Matteotti Documents

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Five bound volumes containing typescript transcripts of the Matteotti trial, 1924-1925, with photocopied pages from an article about the affair by Gaetano Salvernini, [1947].

Administrative / Biographical History

Giacomo Matteotti was an Italian socialist leader, who was assassinated by fascists in 1924. His death caused a public outcry and threatened to destroy Italian fascism, though the weakness of the parliament meant that, despite a judicial enquiry, the murderers went free and Mussolini himself remained unpunished. Folowing the incident, Mussolini gave up all attempts to work with Parliament, and took steps to create a totalitarian regime.

Arrangement

As above.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Microfilm copy available.

Other Finding Aids

No further list required.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 1999. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 523-6).

Archivist's Note

Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica On-line. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright unknown. Microfilm copies only.

Custodial History

[Given by Gaetano Salvernini].

Geographical Names