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Gianfranco Sanguinetti papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1181
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notes, clippings, photocopies, posters, printed materials, legal papers, photographs, and digital media documenting the life and work of writer Gianfranco Sanguinetti. Correspondence with Guy Debord and others relates to Sanguinetti's involvement with the Situationist International, including its dissolution, as well as Sanguinetti's expulsion from France in 1971 and his writing under the pseudonym "Censor" in 1975. Writings include drafts of Sanguinetti's Prove dell'inesistenza di Censor, Rimedio a tutto, Del terrorismo e dello stato, and other works. Photographs, mostly by Sanguinetti, show fellow Situationists including Guy Debord, Mustapha Khayati, Raoul Vaneigem, and others.

Language of Materials

In French and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 62 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Gianfranco Sanguinetti 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

Purchased from Christie's on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.


Arranged in the order established by Gianfranco Sanguinetti and in which the collection was received from Christie's.

Sanguinetti organized the papers into fifty numbered binders. Papers have been removed from the binders, but remain organized and described in binder order.

20.45 Linear Feet (62 boxes)
Related Names
Sanguinetti, Gianfranco, 1948-
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