Scope and Contents
The Ezio Levi Papers consist of autograph manuscript and typescript writings and notes about Italian and Spanish literature and art, with related correspondence, printed articles, and photographs, 1910s-1940s and undated; biographical information about Levi and Flora Aghib Levi D’Ancona, undated; legal documents and correspondence relating to their immigration to the United States, 1930s-1940s; other correspondence, 1910s-1949, most relating to Levi's academic career in the United States; and lantern slides, possibly made by Ferdinando Lembo, of works of art in the Steri palace, Palermo, and relating to the legend of Tristan and Isolde, undated.
- Majority of material found within 1910 - 1941
Language of Materials
Most materials in Italian or English.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Ezio Levi Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposited in Yale University Library by Flora Aghib Levi D’Ancona, 1944; additional correspondence added, 1949. Date of acquistion and transfer unknown.
Organized into two series: I. Writings, 1863-1941. II. Other Papers, 1916-1949.
3.14 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Ezio Levi (1884-1941)
Ezio Levi, Italian philologist and author; also used the name Ezio Levi D'Ancona; professor of Romance languages at the Università di Napoli and Wellesley College. Levi immigrated to the United States as a Jewish refugee during World War II, with his wife, author and illustrator Flora Aghib Levi D’Ancona, and their children.
Former call number: Uncat Ms Vault D'Ancona. In 2014, the collection received a baseline level of processing, including partial rehousing and minimal organization. Most folder titles were based on information provided by the donor, while some were assigned by Library staff. Folder titles were not verified against contents.
- Aghib Levi D'Ancona, Flora
- Art -- Italy
- Art -- Spain
- College teachers -- United States
- College teachers -- United States -- 20th Century
- Italian literature
- Jewish refugees -- United States
- Lantern slides -- Italy -- 20th Century
- Levi, Ezio, 1884-1941
- Palazzo Chiaramonte (Palermo, Italy) -- Pictorial works
- Philologists -- United States
- Philologists -- United States -- 20th Century
- Spanish literature
- Tristan (Legendary character) -- Art
- Wellesley College -- Faculty
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Italian
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees
- Guide to the Ezio Levi Papers
- In Progress
- by Karen Spicher
- 2014 August
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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