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Villa Spelman records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-04-290
The Johns Hopkins Center for Italian Studies at Villa Spelman was established in the early 1970s in accordance with the bequest of Leolyn and Timothy Mather Spelman. The property was sold by the university in September 2008. This collection consists of records of the Villa Spelman from 1982 to 2005.

Dates

  • 1982-2005

Creator

Language of Materials

English is the main language for these materials. However, the oral history interviews are in Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Some of the records in this collection may be closed per university record access policy stipulating that the administrative records of the University are closed for 25 years from the point of creation.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

1.0 Cubic Feet (Approximately 200 items)

.608 Gigabytes (1 .mp4 file)

Biographical / Historical

The Johns Hopkins Center for Italian Studies at Villa Spelman was established in the early 1970s in accordance with the bequest of Leolyn and Timothy Mather Spelman, who had spent much of their lives in the centuries-old building. In 1985 the center was dedicated to the memory of Charles S. Singleton, the internationally renowned scholar of Dante and medieval and Renaissance literature, who was a professor of Italian literature at Johns Hopkins for many years.

The property was sold by the university in September 2008.

Citation: http://pages.jh.edu/~gazette/2008/15sep08/15spelman.html (accessed June 2015)

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the Villa Spelman from 1982 to 2005. It includes photographs, materials marketing Villa Spelman colloquia and other events, correspondence with the Spelman family, Villa Spelman Advisory Committee records, a video promoting Villa Spelman to the Trustees, two oral histories with Villa Spelman staff (Livio, the site's gardner, and Amilia Bianchi, a domestic worker in Villa Spelman), and other records maintained by the Director of Villa Spelman.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The promotional video is on VHS.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Elizabeth Kropper, former Director of Villa Spelman, in 1998, and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office in 2007.

Accruals

1998.UA.040 and 2007.UA.011.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, November 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA