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Peter M. Riccio papers, 1911-1977

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1068
Bib ID 7469749 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Riccio, Peter M (Peter Michael), 1898-
Title Peter M. Riccio papers, 1911-1977
Physical Description 11.5 linear feet (22 document boxes; 1 flat box; 1 map case)
Language(s) English , Italian .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series.

Description

Summary

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.

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This collection has no restrictions.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Peter M. Riccio papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

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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

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Processing Information

Papers processed Karen Aponte-Velez 2003.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

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Columbia University. Casa italiana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riccio, Peter M (Peter Michael), 1898- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Series I: Alphabetical Files



Box 1 Folder 1 Bigongiari Prize


Box 1 Folder 2 Burchell, Henry Correspondence & papers, [n.p.], 1928-1930


Box 1 Folder 3 Butler, Nicholas Murray Correspondence with Italian House Fund


Box 1 Folder 4 Casa Italiana Administration Board, [n.p], 1928-1964


Box 1 Folder 5 Columbia University 175th Anniversary, [n.p], 1929


Box 1 Folder 6 Coro d'Italia Program and Clippings, New York, [1936?]


Box 1 Folder 7 De Martino Correspondence re. Italian House, [v.p], 1925-1928


Box 1 Folder 8 Eleonora Duse Exchange Fellowships, [n.p], 1926


Box 1 Folder 9 Federation of Italian Clubs, [n.p], 1923-1938



Box 2 Folder 1 Fellowships - Barnard (grad.), [n.p], 1929


Box 2 Folder 2 Fellowships - Carducci (grad.), [n.p], 1935-1937


Box 2 Folder 3 Fellowships - Crociera Atlantica (grad.), [n.p], 1934-1935


Box 2 Folder 4 Fellowships - Garibaldi(grad. and undergrad), [n.p], 1935


Box 2 Folder 5 Fellowships - Sons of Italy, [n.p], 1925-1926


Box 2 Folder 6 Fellowships - Special (Grad.), [n.p], 1929-1930



Box 3 Folder 1 Dr.J.L. Gerig Various Correspondence, [n.p], 1918-1924


Box 3 Folder 2 Dr. J.L. Gerig Miscellaneous Correspondence, [n.p], 1918-1924


Box 3 Folder 3 Instituto di Coltura Italiana , [n.p.], 1918-1924


Box 3 Folder 4 Loose Paper, Casa Correspondence, [n.p], 1918-1924


Box 3 Folder 5 Gerig, John L. Personal Correspondence and Appointments Pt.1 , [n.p], 1911-1928


Box 3 Folder 6 Gerig, John L. Personal Correspondence and Appointments Pt.2, [n.p], 1929-1932


Box 3 Folder 7 Gerig, John L. Personal Correspondence and Appointments Pt.3, [n.p], 1933-1957



Box 3A Folder 1 High School Teacher Awards, [n.p], 1933-1939


Box 3A Folder 2 High School Teacher Awards, [n.p], 1933-1939


Box 3A Folder 3 High School Student Awards, [n.p], 1929-1938


Box 3A Folder 4 High School Student Awards (cont.), [n.p.], 1929-1938


Box 3A Folder 5 High School Student Awards (end), [n.p.], 1929-1938



Box 4 Folder 1 Italian Department, [n.p], 1921-1964


Box 4 Folder 2 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.1, [n.p], 1924-Feb.1926


Box 4 Folder 3 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.2, [n.p], Mar.-May 1926


Box 4 Folder 4 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.3, [n.p], June-Oct. 1926



Box 4A Folder 1 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.3 (cont.), [n.p], June-Oct. 1926


Box 4A Folder 2 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.3 (cont.), [n.p], June-Oct. 1926


Box 4A Folder 3 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.3 (end), [n.p], June-Oct. 1926



Box 5 Folder 1 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.4, [n.p], Nov.-Dec.1926


Box 5 Folder 2 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.5, [n.p], Jan.-Feb.1927


Box 5 Folder 3 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.6, [n.p], Mar.-Aug.1927



Box 5A Folder 1 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.6 (cont.), [n.p], Mar.-Aug.1927


Box 5A Folder 2 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.6 (cont.), [n.p], Mar.-Aug.1927


Box 5A Folder 3 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.6 (end), [n.p], Mar.-Aug.1927



Box 6 Folder 1 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.7, [n.p], Sept.1927-Apr.1928


Box 6 Folder 2 Italian House Fund. Leases and General Correspondence Pt.8, [n.p], May-Dec.1928


Box 6 Folder 3 Italian House Fund. Minutes-First Meeting(with arts and certificates), [n.p], Nov.25, 1924


Box 6 Folder 4 Italian House Fund. Minutes-Second Meeting, [n.p], Dec.1924-Nov.1926


Box 6 Folder 5 Italian Society Fund. Scholarships(Grad. and Undergrad.), [n.p], 1934


Box 6 Folder 6 Kirby, Gustavus M. Correspondence, [n.p], 1934-1935


Box 6 Folder 7 Moravia, Alberto Telegrams, Photos, Reviews


Box 6 Folder 8 Oldrini Bequest Correspondence


Box 6 Folder 9 Parini, Minister Piero Correspondence, [n.p], 1929-1937



Box 7 Folder 1 Paterno Library Pt.1, [n.p], 1920-1935


Box 7 Folder 2 Paterno Library Pt.2, [n.p], 1936-1953


Box 7 Folder 3 Permananent Italian Book Exhibition, [n.p], 1925-1934



Box 8 Folder 1 Casa Fotos and Benefactors, [n.p]


Box 8 Folder 2 Casa Fotos


Box 8 Folder 3 Prezzolini,Giuseppe Personal Correspondence and Appointments, [n.p], 1925-1940


Box 8 Folder 4 Prezzolini,Giuseppe Poetry Course, [n.p], 1935


Box 8 Folder 5 Raiola, Mary E. Correspondence and Lectures, [n.p], 1934-1936


Box 8 Folder 6 Riccio, Peter Italian House Fund. Correspondence, [n.p], 1925-1927


Box 8 Folder 7 Riccio, Peter Casa Dinner Speech, [n.p], 1956


Box 8 Folder 8 Riccio, Peter Ms. Notes on D.Civelli


Box 8 Folder 9 Riccio, Peter Ms. Notes on Giovanni Gentile


Box 8 Folder 10 Riccio, Peter Merits Awards, [n.p], 1958


Box 8 Folder 11 Riccio, Peter Merits Awards, [n.p], 1959


Box 8 Folder 12 Riccio, Peter Awards Dinner, [n.p], 1961


Box 8 Folder 13 Riccio, Peter Obituaries


Box 8 Folder 14 Riccio, Peter Personal Files, Family Letters, Photos, [n.p]


Box 8 Folder 15 Riccio, Peter Photos of Casa Italiana: A Portfolio, [n.p]



Box 9 Folder 1 Riccio, Peter Papers, Writings Pt.1, [n.p], 1922-1935


Box 9 Folder 2 Riccio, Peter Papers, Writings Pt.2, [n.p], 1936-1977


Box 9 Folder 3 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence. Corrado Alvaro, [n.p]


Box 9 Folder 4 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence. Arturo Loria, [n.p], July 9-July 17, 1934


Box 9 Folder 5 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence. A.H. McIntyre, [n.p]


Box 9 Folder 6 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence. A.Palazzeschi, [n.p]


Box 9 Folder 7 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence from Giuseppe Prezzolini, [n.p]


Box 9 Folder 8 Riccio, Peter Xerox Copy of Complete Riccio-Prezzolini File, [n.p]


Box 9 Folder 9 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence. A. Rosso, [n.p]


Box 9 Folder 10 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence. C. Rossotti


Box 9 Folder 11 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence from A. Soffici



Box 10 Folder 1 Riccio, Peter Personal Correspondence from E. Vallecchi


Box 10 Folder 2 Riccio, Peter The case of the Casa, [n.p], 1932-1941/42


Box 10 Folder 3 Riccio, Peter Press Clippings and Appointments-Personal Pt.1, [n.p], 1921-1944


Box 10 Folder 4 Riccio, Peter Press Clippings and Appointments-Personal Pt.2, [n.p], 1945-1978


Box 10 Folder 5 Riccio, Peter Press. Correspondence



Box 11 Folder 1 Riccio, Peter On the Threshold of Fascism


Box 11 Folder 2 Riccio, Peter Typescript and Notes for Article on the Department in the Faculty of Philosophy


Box 11 Folder 3 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.1, [n.p], 1920-1926


Box 11 Folder 4 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.2, [n.p], 1927


Box 11 Folder 5 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.3, [n.p], 1928-1929



Box 12 Folder 1 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.4, [n.p], 1930-1933


Box 12 Folder 2 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.5, [n.p], 1934-1935


Box 12 Folder 3 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.6, [n.p], 1936-1956



Box 13 Folder 1 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.7, [n.p], 1957


Box 13 Folder 2 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.8, [n.p], 1958-1960


Box 13 Folder 3 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.9, [n.p], 1961-1966


Box 13 Folder 4 Riccio, Peter Reports, Clippings, Fliers. Casa Italiana Pt.10, [n.p], 1967-1979



Box 14 Folder 1 Ryan, George J. Reception, [n.p], 1935


Box 14 Folder 2 Scholarships-Italiana Cham. Community (Undergrad.), [n.p], 1937-1939


Box 14 Folder 3 Scholarships-Pope (Undergrad.), [n.p], 1936-1938


Box 14 Folder 4 Sforza, Count Carlo Lecture, [n.p], 1935


Box 14 Folder 5 Students' Visit Correspondence and Bills Pt.1, [n.p], 1934-1935


Box 14 Folder 6 Students' Visit Correspondence and Bills Pt.2, [n.p], 1934-1935



Box 15 Folder 1 Students' Visit Press Clippings Pt.1, [n.p], 1934-1935


Box 15 Folder 2 Students' Visit Press Clippings Pt.2, [n.p], 1934-1935


Box 15 Folder 3 Students' Visit Press Clippings Pt.3, [n.p], 1934


Box 15 Folder 4 Students' Visit Press Clippings Pt.4, [n.p], 1934-1935


Box 15 Folder 6 Useful Quotes

Series II: Paterno Library



Box 18 "To Dr. Charles Paterno To Commemorate His Endowment Of The Charles Paterno Library And To Mark The Tenth Anniversary Of Its Founding" -- --A presentation volume of letters of congratulation and support from various presidents of universities and distinguished academics: Giuseppe Prezzolini; Nicholas Murray Butler; Mario E. Cosenza; J. Robinson; Robert F. Gannon, S.J.; Eugene A. Colligan; Tristram Walter Metcalfe; G.G. Dammann; Harry W. Chase; Americo U. N. Camera; A. Arbib-Costa; Dino Bigongiari; Gerald Groveland Walsh; Claudine Gray; Pierre Courtines; Josephine Vitillo , [v.p], 3 May 1938, 1 volume

Series III: Ccard File and Memorabilia



Box 16 Card file list of books and authors, [n.p], [n.d.], ca. 500 cards


Box 16 Medal presented to the Casta Italiana by the Assessore all'Istruzione Culture e Sport della Provincia di Milano, [n.p], 7 June 1971, 4.5 cm. medal, gold plated


Box 16 Blueprint of the printed inscription on frieze of the lecture hall in the Casa Italiana, [n.p], 29 August 1927, Scroll

Series IV: Audio/Visual



Box 17 Audio cassettes of various lectures, dinners, awards ceremonies, and artistic performances held at the Casa Italiana, New York, 1957-1979, 23 audio cassettes

[Includes performances by Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Magda Ollivero, and Sophia Loren]

Series V: Photographs

See also the numerous photographs in Series I.



Box 18 Printed photographs of Albert D'Alessandro; Joseph V. Giffuni; Charles C. Rossottii; Anthony S. Gaccione; Peter M. Riccio; and the Casa Italiana, New York, [n.d.], 3 items pasted to board

[Includes performances by Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Magda Ollivero, and Sophia Loren]



Box 16 Electroplate image of Peter M. Riccio, [n.p], [n.d.], 6 x 5.1 cm. metal on woodcards



Mapcase 13-L-10 "Blanchetto in Cnore di Gugliemo Marconi Senatore del Regno D'Italia in Occasione della Inaugurazione della Casa di Coltura Italiana Presso la Columbia University, New York", Commodore Hotel, NY, 11 October 1927, 51 x 75cm. Photograph

Series VI: Artwork



Flatbox 387 Original artwork by Peter M. Riccio, [v.p.], [v.d.], ca. 300 items Mostly watercolors

Series VII: Printed Materials


Subseries VII.1: Casa Italiana



Box 19 Publications, publicity files, magazines, re. the Casa Italiana, as well as Peter M. Riccio, [v.p.], 1950s -1970s, ca. 250 items


Subseries VII.2: Books and Periodicals



Box 20 History and the Historians in the Nineteenth Century by G.P. Gooch -- Giuseppe Prezzolini Testimone della sua Epocha -- Giuseppe Prezzolini: The American Years -- Nautical Phraseology -- Alla Maesta Christanissima di Maria de' Medici Regina di Francia e di Navarra -- Itala Gente -- Italia -- Banchetto in Onore di Guglielmo Marconi -- Architecture and Building -- The American Review of Art and Science -- Italian-American Review, [v.p.], 1911-1960s



Box 21 La Basilicata nel Mondo -- The Universities of Italy -- Primo Libro D'Oro della Lingua Italiana -- Italian Treasures from Columbia University -- On the Threshold of Fascism by Peter M. Riccio, [v.p.], 1927-1977