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Gianfranco Sanguinetti papers

 Collection
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.

Dates

  • 1948-2013

Creator

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.

Arrangement

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.

Extent

20.45 Linear Feet (62 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.sanguinetti

Overview

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.

Gianfranco Sanguinetti

Gianfranco Sanguinetti (born 1948) is an Italian writer. He was a member of the Situationist International in the 1960s and, with Guy Debord, one of two final members when it dissolved in 1972.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection or revisions in arrangement and description.

The following is a key to the abbreviations used in the following description, which is repurposed from the dealer descrciption: MS = manuscript; TS = typescript; L = letter; GFS = Gianfranco Sanguinetti; PH = photocopie.
Title
Guide to the Gianfranco Sanguinetti Papers
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
March 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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