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Finding aid for the Luigi Salerno research papers, 1948-1996
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The collection is comprised of research notes, an extensive photograph archive and correspondence, which document the career and scholarly interests of Italian art historian Luigi Salerno. Active in Rome and prominent in the field of baroque studies, Salerno was a prolific author and an administrator involved with the preservation of artistic patrimony in Rome and Lazio.
Luigi Salerno was born on 3 September 1924, in Rome, Italy, to Aldo Salerno and Maria Santangelo, who was the sister of the art historian Antonino Santangelo. He attended the Università di Roma, "La Sapienza," where he graduated in 1946 with a laurea in Storia dell'arte moderna and a thesis on the Macchiaioli, written under Lionello Venturi.
26.85 linear feet (61 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
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Open for use by qualified researchers except for one letter in Box 3, folder 17, which contains a student record and is SEALED per Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) legislation and institutional policy until 2045.