Italian Language & Literature Collection Description

The collection is maintained by the Modern Languages & Linguistics Library.

The Italian Language & Literature Collection supports teaching and research in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese through the doctoral level and beyond, in the language, literature, and culture of the Italian-speaking peoples. The field is of interest also to faculty and students in the Comparative Literature Program and Western European Studies. The development of the Italian collection can be traced to the end of the 19th century and more specifically to the establishment in 1893 of the Department of Romance Language and Literature. A department of Spanish and Italian was authorized in 1939. By then, the Italian language and literature collection had an estimated 8,000 titles. The collection is composed of 64,500 volumes.

Version Date: May, 2007