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Paolo Valesio papers

Call Number: MS 1594

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, topical files, writings, and teaching files of Paolo Valesio.


  • 1957-2009


Language of Materials

The papers are in English and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

The original accession and Accessions 1992-M-048 through 2007-M-062 are unprocessed and may contain sensitive information or be in a physical state that would prohibit use. Researchers wishing to request access should email requesting specific box numbers in order to initiate the review process, which may take several weeks.

All other accessions open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator of this collection for materials he has authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator, copyright passes to Graziella Sidoli, during her lifetime, as literary executrix of the estate of Paolo Valesio, following which such rights become the property of Yale University Library. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paolo Valesio, 1990-2007, and 2010.


The papers are arranged by accession.


55.96 Linear Feet (64 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

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The papers consist of correspondence, topical files, writings, and teaching files of Paolo Valesio.

Biographical / Historical

Paolo Valesio, poet and Italian language and literature scholar, was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1939. He was educated at the University of Bologna, and has held teaching positions at the University of Bologna, Harvard University, and New York University. He began teaching in the Department of Italian Language and Literature at Yale University in 1976 and had served as department chairman and director of graduate studies during his tenure. Valesio retired as an emeritus professor before joining the Department of Italian at Columbia University in 2005.

Guide to the Paolo Valesio Papers
Under Revision
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
October 1990
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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