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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE LEONARDO OLSCHKI PAPERS, 1924-1987, undated
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Series I. Memorabilia, 1924-1987, undated

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series contains personal items, including awards, personal photographs, music written in Olschki's honor, and a guestbook.

Arrangement note

Arranged according to honors and awards received with the exception of a grouping of personal photographs.
 

Honor from the Republica of Italy, 1958, undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Medal, undated

Scope and Content Note

Green leather presentation box with honor medals.
Box 15*, Folder 1

Commendation, 1958 June 2

Scope and Content Note

Includes telegram from San Francisco Italian Consulate General.
 

Personal photographs, 1924-1987, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of Olschki and his wife, Olschki's father, friends, colleagues, Pope Pius XII and Pope John Paul XXIII.
Box 1, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs, 1924-1966, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes identification cards and some correspondence.
Box 16, Folder 1

Color photographs, 1959-1987, undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Order of merit, 1958

Scope and Content Note

Medal and certificate, awarded to Olschki.
Box 1, Folder 4

"Homenaje à Leonardo Olschki" by Joaquín Nin-Culmell, 1955

Scope and Content Note

Music sheets.
Box 1, Folder 5

Guest book, 1951-1954

Scope and Content Note

Bound notebook signed by friends.
 

Series II. Personal and professional correspondence, 1933-1984, undated

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Most letters are with editors and scholars and concern Olschki's work. A few letters are related to his dismissal from the University of Heidelberg in 1932. Other letters and documents concern the University of California, Berkeley and its faculty loyalty oath requirement. Some personal letters offer Olschki congratulations and birthday greetings. Olschki's letters to Paul Kristeller are photocopies.

Arrangement note

Materials grouped according to names, projects, and institutions they pertain with unclassified and congratulatory letters at the end.
 

General and scholarly, 1936-1976

Box 2, Folder 1

1936-1945

Box 2, Folder 2

1960-1976

Box 2, Folder 3

Ernst Hartwig Kantorowicz, 1943-1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph of Olschki.
 

"Loyalty Oath," 1949-1950

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Related material in Box 14*, folder 1.
Box 15*, Folder 2

Newspaper articles

Box 2, Folder 5

Myth of Felt, 1946-1961, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed order forms for the publication, notes and clippings.
Box 2, Folder 6

University of Heidelberg, 1947-1958

Scope and Content Note

Regarding dismissed compensation.
Box 2, Folder 7

Jorge Guillén, 1954-1955

Box 2, Folder 8

Marie Luise Kaschnitz, 1954-1959

Box 2, Folder 9

Landels & Weigel, 1954-1956

Scope and Content Note

Regarding legal suit against University of California, Berkeley.
 

Regarding L'Italia e il Suo Genio, 1951-1960

Box 2, Folder 10

Criticism, 1953-1955

Box 2, Folder 11

Others, 1951-1960

Box 2, Folder 12

Regarding L'Asia di Marco Polo, 1947-1961

 

Regarding Songs for Exercise, 1959-1961

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence, 1959-1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes several correspondence in Chinese.
Box 15*, Folder 3

Chinese decorative papers and calligraphy, 1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 14

Regarding Le Conte du Graal de Chrétien de Troyes, 1961-1962

Box 2, Folder 15

Congratulatory correspondence, 1959-1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes congratulations regarding 75th birthday, Medal of Honor award.
Box 2, Folder 16

Unclassified correspondence, 1954-1956

Box 14

Paul Oskar Kristeller, 1933-1984

Scope and Content Note

Circa 142 photocopied letters including 5 letters from Kate Olschki to Kristeller.
 

Series III. Research materials and manuscripts, 1924-1982, undated

Physical Description: 3.4 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series contains lectures, notes, transcriptions, clippings, articles, and manuscripts for writing projects. Several research materials relate to Olschki's book Marco Polo in Asia including 2 microfilm rolls.

Arrangement note

Arranged topically with miscellaneous articles and general bibliographic materials at the end.
 

Archivum Romanicum, 1924-1935

Box 3, Folder 1

"Male cançun," 1924

Box 3, Folder 2

"Ci falt la geste que Turoldus declinet," 1935

Box 3, Folder 3

Dante e l'Oriente notes, 1938

Box 3, Folder 4

Notes on the work by Herman Pérez de Olivás, circa 1943

 

Research materials on Bishops of Ferrara, 1959

Box 3, Folder 5

General

Box 15*, Folder 4

Oversize

Box 3, Folder 6

The Old Man of the Mountain, undated

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscript
Box 3, Folder 7

Abhinavagupta, 1956

Box 3, Folder 8

Tervagant, 1959

 

Marvels of the West, 1959

Box 3, Folder 9

Manuscripts and essays

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence and notes on American Oriental Society

Box 3, Folder 11

Partial typescript

Box 3, Folder 12

American Oriental Society, Seattle Symposium, 1959

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts of paper presented and correspondence.
Box 3, Folder 13

Preface for Songs for Exercise, 1959

Scope and Content Note

Preface in English, German, Italian for book by Shih-Hsiang Chen
 

Marco Polo's Asia, 1954-1981, undated

 

Chinese Poetry, undated

Box 3, Folder 14

Photocopies of transcriptions

Scope and Content Note

Three pages of Chinese characters, four pages Italian text.
Box 17

Microfilm rolls

Box 3, Folder 15

Mongolian names, 1960

Box 3, Folder 16

Mongol culture, undated

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous notes.
Box 3, Folder 17

Research articles, 1952-1954, undated

Scope and Content Note

"Der Throntabernakel: Aus der 300 jährigen Geschichte eines Herrschersymbols" by Professor A. Alföldi, Bern, pages 76-86; L'Italia che scrive, October 1954 (whole issue).
 

Graphic materials, undated

Box 3, Folder 18

Book cover and indices

Box 15*, Folder 6

Proofs, figures 1 to 9

 

L'Asia di Marco Polo illustrations, undated

Box 3, Folder 19

Black-and-white photographs and notes

Box 16, Folder 2

Negatives

Box 3, Folder 20

English translation, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of the translated manuscript; book cover; text for the illustration; notes.
Box 3, Folder 21

Addenda, corrections, related correspondence, 1962-1963

Box 3, Folder 22-23

Reviews and criticisms, 1954-1961

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, typewritten copies of articles.
Box 3, Folder 24

Papers about the film, 1961

Scope and Content Note

Notes, clippings, correspondence.
Box 3, Folder 25

Papers about the television miniseries, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 3, Folder 26

L'Etna nelle Tradizioni orientali del medio evo, 1959-1960

Scope and Content Note

Multiple manuscripts, notes.
Box 3, Folder 27

Mongolian names, 1960

 

The Grail castle and its mysteries, 1951-1961

Box 3, Folder 28

"L'Enigma del Pescatore," 1951-1961

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscripts, book circulation slips, clippings.
Box 4, Folder 1

"Castle of the Fisher King and Its Mysteries," 1961

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten manuscripts, notes, appendix, proof copy of the publication.
Box 4, Folder 2

L'Italia e il Suo Genio, 1964, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, inventory, correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 3

Articles regarding presence of Middle Eastern culture in the Far East, 1938, 1960s, 1980s

Box 4, Folder 4

Chinese Emperors Bosait and Calet, undated

Scope and Content Note

Latin documents with transcriptions from circa 1325.
Box 4, Folder 5

Miscellaneous articles and clippings, 1945-1960

Box 4, Folder 6

General bibliographic annotations, circa 1957

Box 4, Folder 7-9

Issues of various periodicals and offprints, 1942-1982

Scope and Content Note

Articles by Olschki in Comparative literature, The Saturday review, The Romanic review, and Il pensiero politico. Offprints with articles by others from La revue des arts and Bulletin de l'Institut royal du patrimoine artistique. Issues of The American way, School and society, Simiolus, and New Mexico. Prospectus for the journal Ceramics.
 

Series IV. Critiques and commentaries of Olschki's work, 1927-1976, undated

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Series comprises reviews and clippings of Olschki's publications and related correspondence.

Arrangement note

Arranged topically.
 

Genius of Italy, 1946-1976, undated

Box 5, Folder 1-2

Correspondence with publishers, 1950-1976

 

Publication agreement and memoranda, 1947-1969, undated

Box 5, Folder 3-4

General

Box 15*, Folder 7

Oversize

 

Critiques and commentary, 1946-1960

Box 5, Folder 5-7

General

Box 15*, Folder 8

Oversize

Box 5, Folder 8

"A Poesia Italiane del Cinquecento" by Michele Losacco and "La Logical Phantastica di Giordano Bruno", 1927-1933

Box 5, Folder 9

Cose fiorentine, 1945

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings.
Box 5, Folder 10

Guillaume Boucher, 1947-1952

Scope and Content Note

Notes, reviews, articles, letters.
Box 5, Folder 11

Galileo, 1954-1959

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings.
Box 5, Folder 12

Grail castle and its mysteries, 1966-1971

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, reviews.
 

Series V. Business correspondence of Kate Olschki and an inventory, 1961-1987

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters dealing with the issues of re-publication of Olschki's work after his death. Letters with Arthur Evans includes a biography of Olschki. An inventory of Olschki's library taken on July 16, 1972 is also found in this series.

Arrangement note

Arrangement according to senders' names with the exceptions of three groupings: reproduction permission, miscellaneous, and an inventory of Olschki's library.
 

Reproduction permissions, 1961-1977

Box 6, Folder 1

"Galileo's philosophy of science," 1961-1967

Box 6, Folder 2-3

Grail castle and its mysteries 1961-1977

Box 6, Folder 4

Genius of Italy, 1966-1971

Box 6, Folder 5

Professor Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, 1967

Box 6, Folder 6

Carl Winter University Publications, 1967

 

Arthur Evans, 1968-1987

Box 6, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1968-1987

Box 6, Folder 8

Biography of Olschki by Arthur Evans, 1977

Box 6, Folder 9

Professor Hans Rheinfelder, 1967-1972

Box 6, Folder 10

Paul Oskar Kristeller, 1984

Box 6, Folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1962-1986

Box 6, Folder 12

Inventory of Olschki library, 1972 July 16

 

Series VI. Book: Genius of Italy, 1947-circa 1958

Physical Description: 3.2 linear feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series contains proof copies, and annotated (by Olschki) publication copies of Olschki's book, in English, Italian and German versions.

Arrangement note

Arranged according to language editions.
 

German edition, 1947-circa 1958

Box 7

Photocopies of publication, circa 1958

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied text in 4 bound volumes with annotations.
Box 8

Italien: Genius und Geschichte, 1947

Scope and Content Note

2 annotated volumes, comb-binding covered with masking tape.
Box 10, Folder 1-2

Incomplete manuscripts, 1947

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten of chapters XVI and XVII with extensive annotations.
 

English edition, 1947

Box 9

Photocopies of publication, circa 1947

Scope and Content Note

Five 8 1/2 × 11 inch pressboard binders with annotations.
Box 10, Folder 3-9

Manuscripts with annotations, 1947

Box 11, Folder 1-6

Italian edition, 1947

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript with annotations.
 

Series VII. Book: Marco Polo's Asia, circa 1957-1960

Physical Description: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Five volumes of heavily annotated publications: 3 volumes, Sansoni Editore (Florence), 2 volumes with blank pages interleaved for notes and addenda, 1 without; 1 volume, San Giorgio Maggiore (Venezia); 1 volume with blank pages interleaved, University of California Press (Berkeley).

Arrangement note

Arranged according to languages.
 

Italian edition, circa 1957

Box 12

G. C. Sansoni - Editore, Firenze

Scope and Content Note

3 volumes of heavily annotated publications, 2 with blank pages interleaved for notes and addenda.
Box 13

San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia

Scope and Content Note

1 volume of heavily annotated volume.
Box 13

English edition, 1960

Scope and Content Note

1 volume with slightly annotated and blank pages interleaved, University of California Press (Berkeley).