The connection between Leo Valiani (1909-1999), Italian journalist and politician, and the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation was a profound one that took root in the 1950s. Valiani's research dealt with the same subjects around which the Foundation's library collections were built - the international dimension of the labor movement and the political, social and economic cultures in Europe over the last few centuries.
A staunch advocate and promoter of the Foundation's activities, Valiani believed that what made institutions grow and play a critical role in society was the plurality of ideas that they expressed, and the passions fired up by these ideas.
The quality of his scientific research, his interest for the Foundation's library collections and his decision to donate his own library and papers to the Foundation were testimony to Valiani's long tradition of loyalty and friendship with it.
A century after his birth (9 February 1909) and ten years after his death (18 September 1999), the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation would like to commemorate Leo Valiani with this section of its website. New materials will be added here throughout the upcoming year, enabling you to navigate among:
Fondo Leo Valiani - Monographs
Fondo Leo Valiani - Periodicals
Archivio Leo Valiani
as well as Valiani's own writings:
Online bibliography 1926 - 2000
The penultimate Foundation Annale is dedicated to Leo Valiani.
The Foundation would like to thank the
for its support in the realization of the library catalogue, the archival inventory and the online publication of the bibliography of Valiani's writings.
* The Valiani archive inventory is now available online. Valiani's papers can be consulted in person in the library as of 24 June 2009: download the regolamento (rules) for doing so here at the upper right of this page.