Digital Archive

Online search on the documents of the Accademia della Crusca Archive; financed by Associazione Amici dell'Accademia della Crusca-Onlus, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia,  Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, SDIAF; 2003.

The Digital Archive of the Accademia della Crusca offers researchers a new tool that makes the consultation of documents (more than 1450 items among volumes, binders, boxes, gatherings, card indexes) easier, safeguarding copyright and property rights.
Continuously updated, at present the digital Archive includes:
  • A descriptive guide to the Archive, on a series and subseries level (also printed: Guida all’archivio dell’Accademia della Crusca, edited by Elisabetta Benucci and Maria Poggi, with the collaboration of Fiammetta Fiorelli and Giulia Stanchina, Florence, published by the Accademia della Crusca, 2007)
  • inventory and description of the 1450 archive units that make up the historical Archive
  • inventory and description of archive units and digitalization of all the preparatory papers to the first two editions of the Vocabolario (1612 and 1623)
  • The digitalization of the handwritten copy ready for the print of the first edition of the Vocabolario
  • The inventory and description on archive units level of all the papers of the Lezioni, rapporti, elogi collection (1812-1921), made up of 173 manuscripts. Ten original and particularly interesting lectures, have been transcribed and digitalized
  • A more detailed analysis of the position held in the Accademia by the accademici scienziati and the identification, the indexing, description and digitalization of their documents kept in the Archive, within the project Fonti per la storia dell’italiano referring in particular to the language of science 
  • The digitalization of the eight Diari antichi (1586-1764) within the project Valorizzazione e conservazione del patrimonio archivistico of the Accademia della Crusca
  • Digitalization of the Atti degli Accademici della Crusca(1819-1823)
  • Digital cataloguing of Gabriella Giacomelli archive collection
  • Authority file entries concerning the 1284 Academicians and corresponding members, starting from its foundation until December 2011, within the Authority file Academia’s project (project fulfilled together with the Library and supervised by Marco Biffi)
  • Description of the papers included in the binder Affari e Rescritti Sovrani filza 8. 1860-1864 with the financial contribution of SDIAF. The aim of the research was to single out information on the Accademia della Crusca and its activities before and immediately after the declaration of the Unification of Italy. The results have been described by Elisabetta Benucci during the seminars “Assaggi d’archivi”organised by SDIAF together with the Tuscan Government Office in charge of archives
  • The description of the papers included in the nine binders headed “Letter P” containing unpublished papers for the fifth edition of the Vocabolario. Such papers prove that the work was almost ready for the printing of the twelfth volume of the Vocabolario.

The Digital Archive of the Accademia della Crusca has availed itself of many funds by the Amici dell’Accademia della Crusca-Onlus, by the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia (for the Gabriella Giacomelli collection), by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and by the SDIAF. (Sistema Documentario Integrato dell’Area Fiorentina).



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