Special collections

Several book collections of famous scholars have been donated or bequeathed to the Library: they include published materials and, in some cases, personal documents (correspondence, photos, notes, etc.).

Luciano Antonetti Collection
Bernard Benstock Collection
Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli Collection
Luigi Heilmann Collection
Don Francesco Ricci Collection
Luigi Rosiello Collection
Roberto Ruffilli Collection
Luigi Schenoni Collection
Philippe Schmitter Collection
Erio Sughi Collection

Luciano Antonetti Collection

Donated to the Library by the journalist Luciano Antonetti, it comprises some 1500 books, periodicals and extracts largely about the history of Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and the history of the communist movement in Europe in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

It includes personal notes, typescripts o fpublished and unpublished works, articles, correspondence, photos, dissertations and a small collection of stamps, banknotes and coins.

It can be found on the second floor of the Library; books and periodicals have shelf mark ANTONETTI and are free for consultation.

All the information to consult Antonetti's personal document collection (shelf mark ANTON_ARCH) and the collection of philately and numismatics on the page Consultation of document collections.

Bernard Benstock Collection

Donated by the wife of the American scholar Bernard Benstock to the Department of Interpretation and Translation (DIT), the collection comprises about 1500 documents including the works of James Joyce,  novels and essays of the twentieth-century with particular reference to modernism, female writing and feminist criticism. One particularly full and interesting section contains books and essays on detective fiction.

It is located on the second floor of the Library, shelf mark BENSTOCK, and may be consulted by applying to the Information Desk.

Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli Collection

Donated to the Library by the daughter of Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli, Professor of English Language at the School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation, it comprises  about 1300 books, 450 dvds, periodicals and extracts dealing with cinema, translation and literature, with particular reference to James Joyce.

It also includes personal notes and working materials.

It is located on the second  floor of the Library, shelf mark BOLB. All the documents may be requested to the Information Desk; the books and dvds are available for loan.

All the information to consult Bollettieri Bosinelli's personal document collection, shelf mark BOLB_ARCH, on the page Consultation of document collections.  

Luigi Heilmann Collection

Donated to the Library by the heirs of the linguist Luigi Heilmann, it amounts to over 4000 books and more than 200 periodicals to do with linguistics, glottology, dialect studies, semantics, philology, prosody, metrics, foreign languages and Greek, Latin and Italian literature.

It is located on the second floor of the Library, shelf mark HEILMANN, and may be consulted by applying to the Information Desk.

Don Francesco Ricci Collection

Donated to the Library by the heirs of Don Francesco Ricci, founder of Student Youth and the Centre for East European Studies (CSEO), it is made up of some 2000 books and periodicals dealing with the culture and institutions of Eastern European countries, the role of the Catholic Church in Eastern Europe and the political and cultural situation of the Balkans. It also contains personal notes, manuscripts, typescripts of published and unpublished works and correspondence.

The books, shelf mark RICCI, are on the second floor of the Library and the periodicals, shelf mark RICCI FALDONE are in the warehouse. They both may be consulted by applying to the Information Desk. 

All the information to consult Ricci's personal document collection, shelf mark RICCI_ARCH, on the page Consultation of document collections.  

Luigi Rosiello Collection

Donated by the linguist Luigi Rosiello’s family to the Department of Interpretation and Translation (DIT), it is formed of 2600 books and periodicals and 1800 extracts on topics of linguistics, dialect studies, philosophy of language, history of language and psycholinguistics.

The books and periodicals are on the second floor of the Library, shelf mark ROSIELLO, and may be freely consulted; the extracts have shelf mark ROSIELLO E, are kept in the warehouse and may be consulted by applying to the Information Desk.

Roberto Ruffilli Collection

Donated to the Library by the heirs of Senator Roberto Ruffilli, it comprises about 5000 books, periodicals and extracts dealing with politics, the history of movements and political institutions, modern and contemporary history.

It is located on the first floor of the Library, shelf mark RUF, and may be consulted by applying to the Information Desk.

Luigi Schenoni Collection

Donated to the Library by Marisa Burattini, it is the personal collection of Luigi Schenoni, the only Italian translator of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. It is made up of about 1000 volumes of literature, literary criticism and linguistics, dictionaries and periodicals. It also contains personal notes, articles and correspondence.

It is located on the second floor of the Library, shelf mark SCHENONI. It is freely accessible and it is available for loan, except for dictionaries and periodicals. 

All the information to consult Schenoni's personal document collection, shelf mark SCHEN_ARCH, on the page Consultation of document collections.  

Philippe Schmitter Collection

Donated to the Library by Philippe Schmitter, professor of Political Science at the European University Institute of Fiesole, it includes about 500 books, periodicals and extracts, mainly covering political, economic and social matters in Latin America.

It also contains personal notes, correspondence, and typescripts of published and unpublished works.

It is located on the second floor of the Library, shelf mark SCHMITTER. It is freely accessible and available for loan, except for periodicals and extracts.

The extracts, shelf mark SCHMITTER ESTRATTI, may be consulted by applying to the Information Desk.

All the information to consult Schmitter's personal document collection, shelf mark SCHM_ARCH, on the page Consultation of document collections.  

Erio Sughi Collection

Donated to the Library by the heirs of the poet, critic and translator, Erio Sughi, it consists of about 800 books and periodicals dealing with foreign languages and literatures.

It is located on the second floor of the Library, shelf mark SUGHI,  it is freely accessible and available for loan, except for dictionaries, encyclopedias and periodicals.