodosio, Onorio and Galla Placida

Box 25, Folder 13

Cristoforo Colombo screenplay and notes

Box 25, Folder 14

Theater mss. fragments, undated

Scope and Content Note

25 typewritten, printed, and handwritten pp.
Box 26

Essays or lectures on literature, theater, and Novecentismo, ca. 1900-1958, undated

Scope and Content Note

Dated manuscripts are organized chronologically.
Box 26, Folder 1

Studio sopra il verso italiano, (very early) undated

Scope and Content Note

9 handwritten pp. with 1 p. notes,
Box 26, Folder 2

"Giosue Carducci," 1907

Scope and Content Note

20 printed photocopied pp.
Box 26, Folder 3

First article from 900 (giustificazione), 1926

Scope and Content Note

13 handwritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 4

"Fondamenti," 1926

Scope and Content Note

10 handwritten pp., 17 handwritten pp., and 8 typewritten pp., from 900 n.2.
Box 26, Folder 5

Novecentismo letterario, 1931

Scope and Content Note

82 printed pp.
Box 26, Folder 6

"Idee vecchie e idee nuove nell'Italia d'oggi," 1931

Scope and Content Note

20 printed pp., with notes and typewritten fragments.
Box 26, Folder 7

"La mia magia innocente," 1932

Scope and Content Note

21 typewritten pp., with outline.
Box 26, Folder 8

On Ariosto, 1933, undated

Scope and Content Note

15 typewritten pp. and 23 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 9

"Novecentismo," 1934-1947

Scope and Content Note

20 typewritten pp., 8 typewritten pp., 4 tpyewritten pp., 9 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 10

"Novecentismo," undated

Scope and Content Note

21 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 11

Various incomplete drafts of "Novecentismo," 1930s

Scope and Content Note

approximately 50 pp.
Box 26, Folder 12

"Verso il teatro per masse," 1936-1937

Scope and Content Note

20 typewritten pp., with French version.
Box 26, Folder 13

"Leopardi, o l'uomo solo," 1937

Scope and Content Note

26 typewritten pp., with French trans. and notes.
Box 26, Folder 14

On Pirandello, 1937

Scope and Content Note

20 typewritten pp., 16 typewritten pp., 16 typewritten pp., and 26 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 15

On D'Annunzio, 1930s

Scope and Content Note

37 typewritten pp., with notes.
Box 26, Folder 16

"Verga," 1940

Scope and Content Note

Proof, 20 pp.
Box 26, Folder 17

"Foscolo," 1945

Scope and Content Note

23 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 18

On Gorky, 1948, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 drafts of 16 typewritten pp. and 2 drafts of 14 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 19

Preface to translation of L'Avaro (Moliere), 1950

Box 26, Folder 20

"Teatro di massa," 1951

Scope and Content Note

4 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 21

About theater, 1958?

Scope and Content Note

16 typewritten and handwritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 22

On Carducci, undated

Scope and Content Note

20 handwritten and typewritten pp., and on Gelli, 9 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 23

Preface to translation of L'asino d'oro, undated

Scope and Content Note

7 handwritten pp. and 4 typewritten pp., with note.
Box 26, Folder 24

"Fermenti letterari del 20 secolo," undated

Scope and Content Note

9 typewritten pp., 11 typewritten pp. and 15 typewritten pp.
Box 26, Folder 25

Account of La Duse, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 typed pp.
Box 26, Folder 26

3 incomplete essays, undated

Box 26, Folder 27

Bontempelli's list of lectures [to be found among others in this box], undated

Box 27

Essays and lectures about history, politics, philosophy, art

Box 27, Folder 1

Sul problema del libero volere

Scope and Content Note

Bontempelli's tesi di laurea. 123 handwritten pp. with notes.
Box 27, Folder 2

"La Lourdes Lombarda," 1904

Scope and Content Note

7 handwritten pp., with submission letter and photograph.
Box 27, Folder 3

5 articles about South America, 1930s?

Scope and Content Note

3-4 typewritten pp./ea.
Box 27, Folder 4

Inagural lecture for Galleria Sabatello, Rome, 1932

Scope and Content Note

25 handwritten pp.; 3 pp. for Galleria Giacomini.
Box 27, Folder 5

"Ufficio di Roma," 1933

Scope and Content Note

13 typewritten pp., 123 handwritten pp. with notes.
Box 27, Folder 6

"Lorenzo il Magnifico," 1933

Scope and Content Note

17 typewritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 7

"Galileo poeta," 1942

Scope and Content Note

20 typewritten pp., with printed version and notes.
Box 27, Folder 8

"Tempere di Mario Sironi," 1943

Scope and Content Note

3 typewritten pp., with essay by Sironi.
Box 27, Folder 9

Introduzioni e discorsi, 1945

Scope and Content Note

292 typewritten pp., a collection of some of the pieces found in Boxes 29 and 30.
Box 27, Folder 10

"Martini," 10 typewritten pp., 1947

Scope and Content Note

Box 27, Folder 11

"Fronte Democratico Popolare," 1948-1949

Scope and Content Note

16 typewritten pp., 16 typewritten pp., and 13 typewritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 12

"Dei cineclub," 1951

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten pp., 5 typewritten pp., 5 typewritten pp., and 4 typewritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 13

"L'uomo senza avventura," 1952

Scope and Content Note

20 typewritten pp. 18 typewritten pp., and 15 typewritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 14

About progress in the 20th century 1959

Scope and Content Note

13 typewritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 15

"Dell'architettura naturale," undated

Scope and Content Note

8 handwritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 16

"Lo spirito sportivo,"

Scope and Content Note

15 typewritten pp., with French version.
Box 27, Folder 17

"Francesco de Sanctis," undated

Scope and Content Note

18 typewritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 18

"Planetario allo zenit," undated

Scope and Content Note

5 typewritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 19

"Elisire di lunga vita," undated

Scope and Content Note

8 handwritten pp.
Box 27, Folder 20

"Il problema della gioventu femminile in Europa, undated

Scope and Content Note

12 typewritten pp., 2 copies.
Box 27, Folder 21

Book on magic and superstition, undated

Scope and Content Note

80 typewritten pp., with notes.
Box 27, Folder 22

7 essays of general interest

Box 27, Folder 23

7 essays about art or literature

Box 27, Folder 24

Bontempelli's list of lectures [to be found among others in box]

Box 28

Essays, lectures, criticism

Box 28, Folder 1

Antologia della lirica italiana, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 pp., published Lirica Italiana, 1944.
Box 28, Folder 2

Antologia della lirica italiana, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 pp.
Box 28, Folder 3

Antologia della lirica italiana, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp.
Box 28, Folder 4

Antologia della lirica italiana, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 70 pp.
Box 28, Folder 5

< Antologia della lirica italiana, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 80 pp., including avvertenza.
Box 28, Folder 6

Corrections to above anthology by ___?, 1943

Scope and Content Note

32 handwritten pp.
Box 28, Folder 7

Assorted critical and historical writings, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 60 pp.
Box 28, Folder 8

Assorted critical and assorted writings, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 60 pp.
Box 28, Folder 9

Re-copied articles from Gazzetta del Popolo, 1920s-1930s

Scope and Content Note

37 pieces, 3pp. ea.
Box 28, Folder 10

Fragment of manuscript regarding writers and publishers, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 typed pp.
Box 28, Folder 11

Correspondence, report, clippings regarding writers, publishers, booksellers, undated

Scope and Content Note

15 pp.
Box 28, Folder 12

Demo of journal Italia, by Bontempelli?, undated

Box 29

Notes, fragments and miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 29, Folder 1

Assorted notes, ca. 1905

Scope and Content Note

ca. 30 pp.
Box 29, Folder 2

Apoteosi della donna, notes, 1928?

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 pp.
Box 29, Folder 3

Notes on art, 1917-?

Scope and Content Note

Two items, 50 pp.
Box 29, Folder 4

Miscellaneous notes, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 10 pp.
Box 29, Folder 5

List of works for Valoria? (anthology?), undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 20 pp.
Box 29, Folder 6

Notes for assorted articles or Colloqui, ca. 60 pp. after 1943?

Scope and Content Note

ca. 20 pp.
Box 29, Folder 7

Assorted notes from 1910s

Box 29, Folder 8

Miscellanous notes and drafts, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 30 pp.
Box 29, Folder 9

Miscellaneous notes and fragments regarding theater, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 pp.
Box 29, Folder 10

Notes about italian writers, with pamphlet, 1940s?

Scope and Content Note

ca. 25 pp.
Box 29, Folder 11

Miscellanous notes and fragments, 1940s-1950s

Scope and Content Note

ca. 25 pp.
Box 29, Folder 12

List of writers and their works (for anthology?), undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 10 pp.
Box 29, Folder 13

Miscellanous proofs and notes, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 30 pp.
Box 29, Folder 14

Mscellaneous notes, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 30 pp.
Box 29, Folder 15

Notes for "Colloqui," undated

Scope and Content Note

10 pp.
Box 29, Folder 16

Miscellaneous fragments of essays, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 35 pp.
Box 30

Translations by Bontempelli, 1940s-1950s, undated

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically through Boxes 30-31.
Box 30, Folder 1

Bible, selections from Nuovo Testamento, undated

Scope and Content Note

131 handwritten pp.
Box 30, Folder 2

Bible, selections from Vecchio Testamento, undated

Scope and Content Note

105 handwritten pp.
Box 30, Folder 3

Bible, selections from Vecchio Testamento and Nuovo Testamento, 1948

Scope and Content Note

198 typewritten pp.
Box 30, Folder 4

Bible, Gospel, Apocalypse, Letters of St. John, undated

Scope and Content Note

211 handwritten and typewritten pp.
Box 30, Folder 5

Bible, dall'Antico e dal Nuovo Testamento, undated

Scope and Content Note

113 typewritten pp.
Box 30, Folder 6

Bible, notes and correspondence regarding translations

Box 30, Folder 7

La Germania (Tacito), 1953

Scope and Content Note

Printed translation by Canilli, 1942. ca. 40 pp.
Box 30, Folder 8

Il gran maestro di Santiago (Montherlant), undated

Scope and Content Note

46 typewritten pp.,
Box 30, Folder 9

Lamiel (Stendahl), undated

Scope and Content Note

404 handwritten pp.
Box 31

Translations

Box 31, Folder 1

Lamiel (Stendahl), undated

Scope and Content Note

234 typewritten pp.
Box 31, Folder 2

Ossit Elsa (Moliere) undated

Scope and Content Note

81 handwritten pp.
Box 31, Folder 3

Porta Chiusa (Sartre), 1947

Scope and Content Note

46 typewritten pp.
Box 31, Folder 4

La regina morta (Montherlant), undated

Scope and Content Note

78 handwritten and typewritten pp.
Box 31, Folder 5

Ricordi d'Egotismo (Stendahl), undated

Scope and Content Note

209 handwritten pp.
Box 31, Folder 6

La scuola delle mogli (Moliere), undated

Scope and Content Note

61 typewritten pp.
Box 31, Folder 7

La scuola delle mogli (Moliere), undated

Scope and Content Note

53 typewritten pp.
Box 31, Folder 8

La Signora dalle Camelie (Dumas), undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 300 typewritten pp.
Box 31, Folder 9

"Thomas Heywood" (Symonds), undated

Scope and Content Note

14 typewritten pp.,
Box 31, Folder 10

Trippe d'Oro (Crommelinck), 1952, undated

Scope and Content Note

21 printed pp., with unpublished preface, 3 typewritten pp.,
Box 32

Scores

Scope and Content Note

By Bontempelli unless otherwise noted. Organized alphabetically by title through Boxes 32-34 and within Box 35. Where there are multiple drafts or versions, the page count refers to the approximate total number of pages.
Box 32, Folder 1

"Balli," per il terzo atto di Nostra Dea, 1925

Scope and Content Note

13 copies, 7 printed pp./each.
Box 32, Folder 2

"Balli," per il terzo atto di Nostra Dea, 1925

Scope and Content Note

13 copies, 7 printed pp./each.
Box 32, Folder 3

"Bululù," by Lino Liviabella, for Bontempelli's Eva ultima, 1931

Scope and Content Note

4 printed pp.
Box 32, Folder 4

Cenerentola, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp. [See box 35* for LP recording.]
Box 32, Folder 5

"Cinque liriche," music by D.P. Alderighi, poetry by Bontempelli, 1939

Scope and Content Note

13 printed pp.
Box 32, Folder 6

Estratti musicali, by Daniele Napoletano, 1933

Scope and Content Note

Containing piece about Bontempelli, 2 versions, ca. 150 total pp.
Box 32, Folder 7

La donna è mobile by Malpiero, 1956

Scope and Content Note

Based on Bontempelli's Nostra Dea, 140 printed pp.
Box 32, Folder 8

Minnie la Candida, by Malpiero, 1955

Scope and Content Note

Based on Bontempelli's play, 120 printed pp.
Box 32, Folder 9

Minnie la Candida, by Malpiero, 1942

Scope and Content Note

Based on Bontempelli's play, 120 printed pp.
Box 32, Folder 10

Nembo, photocopy of printed score (incomplete) undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp.
Box 32, Folder 11

"ninna-nanna," by Schmerel, undated

Scope and Content Note

4 printed pp.
Box 32, Folder 12

Nostra Dea, photocopy of printed score, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 60 pp.
Box 33, Folder 1

"Notturno e Mattutino," 1938

Scope and Content Note

3 versions, ca. 30 pp.
Box 33, Folder 2

"Nove preludi e finale," 1919

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp.
Box 33, Folder 3

Partita, score and some parts, 1936

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp.
Box 33, Folder 4

Partita, parts and photocopied score, 1936

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp.
Box 33, Folder 5

"Purosangue," undated

Scope and Content Note

2 pp.
Box 33, Folder 6

"Quattro tempi per Quintetto," 20 pp., 1919

Scope and Content Note

2 pp.
Box 33, Folder 7

Salamandra, 1928

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp., with 22 pp. notes.
Box 33, Folder 8

"Scena di Arlecchino," undated

Scope and Content Note

12 handwritten pp.
Box 34, Folder 1

Siepe a nordovest, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 printed pp.
Box 34, Folder 2

"Sonata per trio," undated

Scope and Content Note

25 handwriten pp.
Box 34, Folder 3

"Sonata," undated

Scope and Content Note

16 pp.
Box 34, Folder 4

"Sonata per orchestra," (piano reduction) 1919

Scope and Content Note

ca. 30 pp.
Box 34, Folder 5

"Sonata breve," undated

Scope and Content Note

35 pp.
Box 34, Folder 6

Suite popolare, 1937

Scope and Content Note

77 handwritten bound pp.
Box 34, Folder 7

"Tre notturnini infantili," 1940?

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and final version (in program), ca. 20 pp.
Box 34, Folder 8

"Tre preludi," undated, 1944

Scope and Content Note

3 printed versions with drafts, ca. 25 pp., with 1 copy in Antologia pianistica, 1944.
Box 34, Folder 9

"Tre racconti," per pianoforte, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten and printed versions, 25 pp.
Box 34, Folder 10

Valoria, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of printed score, ca. 30 pp., (incomplete).
Box 34, Folder 11

Unidentified score fragments, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 pp.
Box 34, Folder 12

Unidentified scores, undated

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 pp.
Box 34, Folder 13

Unidentified materials found with scores, undated

Scope and Content Note

15 pp.
Box 35*

Oversize scores and 1 LP recording

Box 35*, Folder 1

"Danza in cinque tempi per Quintetto," 1919

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp.
Box 35*, Folder 2

"Nove preludi e finale," 1919-1920

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 pp.
Box 35*, Folder 3

Siepe a nordovest, 1919

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 pp.
Box 35*, Folder 4

Siepe a nordovest, continued, 1919

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 pp.
Box 35*, Folder 5

"Suite popolare," 1937-1938

Scope and Content Note

7 copies, ca. 112 pp.
Box 35*, Folder 6

"Tre preludi in Re minore per Trio," 1921

Scope and Content Note

3 copies, 50 pp.
Box 35*, Folder 7

Cenerentola, LP recording

Scope and Content Note

1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm [?].
[See Box 32, f. 5 for score.]
Box 36

Essay and lectures on music

Scope and Content Note

Dated manuscripts organized chronologically.
Box 36, Folder 1

Lectures on music, 1937-1938

Scope and Content Note

5 typewritten pp. and 6 typewritten pp.
Box 36, Folder 2

"Scarlatti," 1940s

Scope and Content Note

18 typewritten pp.
Box 36, Folder 3

3 printed monographs (on Scarlatti, Pergolesi, and Verdi) 1940s

Scope and Content Note

ca. 20 pp/each, with clipping.
Box 36, Folder 4

"Malpiero," 1948

Scope and Content Note

4 typewritten pp. and 7 typewritten pp.
Box 36, Folder 5

Indices and tables of content for book on music, 1950

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 80 pp.
Box 36, Folder 6

Critici musicali, undated

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 100 pp. Published in Passione incompiuta, 1958.
Box 36, Folder 7

Critici musicali, undated

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 100 pp.; 2nd half of above manuscript in folder 6.
Box 36, Folder 8

"Pergolesi," undated

Scope and Content Note

7 typed pp.
Box 36, Folder 9

"Dopo il diluvio," undated

Scope and Content Note

11 typed and corrected pages.
Box 36, Folder 10

Notes and fragments of Verdi essay, undated

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 20 pp.
Box 36, Folder 11

Lecture on music, 1950

Scope and Content Note

25 pp.
Box 36, Folder 12

Miscellaneous notes and fragments, undated

Scope and Content Note

4 pp.
Box 36, Folder 13

Miscellaneous

Box 36, Folder 14

Notes for music essay, undated

Scope and Content Note

5 pp.
Box 37

Drafts, Bontempelli's idearium, Bianco e nero

Scope and Content Note

Generally typewritten but with some handwritten notes and entries, of Bontempelli's idearium, Bianco e nero, an abbreviated version of which was published in 1987.
Box 37, Folder 1

Preface and indices

Scope and Content Note

22 typed pp.
Box 37, Folder 2

A

Scope and Content Note

34 pp.
Box 37, Folder 3

B

Scope and Content Note

11 pp.
Box 37, Folder 4

C

Scope and Content Note

70 pp.
Box 37, Folder 5

D

Scope and Content Note

38 pp.
Box 37, Folder 6

E

Scope and Content Note

20 pp.
Box 37, Folder 7

F

Scope and Content Note

20 pp.
Box 37, Folder 8

G

Scope and Content Note

20 pp.
Box 37, Folder 9

I

Scope and Content Note

20 pp.
Box 37, Folder 10

J

Scope and Content Note

5 pp.
Box 37, Folder 11

L

Scope and Content Note

15 pp.
Box 37, Folder 12

M

Scope and Content Note

40 pp.
Box 37, Folder 13

N

Scope and Content Note

10 pp.
Box 37, Folder 14

O

Scope and Content Note

15 pp.
Box 37, Folder 15

P

Scope and Content Note

100 pp.
Box 37, Folder 16

Q

Scope and Content Note

7 pp.
Box 37, Folder 17

R

Scope and Content Note

20 pp.
Box 37, Folder 18

S

Scope and Content Note

50 pp.
Box 37, Folder 19

T

Scope and Content Note

25 pp.
Box 37, Folder 20

U

Scope and Content Note

25 pp.
Box 37, Folder 21

V

Scope and Content Note

25 pp.
Box 37, Folder 22

Appendices A-C

Scope and Content Note

35 pp.
Box 37, Folder 23

Additional entries

Scope and Content Note

20 pp.
Box 37, Folder 24

Assorted notes found among Bianco e Nero notes

Box 37, Folder 25

Notes for Bianco e Nero

Scope and Content Note

In a small notebook, ca. 50 pp.
Box 38

Notes for Bianco e Nero

Box 38, Folder 1

Outlines and tables of contents

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 items.
Box 38, Folder 2

Outlines and tables of contents

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 items.
Box 38, Folder 3

Outlines and tables of contents

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 items.
Box 38, Folder 4

Notes

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 items.
Box 38, Folder 5

Notes

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 items.
Box 38, Folder 6

Notes

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 items.
Box 38, Folder 7

Notes

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 items.
Box 39, Folder 1-8

Notes for Bianco e Nero

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 items.
 

Series III.  Personal, ca. 1860s-1959, undated

Physical Description: 3 lin. ft. 4 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Much of this series concerns Bontempelli's parents, from whom there is correspondence (ca. 110 items) with each other and with Bontempelli, as well as documents relating to the administration of their estate (1930s) and Bontempelli's mother's stay in a sanitorium. A portion of Bontempelli's early life is chronicled by a group of his report cards, letters of recommendation from professors, university degrees, and materials relating to military service. There are also financial papers, address books, tesssere and resumes.
Box 40

Correspondence, documents, and other personal materials

Box 40, Folder 1

Letters from Bontempelli to his mother, Maria Cislaghi Bontempelli, 1889, 1931-1932

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 40, Folder 2

Correspondence regarding Maria Cislaghi's stay in the sanitorium, 1930-1932

Physical Description: 35 items
Box 40, Folder 3

Correspondence between Alfonso Bontempelli (Bontempelli's father) and Maria Cislaghi 1871-1896

Physical Description: 80 items
Box 40, Folder 4

Letters from Alfonso Bontempelli, 1888-1896

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 40, Folder 5

Scrapbook of Maria Cislaghi, 1860s

Physical Description: ca. 100 pp.
Box 40, Folder 6

Letters and papers found loose in above scrapbook

Physical Description: ca. 30 pp.
Box 40, Folder 7

Documents regarding administration of parents' estate, 1930s

Physical Description: ca. 50 pp.
Box 40, Folder 8

Report cards from Ginnasio and Liceo 1880s and 1990s

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 40, Folder 9

Letters of recommendation from professors, 1902-1908

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 40, Folder 10

Letters regarding military service, with clippings, 1913-1940

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 40, Folder 11

Photocopied clippings, correspondence, and other materials regarding Coselschi-Bontempelli duel, 1913-1981

Physical Description: ca. 80 items
Box 40, Folder 12

Pencil sketch of S. Marinella (Castello Odescalchi), illegible date

Box 40, Folder 13

World Atlas, 1885

Box 40, Folder 14

Documents and correspondence relating to military service of Bontempelli and his father, 1866-1930

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 40, Folder 15

Miscellaneous documents, 1899-1953

Physical Description: 12 items

Scope and Content Note

Including Bontempelli's birth certificate, his mother's death certificate, identity papers, etc.
Box 40, Folder 16

University degrees of Bontempelli and his father, 1865-1902

Physical Description: 13 items

Scope and Content Note

See also oversize box 42*.
Box 41

Legal, financial, notebooks, and other personal materials

Box 41, Folder 1

Insurance policies, 1912-1942

Physical Description: ca. 25 items
Box 41, Folder 2

Correspondence regarding taxes, 1945-1959

Physical Description: 13 pp.
Box 41, Folder 3

Taxes, 1938-1953

Physical Description: ca. 50 pp.
Box 41, Folder 4

Bank statements, 1940

Physical Description: 5 pp.
Box 41, Folder 5

Legal brief regarding theatrical rights, 1930?

Physical Description: 17 pp.
Box 41, Folder 6

Address book, 1930s-1940s?

Box 41, Folder 7

Passports and tessere, 1929-1958

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 41, Folder 8

Appointment calendars, 1929-1957

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 41, Folder 9

Notebook of names and organizations, 1950s

Box 42*

Oversize personal and miscellaneous items

Scope and Content Note

Diplomas and certificates (10), posters (15), notes for Galeria degli schiavi pasted to large piece of paper, and 3 serials (see Series VIII. Serials for titles).
Box 43

Bontempelli biographical materials

Scope and Content Note

Including resumes, lists of publications, and biographical narratives written by Bontempelli, Masino, and others.
Box 43, Folder 1

ca. 100 pp.

Box 43, Folder 2

ca. 100 pp.

Box 43, Folder 3

ca. 100 pp.

Box 43, Folder 4

Index of poems by first lines, undated

Physical Description: 50 pp.
Box 43, Folder 5

Lists of theater articles by Bontempelli, undated

Physical Description: ca. 50 pp.
Box 43, Folder 6

Handwritten lists of publications, translations, etc., undated

Box 43, Folder 7

Biographical pieces about Bontempelli

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of published biographical notes about Bontempelli bibliography of articles about Bontempelli.
Box 43, Folder 8

Fragments of personal writings, undated

Physical Description: ca. 20 pp.
 

Series IV. Manuscripts by others, 1940s-1986, undated

Physical Description: 16 folders 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This series mainly consists of essays about Bontempelli, many by students who submitted them for a contest in 1964.
Box 44

Essays on Bontempelli and some photocopies

Box 44, Folder 1

Letter announcing essay contest in honor of Bontempelli, 1964

Scope and Content Note

With list of contestants.
Box 44, Folder 2

Essay for contest by Anderson, Amadeo

Scope and Content Note

18 typewritten pp., 2 copies.
Box 44, Folder 3

Essay for contest by Cialdella

Scope and Content Note

6 typewritten pp., 3 copies.
Box 44, Folder 4

Essay for contest by Foti

Scope and Content Note

19 typewritten pp., 2 copies.
Box 44, Folder 5

Essay for contest by Grossi

Scope and Content Note

44 typewritten pp., 4 copies.
Box 44, Folder 6

Essay for contest by Carnazzi

Scope and Content Note

26 typewritten pp.
Box 44, Folder 7

Essay for contest by Bogliolo

Scope and Content Note

38 typewritten pp., 3 copies.
Box 44, Folder 8

Student writings about Bontempelli, 1943

Scope and Content Note

7 handwritten pp.
Box 44, Folder 9

Student essay on Bontempelli, 1981

Scope and Content Note

44 typewritten pp.
Box 44, Folder 10

Assorted essays and photocopied articles about Bontempelli, 1950-1986

Scope and Content Note

Five essays, 40 total typewritten or printed pp.
Box 44, Folder 11

Essay by Leonardo Borgese and Manifesto of the Centro Internazionale delle Arti e del Costume, undated

Scope and Content Note

10 typewritten pp.
Box 44, Folder 12

Essays not by Bontempelli?

Scope and Content Note

Three essays: 4 typewritten pp., 10 typewritten pp., 12 typewritten pp.
Box 44, Folder 13

"Edouard Manet's first 'plein air' painting," not by Bontempelli? undated

Scope and Content Note

10 typewritten pp.
Box 44, Folder 14

Unidentified writings, by Bontempelli? undated

Scope and Content Note

35 handwritten pp.
Box 44, Folder 15

Miscellaneous manuscripts not by Bontempelli, undated

Scope and Content Note

10 pp.
Box 44, Folder 16

Translations by others for international short story anthology, 1940s,

Scope and Content Note

Edited by Bontempelli? Ca. 100 typewritten pp., several drafts of each story, often fragmentary.
 

Series V. Giosuè Borsi papers, 1915-1920, undated

Physical Description: 5 folders 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of photographs (2), correspondence and critical writings about or by this Italian poet and WWI hero, a close friend of Bontempelli's. A highlight is a letter Borsi wrote to Bontempelli just before his death, describing in detail the contents of his desk and how he would like Bontempelli to dispose of them.
Box 45

Giosuè Borsi papers

Box 45, Folder 1

Borsi, "Lettere dal fronte," 1915

Scope and Content Note

5 handwritten pp.
Box 45, Folder 2

Correspondence from Borsi to Bontempelli and others; and between Bontempelli, Borsi family members, and publishers of Borsi's work, 1915-1920

Physical Description: 34 items
Box 45, Folder 3

Photographs of Borsi, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 45, Folder 4

Bontempelli, "Giosuè Borsi," undated

Scope and Content Note

11 printed pp.
Box 45, Folder 5

Cantini, P.G., Giosuè Borsi, Biografia e discorso, 1916

Scope and Content Note

71 printed pp.
 

Series VI. Paola Masino papers, 1956-1982, undated

Physical Description: ca. 1 lin. ft. 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains fragmentary or miscellaneous materials found among the Bontempelli papers, written by or belonging to Paola Masino, the writer who was Bontempelli's companion for the last thirty years of his life, and the person primarily responsible for organizing and maintaining the Bontempelli papers until they were sold. The most complete item is a typewritten translation of a novel which is most likely Barbey d'Aurevilly's Il cavaliere des touches, though it has not been possible to verify this.
Box 46

Paolo Masino materials

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, printed matter. See also correspondence with Bontempelli, Boxes 2-6, and photographs of Paola Masino, Box 50.
Box 46, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1956-1982

Physical Description: ca. 50 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Includes many drafts of her letters to others.
Box 46, Folder 2

Correspondence between Masino and Pietro (?) undated

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 46, Folder 3

"Prova d'amore," undated 1964

Scope and Content Note

14 typewritten draft pp. Short story, (published title "Anicia,"); Photocopy of article by Croce printed in La Voce.
Box 46, Folder 4

Assorted writing, undated

Physical Description: ca. 20 pp.
Box 46, Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes, undated

Physical Description: ca. 60 pp.
Box 46, Folder 6

Address books (2), with clippings

Box 46, Folder 7

Miscellaneous: printed materials, receipts, key

Box 47

Translation manuscripts by Paola Masino, undated

Scope and Content Note

Probably Il cavaliere des touches by Barbey d'Aurevilly, 1979. Typed.
Box 47, Folder 1

pp. 1-150 1979

Box 47, Folder 2

pp. 151-256, undated

Scope and Content Note

Perhaps follows section in Folder 1.
Box 47, Folder 3

(Seconda parte) undated

Scope and Content Note

183 typewritten pp. Features same characters as above ms.
Box 47, Folder 4

pp. 104-204, undated

Scope and Content Note

Features same characters as above manuscript but page numbers suggest different draft.
 

Series VII. Photographs, drawings, and sculpture, 1800s-1980

Physical Description: 5 lin. ft. 4 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes numerous photographic portraits of Bontempelli from every stage of his life and also of Paola Masino, before, during, and after her relationship with Bontempelli. There are ca. 250 photographs of the literary and social occasions that filled the lives of Bontempelli and Masino, including their trip to Buenos Aires (1933). These photographs feature other literary figures of the day, most frequently Pirandello and Marta Abba. Sculpture includes two death masks of Bontempelli, one plaster and one bronze, and a metal relief sculpture of him.
Box 48

Photographs of Bontempelli and family ca. 1800s-1950s.

Box 48, Folder 1

Family and childhood, 1800s-1920

Physical Description: 68 items
Box 48, Folder 2

Bontempelli, 1910s-1920s

Physical Description: ca. 80 items

Scope and Content Note

31 images, some duplicates, plus 50 postcards made from portrait photograph.
Box 48, Folder 3

Bontempelli, 1930s

Physical Description: 88 items

Scope and Content Note

Some duplicates.
Box 48, Folder 4

Bontempelli, 1940s

Physical Description: 55 items
Box 48, Folder 5

Bontempelli, 1950s

Physical Description: 19 items
Box 48, Folder 6

Drawing of Bontempelli's brother

Box 49

Photographs of Bontempelli and others, ca. 1910s-1950s.

Box 49, Folder 1

Military and theatrical, 1910s-1920s

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 49, Folder 2

Literary and social occasions, 1930s

Physical Description: 146 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes views of Futurist conference at Montecatini, Bontempelli's visit to Santiago, vacations and dinners with Pirandello, Marta Abba, Marinetti, and others.
Box 49, Folder 3

Bontempelli and Pirandello's Buenos Aires trip, 1933

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 49, Folder 4

Literary and social occasions, 1940s

Physical Description: 55 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes views of Picasso, Marshall Tito, and others.
Box 49, Folder 5

Literary and social occasions, 1950s

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 49, Folder 6

Theater sets, scenes, costumes, etc., 1920s-1950s

Physical Description: ca. 50 items
Box 50

Photographs of Bontempelli and others, ca. 1910s-1970s.

Box 50, Folder 1

Bontempelli's women friends, 1910s-1920s

Physical Description: 32 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 drawing.
Box 50, Folder 2

Bontempelli with Paola Masino, 1928-1955

Physical Description: 53 items
Box 50, Folder 3

Paola Masino, 1922-1978

Physical Description: 174 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 collage and 4 photocopies.
Box 50, Folder 4

Bontempelli's houses in Frascati and Venice

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 50, Folder 5

Children (unidentified)

Physical Description: 26 items
Box 50, Folder 6

Color photographs, primarily of Paola Masino, 1960s-1970s

Physical Description: 35 items
Box 50, Folder 7

Photographs of sculpture by Ettore Calvelli

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 51*

19 portraits and 1 painting on wood

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the photographs are views of Bontempelli; 7 are views of people other than Bontempelli, including 2 of Pirandello and 1 of Alfonso Bontempelli.
Box 52

Death mask, plaster

Box 53

Death mask, bronze

Box 54

Bontempelli relief portrait in metal

Note

Note: Box 58 contains photographic negatives, in cold storage
 

Series VIII.  Serials, 1904-1986, undated

Physical Description: 1.25 lin. ft. 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of journals and magazines, all but two of which are Italian, organized alphabetically by title. Many of these serials feature a story, play, or review by Bontempelli, some of which are annotated.
Box 55-58, 42&

Serials and single issue commemoratives, organized alphabetically by title. Many feature a story, play or review by Bontempelli, sometimes annotated, to which page numbers in parentheses refer.

Box 55, Folder 1

Anniversario della cinematografia, (p. 30) 1935

Box 55, Folder 2

Anna, 1984

Box 55, Folder 3

Anni venti e dintorni, (p.21) 1979

Box 55, Folder 4

Aprutium, 1915, 1914

Scope and Content Note

Page 595 (1915) and page 235 (1914).
Box 55, Folder 5

Arca nuova, (p. 16) 1982

Box 55, Folder 6

Ars-nova, 1918

Box 55, Folder 7

la battana, (p.49) May 1966

Box 55, Folder 8

la battana, (p. 110) Oct 1966

Box 55, Folder 9

les cahiers jaunes, undated 1920s?

Box 55, Folder 10

il cavallo di Troia, (p. 49) 1982

Box 55, Folder 11

Cinema italiano, 1952

Box 55, Folder 12

Città, 1964

Box 55, Folder 13

Comoedia, 1928, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Page 37 (1928) and page 34 (1932).
Box 55, Folder 14

Comoedia, (p. 797) 1925

Scope and Content Note

2 copies.
Box 55, Folder 15

Comoedia, (p. 9) 1920

Scope and Content Note

2 copies.
Box 55, Folder 16

Concorso per il Palazzo del Littorio e della mostra della rivoluzione fascista in Roma , undated, 1930s?

Box 56, Folder 1

The Cornhill, 1961/1962, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Page 268 (1961/1962) and page 43 (1962).
Box 56, Folder 2

The Cornhill 1962/1963, , 1963/1964, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Page 430 (1963/1064) and page 375 (1965).
Box 56, Folder 3

East and West, no. 1 (p.1) and no. 3 (p. 135) 1952

Box 56, Folder 4

Echi d'Italia, (p. 95) 1957

Box 56, Folder 5

L'Espresso (Pirandello dall'A alla Z di Sciascia), 1986

Box 56, Folder 6

Genova, (p. 1) 1950

Box 56, Folder 7

Idun, (p.24) 1952

Box 56, Folder 8

L'Illustrazione Italiana, (p. 88) 1985

Box 56, Folder 9

Italien, (p. 77) 1943

Scope and Content Note

2 copies.
Box 56, Folder 10

labyrinthe, 1945

Box 56, Folder 11

La Lettura, (p. 5) 1974

Box 56, Folder 12

La Lettura, (p. 793) 1919

Box 56, Folder 13

Linea d'Ombra, 1985

Box 56, Folder 14

Neue Deutsche Hefte, (p.161) 1955

Box 56, Folder 15

Nuove Lettere Emiliane, (p. 41) 1962

Box 56, Folder 16

Nuovi Argomenti, (p. 132) 1984

Box 57, Folder 1

Pagine Libere, (p. 514) 1910

Box 57, Folder 2

Paletten, (p. 41) 1953

Box 57, Folder 3

Pensieri sull'aeroplano, (p. 16) 1943

Box 57, Folder 4

Il premio Napoli, (p. 76) 1954

Box 57, Folder 5

Progetto presentato al concorso di II Grado; Progetto per tre edifici , undated

Box 57, Folder 6

Le professioni e le arti, undated

Box 57, Folder 7

Quiz, 1971

Box 57, Folder 8

il Racconto, (p. 24) 1976

Box 57, Folder 9

Reale automobile club d'Italia, (p. 11) 1937

Scope and Content Note

2 copies.
Box 57, Folder 10

Revue des Pays Latins, (p. 25) 1911

Box 57, Folder 11

Ridotto, 1982

Box 57, Folder 12

La Riviera Ligure, 1908-1912

Physical Description: 7 issues
Box 57, Folder 13

Rivista italiana di drammaturgia, 1976, 1978, 1979

Scope and Content Note

Page 123 (1976), page 81 (1978), page 7 (1979).
Box 57, Folder 14

La Romagna, (p. 259) 1904

Box 57, Folder 15

I romanzi del quadrifoglio, 1954

Box 57, Folder 16

Lo Schermo, (p. 26) 1937

Box 58, Folder 1

Sipario, (p. 59) 1949

Box 58, Folder 2

Story, (p. 3) 1950

Box 58, Folder 3

Tempo Presente, (p. 1) 1964

Box 58, Folder 4

TE, 1986

Box 58, Folder 5

Teatro, (p. 6) undated

Box 58, Folder 6

Valori primordiali, (p. 7) undated 1930s?

Box 58, Folder 7

Video, (p. 41?) 1968

Box 58, Folder 8

Volandum, (p. 213) 1935

Box 58, Folder 9

Catalog and 11 programs

Box 42*

Oversize serials

 

gli avvenimenti, (p.14) 1915

 

Cronache dell'automobile, 1954

 

Oggi, 1965The Gospel According to St. John, translated by Bontempelli : special edition?

Box 59

Negatives and audiotape

Scope and Content Note

Photographic negatives.
1 sound tape reel : analog. Of a debate between DeFeo and others.
 

Series IX.  Newspaper clippings, 1889-1991

Physical Description: 40 lin. ft. 30 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains newspaper and magazine clippings, organized chronologically by decade. They include Bontempelli's "Colloqui" from Tempo, coverage of his Senate election and nullification, reviews, accounts of his travels, Bontempelli's many columns, reviews of his many books and plays, accounts of his Senate election, etc. There is one box of correspondence and manuscripts pulled from clippings, to be interfiled with Series I and Series II at a later date.
Box 60

Correspondence pulled from clippings and roughly sorted

Box 60, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding Senate Annullment of Bontempelli's election and other materials

Box 60, Folder 2

Letters from Marcello Gallian (photocopies)

Box 60, Folder 3

Biographical material

Box 60, Folder 4

Television and Radio plays based on Bontempelli's work

Box 60, Folder 5

Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's plays and productions.

Box 60, Folder 6

Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's novels and stories

Box 60, Folder 7

Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's columns, his music, his writings

Box 60, Folder 8

Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's translations

Box 60, Folder 9

Correspondence with publishers and regarding Bontempelli's columns

Box 60, Folder 10

Radio lectures and French manuscripts

Box 60, Folder 11

Correspondence regarding political issues and Bontempelli's "D'Annunzio" lecture

Box 60, Folder 12

Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's novels, stories and other matters

Box 60, Folder 13

Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's early works and lectures

Box 60, Folder 14

Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's trip to Scandinavia, 1937

Box 60, Folder 15

Correspondence regarding business and institutional matters

Box 61

Clippings with no date

Box 62

Clippings, 1890-1919

Box 63-64

Clippings, 1920s

Box 65-67

Clippings, 1930s

Box 68-70

Clippings, 1940s

Box 71-74

Clippings, 1950s

Box 75-78

Clippings, 1960s

Box 79-83

Clippings, 1970s

Box 84-86

Clippings, 1980s

Box 87

Clippings, 1980-1982

Box 88

Clippings, 1983-1984

Box 89

Clippings, 1985-1987

Box 90

Clippings, 1988-1991