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Massimo Bontempelli papers, 1865-1991

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Series I. Correspondence, ca. 1871-1990, undated 7.5 linear feet 18 boxes
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.
General 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
From Mariette Lydis to Bontempelli, 1925-1928
Box Folder
1 1 31 May 1925-27 Jul 1925 12.0 items
1 2 1 Aug 1925-28 Aug 1925 7.0 items
1 3 9 Sep 1925-30 Oct 1925 7.0 items
1 4 2 Nov 1925-31 Dec 1925 15.0 items
1 5 Telegrams, 1924-1925 10.0 items
1 6 5 Jan 1926-26 Mar 1926 8.0 items
1 7 1 Apr 1926-30 Apr 1926 11.0 items
1 8 4 May 1926-30 May 1926 13.0 items
1 9 4 Jun 1926-25 Jul 1926 9.0 items
1 10 5 Aug 1926-30 Sep 1926 8.0 items
1 11 30 Sep 1926-22 Oct 1926 8.0 items
1 12 4 Nov 1926-25 Dec 1926 10.0 items
1 13 Telegrams, 1926 9.0 items
1 14 14 Jan 1927-27 May 1927 12.0 items
1 15 22 Jun 1927-23 Sep 1927 10.0 items
1 16 12 Oct 1927-29 Nov 1928 16.0 items
From Bontempelli to Mariette Lydis 1924-1926
Box Folder
1 17 24 Dec 1924-31 Jul 1925 18.0 items
1 18 3 Aug 1925-30 Sep 1925 10.0 items
1 19 16 Oct 1925-22 Feb 1926 29.0 items
1 20 Telegrams, 1924-1926 218.0 items
Correspondence between Bontempelli to Paola Masino, 1927-1954
Letters from Bontempelli to Paola Masino, 1927-1954
Box
2 1927-1930
Love letters and commentary on her writings, including rough drafts of Monte Ignoso.
2 1 1927-Aug 1928 12.0 items
2 2 Aug 1928-Sep 1928 27.0 items
2 3 Oct 1928-Dec 1928 19.0 items
2 4 Mar 1929-Jun 1929 19.0 items
2 5 Jul 1929 18.0 items
2 6 Aug 1929 22.0 items
2 7 Sep 1929 29.0 items
2 8 Oct 1929 30.0 items
2 9 Jun 1930-Jul 1930 35.0 items
2 10 Aug 1930-Sep 1930 35.0 items
2 11 Nov 1930-Dec 1930 34.0 items
2 12 Telegrams 1930 16.0 items
Box
3 1931-1939
3 1 Mar 1931-Jul 1931 53.0 items
3 2 Aug 1931 24.0 items
3 3 1932-1933 13.0 items
3 4 Telegrams 1932-1933 48.0 items
3 5 1934-1936 29.0 items
3 6 Telegrams 1934-1936 29.0 items
3 7 Oct 1937 17.0 items
3 8 Letters and telegrams Nov 1937-Dec 1937 21.0 items
3 9 1938 22.0 items
3 10 Telegrams 1938 16.0 items
3 11 1939 35.0 items
3 12 Telegrams 1939 15.0 items
Box
4 1940-1954
4 1 1940-1941 13.0 items
4 2 Telegrams 1940-1941 26.0 items
4 3 1942-1943 29.0 items
4 4 Jan 1947-May 1947 19.0 items
4 5 Jun 1947-Jul 1947 22.0 items
4 6 Aug 1947-Dec 1947 18.0 items
4 7 1948 38.0 items
4 8 1949 37.0 items
4 9 Telegrams 1949 35.0 items
4 10 1950-1954 10.0 items
Letters from Paola Masino to Bontempelli, 1928-1953
Box
5 1928-1935
Love letters from Paris, descriptions of her efforts to write, discussions of difficulties her family imposed on their relationship.
5 1 May 1928-Sep 1928 32.0 items
5 2 Oct 1928-Dec 1928 30.0 items
5 3 Mar 1929-Sep 1929 65.0 items
5 4 Oct 1929-Dec 1929, Jun 1930-Jul 1930 64.0 items
5 5 Aug 1930-Sep 1930 64.0 items
5 6 Letters and 7 pp. of chapter entitled "Agosto" 1931 42.0 items
5 7 1932-1935 37.0 items
5 8 Telegrams 1932-1935 32.0 items
Box
6 1936-1953
Love letters, accounts of home life, her nervous breakdown and recovery, her efforts to start a magazine.
6 1 Letters and 2 photographs, 1936-1938 60.0 items
6 2 1939-1940 28.0 items
6 3 Telegrams 1939-1940 7.0 items
6 4 Letters and 2 photographs 1941-1943 26.0 items
6 5 Telegrams 1941-1943 13.0 items
6 6 1945-1946 20.0 items
6 7 Apr 1947-Jun 1947 30.0 items
6 8 Jul 1947-Dec 1947 20.0 items
6 9 1948 22.0 items
6 10 Jan 1949-Jul 1949 16.0 items
6 11 Jul 1949-Dec 1949 15.0 items
6 12 1950-1953 11.0 items
Box
7 Correspondence from Bontempelli's friends and associates, 1890-1960
Organized alphabetically by last name (A-Du).
7 1 A., includng correspondence with Alvaro, 1890-1958 56.0 items
7 2 Abba, Marta, 1925-1934 5.0 items
7 3 Aleramo, Sibilla, 1930-1945 3.0 items
7 4 Alfieri, Dino, 1935-1939 6.0 items
7 5 Ausonio, Franchi, 1890-1892 6.0 items
7 6 Ba-Bl, 1913-1959 41.0 items
7 7 Bo-Bu and unidentified, 1916-1959 40.0 items
7 8 Baldini, Antonio, 1931-1939 16.0 items
7 9 Bartolieri, Luigi, 1930-1941 9.0 items
7 10 Beck, Christian, 1913-1915 5.0 items
7 11 Beer, Emilio, 1939 2.0 items
7 12 Bellonci, Maria, 1941-1947 4.0 items
7 13 Berera, Giovanni, 1952-1953 12.0 items
7 14 Bernasconi, 1912-1913 4.0 items
7 15 Bertini, Daria, 1951-1960 12.0 items
7 16 Bodrero, Emilio, 1905-1946 36.0 items
7 17 Borgese, G.A., 1924-1932 10.0 items
7 18 Bragaglia, Anton Giulia, 1933-1951 3.0 items
7 19 Ca-Cl, 1920-1957 41.0 items
7 20 Co-Cu and unidentified, 1918-1948 19.0 items
7 21 Calliope, 1936-1943 6.0 items
7 22 Cami, 1930 3.0 items
7 23 Candelarini(?), 1943 1.0 item
7 24 Canevari, Maria, 1910-1957 16.0 items
7 25 Carrà, Carlo, 1941-1943 3.0 items
7 26 Casella, Alfredo, 1916-1918? 4.0 items
7 27 Cecchi, Emilio, 1927-1943 15.0 items
11 photocopied letters from Bontempelli to Cecchi. See also correspondence regarding film projects, Box 14, f. 16, and regarding '900, Box 12, f. 3.
7 28 Cena(?), Giovanni, 1907-1913 10.0 items
7 29 Cerra, Bruno, 1932 3.0 items
7 30 Chiarini, Luigi, 1933-1983 3.0 items
7 31 Chiavelli, Luigi, 1915 3.0 items
7 32 Chiesa, Ivo, 1950s 6.0 items
7 33 Chiesa(?), Franceso 6.0 items
7 34 Ciognani(?), 1932-1943 5.0 items
7 35 Civicini(?), 1951 3.0 items
7 36 Clemens, Cyril, 1930-1938 5.0 items
7 37 Comin, undated 1.0 item
7 38 Commisso, Giovanni, 1929-1941 10.0 items
7 39 Conti, Primo, 1941 1.0 item
7 40 Cremonese, Bianca, 1949-1950 3.0 items
7 41 Institutions with names beginning with "C"
7 42 Da-De, 1928-1959 24.0 items
7 43 Di-Du and unidentified, 1905-1955 22.0 items
Box
8 Correspondence from Bontempelli's friends and associates, 1901-1960
Organized alphabetically by last name (D'Ambra - Morelli).
8 1 D'Ambra, Lucio, 1932 13.0 items
8 2 D'Angona, Vera, (2) 1927 2.0 items
8 3 Dalla Piccola, Luigi, 1940 5.0 items
8 4 De Chirico, Giorgio, 1936 1.0 item
8 5 De Robertis, Giuseppe, 1941 2.0 items
8 6 De Sabata, Victor, undated 5.0 items
8 7 De Vida, Corrado, 1947-1958 4.0 items
8 8 De Luca, Giuseppe, 1939-1940 3.0 items
8 9 De Pino, Pippo, 1940-1947 5.0 items
8 10 Deledda, Grazia, date illegible 1.0 item
8 11 Duse, Eleonora, undated 3.0 items
Photocopied letters.
8 12 E, 1952-1975 2.0 items
8 13 Fa-Fo, 1918-1959 26.0 items
8 14 Fr-Fu and Unidentified, 1926-1957 23.0 items
8 15 Falqui, Enrico, 1934-1953 10.0 items
8 16 Ferraris, Umberto, 1948-1953 5.0 items
8 17 Fiorentino, Luigi, 1951-1955 16.0 items
8 18 Formiggini, A.F., 1909 4.0 items
8 19 G., 1930-1956 17.0 items
8 20 Gassmann, Vittorio, 1947-1948 3.0 items
8 21 Gallian, Marcello, 1925-1941 12.0 items
8 22 Gentile, Giovanni, 1934-1936 3.0 items
8 23 Ghedini, Giorgio, 1941 3.0 items
8 24 Ghiringhelli, Gino, 1931-1943 5.0 items
8 25 Goll, Ivan, 1930-1933 4.0 items
See also Box 12, f.3.
8 26 Gotta, Salvator, 1912-1938 4.0 items
8 27 Govoni, Corrado, 1932-1950 4.0 items
8 28 Graf, A., 1902-1912 12.0 items
8 29 Gualino, Ricardo, 1936-1939 3.0 items
8 30 Guglielminetti, Amalia, undated 2.0 items
8 31 I., 1933-1954 25.0 items
8 32 J., and unidentified 1930s 5.0 items
8 33 Jacob, Max, 1924, undated 4.0 items
8 34 Jakobi, Basia, undated 3.0 items
8 35 K., 1930-1934 3.0 items
8 36 L., 1916-1960 25.0 items
8 37 Lanckrock, Rik, 1950 2.0 items
8 38 Lebrecht, Daniele, 1923 2.0 items
8 39 Lifano(?), 1938-1941 4.0 items
8 40 Lisi, Nicola, 1941-1943 2.0 items
8 41 Lorris, Arturo, 1936-1952 9.0 items
8 42 Ma-Mi, 1905-1957 33.0 items
For Malaparte see '900 correspondence.
8 43 Mo-Mu, 1901-1960 29.0 items
8 44 Malpiero, Gian Francesco, 1932-1955 53.0 items
8 45 Malpiero, Gian Francesco, undated 9.0 items
Eight letters and an 8 pp. manuscript.
8 46 Mantella, Ennio, 1918 2.0 items
8 47 Mariani, Alberto, 1929-1930 2.0 items
8 48 Marinetti, F.T., undated 2.0 items
8 49 Martini, Arturo(?), 1932-1940 9.0 items
8 50 Martini, 1911-1913 13.0 items
8 51 Martini, Virgilio, 1956 1.0 item
8 52 Marussi, Garibaldo, 1954-1957 12.0 items
8 53 Mazzocchi, Giovanni, 1935 3.0 items
8 54 Mazzoni, Guido, 1907-1911 3.0 items
8 55 Montale, Eugenio, 1941 1.0 item
8 56 Morandi, 1941 1.0 item
8 57 Moravia, Alberto, undated 2.0 items
8 58 Morelli(?), undated 5.0 items
Box
9 Correspondence from Bontempelli's friends and associates, 1871-1961
Organized alphabetically by last name (N-Stanis).
9 1 N., 1912-1953 14.0 items
9 2 Negri, Ada, 1917-1924 7.0 items
9 3 Notari(?), Delia, 1921-1923 40.0 items
9 4 Novaro, A., 1934-1936 3.0 items
9 5 O, 1906-1958 9.0 items
9 6 Ojetti, Ugo, 1911-1941 40.0 items
9 7 Ortese, Anna Maria, 1934-1952 25.0 items
9 8 Pa-Pu and Unidentified, 1911-1956 31.0 items
9 9 Pagallo, Giuseppe, 1941-1943 2.0 items
9 10 Palazzeschi, Aldo, 1938-1940 2.0 items
9 11 Pancrazi, Pietro, 1924-1928 3.0 items
9 12 Pane, 1947-1948 3.0 items
9 13 Panzini, Alfredo, 1914-1930 12.0 items
9 14 Papi, Roberto, 1934-1940 4.0 items
9 15 Papini, Giovanni, 1919-1943 6.0 items
9 16 Parenti, Marino, undated 2.0 items
9 17 Pastonchi, Francesco, 1948, undated 3.0 items
9 18 Patrignani, Franco, 1952 3.0 items
9 19 Pellizzari, Ludovico, 1918 3.0 items
9 20 Petrassi, Goffredo, 1941 2.0 items
9 21 Petrone, Icilio, 1935-1941 9.0 items
9 22 Piacentini, Marcello, 1934-1937 2.0 items
9 23 Pingitore, Raffaele, 1950-1951 6.0 items
9 24 Pirandello, Luigi, 1908-1932 8.0 items
Two letters from Bontempelli.
9 25 Pizzetti, Ildebrando, 1931-1958 7.0 items
9 26 Prampolini, Enrico, 1927, undated 2.0 items
9 27 Pringhelli, Antonio, 1934-1949 3.0 items
9 28 Protti, 1943-1947 3.0 items
9 29 Provencal, Alessandro, 1954-1958 5.0 items
9 30 Puccini, Mario, 1922-1935 4.0 items
9 31 Piero _____?, 1937-1938 4.0 items
9 32 Q., 1950-1955 2.0 items
9 33 Quasimodo, Salvatore, 1940-1941 3.0 items
9 34 R., 1903-1959 27.0 items
9 35 Ramperti, Marco, 1930s 2.0 items
9 36 Rea, Domenico, 1947-1948 6.0 items
9 37 Reinhardt, Max, undated 1.0 item
Letter written by P. Masino?
9 38 Ridenti, Mario, 1950s 2.0 items
9 39 Robert, Ernesto N., 1937 2.0 items
9 40 Romagnoli, Ettore, 1916-1934 3.0 items
9 41 Rossi, Giovanni, 1943-1957 23.0 items
9 42 Rossi, Vittorio, 1936 4.0 items
9 43 Rusconi, Edilio, 1941 2.0 items
9 44 Russo, Luigi, 1959 1.0 item
A poem by Bontempelli.
9 45 Sa-Si, 1928-1959 17.0 items
9 46 So-Su, 1917-1961 14.0 items
9 47 Sacchetti, Enrico, 1936 4.0 items
9 48 Salerini, Guido, 1927, undated 2.0 items
9 49 Salsa, Carlo, 1958 3.0 items
9 50 Santangelo, Giulio, 1929 3.0 items
Including one from Bontempelli.
9 51 Sborgi, undated 2.0 items
9 52 Schuck, Karl, 1948-1949 2.0 items
9 53 Sella, Giuseppe, 1871? 1.0 item
9 54 Serato(?), Arrigo, 1940 2.0 items
9 55 Solmi, Sergio, 1949 2.0 items
9 56 Spampanato, Bruno, 1927 2.0 items
9 57 Spianuzza, Umberto, 1959 2.0 poems
9 58 Stanis, Jovine Livio 1950-1951 56.0 items
Box
10 Correspondence from Bontempelli's friends and associates, 1906-1977, undated
Organized alphabetically by last name (T-Z, misc.).
10 1 T., 1930-1957 24.0 items
10 2 Tacchini, 1955 3.0 items
10 3 Ternj Cialente, Fausta, 1930-1931 2.0 items
10 4 Terragni, Giuseppe, 1935-1939 ca. 8 items
With clippings and photocopies.
10 5 Togliatti, Palmiro, 1951-1958 6.0 items
10 6 Toni, Alceo, 1933 4.0 items
Two letters and 2 responses.
10 7 Trillini, Walter, 1932 2.0 items
One letter from and one response.
10 8 U., 1941-1954 7.0 items
10 9 Ugolini, 1906 2.0 items
10 10 Ungaretti, Giuseppe, undated 6.0 items
1 letter about a duel with Bontempelli.
10 11 V-Z, 1910-1956 20.0 items
10 12 Verga, Giovanni, 1914-1931 2.0 items
10 13 Vergani, Orio, undated 3.0 items
10 14 Villari, Pasquale, 1911 2.0 items
10 15 Villaroel, Giuseppe, 1951-1954 5.0 items
10 16 Vittorini, Elio, 1942-1958 2.0 items
See also Bompiani, 1940s, Box 11, f. 6.
10 17 Vivanti, Annie, 1915-1919 5.0 items
10 18 Zacconi, Enrico, et al, 1916 4.0 items
Three letters and a clipping.
10 19 Zavattini, Cesare, 1930s 7.0 items
10 20 Zippitelli, Michele, 1933 3.0 items
One letter, 2 manuscripts.
10 21 Zizani(?), Alberto, 1941-1952 6.0 items
10 22 Zucca, Giuseppe, 1930? 2.0 items
10 23 Miscellaneous or illegible correspondence, 1903-1950 29.0 items
10 24 Letters from Bontempelli to assorted correspondents, some involving Lupa sculpture, 1933-1951 7.0 items
10 25 Correspondence regarding literary contests and committees, 1930-1977 60.0 items
10 26 Correspondence regarding prizes/money awarded Bontempelli, 1955-1963 8.0 items
10 27 Cards of condolence upon Bontempelli's death, 1960 42.0 items
From funeral guest book?
10 28 Letters of condolence upon Bontempelli's death, 1960 83.0 items
10 29 Telegrams of condolence upon Bontempelli's death, 1960 100.0 items
10 30 Telegrams of condolence upon Bontempelli's death, 1960 70.0 items
Box
11 Correspondence from publishing houses, 1904-1969
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.
11 1 Vallecchi, 1919-1953 20.0 items
11 2 Bemporad, R. 1920-1930 18.0 items
11 3 Mondadori, 1920s 24.0 items
11 4 Bompiani, 1929-1939 46.0 items
11 5 Mondadori, 1930s 45.0 items
11 6 Bompiani, 1940-1949 88.0 items
11 7 Casoni ("Girasole"), 1943 33.0 items
11 8 Mondadori, 1940s 72.0 items
11 9 Mondadori, 1950s 104.0 items
11 10 Bompiani, 1950-1965 90.0 items
11 11 Mondadori, 1960-1969 100.0 items
Includes copy of Carlo Bo's introduction to Opere narrative di Massimo Bontempelli.
11 12 Various publishers, including Fratelli Treves, Lattes, Alberto Stock, Lateraza, 1904-1930 50.0 items
11 13 Various publishers, Neri Pozza, Zanichelli, Sansoni, Einaudi, 1936-1968 50.0 items
Box
12 Correspondence regarding periodicals Bontempelli edited or to which he contributed columns or articles, 1922-1961
Of note are the letters from Nino Frank and other editors/contributors about '900.
12 1 '900 letters from Nino Frank, 1922-Sep 1926 24.0 items
12 2 '900 letters from Nino Frank, 1926-1950 18.0 items
12 3 '900 letters from co-editors/contributors, 1926-1930 ca. 100 items
Organized alphabetically by correspondent's last name.
12 4 '900 letters from co-editors/contributors, 1926-1931 ca. 100 items
Organized by date.
12 5 '900, 1927 50.0 items
Editorial letter from Bontempelli; accounting statement.
12 6 Corriere della sera, 1923-1943 45.0 items
12 7 La Stampa, 1926-1942 20.0 items
12 8 Mattino, 1927-1932 8.0 items
12 9 Quadrante, 1928-1934 20.0 items
12 10 Gazzetta del Popolo, with many letters from Amicucci, 1928-1930 58.0 items
12 11 Gazzetta del Popolo, 1931-1939 60.0 items
12 12 Tempo, 1939-1951 100.0 items
With many letters from Alberto Mondadori and Tofanelli.
12 13 Domus, 1941-1942 28.0 items
12 14 Città, 1944 4.0 items
12 15 Correspondence with various periodicals, 1922-1961 100.0 items
Box
13 Correspondence regarding translation of Bontempelli's work, 1878-1975
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.
13 1 Gente nel Tempo, 1937-1954 60.0 items
13 2 Gente nel Tempo, 1941-1955 40.0 items
13 3 Stato di grazia, 1931-1941 5.0 items
13 4 Sette savi, 1945-1950 5.0 items
13 5 Giro del sole, 1940-1958 40.0 items
13 6 L'amante fidele, 1946-1964 23.0 items
13 7 Eva ultima, 1926-1943 6.0 items
13 8 Il figlio di due madri, 1929-1958 70.0 items
13 9 La vita e morte di Adria, 1930-1963 52.0 items
13 10 La scacchiera davanti allo specchio, 1938-1956 14.0 items
13 11 522, 1943-1946 2.0 items
13 12 Discorsi, 1937-1947 15.0 items
13 13 Assorted stories, 1920-1939 45.0 items
13 14 Assorted stories, 1940-1949 35.0 items
13 15 Assorted stories, 1950-1959 65.0 items
13 16 Assorted stories translated into English (William Dale, transl.), 1959-1961 45.0 items
13 17 Assorted stories, 1960-1975 45.0 items
13 18 Correspondence regarding translations of multiple narrative works or theatrical and narrative works, 1878-1949 100.0 items
13 19 Correspondence regarding translations of multiple narrative works or theatrical and narrative works, 1950-1973 100.0 items
Box
14 Correspondence regarding translation, rights or performances of theatrical works, 1918-1990
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.
14 1 Nostra Dea, 1926-1965 60.0 items
14 2 Venezia Salvata, 1947-1954 8.0 items
14 3 La Cenerentola and Bassano, 1941-1961 14.0 items
14 4 Valoria and La famiglia del fabbro, 1933-1948 14.0 items
14 5 La fame, 1935-1968 30.0 items
14 6 Minnie, 1937-1964 40.0 items
14 7 L'Innocenza di Camilla, 1950-1957 13.0 items
14 8 La guardia alla luna, 1920-1948 12.0 items
14 9 Correspondence regarding translation, rights and/or performances of multiple theatrical works, 1918-1939 60.0 items
14 10 Correspondence regarding translation, rights and/or performances of multiple theatrical works, 1940-1977 70.0 items
14 11 Correspondence regarding anthologizing and citation, 1954-1969 50.0 items
14 12 Correspondence regarding anthologizing and citation, 1970-1979 50.0 items
14 13 Correspondence regarding anthologizing and citation, 1980-1990 70.0 items
14 14 Correspondence regarding requests for archival materials, scholarly work on Bontempelli, etc., 1959-1989 50.0 items
14 15 Correspondence with Alvise Memmo regarding Bontempelli, 1976-1990 10.0 items
14 16 Correspondence regarding film projects, 1923-1949 50.0 items
Box
15 Correspondence from publishers, Società degli Autori ed Editori, and Società Esercizio Diritti Riproduzione Meccanica, 1926-1989
Primarily regarding payment. Correspondence with SIAE regarding translations, rights, etc., filed in Boxes 13 and 14. Approximately 50 items per folder.
15 1 Royalty statements and receipts from publishers, 1926-1949
15 2 Royalty statements and receipts from publishers, 1953-1988
15 3 Royalty statements and receipts from publishers, 1970-1975
15 4 Correspondence from SIAE, 1935-1955
15 5 Correspondence from SIAE, 1956-1959
15 6 Correspondence from SIAE, 1960-1963
15 7 Correspondence from SIAE, 1964-1989
15 8 Correspondence from SEDRIM, 1959-1970
Box
16 Correspondence from readers of Bontempelli's "Colloqui" column in Tempo, 1940-1941
Approximately 50 items per folder.
16 1 Jan-Oct, 1940
16 2 Nov-Dec 1940
16 3 Jan-Feb 1941
16 4 Mar-Apr 1941
16 5 May-Jun 1941
16 6 Jul-Aug 1941
16 7 Sep-Oct 1941
16 8 Nov-Dec 1941
16 9 undated, 1941
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17 Correspondence from reader's of Bontempelli's "Colloqui" column in Tempo, 1942
Approximately 100 items per folder.
17 1 Jan-Feb 1942
17 2 Mar-Apr 1942
17 3 May-Jun 1942
17 4 Jul-Aug 1942
17 5 Sep-Oct 1942
17 6 Nov-Dec 1942
17 7 undated, 1942
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18 Correspondence from readers of Bontempelli's column "Colloqui" in Tempo, ca. 1943-1947
18 1 May-Dec 1943 50.0 items
18 2 Jan-Apr 1943 50.0 items
18 3 1946-1947 30.0 items
18 4 undated 20.0 items
18 5 Clippings found in correspondence 100.0 items
18 6 Clippings found in correspondence 100.0 items
Series II. Manuscripts, 1904-1959, undated ca. 10 lin. ft. 21 boxes
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
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.
19 1 Dallo stelvio al mare, undated
156 typewritten pp. Published 1915.
19 2 "Il buon vento," undated
7 typewritten pp. From La donna dei miei sogni ( 1925), this version revised for inclusion in an anthology for Scuola Media Inferiore.
19 3 4 stories from Donna nel sole, 1926, undated
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.
19 4 Stories from Stato di Grazia, 1926, 1928, undated
Including "Capitali," 10 handwritten pp., 1926; "Quartetto Sbornia," 15 handwritten pp., 1928; "Suono di telefono in casa vuota," 5 handwritten pp., undated, and notes.
19 5 Story about Carthage, undated
26 handwritten pp.
19 6 "Sopra una locomotiva," undated
8 typewritten pp.
19 7 "Ramiro e la fatalitá," 1922-1923
20 handwritten pp. With notes. Earlier beginning of Il figlio di due madri?
19 8 Il figlio di due madri, 1928
300 handwritten pp.
19 9 Il figlio di due madri, undated
2 drafts, 142 typewritten pp/ea.
19 10 Il figlio di due madri, 1929
Corrected proofs, 263 pp.
Box
20 Fiction manuscripts, 1929-1934, undated
20 1 Vita e morte di Adria e dei suoi figli, 1930
309 handwritten pp.
20 2 Vita e morte di Adria e dei suoi figli, 1930
2 drafts, 157 corrected typewritten pp/each.
20 3 522, 1930
Approximately 50 handwritten pp. and 11 typewritten pp., with notes and indexes.
20 4 La famiglia di fabbro, 1931
194 corrected typewritten pp.
20 5 La famiglia di fabbro, 1931
194 corrected typewritten pp. with notes.
20 6 "A ballare, una sera tardi," 1929-1930
9 handwritten pp. and 4 handwritten pp., from Galleria degli schiavi, published 1934.
20 7 "Una rosa di piu," undated
12 handwritten pp., and 5 typewritten pp., from Schiavi.
20 8 "Pelliccia," , undated
5 typewritten pp., 13 handwritten and typewritten pp. of various drafts, from Schiavi.
20 9 "Felicita della madre," 1931
8 typewritten pp., from Schiavi.
Box
21 Fiction manuscripts, 1935-1950
21 1 Gente nel tempo, 1935
155 typewritten pp. and 136 typwritten pp.
21 2 Gente nel tempo, undated
163 corrected typewritten pp. Published 1937.
21 3 Notes, indexes, title pages for Gente nel tempo
21 4 Viaggio d'Europa, 1959
56 corrected typewritten pp., from Giro del sole, published 1941.
21 5 Le ali dell'ippogrifo, 1940
42 corrected typewritten pp. with notes, from Giro.
21 6 L'Acqua, 1943
101 typewritten pp. and 95 typewritten pp., later collected in L'amante fedele (1953).
21 7 L'Acqua, 1944
67 handwritten pp., with notes.
21 8 "L'Amante fedele," 1950
4 drafts, ca. 20 corrected typewritten pp./ea., with notes, title story of award winning collection L'Amante fedele (1953).
21 9 "I pellegrini," 1943
13 handwritten pp., also in L'amante.
21 10 "La violetta," 1945
13 handwritten pp., also in L'amante.
Box
22 Fiction manuscripts , 1945-1953, undated
22 1 "Ottuagenaria," 1945
57 handwritten pp. and 49 handwritten pp., also in L'Amante.
22 2 "Ottuagenaria," undated
22 typewritten pp. and 24 typewritten pp., with notes.
22 3 "Ottuagenaria," 1945
20 corrected typewritten pp.
22 4 "Gallo," 1941-1951
7 handwritten pp. and 2 typewritten drafts, 6 pp/ea, also in L'Amante.
22 5 "Nitta," undated
5 typewritten pp. and 7 typewritten pp., in L'Amante.
22 6 "Il buon figliolo," 1948-1949
14 assorted handwritten and typewritten draft pp., notes, clippings.
22 7 "Ladro di biciclette," undated
4 typewritten pp.
22 8 "Dubbio atroce alla spiaggia," undated
4 typewritten pp.
22 9 "Idoli," undated
2 drafts, 6 typewritten pp/ea.
22 10 "Il fumo," undated
39 handwritten pp. By Bontempelli?
22 11 "Angelo-salvatore," undated
3 typewritten pp., not published.
22 12 Notes for a novel (unidentified), undated
20 handwritten pp.
22 13 Fiction fragments, undated
20 typewritten pp.
Box
23 Theater manuscripts, 1905-1935
23 1 Eloquenza, 1905
58 typewritten pp.
23 2 La legge del perdono, 1910s
30 handwritten pp. and 30 handwritten pp.
23 3 Santa Teresa, 1913
56 typewritten pp., refuted.
23 4 Fauste nozze, 1914
45 handwritten pp.
23 5 La guardia alla luna, undated
33 printed pp., published 1916.
23 6 Gocciastella, 1918
7 handwritten pp.
23 7 Siepe a nordovest, 1919
42 handwritten pp.
23 8 Siepe a nordovest, 1919
26 typewritten pp., 3 copies.
23 9 Buisson au nordouest, 1923
Translated by Nino Frank, 47 handwritten pp., with score, 15 printed pages.
23 10 Eva ultima, 1920
121 handwritten pp.
23 11 Minnie la Candida, 1925
75 handwritten and typewritten pp. and an additional draft of Act I.
23 12 La statua di B___?, 1932?
ca. 20 pp.
23 13 Valoria, 1932
35 typewritten pp., 45 typewritten pages and ca. 50 handwritten pp.
23 14 Valoria, undated
42 typewritten pp., 3 copies and 1 incomplete draft.
23 15 Bassano, padre geloso, undated
Typewritten pp. 12-72, published 1933.
23 16 Bassano, padre geleoso, undated
42 pp. proof, published 1933.
23 17 Fame, undated
56 typewritten pp. and ca. 65 handwritten and typewritten pp., published 1934.
23 18 Fame, undated
58 typewritten pp., published 1934.
23 19 La faim, undated
Translated by Arnaud, 85 typewritten pp.
23 20 Nembo, 1935
27 typewritten pp.
23 21 Nembo, undated
19 printed corrected pp.
Box
24 Theater manuscripts, 1938-1949
24 1 Cenerentola, 1938
60 handwritten and typewritten pp., with notes.
24 2 Cenerentola, undated
57 typewritten pp., published 1942.
24 3 Cenerentola, undated
37 pp. proof, 3 copies, published 1942.
24 4 Nostra Dea, 1941
91 handwritten pp.
24 5 Venezia Salva, 1946
88 handwritten pp.
24 6 Venezia Salva, 1946
ca. 100 corrected typewritten pp.
24 7 Venezia Salva, 1946
120 typewritten pp., 2 copies.
24 8 Venezia Salva, 1946
120 typewritten pp.
24 9 Venezia Salva, 1949
147 pp. proof.
Box
25 Theater manuscripts and film manuscripts, 1946-1948, 1933-1938
25 1 Innocenza di Camilla, 1947-1948
144 handwritten pp. with notes.
25 2 Innocenza di Camilla, 1947-1948
81 corrected typewritten pp.
25 3 La vita doppia, undated
135 handwritten pp.
25 4 No title, undated
32 handwritten pp., (on a yacht "Maremare").
25 5 Specchio di virtu, undated
5 typewritten pp.
25 6 Play about Christopher Columbus, undated
36 typewritten and handwritten pp.
25 7 Teatro, 1946
Typewritten collection of 4 plays by Bontempelli, Siepe, Guardia, Minnie, Nostra Dea, with introduction.
25 8 Photocopies of published plays Bassano and Valoria
25 9 Photocopies of published plays La fame and Nembo
25 10 Assorted mss. and clippings regarding Bontempelli's film Angelo, 1933-1938
25 11 Assorted screenplay treatments based on Bontempelli's works
25 12 Treatments and drafts of screenplays regarding the historical figures Teodosio, Onorio and Galla Placida
25 13 Cristoforo Colombo screenplay and notes
25 14 Theater mss. fragments, undated
25 typewritten, printed, and handwritten pp.
Box
26 Essays or lectures on literature, theater, and Novecentismo, ca. 1900-1958, undated
Dated manuscripts are organized chronologically.
26 1 Studio sopra il verso italiano, (very early) undated
9 handwritten pp. with 1 p. notes,
26 2 "Giosue Carducci," 1907
20 printed photocopied pp.
26 3 First article from 900 (giustificazione), 1926
13 handwritten pp.
26 4 "Fondamenti," 1926
10 handwritten pp., 17 handwritten pp., and 8 typewritten pp., from 900 n.2.
26 5 Novecentismo letterario, 1931
82 printed pp.
26 6 "Idee vecchie e idee nuove nell'Italia d'oggi," 1931
20 printed pp., with notes and typewritten fragments.
26 7 "La mia magia innocente," 1932
21 typewritten pp., with outline.
26 8 On Ariosto, 1933, undated
15 typewritten pp. and 23 typewritten pp.
26 9 "Novecentismo," 1934-1947
20 typewritten pp., 8 typewritten pp., 4 tpyewritten pp., 9 typewritten pp.
26 10 "Novecentismo," undated
21 typewritten pp.
26 11 Various incomplete drafts of "Novecentismo," 1930s
approximately 50 pp.
26 12 "Verso il teatro per masse," 1936-1937
20 typewritten pp., with French version.
26 13 "Leopardi, o l'uomo solo," 1937
26 typewritten pp., with French trans. and notes.
26 14 On Pirandello, 1937
20 typewritten pp., 16 typewritten pp., 16 typewritten pp., and 26 typewritten pp.
26 15 On D'Annunzio, 1930s
37 typewritten pp., with notes.
26 16 "Verga," 1940
Proof, 20 pp.
26 17 "Foscolo," 1945
23 typewritten pp.
26 18 On Gorky, 1948, undated
2 drafts of 16 typewritten pp. and 2 drafts of 14 typewritten pp.
26 19 Preface to translation of L'Avaro (Moliere), 1950
26 20 "Teatro di massa," 1951
4 typewritten pp.
26 21 About theater, 1958?
16 typewritten and handwritten pp.
26 22 On Carducci, undated
20 handwritten and typewritten pp., and on Gelli, 9 typewritten pp.
26 23 Preface to translation of L'asino d'oro, undated
7 handwritten pp. and 4 typewritten pp., with note.
26 24 "Fermenti letterari del 20 secolo," undated
9 typewritten pp., 11 typewritten pp. and 15 typewritten pp.
26 25 Account of La Duse, undated
3 typed pp.
26 26 3 incomplete essays, undated
26 27 Bontempelli's list of lectures [to be found among others in this box], undated
27 Essays and lectures about history, politics, philosophy, art
27 1 Sul problema del libero volere
Bontempelli's tesi di laurea (his university thesis on the problem of free will). 123 handwritten pp. with notes.
27 2 "La Lourdes Lombarda," 1904
7 handwritten pp., with submission letter and photograph.
27 3 5 articles about South America, 1930s?
3-4 typewritten pp./ea.
27 4 Inagural lecture for Galleria Sabatello, Rome, 1932
25 handwritten pp.; 3 pp. for Galleria Giacomini.
27 5 "Ufficio di Roma," 1933
13 typewritten pp., 123 handwritten pp. with notes.
27 6 "Lorenzo il Magnifico," 1933
17 typewritten pp.
27 7 "Galileo poeta," 1942
20 typewritten pp., with printed version and notes.
27 8 "Tempere di Mario Sironi," 1943
3 typewritten pp., with essay by Sironi.
27 9 Introduzioni e discorsi, 1945
292 typewritten pp., a collection of some of the pieces found in Boxes 29 and 30.
27 10 "Martini," 10 typewritten pp., 1947
27 11 "Fronte Democratico Popolare," 1948-1949
16 typewritten pp., 16 typewritten pp., and 13 typewritten pp.
27 12 "Dei cineclub," 1951
4 handwritten pp., 5 typewritten pp., 5 typewritten pp., and 4 typewritten pp.
27 13 "L'uomo senza avventura," 1952
20 typewritten pp. 18 typewritten pp., and 15 typewritten pp.
27 14 About progress in the 20th century 1959
13 typewritten pp.
27 15 "Dell'architettura naturale," undated
8 handwritten pp.
27 16 "Lo spirito sportivo,"
15 typewritten pp., with French version.
27 17 "Francesco de Sanctis," undated
18 typewritten pp.
27 18 "Planetario allo zenit," undated
5 typewritten pp.
27 19 "Elisire di lunga vita," undated
8 handwritten pp.
27 20 "Il problema della gioventu femminile in Europa, undated
12 typewritten pp., 2 copies.
27 21 Book on magic and superstition, undated
80 typewritten pp., with notes.
27 22 7 essays of general interest
27 23 7 essays about art or literature
27 24 Bontempelli's list of lectures [to be found among others in box]
Box
28 Essays, lectures, criticism
28 1 Antologia della lirica italiana, undated
ca. 50 pp., published Lirica Italiana, 1944.
28 2 Antologia della lirica italiana, undated
ca. 50 pp.
28 3 Antologia della lirica italiana, undated
ca. 100 pp.
28 4 Antologia della lirica italiana, undated
ca. 70 pp.
28 5 Antologia della lirica italiana, undated
ca. 80 pp., including avvertenza.
28 6 Corrections to above anthology by ___?, 1943
32 handwritten pp.
28 7 Assorted critical and historical writings, undated
ca. 60 pp.
28 8 Assorted critical and assorted writings, undated
ca. 60 pp.
28 9 Re-copied articles from Gazzetta del Popolo, 1920s-1930s
37 pieces, 3pp. ea.
28 10 Fragment of manuscript regarding writers and publishers, undated
3 typed pp.
28 11 Correspondence, report, clippings regarding writers, publishers, booksellers, undated
15 pp.
28 12 Demo of journal Italia, by Bontempelli?, undated
Box
29 Notes, fragments and miscellaneous manuscripts
29 1 Assorted notes, ca. 1905
ca. 30 pp.
29 2 Apoteosi della donna, notes, 1928?
ca. 50 pp.
29 3 Notes on art, 1917-?
Two items, 50 pp.
29 4 Miscellaneous notes, undated
ca. 10 pp.
29 5 List of works for Valoria? (anthology?), undated
ca. 20 pp.
29 6 Notes for assorted articles or Colloqui, ca. 60 pp. after 1943?
ca. 20 pp.
29 7 Assorted notes from 1910s
29 8 Miscellanous notes and drafts, undated
ca. 30 pp.
29 9 Miscellaneous notes and fragments regarding theater, undated
ca. 15 pp.
29 10 Notes about italian writers, with pamphlet, 1940s?
ca. 25 pp.
29 11 Miscellanous notes and fragments, 1940s-1950s
ca. 25 pp.
29 12 List of writers and their works (for anthology?), undated
ca. 10 pp.
29 13 Miscellanous proofs and notes, undated
ca. 30 pp.
29 14 Mscellaneous notes, undated
ca. 30 pp.
29 15 Notes for "Colloqui," undated
10 pp.
29 16 Miscellaneous fragments of essays, undated
ca. 35 pp.
Box
30 Translations by Bontempelli, 1940s-1950s, undated
Organized alphabetically through Boxes 30-31.
30 1 Bible, selections from Nuovo Testamento, undated
131 handwritten pp.
30 2 Bible, selections from Vecchio Testamento, undated
105 handwritten pp.
30 3 Bible, selections from Vecchio Testamento and Nuovo Testamento, 1948
198 typewritten pp.
30 4 Bible, Gospel, Apocalypse, Letters of St. John, undated
211 handwritten and typewritten pp.
30 5 Bible, dall'Antico e dal Nuovo Testamento, undated
113 typewritten pp.
30 6 Bible, notes and correspondence regarding translations
30 7 La Germania (Tacito), 1953
Printed translation by Canilli, 1942. ca. 40 pp.
30 8 Il gran maestro di Santiago (Montherlant), undated
46 typewritten pp.,
30 9 Lamiel (Stendahl), undated
404 handwritten pp.
Box
31 Translations
31 1 Lamiel (Stendahl), undated
234 typewritten pp.
31 2 Ossit Elsa (Moliere) undated
81 handwritten pp.
31 3 Porta Chiusa (Sartre), 1947
46 typewritten pp.
31 4 La regina morta (Montherlant), undated
78 handwritten and typewritten pp.
31 5 Ricordi d'Egotismo (Stendahl), undated
209 handwritten pp.
31 6 La scuola delle mogli (Moliere), undated
61 typewritten pp.
31 7 La scuola delle mogli (Moliere), undated
53 typewritten pp.
31 8 La Signora dalle Camelie (Dumas), undated
ca. 300 typewritten pp.
31 9 "Thomas Heywood" (Symonds), undated
14 typewritten pp.,
31 10 Trippe d'Oro (Crommelinck), 1952, undated
21 printed pp., with unpublished preface, 3 typewritten pp.,
Box
32 Scores
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.
32 1 "Balli," per il terzo atto di Nostra Dea, 1925
13 copies, 7 printed pp./each.
32 2 "Balli," per il terzo atto di Nostra Dea, 1925
13 copies, 7 printed pp./each.
32 3 "Bululù," by Lino Liviabella, for Bontempelli's Eva ultima, 1931
4 printed pp.
32 4 Cenerentola, undated
ca. 100 pp. [See box 35* for LP recording.]
32 5 "Cinque liriche," music by D.P. Alderighi, poetry by Bontempelli, 1939
13 printed pp.
32 6 Estratti musicali, by Daniele Napoletano, 1933
Containing piece about Bontempelli, 2 versions, ca. 150 total pp.
32 7 La donna è mobile by Malpiero, 1956
Based on Bontempelli's Nostra Dea, 140 printed pp.
32 8 Minnie la Candida, by Malpiero, 1955
Based on Bontempelli's play, 120 printed pp.
32 9 Minnie la Candida, by Malpiero, 1942
Based on Bontempelli's play, 120 printed pp.
32 10 Nembo, photocopy of printed score (incomplete) undated
ca. 100 pp.
32 11 "ninna-nanna," by Schmerel, undated
4 printed pp.
32 12 Nostra Dea, photocopy of printed score, undated
ca. 60 pp.
Box Folder
33 1 "Notturno e Mattutino," 1938
3 versions, ca. 30 pp.
33 2 "Nove preludi e finale," 1919
ca. 100 pp.
33 3 Partita, score and some parts, 1936
ca. 100 pp.
33 4 Partita, parts and photocopied score, 1936
ca. 100 pp.
33 5 "Purosangue," undated
2 pp.
33 6 "Quattro tempi per Quintetto," 20 pp., 1919
2 pp.
33 7 Salamandra, 1928
ca. 100 pp., with 22 pp. notes.
33 8 "Scena di Arlecchino," undated
12 handwritten pp.
Box Folder
34 1 Siepe a nordovest, undated
ca. 100 printed pp.
34 2 "Sonata per trio," undated
25 handwriten pp.
34 3 "Sonata," undated
16 pp.
34 4 "Sonata per orchestra," (piano reduction) 1919
ca. 30 pp.
34 5 "Sonata breve," undated
35 pp.
34 6 Suite popolare, 1937
77 handwritten bound pp.
34 7 "Tre notturnini infantili," 1940?
Drafts and final version (in program), ca. 20 pp.
34 8 "Tre preludi," undated, 1944
3 printed versions with drafts, ca. 25 pp., with 1 copy in Antologia pianistica, 1944.
34 9 "Tre racconti," per pianoforte, 1934
Handwritten and printed versions, 25 pp.
34 10 Valoria, undated
Photocopy of printed score, ca. 30 pp., (incomplete).
34 11 Unidentified score fragments, undated
ca. 50 pp.
34 12 Unidentified scores, undated
ca. 50 pp.
34 13 Unidentified materials found with scores, undated
15 pp.
Box
35* Oversize scores and 1 LP recording
35* 1 "Danza in cinque tempi per Quintetto," 1919
ca. 100 pp.
35* 2 "Nove preludi e finale," 1919-1920
ca. 100 pp.
35* 3 Siepe a nordovest, 1919
ca. 50 pp.
35* 4 Siepe a nordovest, continued, 1919
ca. 50 pp.
35* 5 "Suite popolare," 1937-1938
7 copies, ca. 112 pp.
35* 6 "Tre preludi in Re minore per Trio," 1921
3 copies, 50 pp.
35* 7 Cenerentola, LP recording
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm [?].
[See Box 32, f. 5 for score.]
Box
36 Essay and lectures on music
Dated manuscripts organized chronologically.
36 1 Lectures on music, 1937-1938
5 typewritten pp. and 6 typewritten pp.
36 2 "Scarlatti," 1940s
18 typewritten pp.
36 3 3 printed monographs (on Scarlatti, Pergolesi, and Verdi) 1940s
ca. 20 pp/each, with clipping.
36 4 "Malpiero," 1948
4 typewritten pp. and 7 typewritten pp.
36 5 Indices and tables of content for book on music, 1950
Ca. 80 pp.
36 6 Critici musicali, undated
Ca. 100 pp. Published in Passione incompiuta, 1958.
36 7 Critici musicali, undated
Ca. 100 pp.; 2nd half of above manuscript in folder 6.
36 8 "Pergolesi," undated
7 typed pp.
36 9 "Dopo il diluvio," undated
11 typed and corrected pages.
36 10 Notes and fragments of Verdi essay, undated
Ca. 20 pp.
36 11 Lecture on music, 1950
25 pp.
36 12 Miscellaneous notes and fragments, undated
4 pp.
36 13 Miscellaneous
36 14 Notes for music essay, undated
5 pp.
Box
37 Drafts, Bontempelli's idearium, Bianco e nero
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.
37 1 Preface and indices
22 typed pp.
37 2 A
34 pp.
37 3 B
11 pp.
37 4 C
70 pp.
37 5 D
38 pp.
37 6 E
20 pp.
37 7 F
20 pp.
37 8 G
20 pp.
37 9 I
20 pp.
37 10 J
5 pp.
37 11 L
15 pp.
37 12 M
40 pp.
37 13 N
10 pp.
37 14 O
15 pp.
37 15 P
100 pp.
37 16 Q
7 pp.
37 17 R
20 pp.
37 18 S
50 pp.
37 19 T
25 pp.
37 20 U
25 pp.
37 21 V
25 pp.
37 22 Appendices A-C
35 pp.
37 23 Additional entries
20 pp.
37 24 Assorted notes found among Bianco e Nero notes
37 25 Notes for Bianco e Nero
In a small notebook, ca. 50 pp.
Box
38 Notes for Bianco e Nero
38 1 Outlines and tables of contents
ca. 100 items.
38 2 Outlines and tables of contents
ca. 100 items.
38 3 Outlines and tables of contents
ca. 100 items.
38 4 Notes
ca. 100 items.
38 5 Notes
ca. 100 items.
38 6 Notes
ca. 100 items.
38 7 Notes
ca. 100 items.
Box Folder
39 1-8 Notes for Bianco e Nero
ca. 100 items.
Series III. Personal, ca. 1860s-1959, undated 3.0 linear feet 4 boxes
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
40 1 Letters from Bontempelli to his mother, Maria Cislaghi Bontempelli, 1889, 1931-1932 8.0 items
40 2 Correspondence regarding Maria Cislaghi's stay in the sanitorium, 1930-1932 35 items
40 3 Correspondence between Alfonso Bontempelli (Bontempelli's father) and Maria Cislaghi 1871-1896 80.0 items
40 4 Letters from Alfonso Bontempelli, 1888-1896 16.0 items
40 5 Scrapbook of Maria Cislaghi, 1860s ca. 100 pp.
40 6 Letters and papers found loose in above scrapbook ca. 30 pp.
40 7 Documents regarding administration of parents' estate, 1930s ca. 50 pp.
40 8 Report cards from Ginnasio and Liceo 1880s and 1990s 10.0 items
40 9 Letters of recommendation from professors, 1902-1908 7.0 items
40 10 Letters regarding military service, with clippings, 1913-1940 13.0 letters
40 11 Photocopied clippings, correspondence, and other materials regarding Coselschi-Bontempelli duel, 1913-1981 ca. 80 items
40 12 Pencil sketch of S. Marinella (Castello Odescalchi), illegible date
40 13 World Atlas, 1885
40 14 Documents and correspondence relating to military service of Bontempelli and his father, 1866-1930 17.0 items
40 15 Miscellaneous documents, 1899-1953 12.0 items
Including Bontempelli's birth certificate, his mother's death certificate, identity papers, etc.
40 16 University degrees of Bontempelli and his father, 1865-1902 13.0 items
See also oversize box 42*.
Box
41 Legal, financial, notebooks, and other personal materials
41 1 Insurance policies, 1912-1942 ca. 25 items
41 2 Correspondence regarding taxes, 1945-1959 13.0 pp.
41 3 Taxes, 1938-1953 ca. 50 pp.
41 4 Bank statements, 1940 5.0 pp.
41 5 Legal brief regarding theatrical rights, 1930? 17.0 pp.
41 6 Address book, 1930s-1940s?
41 7 Passports and tessere, 1929-1958 20.0 items
41 8 Appointment calendars, 1929-1957 24.0 items
41 9 Notebook of names and organizations, 1950s
Box
42* Oversize personal and miscellaneous items
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
Including resumes, lists of publications, and biographical narratives written by Bontempelli, Masino, and others.
43 1 ca. 100 pp.
43 2 ca. 100 pp.
43 3 ca. 100 pp.
43 4 Index of poems by first lines, undated 50.0 pp.
43 5 Lists of theater articles by Bontempelli, undated ca. 50 pp.
43 6 Handwritten lists of publications, translations, etc., undated
43 7 Biographical pieces about Bontempelli 6.0 items
Photocopies of published biographical notes about Bontempelli bibliography of articles about Bontempelli.
43 8 Fragments of personal writings, undated ca. 20 pp.
Series IV. Manuscripts by others, 1940s-1986, undated 16.0 folder(s) 1 box
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
44 1 Letter announcing essay contest in honor of Bontempelli, 1964
With list of contestants.
44 2 Essay for contest by Anderson, Amadeo
18 typewritten pp., 2 copies.
44 3 Essay for contest by Cialdella
6 typewritten pp., 3 copies.
44 4 Essay for contest by Foti
19 typewritten pp., 2 copies.
44 5 Essay for contest by Grossi
44 typewritten pp., 4 copies.
44 6 Essay for contest by Carnazzi
26 typewritten pp.
44 7 Essay for contest by Bogliolo
38 typewritten pp., 3 copies.
44 8 Student writings about Bontempelli, 1943
7 handwritten pp.
44 9 Student essay on Bontempelli, 1981
44 typewritten pp.
44 10 Assorted essays and photocopied articles about Bontempelli, 1950-1986
Five essays, 40 total typewritten or printed pp.
44 11 Essay by Leonardo Borgese and Manifesto of the Centro Internazionale delle Arti e del Costume, undated
10 typewritten pp.
44 12 Essays not by Bontempelli?
Three essays: 4 typewritten pp., 10 typewritten pp., 12 typewritten pp.
44 13 "Edouard Manet's first 'plein air' painting," not by Bontempelli? undated
10 typewritten pp.
44 14 Unidentified writings, by Bontempelli? undated
35 handwritten pp.
44 15 Miscellaneous manuscripts not by Bontempelli, undated
10 pp.
44 16 Translations by others for international short story anthology, , 1940s
Edited by Bontempelli? Ca. 100 typewritten pp., several drafts of each story, often fragmentary.
Series V. Giosuè Borsi papers, 1915-1920, undated 5.0 folder(s) 1 box
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
45 1 Borsi, "Lettere dal fronte," 1915
5 handwritten pp.
45 2 Correspondence from Borsi to Bontempelli and others; and between Bontempelli, Borsi family members, and publishers of Borsi's work, 1915-1920 34.0 items
45 3 Photographs of Borsi, undated 2.0 items
45 4 Bontempelli, "Giosuè Borsi," undated
11 printed pp.
45 5 Cantini, P.G., Giosuè Borsi, Biografia e discorso, 1916
71 printed pp.
Series VI. Paola Masino papers, 1956-1982, undated ca. 1 lin. ft. 2 boxes
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
Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, printed matter. See also correspondence with Bontempelli, Boxes 2-6, and photographs of Paola Masino, Box 50.
46 1 Correspondence, 1956-1982 ca. 50 pp.
Includes many drafts of her letters to others.
46 2 Correspondence between Masino and Pietro (?) undated 10.0 items
46 3 "Prova d'amore," undated 1964
14 typewritten draft pp. Short story, (published title "Anicia,"); Photocopy of article by Croce printed in La Voce.
46 4 Assorted writing, undated ca. 20 pp.
46 5 Miscellaneous notes, undated ca. 60 pp.
46 6 Address books (2), with clippings
46 7 Miscellaneous: printed materials, receipts, key
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47 Translation manuscripts by Paola Masino, undated
Probably Il cavaliere des touches by Barbey d'Aurevilly, 1979. Typed.
47 1 pp. 1-150 1979
47 2 pp. 151-256, undated
Perhaps follows section in Folder 1.
47 3 (Seconda parte) undated
183 typewritten pp. Features same characters as above ms.
47 4 pp. 104-204, undated
Features same characters as above manuscript but page numbers suggest different draft.
Series VII. Photographs, drawings, and sculpture, 1800s-1980 5.0 linear feet 4 boxes
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.
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48 Photographs of Bontempelli and family . ca. 1800s-1950s
48 1 Family and childhood, 1800s-1920 68.0 items
48 2 Bontempelli, 1910s-1920s ca. 80 items
31 images, some duplicates, plus 50 postcards made from portrait photograph.
48 3 Bontempelli, 1930s 88.0 items
Some duplicates.
48 4 Bontempelli, 1940s 55.0 items
48 5 Bontempelli, 1950s 19.0 items
48 6 Drawing of Bontempelli's brother
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49 Photographs of Bontempelli and others, . ca. 1910s-1950s
49 1 Military and theatrical, 1910s-1920s 12.0 items
49 2 Literary and social occasions, 1930s 146.0 items
Includes views of Futurist conference at Montecatini, Bontempelli's visit to Santiago, vacations and dinners with Pirandello, Marta Abba, Marinetti, and others.
49 3 Bontempelli and Pirandello's Buenos Aires trip, 1933 24.0 items
49 4 Literary and social occasions, 1940s 55.0 items
Includes views of Picasso, Marshall Tito, and others.
49 5 Literary and social occasions, 1950s 16.0 items
49 6 Theater sets, scenes, costumes, etc., 1920s-1950s ca. 50 items
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50 Photographs of Bontempelli and others, . ca. 1910s-1970s
50 1 Bontempelli's women friends, 1910s-1920s 32.0 items
Includes 1 drawing.
50 2 Bontempelli with Paola Masino, 1928-1955 53.0 items
50 3 Paola Masino, 1922-1978 174.0 items
Includes 1 collage and 4 photocopies.
50 4 Bontempelli's houses in Frascati and Venice 20.0 items
50 5 Children (unidentified) 26.0 items
50 6 Color photographs, primarily of Paola Masino, 1960s-1970s 35.0 items
50 7 Photographs of sculpture by Ettore Calvelli 5.0 items
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51* 19 portraits and 1 painting on wood
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.
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52 Death mask, plaster
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53 Death mask, bronze
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54 Bontempelli relief portrait in metal
General note
Note: Box 58 contains photographic negatives, in cold storage
Series VIII. Serials, 1904-1986, undated 1.25 linear feet 5 boxes
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.
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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 Folder
55 1 Anniversario della cinematografia, (p. 30) 1935
55 2 Anna, 1984
55 3 Anni venti e dintorni, (p.21) 1979
55 4 Aprutium, 1915, 1914
Page 595 (1915) and page 235 (1914).
55 5 Arca nuova, (p. 16) 1982
55 6 Ars-nova, 1918
55 7 la battana, (p.49) May 1966
55 8 la battana, (p. 110) Oct 1966
55 9 les cahiers jaunes, undated 1920s?
55 10 il cavallo di Troia, (p. 49) 1982
55 11 Cinema italiano, 1952
55 12 Città, 1964
55 13 Comoedia, 1928, 1932
Page 37 (1928) and page 34 (1932).
55 14 Comoedia, (p. 797) 1925
2 copies.
55 15 Comoedia, (p. 9) 1920
2 copies.
55 16 Concorso per il Palazzo del Littorio e della mostra della rivoluzione fascista in Roma, undated, 1930s?
Box Folder
56 1 The Cornhill, 1961/1962, 1962
Page 268 (1961/1962) and page 43 (1962).
56 2 The Cornhill, 1962/1963, 1963/1964, 1965
Page 430 (1963/1064) and page 375 (1965).
56 3 East and West, no. 1 (p.1) and no. 3 (p. 135) 1952
56 4 Echi d'Italia, (p. 95) 1957
56 5 L'Espresso (Pirandello dall'A alla Z di Sciascia), 1986
56 6 Genova, (p. 1) 1950
56 7 Idun, (p.24) 1952
56 8 L'Illustrazione Italiana, (p. 88) 1985
56 9 Italien, (p. 77) 1943
2 copies.
56 10 labyrinthe, 1945
56 11 La Lettura, (p. 5) 1974
56 12 La Lettura, (p. 793) 1919
56 13 Linea d'Ombra, 1985
56 14 Neue Deutsche Hefte, (p.161) 1955
56 15 Nuove Lettere Emiliane, (p. 41) 1962
56 16 Nuovi Argomenti, (p. 132) 1984
Box Folder
57 1 Pagine Libere, (p. 514) 1910
57 2 Paletten, (p. 41) 1953
57 3 Pensieri sull'aeroplano, (p. 16) 1943
57 4 Il premio Napoli, (p. 76) 1954
57 5 Progetto presentato al concorso di II Grado; Progetto per tre edifici, undated
57 6 Le professioni e le arti, undated
57 7 Quiz, 1971
57 8 il Racconto, (p. 24) 1976
57 9 Reale automobile club d'Italia, (p. 11) 1937
2 copies.
57 10 Revue des Pays Latins, (p. 25) 1911
57 11 Ridotto, 1982
57 12 La Riviera Ligure, 1908-1912 7.0 issues
57 13 Rivista italiana di drammaturgia, 1976, 1978, 1979
Page 123 (1976), page 81 (1978), page 7 (1979).
57 14 La Romagna, (p. 259) 1904
57 15 I romanzi del quadrifoglio, 1954
57 16 Lo Schermo, (p. 26) 1937
Box Folder
58 1 Sipario, (p. 59) 1949
58 2 Story, (p. 3) 1950
58 3 Tempo Presente, (p. 1) 1964
58 4 TE, 1986
58 5 Teatro, (p. 6) undated
58 6 Valori primordiali, (p. 7) undated 1930s?
58 7 Video, (p. 41?) 1968
58 8 Volandum, (p. 213) 1935
58 9 Catalog and 11 programs
Box
42* Oversize serials
gli avvenimenti, (p.14) 1915
Cronache dell'automobile, 1954
Oggi, The Gospel According to St. John, translated by Bontempelli : special edition? 1965
Box
59 Negatives and audiotape
Photographic negatives.
1 sound tape reel : analog. Of a debate between DeFeo and others.
Series IX. Newspaper clippings, 1889-1991 40.0 linear feet 30 boxes
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.
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60 Correspondence pulled from clippings and roughly sorted
60 1 Correspondence regarding Senate Annullment of Bontempelli's election and other materials
60 2 Letters from Marcello Gallian (photocopies)
60 3 Biographical material
60 4 Television and Radio plays based on Bontempelli's work
60 5 Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's plays and productions.
60 6 Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's novels and stories
60 7 Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's columns, his music, his writings
60 8 Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's translations
60 9 Correspondence with publishers and regarding Bontempelli's columns
60 10 Radio lectures and French manuscripts
60 11 Correspondence regarding political issues and Bontempelli's "D'Annunzio" lecture
60 12 Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's novels, stories and other matters
60 13 Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's early works and lectures
60 14 Correspondence regarding Bontempelli's trip to Scandinavia, 1937
60 15 Correspondence regarding business and institutional matters
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61 Clippings with no date
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62 Clippings, 1890-1919
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63-64 Clippings, 1920s
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65-67 Clippings, 1930s
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68-70 Clippings, 1940s
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71-74 Clippings, 1950s
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75-78 Clippings, 1960s
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79-83 Clippings, 1970s
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84-86 Clippings, 1980s
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87 Clippings, 1980-1982
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88 Clippings, 1983-1984
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89 Clippings, 1985-1987
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90 Clippings, 1988-1991


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