Italian World War I Collection

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Title: Italian World War I Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2011.10.27
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.92 Linear feet, 3 boxes
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1914-1919
Date (inclusive): 1914-1922
Abstract: The Italian World War I Collection (1914-1922, bulk 1914-1919), consists of English translations of several Italian newspapers and speech transcriptions from the Italian Senate; the upper house of the Italian legislature. The newspapers and speech records detail Italy's involvement in World War I and provide a historical context to understand the rise of the Nationalist Fascist Party led by Benito Mussolini following the Treaty of Versailles. The Senate records primarily represent individual responses to Atti degli Camera, Deputy Senator from Rome. The collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Italian Newspapers, 1914-1922 (bulk 1914-1919); Series II: Italian Senate, 1914-1918.
Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 21A

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

Italian World War I Collection, MSS-2011-10-27, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing History

Processed by Madison Burgess. Reviewed by Danelle Moon. Finding aid created in the Archivist Toolkit.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Italian World War I Collection (1914-1922, bulk 1914-1919), consists of English translations of several Italian newspapers and speech transcriptions from the Italian Senate; the upper house of the Italian legislature. The newspapers and speech records detail Italy's involvement in World War I and provide a historical context to understand the rise of the Nationalist Fascist Party led by Benito Mussolini following the Treaty of Versailles. The Senate records primarily represent individual responses to Atti degli Camera, Deputy Senator from Rome.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Italian Newspapers, 1914-1922 (bulk 1914-1919); Series II: Italian Senate, 1914-1918.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War -- 1914-1918
World War -- 1914-1918 -- History
World War -- 1914-1918 -- Italy
World War -- 1914-1918 -- Journalists
World War -- 1914-1918 -- Periodicals
World War -- 1914-1918 -- Speeches in Congress

 

Series I: Italian Newspapers 1914-1922 (Bulk 1914-1919)

Physical Description

2 boxes

Scope and Content

This series consists of various Italian newspapers that have been translated into English. This series includes newspaper articles documenting Benito Mussolini's departure from the Socialist Party in August of 1914, and refelct his belief that entering the war would help further Italy and the Socialist Party, as well as free the Italians in Austria-Hungry from the rule of the Hapsburgs. Other articles document the position of King Victor Emmanuel III, who initially favored neutrality. Nonetheless, Italy declared war in May of 1915, siding with the Allied forces that included France, Great Britian, Japan, and the United States. The bulk of this collection deals with the political atmosphere of Italy prior to and during World War I.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by alphabetically by newspaper title and by date.
 

Box 1:

 

Folder 1: L'Avvenire d'Italia 1915

 

Folders 2-11: Corriere della Sera 1914-1918

 

Folders 12-22: Giornale d'Italia 1914-1918

 

Box 2:

 

Folders 23-24: Gazetta Del Popolo 1914-1916

 

Folder 25: Il Lavoro 1915

 

Folder 26: La Stampa 1914-1915

 

Folder 27-28: La Tribuna 1914-1917

 

Folder 29: Miscellanous 1915-1922

 

Series II: Italian Senate 1914-1918

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Content

This series contains English transcriptions of the Italian Senate speeches from 1914-1918. The speech files represent the reaction from individual senator’s concerning Italian foreign policy and specifically debates over Austro-Hungarian aggression, neutrality, and the declaration of war in May of 1915. The bulk oh these speech files are in response to Atti degli Camera, who served as the Deputy Senator to Rome from 1914-1922. Italy declared war in May of 1915, siding with the Allied forces that included France, Great Britain, Japan, and the United States.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by date.
 

Box 1:

 

Folders 30-43: Camera Speeches 1914-1918

 

Folders 44-45: Senate 1914-1918