“Personal archives”, especially those assembled in the xx century, feature constituent elements, modes of formation and traditions that make them particularly complex examples of the documentary heritage. They are also, and increasingly, subject to high risks of neglect and dispersal.
The need to create an overview of the situation and to devise shared operational procedures in order to safeguard them and raise awareness of their value has found expression in a single project set up by two cultural institutions, the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche and the Fondazione Giuseppe Mazzotti per la civiltà veneta, for which the preservation of historical memory, and therefore of archives, has always been a central issue. One part of the project involves the planning and organization of an opportunity for professional exchange and debate, a cycle of seminars entitled Archivi di persona del Novecento. Guida alla sopravvivenza di autori, documenti e addetti ai lavori (XX century personal archives. Guide to the survival of authors, documents and experts in the field), the material of which, revised and updated by the authors, comprises the main contents of this volume; the other part of the project takes the form of research, initially an experimental phase confined to the Province of Treviso, designed to identify and map the existence of these archives within public and private institutions; a brief report of this first part of the work, which involved the Veneto Regional administration as well as the two foundations, is published as an appendix to the volume.
Prefazione, di Luca Baldin e Marco Tamaro, 7
Introduzione, di Francesca Ghersetti e Loretta Paro, 9
Caterina Del Vivo, Accostarsi a un archivio di persona: ordinamento e condizionamento, 15
Anna Manfron, Biblioteca e archivio di persona: da fondo speciale a complesso documentario, 39
Paola Carucci, Consultabilità dei documenti e tutela della privacy, 51
Silvia Stabile, Archivi di persona: appunti in tema di diritti d’autore, 77
Andreina Rigon, La Regione del Veneto per gli archivi di persona, 95
Luigi Contegiacomo, Didattica in archivio, 99
Paola Mita, L’inventario di un fondo complesso: carte e libri di Giuseppe Scarabelli, 115
Roberto Einaudi, Dall’archivio all’esposizione: l’esempio della mostra “L’eredità di Luigi Einaudi”, 127
Raffaella Gobbo e Claudia Piergigli, Un esempio di soggetto conservatore: Apice, 143
Diana Toccafondi, Case della memoria, un’esperienza di rete, 165
Leonardo Musci, Archivi del Novecento: una rete attiva, 177
Gli archivi di persona come fonti per la storia del territorio. Progetto pilota per un censimento nel Veneto, a cura di Francesca Ghersetti e Loretta Paro, 185
Bibliografia di riferimento, 189
Indice dei nomi e dei luoghi, 197
Librarian and archivist Francesca Ghersetti is responsible for the archive and for the documentation centre of the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche. She has worked on cataloguing and the provision of services for the public, on the organization of records and special collections, on the coordination of research projects in in the field of library and archive organization and on promoting and planning training and in-service booster courses for professional librarians and archivists. She is especially interested in problems relating to personal libraries and archives and in the role of private libraries and archives within disciplinary and regional systems and networks. Since 2000 she has held various offices in the Italian Library Association and is an active member of the Italian National Association of Archivists.
Loretta Paro graduated in the History of Arts and Conservation of the Artistic Heritage and is in charge of the documentation centre of the Fondazione Mazzotti. During 2010 she proposed and piloted (in collaboration with the Fondazione Querini Stampalia of Venice and Data Management) a joint, single-site cataloguing project for archive, library and museum materials. In the same year she curated and mounted exhibitions on xx century artists. She is a cataloguer of contemporary works of art for the Veneto Regional administration and specializes in exploring the relationship between contemporary art and artists’ books. Since 2009 she has been responsible for planning and coordinating the activities of the Museums and Documentation commission of the Italian committee of the International Council of Museums.