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MS Ital 65

De Bosis, Lauro, 1901-1931. Lauro De Bosis papers, 1917-1933: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ital 65
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: De Bosis, Lauro, 1901-1931.
Title: Lauro De Bosis papers,
Date(s): 1917-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Italian, French, and English.
Abstract: Correspondence, papers, and notes of Italian anti-fascist poet Lauro De Bosis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

56M-220. Gift of Miss Ruth Draper; received: 1946-1947.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lauro De Bosis Papers, 1917-1933 (MS Ital 65). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

De Bosis was an Italian poet who was killed in 1931 after dropping anti-fascist leaflets from an airplane over Rome.

Scope and Contents

Contains de Bosis's correspondence and other papers, chiefly relating to his anti-fascist activities in Italy and his flight over Rome in 1931. His papers include typescripts of poems with revisions and notes, unpublished essays, drafts and printed copies of anti-fascist leaflets. Collection also contains correspondence about De Bosis from Romain Rolland, Ruth Draper, and others; clandestine bulletins of Alleanza Nazionale; and some miscellaneous items.

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