Italy

Original material, microfilms, photocopies, lists and regesta concerning the history of Jews and Jewish communities, from the 13th to the 20th centuries, in many Italian regions and cities, such as Ancona, Ferrara, Firenze, Fiume (Rijeka), Gorizia, Mantova, Milano, Modena, Padova, Parma, Roma, San Nicandro, Siena, Trieste, Venezia; surveys from archives ranging from Venice in the North to Palermo in the South. In the archives of Northern and Central Italy special attention was given to vast series of local governments and public notaries in the late medieval period, concerning the activities of Jewish bankers who formed the nuclei of the Jewish settlements.

Inventories, regesta and microfilms of archival material from many state archives, libraries, notarial archives, ecclesiastical archives, e.g. state archives in Firenze, Gorizia, Modena, Perugia, Pisa, Siena, Trieste, Udine, Verona, Biblioteca Ariostea (Ferrara), Biblioteca Marciana (Venezia); microfilms of selected files in Jewish community archives, e.g. Ancona, Ferrara, Firenze, Livorno, Mantova, Modena, Padova, Pisa, Roma and Siena; documents (original or microfilmed) of Italian Jewish organizations, e.g. the Unione delle Comunità Israelitiche Italiane, the Alliance Israélite Universelle of Northern Italy, the Comitato Italiano di Assistenza agli Emigranti Ebrei; the archives of Irgun Olei Italia in Israel; private and family papers of Italian Jews, mainly relating to the 19th and 20th centuries, e.g. Artom, Carpi, Grassini-Morpurgo and Viterbi families, as well as papers of Gualtiero Cividalli, Angelo Fano, Alfonso Pacifici, David Prato, Isacco Pardo and others.