INVENTORY OF THE FILIPPO TOMMASO MARINETTI STUDENT NOTEBOOKS AND OTHER PAPERS, 1891-1943

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INVENTORY OF THE FILIPPO TOMMASO MARINETTI STUDENT NOTEBOOKS AND OTHER PAPERS, 1891-1943

Accession no. 890122

Inventory prepared by Annette Leddy
Getty Research Institute Humanities

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  • The Getty Research Institute
  • Research Library
  • Special Collections and Visual Resources
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
  • Phone: (310) 440-7390
  • Fax: (310) 440-7780
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Filippo Tommaso Marinetti student notebooks and other papers
Date (inclusive): 1891-1943
Collection number: 890122
Creator: Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944
Extent: 1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Library
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Abstract: Filippo Tomasso Marinetti's class notes, essays, and stories that he wrote for secondary school in Alexandria, Egypt. One notebook by Leone Marinetti. Selected correspondence, 1891-1943, with school friends and the school rector. Letters concerning the futurist enterprise from Gino Severini, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Umberto Boccioni, Mario Carli, Benedetto Croce, B. Bottai, Giovanni Pascoli, Paolo Orano, and Marinetti's French publisher Sansot.
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Language: Collection material in Italian

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti student notebooks and other papers, 1891-1943, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 890122.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1989.

Alternate Form Available

Microfiche available of the eight notebooks in which Marinetti recorded secondary school philosophy lectures.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marinetti, Italian writer, polemicist and performer, was the founder and leader of futurism. Born to Italian parents, he was educated at French schools in Alexandria and France. As an adult he lived primarily in Italy but composed his literary work in both French and Italian.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection includes class notes, essays and stories that Marinetti wrote for secondary school in Alexandria, Egypt. One notebook was written by Leone Marinetti. There is also correspondence, 1891-1936, a small amount of which is with school friends and the school rector, but most of which concerns the futurist enterprise. There are letters from Gino Severini, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Umberto Boccioni, Mario Carli, Benedetto Croce, B. Bottai, Giovanni Pascoli, and Paolo Orano, among others, and from Marinetti's French publisher Sansot. There is a small number of Marinetti's writings, primarily dramas and "syntheses," generally in typescript.

Arrangement

The papers are organized in two series: Series I: Correspondence ; Series II: Manuscripts .

Controlled Access Terms

Subjects

Education, Secondary—Egypt—Alexandria
Experimental theater
Futurism (Art)
Futurism (Literary movement)

Form/Genre

Diaries

Contributors

Boccioni, Umberto, 1882-1916
Bottai, B.
Carli, Mario, 1889-1935
Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
Orano, Paolo, 1875-
Pascoli, Giovanni, 1855-1912
Severini, Gino, 1883-1966
Editions Sansot


 

Series I.  Correspondence, 1891-1943

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with school friends and the school rector and, the bulk of the letters, with others about the futurist enterprise.
Box 1, Folder 1-41

Correspondence 1891-1943

Box 1, Folder 1

6 letters from Pere Cattin, rector of FTM's school, 1891-1893

Box 1, Folder 2

5 postcards from FTM to his brother Leone, 1891

Scope and Content Note

with drawing and story
Box 1, Folder 3

9 letters, correspondence between Leone and FTM, 1891-1893

Box 1, Folder 4

5 letters, correspondence btwn. Albert ____? and FTM, 1893

Box 1, Folder 5

4 letters from Adolfo Guarino(?) to FTM, 1893

Box 1, Folder 6

1 card from Pere Cattin to FTM, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

1 plastic postcard to Marie Gorra, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

1 letter from Giovanni Pascoli to FTM, 1905

Box 1, Folder 9

7 cards and letters to FTM, including items from Ada Negri, Luigi Freddi, Giuseppe Sprovieri,1905-36

Box 1, Folder 10

5 telegrams from Lugné-Poe to FTM, 1908

Box 1, Folder 11

13 letters from Lugné-Poe to FTM re. Le Roy Bombance, 1908-1909

Box 1, Folder 12

6 postcards from Sansot to FTM, 1909-1910

Box 1, Folder 13

2 bills from Sansot to FTM, 1909-1910

Box 1, Folder 14

3 letters regarding FTM's presentation at Teatro Lirico, 1909-1910

Box 1, Folder 15

14 letters from Sansot to FTM regarding Mafarka, 1909-1910

Box 1, Folder 16

8 letters and cards, assorted, 1909-1937

Box 1, Folder 17

19 letters and cards to FTM regarding Futurist publications, 1909-1943

Scope and Content Note

including items from Nicola Moscardelli, Italo Tavolato, Mario Rapisardi.
Box 1, Folder 18

18 letters and cards from P. Orano to FTM, 1909-1918

Box 1, Folder 19

4 telegrams from Sansot, 1910

Box 1, Folder 20

1 letter from Severini to FTM, 1910

Box 1, Folder 21

1 letter from Armenian poets to Futurists, 1911

Box 1, Folder 22

2 letters from Mario Carli to FTM, 1911

Box 1, Folder 23

2 letters from Boccioni to FTM; 1 from Severini to B., 1913

Box 1, Folder 24

1 letter from Severini to FTM, 1914

Box 1, Folder 25

3 letters regarding Futurist movements including 1 from Filippo Granato, 1914-1919

Box 1, Folder 26

6 postcards from FTM to Lia Goldman, 1918

Box 1, Folder 27

1 letter from Severini to FTM, 1918

Box 1, Folder 28

2 letters regarding Futurist groups, 1919

Box 1, Folder 29

2 letters from D'Annunzio to FTM, 1919

Box 1, Folder 30

4 letters from Bottai to FTM, 1919-1920

Box 1, Folder 31

8 letters from Antonio Bruno to FTM, 1919-1920

Box 1, Folder 32

12 letters from Mario Carli to FTM, 1919-1920

Box 1, Folder 33

1 letter from Baseggio(?) to FTM, 1920

Box 1, Folder 34

1 letter from Squilloni to FTM, 1921

Box 1, Folder 35

1 letter from FTM to Prezzolini, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 36

1 letter from Russolo to Palazzeschi et. al., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 37

4 letters from Notari to FTM, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 38

1 letter from FTM to Mazzucchetti (?) w. assorted notes, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 39

1 letter/manifesto from FTM(?) regarding Italian arts and lit., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 40

1 letter from B. Croce to FTM, 1928

Box 1, Folder 41

3 letters from Dutch Society of Independent Artists to FTM, 1936

 

Series II.  Manuscripts, ca. 1891-1936

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Marinetti's secondary school writings, and a small number of later writings, primarily dramas and "syntheses." Includes some poems and a Futurist manifesto.
Box 2, Folder 1-41

Manuscripts by FTM, Secondary School, ca. 1891-1893

Box 2, Folder 1

24 pp. class notes on the Crusades, other topics

Box 2, Folder 2

39 pp. essays on Racine, Moliere, Corneille, other topics

Box 2, Folder 3

2 pp. story, "Un coin de vallée"

Box 2, Folder 4

2 pp. story, "Une suggestion criminelle"

Box 2, Folder 5

14 pp. essays on Madame de Sevigne, other topics

Box 2, Folder 6

16 pp. essays on La Rochefoucauld, other topics

Box 2, Folder 7

55 pp. essays on Corneille, Voltaire, Moliere, other topics

Box 2, Folder 8

27 pp. essays on ancient tragedy, Racine, love of country, other topics

Box 2, Folder 9

22 pp. essays on Horace, Song of Roland, theater

Box 2, Folder 10

18 pp. essays on Corneille, Horace, Cicero, other topics

Box 2, Folder 11

7 pp. essays on La Bruyere, other topics

Box 2, Folder 12

19 pp. essays on Voltaire, Corneille, other topics

Box 2, Folder 13

13 pp. essays on Boileau, La Bruyere, other topics

Box 2, Folder 14

7 pp. essay on contemporary literature

Box 2, Folder 15

12 pp. essay, "La vie d'un homme de lettres au XIXieme siécle"

Box 2, Folder 16

2 pp. poetry

Box 2, Folder 17

16 pp. story, "Une soiree inoubliable"

Box 2, Folder 18

3 pp. essay on ancient literature

Box 2, Folder 19

3 pp. essay on Voltaire w. teacher's comments

Box 2, Folder 20

2 pp. essay on Boileau

Box 2, Folder 21

12 pp. essays on Homer and Virgil, other topics

Box 2, Folder 22

2 pp. essay on literature

Box 2, Folder 23

10 pp. essays, poetry, stories

Box 2, Folder 24

6 pp. essays, stories

Box 2, Folder 25

13 pp. poetry, fragments of essays on literature

Box 2, Folder 26

15 pp. essays on Romanticism, God, other topics

Box 2, Folder 27

16 pp. fragments of essays on literature

Box 2, Folder 28

18 pp. essays about various European countries and cities

Box 2, Folder 29

14 pp. essays and notes about history

Box 2, Folder 30

21 pp. history timetables, poetry

Box 2, Folder 31

20 pp. history timetables, notes, transcribed French poetry

Box 2, Folder 32

12 pp. essays/notes on history, poetry

Box 2, Folder 33

1 p. "Fatalitas," ultimo canto, 1893

Box 2, Folder 34

4 pp.. essay on Pascal w. 1 p. science notes

Box 2, Folder 35

4 pp. essay, "Aristophanes et Moliere"

Box 2, Folder 36

14 pp. essays on the epistolary genre, La Rochefoucauld, Saint Simon

Box 2, Folder 37

4 pp. essays on Madame de Sevigne, Zola

Box 2, Folder 38

20 pp. essay on new literary movements, poetry, story

Box 2, Folder 39

17 pp. essays on lit., architecture, and other subjects

Box 2, Folder 40

7 pp. assorted writings

Box 2, Folder 41

9 pp. report on Medieval literature

Box 3, Folder 1-9

Manuscripts, FTM's Secondary School Philosophy Notebooks ca. 1891-1893

Box 3, Folder 1

1st notebook

Box 3, Folder 2

2nd notebook

Box 3, Folder 3

3rd notebook

Box 3, Folder 4

4th notebook

Box 3, Folder 5

5th notebook

Box 3, Folder 6

6th notebook

Box 3, Folder 7

7th notebook

Box 3, Folder 8

8th notebook

Box 3, Folder 9

Leone Marinetti's notebook, on Psychology as a branch of Philosophy

Box 4, Folder 1-20

Manuscripts, Futurist Manifestos, Poetry & Theater

Box 4, Folder 1

1 p. Futurist program

Box 4, Folder 2

6 typed pp. manifesto by FTM and Corrá

Box 4, Folder 3

6 typed pp. manifesto by FTM about theater

Box 4, Folder 4

3 pp. poem signed Trilussa

Box 4, Folder 5

1 p. war poem

Box 4, Folder 6

7 pp. drama, "Una stella spenta" (by?), n.d.

Box 4, Folder 7

56 typed pp. drama by FTM, Il tamburo di fuoco (pub. 1922)

Box 4, Folder 8

44 typed pp. drama by FTM, Il suggeritore nudo, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 9

48 typed pp. drama by FTM, Luci veloci, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 10

37 typed pp. drama by FTM, Luci veloci, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 11

7 typed pp. drama by FTM, Blanche et Rouge with press release, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 12

20 typed pp. drama by FTM, L'Oceano del cuore, 5 Sintesi incatenate, n.d. 1st Sintesi: "Classe di lusso e terza classe"

Box 4, Folder 13

same as folder 12

Box 4, Folder 14

13 typed pp. 2nd Sintesi: "La camera nautica"

Box 4, Folder 15

same as folder 14

Box 4, Folder 16

14 typed pp. 3rd Sintesi: "La Prua

Box 4, Folder 17

14 typed pp. 4th Sintesi: "Il ponte di commando scoperto"

Box 4, Folder 18

22 typed pp. 5th Sintesi: "Il ponte di commando vetrato"

Box 4, Folder 19

5th Sintesi: "Il ponte di commando vetrato" (another copy)

Box 4, Folder 20

49 typed pp. drama by FTM, Simultanina, n.d.