Finding aid for the Umberto Boccioni papers, 1898-1986

Finding aid prepared by Annette Leddy.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Umberto Boccioni papers
Date (inclusive): 1898-1986
Number: 880380
Creator/Collector: Boccioni, Umberto, 1882-1916
Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet (5 boxes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: The papers contain manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, clippings, ephemera, and other material by and about the Futurist artist and theoretician. The collection is especially representative of his Futurist period (1910-1915), and includes a number of essays, most of which were collected in the book, Pittura scultura futuriste (Dinamismo Plastico), as well as a compendium of articles regarding the 1985 show, Boccioni a Venezia.
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Language: Collection material is in Italian

Biographical/Historical Note

Umberto Boccioni, born in Reggio Calabria in 1882, spent his childhood in Genova, Padova and Catania, and began his artistic career in Rome, where he worked with Giacomo Balla, who was then a Divisionist. In 1902 he went to Paris to study Impressionism and Cubism, traveled to Russia, and spent two years in Padova and Venice. He finally settled in Milan, where he met F.T. Marinetti in 1910 and became a Futurist, authoring, along with Carrà, Russolo, Balla, and Severini, "Manifesto dei pittori futuristi" (1910) and "Manifesto tecnico della pittura futurista" (1910). During the following five years, Boccioni produced what is generally considered Futurism's finest artistic legacy. Where other Futurist artists found a mechanical or formulaic solution to the problem of dynamism, Boccioni sought to portray dynamism as a dimension of consciousness. Thus, in the series "Dinamismi" (1913), or in works such as "Antigrazioso," and "Scomposizione di figure di donne a tavola," the object exists in complex relationship both to its environment and to the viewer's experience of it. He also published a number of theoretical essays about painting and sculpture, collected in the book Pittura scultura futuriste (Dinamismo Plastico) (1914), and traveled to various European cities, organizing Futurist shows and giving lectures. In 1915, he volunteered to serve in the great war and died after falling from his horse during a military drill.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Umberto Boccioni papers, 1898-1986, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 880380.
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa880380

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1988

Processing History

The archive was first processed and described in 1988. Annette Leddy re-processed it and wrote a new finding aid and description in December 1994. The following books were consulted: Umberto Boccioni, Opera completa. A cura e con prefazione di F. T. Marinetti, 1927; Umberto Boccioni, Gli scritti editi e inediti. A cura di Zeno Birolli, 1971; Umberto Boccioni, Altri inediti e apparati critici. A cura di Zeno Birolli, 1972.
In April 2016, Pietro Rigolo wrote a new finding aid and description for Series I. Correspondence.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Umberto Boccioni papers consist primarily of handwritten manuscripts from Boccioni's Futurist phase (1910-1915), many of which were collected, often in somewhat different form, in his book, Pittura scultura futuriste (Dinamismo Plastico). The notes and rough draft manuscripts offer a glimpse of Boccioni's compositional method and the evolution of his ideas during his very productive final five years. Most of the correspondence is from this period as well, and is generally from Futurist colleagues to Boccioni, with a few letters from Boccioni or to Marinetti. There are also a number of letters from or between family members, dating from 1899, as well as consolation letters to family members following Boccioni's premature death, with a few letters from the 1950's. Diaries and photographs supplement the papers, offering further evidence of Boccioni's deep commitment to his work. Numerous clippings about Boccioni's work and life emphasize his importance as a 20th c. artist.

Arrangement note

The papers are organized in 4 series: Series I: Correspondence, 1898-1965; Series II: Manuscripts, notes and clippings, 1910-1916; Series III: Personal, 1907-1915; Series IV: Printed ephemera, 1912-1986.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Boccioni, Umberto, 1882-1916
Morandi, Giorgio, 1890-1964
Nyst, Ray
Pratella, Francesco Balilla, 1880-1955
Russolo, Luigi
Severini, Gino, 1883-1966
Sironi, Mario, 1885-1961
Sprovieri, Paolo
Walden, Herwarth, 1878-1941

Subjects - Topics

Architecture--Italy--20th century
Art criticism--History--20th century--Italy
Art, Italian--20th century
Cubism
Futurism (Art)
Italian poetry--20th century
Painting, Italian--20th century
Sculpture, Italian--20th century
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Italy

Subjects - Titles

Boccioni a Venezia Pittura, scultura futuriste

Genres and Forms of Material

Clippings (information artifacts)
Manifestoes
Photographic prints--20th century
Poems
Sketches

Contributors

Aleramo, Sibilla, 1876-1960
Amendola Kühn, Eva, b. 1880
Balla, Giacomo, 1871-1958
Buzzi, Paolo, d. 1956
Carrà, Carlo, 1881-1966
Cecchi, Emilio, 1884-1966
Dottori, Gerardo, 1884-1977
Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944


Container List

 

Series I. Correspondence, 1898-1917, 1932, 1958-1965, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

The series is composed of a collection of 227 letters, which for the most part were sent to Boccioni. Also letters between the Boccioni family members are to be found, together with letters received by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, primarily on the occasion of Boccioni's death, and letters sent by Gino Severini. The miscellaneous section at the end of the series includes various documents and single letters sent by other individuals.

Arrangement note

The material is arranged according to the list of letters provided by the dealer, which can be found in folder 1, with letters between the family members first, and then the rest of the correspondence, roughly organized alphabetically by name of the sender. The finding aid is organized by name of the main correspondents, with a miscellaneous section at the end with other documents and a few letters, which are not related to any of the correspondents previously noted.
 

Boccioni, Umberto, 1898-1916, undated

 

Letters received, 1904, 1910-1916, undated

Box 1, Folder 35

Anonymous, undated

Scope and Content Note

Signed "un mantovano che marcia e non vuol marcire" [an inhabitant of Mantua who is marching, and does not want to rot].
Box 1, Folder 15

Acciaio, 1915 November 16

Box 1, Folder 15

Albani, 1916 September 20

Box 1, Folder 16

Alberti, Riccardo, 1912 October 23

Box 1, Folder 15

Alfieri, Dino, undated

Box 1, Folder 10

Altomare, Libero, 1914 March 9

Box 1, Folder 16

Altrodini, Carlo, 1914 May 2

Box 1, Folder 15

Antonini, 1914 March 23

Box 1, Folder 16

Aurel, undated

Box 1, Folder 16

B., Geo, undated

Box 1, Folder 16

Balla, Giacomo, 1914

Box 1, Folder 21

Barbieri, Silvio, 1914 March 16

Box 1, Folder 17

Barrella, Giovanni, 1914 March 18

Box 1, Folder 18

Basile, Carlo, 1914 March 28

Box 1, Folder 18

Bazi, Giannetto, 1915 August 9

Box 1, Folder 21

Bianchesi, Romolo, 1914 March 15

Box 1, Folder 17

Bifulco, Alfiero, undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Binozzi, 1914 November 29

Box 1, Folder 17

Boccardi, Renzo, undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Boccioni Callegari, Amelia, Callegari, Guido, and Forlani Boccioni, Cecilia, undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Busetto, Andrea, 1913 May 20

Box 1, Folder 17, 21

Buzzi, Paolo, 1914 April 7-1915 January 22

Box 1, Folder 24

C[?], Charlotte von, 1913 July 20

Box 1, Folder 24

Campigli, 1914 November 2

Box 1, Folder 23

Caprotti, 1914 October 10

Box 1, Folder 22

Carli, Mario, undated

Box 1, Folder 22

Carra, Antonio, 1914 April 14

Box 1, Folder 22

Castelbarco Pindemonte, conte di, undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Cavallini, Attilio, 1915 March 13

Box 1, Folder 8

Cecchi, Umberto, 1914 May 27-1915 November 7

Box 1, Folder 23

Chiarandò, Carlo, 1916 March 2

Box 1, Folder 29

Ciacelli, Arturo, 1910 August 3

Box 1, Folder 23

Comazzi, Celeste, 1914 April 17

Box 1, Folder 38

Corbellari, Ferruccio and Nicoli, [?], 1912 June 26

Box 1, Folder 22

Cornaggia Medici Sella, Selina, 1914

Box 1, Folder 22

Costantini, 1912 September 13

Box 1, Folder 22

Crosad, Lina, 1914 April 25,

Box 1, Folder 22

Curti, Antonio, undated

Box 1, Folder 25

Del Guerra, Mario, 1914 March 8

Box 1, Folder 25

Della Valle di Casanova, S., 1916 July 13

Box 1, Folder 25

De Luigi, G., undated

Box 1, Folder 24

De Robertis, Giuseppe, 1914 March 30

Box 1, Folder 24

Di Grondraud, Cavallo, 1914 September 20

Box 1, Folder 28

Fanna, 1912 July 7

Box 1, Folder 29

Ferrazza, undated

Box 1, Folder 28

Finetti, G., 1914 May

Box 1, Folder 27

Fiorani, 1914 April 14

Box 1, Folder 27

Fitozzo, undated

Box 1, Folder 28

Foschini, Antonino, undated

Box 1, Folder 29

Galante, Nicola, 1914 April 26, undated

Box 1, Folder 29

Grubicy de Dragon, Vittore, 1910 July 27

Box 1, Folder 30-31

Gruss-Galliéni, Marcelle, 1916 March 26-July 7

Box 1, Folder 31

Gustavo, 1916 April 15

Box 1, Folder 33

Hugon, P. D., 1912 march 5

Box 1, Folder 32

Ingram, Bruce S., 1912 February 20

Box 1, Folder 32

Janelli, undated

Box 1, Folder 32

Jerace, Vincenzo L., 1912 December 1

Box 1, Folder 50

Kino, Giuseppe, 1914 March 26

Box 1, Folder 32

Leopardi Carotti, Rosita, 1915 Janaury 20

Box 1, Folder 32

Lieber, Alfred von, 1914 April 27

Box 1, Folder 32

Longo, Fortunato, 1916 Ausut 19

Box 1, Folder 32

Loreta, Pietro, undated

Box 1, Folder 34

Malerba, G. E., 1914 April 1

Box 1, Folder 34

Malmerendi, Giovanni, 1915 Janaury 13

Box 1, Folder 7

Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, undated

Box 1, Folder 35

Martini, Arturo, undated

Box 1, Folder 35

Mazzei, G. A., 1914?

Box 1, Folder 34

Mengarini, Pietro, 1911 April 19

Box 1, Folder 33

Micozzi [?], 1904 March 27

Box 1, Folder 35

Mida [Armida?], undated

Box 1, Folder 34

Minozzi, Filiberto, 1914 April 27

Box 1, Folder 33

Mora, M., 1916 March 15

Box 1, Folder 33

Morandi, G. and others, 1914 February 3

Box 1, Folder 35

Muggiani, Eugenio, 1914 May 14

Box 1, Folder 35

Musacchio, 1912 February 10

Box 1, Folder 36

Nebbia, Ugo, 1914 March 7

Scope and Content Note

Addressed to Boccioni and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
Box 1, Folder 36

Nicotra Puglisi, Mario, 1914 March 12

Box 1, Folder 41

Nyst, Ray, 1912 June 8-July 4, undated

Box 1, Folder 36

Panzini, Alfredo, 1914 May 7

Box 1, Folder 39

Patrella, Esodo Luigi, 1912 September 7-1914 March 4

Box 1, Folder 37

Pini, A., 1914 January 25?

Box 1, Folder 38

Pini, Giorgio, 1914 January 25

Box 1, Folder 14

Pirocchi, Adolfo, Rotini, Gino and Verrocchio, Domenico, 1914 March 3

Box 1, Folder 38

Pizzirani, Guglielmo, 1916 June 10

Box 1, Folder 38

Placci, Carlo, 1914 May 13

Box 1, Folder 36

Plan, P.-P., 1914 March 19?

Box 1, Folder 50

Prampolini, Enrico, 1914

Box 1, Folder 39-40

Pratella, Francesco Balilla, 1912 September 1-1916 June 20

Box 1, Folder 37

Prini, Orazio, undated

Box 1, Folder 40

Quaglia, Filippo, 1914 April 2

Box 1, Folder 41

Rakint, V., 1914 July 4

Box 1, Folder 42-43

Remondino, Duilio, 1913 September 10-1914 February 2, undated

Box 1, Folder 43

Rosai, Ottone, undated

Box 1, Folder 43

Rossi, Alberto C., undated

Box 1, Folder 10

Russolo, Luigi, 1912 April 9-September 22

Box 1, Folder 43

Sacchi, Giulio Adamo, 1913 June 6-1914 March 19

Box 1, Folder 45

Santi, Bruno, 1914 March 30

Box 1, Folder 48

Scaletti, Antonio, 1914 April 8

Box 1, Folder 45

Schalk, Ava, 1911

Scope and Content Note

Includes two drawings.
Box 1, Folder 46-47

Schmalzigaug, Jules, 1914 January 25-March 7, undated

Schmalzigaug, Jules,, 1914 January 25-March 7, undated (digital version)

Box 1, Folder 43

Severini, Gino, 1914 March 13

Box 1, Folder 45

Sironi, Mario, undated

Box 1, Folder 45

Sonon, Gianfranco, 1916 April 15

Box 1, Folder 45

Soragna, Antonio, undated

Box 1, Folder 47-48

Sprovieri, Antonio, 1913 September 3-November 26

Box 1, Folder 49

[Tanti?], Armando, undated

Box 1, Folder 49

Tatamo, Raff., 1916 August 17

Box 1, Folder 49

Timpanaro, Seb., 1914

Box 1, Folder 49

Tommei, Ugo, undated

Box 1, Folder 49

Troendle, Hugo, 1914 March 23

Box 1, Folder 49

Valentinelli, Ennio, 1915 November 16

Box 1, Folder 50

Wagenwoort, M., 1914?

Box 1, Folder 50

Walden, Herwarth, 1912 May 6-1914 February 2

Box 1, Folder 50

Wichman, E., 1914 April 1

 

Letters sent, 1898-1906, 1914-1916, undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Cecchi, Emilio, 1914 June 7-1915 November 2

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies.
Box 1, Folder 11, 13

Pratella, Francesco Balilla, 1915 September 12-1916 June 16

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies.
 

Letters to family, 1898-1906, 1915, undated

Box 1, Folder 4,6

General, 1906 April 17, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters to the family, without a specific addressee.
Box 1, Folder 6

Boccioni Callegari, Amelia, 1898 December 26-1899 June 11

Box 1, Folder 4,6

Callegari, Guido, 1915 Ocotber 22, undated

Box 1, Folder 4,6

Forlani Boccioni, Cecilia, 1901 March 9, undated

 

Boccioni Callegari, Amelia, letters received, 1916, 1958-1959, undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Maggi, Maria, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter sent following the death of Umberto Boccioni (1916 August 16).
Box 1, Folder 19

Bisi, Marco, 1959 November 7-December 19

Box 1, Folder 26

Paetani di Teano, Vittoria, 1916 September 1-November 16

Box 1, Folder 36-37

Perocco, Guido, 1958 September 11-November 6

Box 1, Folder 40

Pratella, Francesco Balilla, 1916 August 19

Box 1, Folder 42

Ramo, Luciano, 1916?

Scope and Content Note

The letter is most likely addressed to Amelia Boccioni Callegari, although it refers to "Armida."
Box 1, Folder 10

Russolo, Luigi, 1916 August 29

Box 1, Folder 45

Sambo, Maria, 1916 August 30

 

Forlani Boccioni, Cecilia, 1911-1917, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between Cecilia Forlani Boccioni, Boccioni's mother; Amelia Boccioni Callegari, Boccioni's elder sister; and her husband Guido Callegari. Letters between family members and Umberto Boccioni are filed among his correspondence.
 

Letters received, 1915-1916, undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Aleramo, Sibilla, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter sent following the death of Umberto Boccioni (1916 August 16).
Box 1, Folder 5

Callegari, Guido, 1915 August 3

Box 1, Folder 7

Bonzagni, Arnoldo, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter sent following the death of Umberto Boccioni (1916 August 16).
Box 1, Folder 34

Minozzi, Filiberto, 1916 August

Box 1, Folder 26

Paetani di Teano, Vittoria, undated

 

Letters sent, 1911-1917

Box 1, Folder 2-3

Boccioni Callegari, Amelia and Callegari, Guido, 1911 July 2-1917 April 16

Scope and Content Note

The letter from 1915 April 18 includes a note written by Umberto Boccioni.
 

Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, letters received, 1914-1916, undated

Scope and Content Note

Most of the correspondence to Marinetti follows the sudden death of Boccioni on August 16, 1916.
Box 1, Folder 15

Acciaio, 1916 August 22

Box 1, Folder 16

Antoniazzi, D., 1916 August 26

Box 1, Folder 17

B., Geo, 1916 August 19

Box 1, Folder 21

Brochon, Lida, 1916 August 20

Box 1, Folder 27

Cagnaccio, 1916 August 20

Box 1, Folder 24

Casella, Lina, 1916 September 5

Box 1, Folder 24

Cucchetti, Gino, 1916 August 26

Box 1, Folder 24

Dottori, Gerardo, 1916 August 20

Box 1, Folder 27

Fano, 1916 August 20

Box 1, Folder 29

Ferrazza, 1914 March 9

Box 1, Folder 33

Malipiero, G. Francesco, 1916 August 22

Box 1, Folder 33

Mancina, Giuseppina, 1916 August 20

Box 1, Folder 34

Manzini, A., undated

Box 1, Folder 35

Mezzanotte, Giuseppina and Raimonda, 1916 September 4

Box 1, Folder 35

Minozzi, Filiberto, 1916 August

Box 1, Folder 37

Pica, Vittorio, 1914 March 7, 1916 August 20

Scope and Content Note

The card dated 1914 March 7 is addressed to Boccioni and Marinetti.
Box 1, Folder 40

Pratella, Francesco Balilla, 1916 August 19

Box 1, Folder 36

Prini, Orazio, 1916 Aogosto 19

Box 1, Folder 49

Vastociclone, [Settimo?], 1916 August 19

Box 1, Folder 49

Vertera, Piero, 1916 August 19

Box 1, Folder 50

Zuccarini, Giovanni, 1916 August 20

Box 1, Folder 14

Message to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti signed Carrà, Russolo, Datta, Cavacchioli, Buzzi, Cinti, undated

 

Severini, Gino, letters sent, 1916, 1961-1965

Box 1, Folder 43

Forlani Boccioni, Cecilia, 1916 August 31

Box 1, Folder 44

Veronesi, Luigi, 1961 November 26, 1965 April 12

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies.
 

Miscellaneous, 1913-1917, 1932, 1960, undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Bonzagni Poggi, Elsa, 1960 September 29

Scope and Content Note

Identified, most likely erroneously, as a letter to Cecilia Forlani Boccioni in the list provided by the dealer.
Box 1, Folder 18

Busetto, Andrea, 1916 August 19

Scope and Content Note

Letter to the editorial staff of Italia futurista.
Box 1, Folder 38

Callegari, G. V., 1932 November 9

Scope and Content Note

Letter from the "Podestà" of the city of Milano to Callegari, about an exhibition on the 50th anniversary of Boccioni's birth.
Box 1, Folder 25

Della Valle di Casanova, 1917 February 7

Scope and Content Note

Letter to an unidentified lawyer.
Box 1, Folder 25

Dorian, A., 1913 July 15, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter to the Futurist group, and a manifesto dated February 13 and entitled La guerre des deux rives: Appel aux jeunes.
Box 1, Folder 12

Drawing by Umberto Boccioni with annotations, undated

Box 1, Folder 20

"Elenco pubblicazioni per Umberto Boccioni di proprietà dello scultore Marco Bisi, Milano," undated

Box 1, Folder 28

Falgette, Elsa, 1914 April 27

Scope and Content Note

Letter to an unidentified woman.
Box 1, Folder 27

Ferrante, Giorgio, 1916 September 17

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter to Guido Callegari, and a draft for an artitle entitled "Per il trigesimo di Umberto Boccioni."
Box 1, Folder 1

List of correspondence provided by the dealer, undated

Box 1, Folder 38

Puccini, Mario, 1915 April 24

Scope and Content Note

Addressed to the "Movimento futurista."
Box 1, Folder 41

Ravizza, Alessandrina, 1914 May 3

Scope and Content Note

Letter to an unidentified woman.
Box 1, Folder 43

Ruffini, 1917 March 27

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Luigi Gasparotto, member of the Parliament, about the purchase of a painting by Boccioni by the Ministry of Education.
 

Series II. Manuscripts, notes and clippings, 1910-1916, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts of essays (some "manifestos"), notes, drafts, proofs, clippings, lists, and leaflets and articles (Italian and French periodicals), primarily on art aspects such as futurism, sculpture, and cubism.
 

Series II.A. Manuscripts, 1910-1916, undated

Physical Description: 0.75 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Approximately two-thirds of the unbound final proof of Boccioni's book, Pittura e Scultura Futuriste, as well as two handwritten drafts of each of the following six essays in Part I of that book: "Perché siamo futuristi," "L'artista di fronte al passato e all'avvenire," "Perché non siamo impressionisti," "Che cosa ci divide dal cubismo," "Fondamento plastico," "Stato d'animo." The remaining fifteen manuscripts by Boccioni are handwritten drafts of pieces that were collected primarily in the manifesto section of the book, often in somewhat different form, including "Pittura Futurista," "Introduzione al Catalogo per la Prima Esposizione," "Sul Divisionismo," and "I Futuristi plagiati in Francia." There are also six poems, written as parole in libertà, and manuscript drafts by Gino Severini, Eva Amendola, and Sibilla Aleramo.
Box 2, Folder 1

BOCCIONI, ET AL, 1914

Scope and Content Note

ms., unbound final proof of book, Pittura, with handwritten corrections, missing seventy-eight pages, including the first, fifth, and sixth chapters and half of the seventh.
Box 2, Folder 2

BOCCIONI, ET AL, 1913-1914

Scope and Content Note

ms., 2 handwritten drafts of six essays from Pittura Scultura Futuriste: "Perché siamo futuristi," "L'artista di fronte al passato e all'avvenire," "Perché non siamo impressionisti," "Che cosa ci divide dal cubismo," "Fondamento plastico," "Stato d'animo."
Box 2, Folder 3

BOCCIONI

Scope and Content Note

ms., 73 handwritten pp., Pittura Futurista, with brief preface.
Box 2, Folder 4

BOCCIONI, 1913

Scope and Content Note

ms., 8 handwritten pp., "Architettura Futurista," manifesto preceded by handwritten title page.
Box 2, Folder 5

BOCCIONI

Scope and Content Note

ms., 19 handwritten pp. on paper of two sizes, "Manifesto Futurista dei Pittori Meridionali," with title page, 1916; ms., 4 small pp., notes; ms., 1 p., about Domenico Morelli.
Box 2, Folder 6

BOCCIONI, 1912

Scope and Content Note

ms., 17 handwritten pp., "Introduzione al Catalogo per la Prima Esposizione," with handwritten title page.
Box 3, Folder 1

BOCCIONI, 1912

Scope and Content Note

ms., 53 handwritten pp., (in handwriting of Decio Cinti?) "Introduzione al Catalogo per la Prima Esposizione," french translation of ms. in Box 2, Folder 6, according to title page dated 1912.
Box 3, Folder 2

BOCCIONI, 1913

Scope and Content Note

ms., 4 handwritten pp., "Prefazione al Catalogo della Prima Esposizione di Scultura;" ms., 14 handwritten pp., second draft of above ms., signed, 1913. Handwritten title page precedes both versions.
Box 3, Folder 3

BOCCIONI, 1912

Scope and Content Note

ms., 106 handwritten pp., "Origines du Futurisme Pictural," (1912 Paris lecture in Decio Cinti's handwriting?).
Box 3, Folder 4

BOCCIONI, undated (1910?)

Scope and Content Note

ms., 110 handwritten pp., "Sul Divisionismo," with title page.
Box 3, Folder 5

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 6 handwritten pp., "Per l'ignoranza italiana," with handwritten title page on back of last page, signed. (Published in Lacerba, 1913?)
Box 3, Folder 6

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 8 handwritten pp., "Il dinamismo fa proseliti in Francia," with handwritten title page, signed. (A variation published in Lacerba, 1913?).
Box 3, Folder 7

BOCCIONI, April 1913

Scope and Content Note

ms., 18 handwritten pp., "I Futuristi plagiati in Francia," with handwritten title page, signed, April 1913. (A variation published in Lacerba, 1913.)
Box 3, Folder 8

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 7 handwritten pp., "Ricerche sull'Arte di Luigi Russolo," with handwritten title page on back of last page.
Box 3, Folder 9

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 13 handwritten pp., "La pittura futurista," with handwritten title page.
Box 3, Folder 10

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 5 handwritten pp., "Articolo su Funi," with handwritten title page.
Box 3, Folder 11

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 8 handwritten pp., "In Onore del Balla," on Ristorante Cova letterhead with handwritten title page.
Box 3, Folder 12

BOCCIONI, 1913, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 10 handwritten pp., "Scarpatta da società + orina, Parole in Libertà" signed, n.d. (1913?); ms., 2 handwritten p., "C'è nell'aria la paura...," n.d. (1913?); ms., 1 handwritten p., "Entrare-uscire," n.d. (1913?)
Box 3, Folder 13

BOCCIONI, 1913, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 1 handwritten p., "Lettere a rovescio," n.d. (1913?); ms., 4 handwritten p., earlier draft of above ms. on Ristorante Cova letterhead; ms., 2 handwritten pp., "Antracite al sole," n.d. (1913?); ms., 2 handwritten pp. (5 & 6), "Non so se...," n.d. (1913?)
Box 3, Folder 14

SEVERINI, 1911

Scope and Content Note

ms., 60 handwritten pp., "Appunti mandato da Parigi da Gino Severini," about painting, with handwritten title page.
Box 3, Folder 15

SEVERINI

Scope and Content Note

ms., 49 handwritten pp.
Box 3, Folder 16

AMENDOLA, EVA, 1914

Scope and Content Note

30 handwritten pp., "Trattate sintentico sulle tre gradazioni dell'amore sessuale," 1913, signed "Magamal" (pseud.), prefatory inscription to Boccioni dated 1914.
Box 3, Folder 17

ALERAMO, SIBILLA, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 15 handwritten pp., "Il futurismo italiano,"
Box 3, Folder 18

BOCCIONI ET AL, 1910

Scope and Content Note

ms., 3 printed pp. leaflet, "Manifesto tecnico."
 

Series II.B. Notes and clippings, 1911, undated

Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Notes and handwritten drafts of a more preliminary nature than those in Series II.A. Some of these bear the same title as pieces finally collected in Boccioni's book, such as "Che cosa ci divide dal cubismo," and "Fondamento plastico della pittura futurista." Articles Boccioni collected about art or literature from French and Italian periodicals and a list of texts and authors he prepared, apparently for a family member, offer evidence of his reading interests.
Box 3, Folder 19

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 18 handwritten pp., notes on Previati.
Box 3, Folder 20

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 17 handwritten pp., about the Italian.
Box 3, Folder 21

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 2 handwritten pp., "Manifesto dei pittori futuristi,"; ms., 2 handwritten pp., "Il pittore futurista,"; 26 pp. of assorted notes.
Box 3, Folder 22

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 80 handwritten pp., "Note per il libro."
Box 3, Folder 23

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 21 small handwritten pp., many odd-sized or crossed out, "Fondamento plastico della pittura futurista, Note," with handwritten title page; another handwritten title page, "Opere in America, S. Franciso," followed by 1 p. list of numbers.
Box 3, Folder 24

BOCCIONI, 1911, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 15 small handwritten pp., "Note per la conferenza tenuta a Roma," with handwritten title page, 1911; 1 small newspaper clipping with paragraph circled.
Box 3, Folder 25

BOCCIONI, undated

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ms., 6 handwritten pp., "Stati d'animo, Note,"; ms., 6 handwritten pp., "Scultura," with handwritten title page "Manifesto Scultura," enclosing both of above mss.
Box 3, Folder 26

BOCCIONI, undated

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ms., 15 small handwritten pp., "Scultura," with handwritten title page, many crossed out pages.
Box 3, Folder 27

BOCCIONI, undated

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ms., 5 handwritten pp., "Scultura," with handwritten title page; newspaper clipping, 1 p., review of "La Scultura Futurista."
Box 3, Folder 28

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 14 small handwritten pp., "Che cosa ci divide dal cubismo, Note," with doodle of face on first page; ms., 3 handwritten pp., on cubism.
Box 3, Folder 29

BOCCIONI, undated

Scope and Content Note

ms., 10 small handwritten pp., "Libri da consultare, Bergson," brief exposition of ideas and lists of authors and texts.
Box 3, Folder 30

Miscellaneous articles concerning issues in art and literature from French and Italian periodicals

 

Series III. Personal, 1907-1915

Physical Description: 1.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Five diaries, one an address book and another a war diary, as well as 17 personal photographs and 18 photographs of Boccioni's painting or sculpture, some of which feature the artist with his work. Two diaries have been digitized.
Box 4, Folder 3

Diario, 1907

Scope and Content Note

24 handwritten pp., signed.
Box 4, Folder 4

Diario, 1907

Scope and Content Note

34 handwritten pp., with drawings.
Box 4, Folder 5

Diario, 1908

Scope and Content Note

49 handwritten pp., with pasted in clippings and reviews of his work.
Box 4, Folder 1

Diario di Indirizzi, 1912

Diario di Indirizzi,, 1912 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten, bound.
Box 4, Folder 2

Diario di Guerra, 1915

Diario di guerra , 1915 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

22 handwritten pp.
Box 4, Folder 6

5 personal photographs, undated

Box 4, Folder 7

5 personal photographs, undated

Box 4, Folder 8

7 personal photographs, undated

Box 4, Folder 9

6 art photographs, undated

Box 4, Folder 10

5 art photographs, undated

Box 4, Folder 11

7 art photographs, undated

 

Series IV. Printed ephemera, 1912-1986

Physical Description: 1.0 box(es) ca. 1 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

One bound compendium of photocopied reviews and articles entitled, "Rassegna Stampa della mostra 'Boccioni a Venezia,'" (1985-1986) and 50 file folders with clippings (1912-1986) about Boccioni's life, his work, and his death.
Box 5*

Reviews, articles, and clippings, 1912-1986

Scope and Content Note

1 bound volume, "Rassegna Stampa della mostra 'Boccioni a Venezia,'" a compendium of photocopied articles reviewing the 1985-1986 exhibition; 50 file folders contain newspaper clippings (1912-1986) about Boccioni's life, his work, and his death.