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  • Title: Constantine Maria Panunzio papers
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1947
    Collection Number: XX077
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Italian and English
    Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize box (9.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The Constantine Maria Panunzio papers contain significant materials relating to the Mussolini dictatorship in Italy and the aftermath of fascist rule in the country at the end of World War II. As a sociologist whose primary research focus was on the immigrant experience in the United States, Panunzio also retained a keen interest in political developments in his native Italy. This interest is reflected in the papers, which are almost exclusively concerned with the subject of Italian fascism. The papers include Panunzio's speeches and writings on Italian politics during the Mussolini period, as well as an extensive subject file on Italian fascism compiled by Panunzio. There are also other research materials on the same subject in the papers, and these include a large amount of clippings and excerpts from monographs. Additionally, the collection contains a considerable number of writings on fascist Italy by other authors.
    Creator: Panunzio, Constantine M. (Constantine Maria), 1884-1964

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Constantine Maria Panunzio papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical/Historical note

    1884 October 25 Born, Molfetta, Italy
    1912 Awarded M.A. degree, Wesleyan University
    1914 Awarded Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree, Boston University School of Theology
    1917-1918 YMCA general organizer, Italian front
    1921 Author, Soul of an Immigrant
    1925 Awarded Ph.D. degree, Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government
    1931-1951 Professor of sociology, University of California at Los Angeles
    1961 Distinguished Alumnus award, Wesleyan University
    1964 Died

    Scope and Contents

    The Constantine Maria Panunzio papers contain significant materials relating to the Mussolini dictatorship in Italy and the aftermath of fascist rule in the country at the end of World War II. As a sociologist whose primary research focus was on the immigrant experience in the United States, Panunzio also retained a keen interest in political developments in his native Italy. This interest is reflected in the papers, which are almost exclusively concerned with the subject of Italian fascism. The papers include Panunzio's speeches and writings on Italian politics during the Mussolini period, as well as an extensive subject file on Italian fascism compiled by Panunzio. There are also other research materials on the same subject in the papers, and these include a large amount of clippings and excerpts from monographs. Additionally, the collection contains a considerable number of writings on fascist Italy by other authors.
    Panunzio's original arrangement for the subject file on Italian fascism he compiled has been retained. The subject file includes numerous clippings, as well as some correspondence and writings by Panunzio. Panunzio's headings for the subject file cover a wide range of topics relating to the Mussolini period, including politics, the economy, education, and popular culture. The subject file contains a considerable amount of biographical information about Mussolini, as well as materials relating to the antifascist movement opposed to his dictatorship.
    The additional series of research materials in the collection relating to fascist Italy (Other research materials relating to Italy under Mussolini) includes abstracts of articles, clippings, excerpts from serial issues, pamphlets, and monographs, as well as an extensive bibliography of articles and books compiled by Panunzio. The Writings by others series is comprised of numerous articles, most of which pertain to fascist Italy and to the Allied campaign in Italy during World War II. There are some articles in this series relating to Italian politics in the immediate post-World War II era.
    The collection also contains correspondence from the time of World War II, letters to and from servicemen and civilians that were presumably to be used by Panunzio as the basis for a sociological study of wartime attitudes.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is organized into 9 series: Correspondence; Speeches and writings; Subject file on Italian fascism; Other research materials relating to Italy under Mussolini; Writings by others; World War II correspondence file; Photographs; Printed matter; and Memorabilia.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Antisemitism -- Italy
    Fascism -- Italy
    Italy -- Politics and government -- 20th century
    Italy -- Religion
    Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945
    Partito nazionale fascista (Italy)