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At a Glance
The collection is arranged in seven series.
Correspondence, manuscripts, memos, forms, photograph, audio cassettes, artwork, printed material, and memorabilia relating to Riccio's academic career and his direction of the Casa Italiana.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Peter M. Riccio papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
No accruals are expected
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
accn number: Source of acquisition--Isa and Olga Ragusa. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--August 6, 2003.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Karen Aponte-Velez 2003.
2010-02-24 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Peter M. Riccio was professor of Italian and director of the Casa Italiana. Riccio was born in New York City on August 6, 1898. He graduated from Columbia College in 1921 and stayed on to teach Italian French Spanish and comparative literature. In 1929 he received his Ph. D. In 1931 he was appointed assistant professor of Italian at Barnard College, and in 1940 he returned to Columbia College to teach. He was appointed full professor and director of the Casa in 1957 and retired from both positions on July 1, 1966. His books include Perele 1936 (with S. F. Vanni); Italian Authors of Today, 1937 (with S. F. Vanni); and Ridete e Imparate 1942 (with S. F. Vanni and L. S. Trotta). Ricco died in 1990.