Library and Museum Collections

Hesburgh Libraries

Italian Studies Resources in the Hesburgh Libraries

Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame provides diverse resources for research in Italian studies.

The Zahm Collection in Dante Studies

The Zahm Dante Collection ranks among the top Dante collections in North America, totaling nearly 3,000 volumes. Rare editions and critical studies ranging from the Renaissance to the present include eight incunabula and almost every edition published in the 16th century.

The Primo Levi Collection

The Primo Levi Collection includes virtually all first editions of Levi’s works published within his lifetime as well as first editions of notable translations of Levi's writings that document his importance outside of Italy. Also present are first editions of Levi’s own efforts as a translator of both literary and non-literary works.

Christopher G. Wagstaff Film Collection

The Christopher G. Wagstaff Italian Film collection encompasses more than two thousand Italian films and television programs.

Biblioteca Ambrosiana Collection

Notre Dame's Medieval Institute holds the Biblioteca Ambrosiana Collection. The collection contains microfilms and photographic copies of nearly all of the manuscripts owned by the great Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, as well as photographs and color slides of miniatures, illuminated initials, and Old Master drawings.

Raclin Murphy Museum

The Raclin Murphy museum houses a constantly expanding collection of more than 29,000 artworks. For scholars of Italian culture, it offers a significant collection of Italian Renaissance and baroque art, as well as an impressive collection of Piranesi prints, among other valuable works of art.