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Mussolini collection of V. Lada-Mocarski

Call Number: MS 812

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of research notes, manuscript drafts, correspondence, photographs and printed material about the days just prior to and after the execution of Mussolini in April of 1945, assembled by V. Lada-Mocarski for a magazine article, "The Last Three Days of Mussolini," Atlantic Monthly, December 1945. In 1945 Mr. Lada-Mocarski was in the O.S.S. in Switzerland and was granted permission to enter Italy right after the execution. He was able to obtain many eyewitness accounts.


  • 1937-1949


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by V. Lada-Mocarski has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact

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 Mrs. V. Lada-Mocarski, 1977.


2.5 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 folio)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


Correspondence, manuscript drafts, photographs and research materials for an article, "The last three days of Mussolini," written by Valerian Lada-Mocarski (1898-1971) and published in the Atlantic Monthly, December 1945. The papers include copies of the article.

Guide to the Mussolini Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Marguerite S. Witkop
November 1977
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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