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Italian Marist school scrapbooks

Identifier: ML-007

Scope and Contents

The collection contains mixed media scrapbooks created by Italian primary school students in 1952 and 1953. They include writing and images relating to Marian topics including Italian sanctuaries, Marian devotion, the rosary, Marian parishes in Italy, the life of Mary, and related topics. The scrapbooks are comprised of cut out images, collages, hand drawn illustrations, original artwork, colored print images, handwritten essays and transcribed writings, and calligraphic headings. The scrapbooks appear to be created as part of the school curriculum in order to study the Blessed Virgin Mary.


  • 1952-1953



This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission form the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

History of Istituto Champagnat, Istituto San Giuseppe, and Scuola Media Parificata Principe Umberto

The Istituto San Giuseppe was founded by Marist Brothers in 1904 in Genoa, Italy. In 1940 it became Istituto Champagnat, a primary, secondary, and high school school for boys.

It is believed that the items labeled Istituto San Giuseppe are from the Istituto S. Giuseppe Per Fanciulle Derelitte (Orphanage for Girls) in Genoa, but it is unclear as there are more than 1 Istituto S. Giuseppe in Genoa.

The Scuola Media Parificata Principe Umberto was also established by Marist Brothers. It is located in Naples, Italy.


2 Linear Feet (4 document cases)

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The Italian Marist school scrapbooks contain the collages, illustrations, and writings of primary school students and were created in 1952 and 1953 as part of the curriculum to study of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


The collection is arranged into 3 series, by institution:

Series 1: Istitutio Champagnat

Series 2: Istituto S. Giuseppe

Series 3: Unknown and Scuola Media Parificata Principe Umberto

This collection is arranged into 3 series:

Missing Title

  1. Series 1: Istituto Champagnat
  2. Series 2: Istituto S. Giuseppe
  3. Series 3: Scuola Media Parificata Principe Umberto and Unknown

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Marian Library.

Guide to the Italian Marist school scrapbooks, 1952-1953
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Marian Library

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

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