University of Connecticut, Center for Italian Studies Records
Scope and Content
The records contain the administrative files kept during the Center's existence, from 1967 through 1975. Included in the collection are annual reports and brochures from each year of operation; files on the Renaissance television program; records from the Ph.D. program in Italian Literature, the Study Abroad program and the Italian Social Work Training program; correspondence and memoranda; and grant applications and reports. The records are arranged alphabetically.
- undated, 1967-1975
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.
The Center began operation during the 1967/1968 academic year and served as an interdisciplinary focus for the study of modern Italy. Through the Center's efforts, and with the cooperation of relevant departments, new courses in Italian Studies were developed at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with a graduate program in Italian Literature. As part of its program, the Center sponsored visiting lecturers, as well as a trip to Italy in the hopes of developing a junior-year Study Abroad program. The Center also worked with the library to increase acquisitions in the area of Italian Studies.
The Center received a grant of $33,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to produce a half hour television program in the Italian Renaissance entitled "Man in the Renaissance". The Center was discontinued at the end of the 1974/1975 academic year, a victim of budget constraints and its own admission that it had not been successful at accomplishing its stated objective.
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The Center began operation during the 1967/1968 academic year and served as an interdisciplinary focus for the study of modern Italy. The Center was active in establishing courses, contacts abroad and increasing the level of appropriate library acquisitions. The Center was discontinued at the end of the 1974/1975 academic year.
The records of the Center for Italian Studies were transferred to Archives & Special Collections when the Center closed.
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- University of Connecticut, Center for Italian Studies Records
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