The archive was created in 1968 with the dual donation of the papers belonging to Luigi Einaudi and the former Italian minister of Finance Paolo Thaon di Revel.
Over the years it has grown, thanks to various donations, until it has reached the current number of papers, which exceeds 400,000.
At present, it holds mainly funds relating to the economic, political, social and cultural history of the 20th century, which are available for consultation to qualified scholars. Researchers can benefit from printed, paper or digital inventories.
The archival fonds are accessible for consultation in the modalities indicated for each of them.
Frequently Asked Questions
See our FAQ section
How do you access the Archive?
Is admission to the Archive free?
Admission to the Archive is free. Access to the material is possible after filling in a form containing the application form, by presenting a valid identity document and communicating the personal data requested to the staff.
What are the archive opening hours?
The Archive is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Is it possible to book the documents to be consulted before coming to the Archive?
How does the reproduction and document delivery service work?
The text reproduction service is provided by the staff of the Foundation who will forward the scanned material requested by e-mail, compatibly with the limitations provided for by the archival rules on the protection of privacy.
What are the costs of the scans?
For a limited number of pages the service is free. For a higher number of pages it is necessary to evaluate and agree the costs with the Archive manager.
What limit does the copyright law impose on the reproduction of printed texts kept in the Archive?
For works published since 1901, the Foundation reproduces the texts in digital scanning in compliance with the legislation required by the copyright law no. 663/1941 and subsequent amendments, except for further restrictions deriving from the poor state of conservation of the material itself.
Is it possible to photograph the books in consultation with one's own means?
It is not allowed to take photographs or perform other types of reproduction independently, unless specifically authorized / arranged by the archive manager.
What kind of material is in the Archive?
The Archive holds over 400.000 papers, documents and photographs. In addition to the Luigi Einaudi’s archives, it includes 16 other collections relating to the economic, political, social and cultural history of the twentieth century. For details see the page dedicated to the Archive.
Is there any online library material of the Archive in open-access mode?
The documents are available in the Luigi Einaudi Archive, Section 1, Works.
Via Principe Amedeo 34 - 10123 Torino
Tel. +39 011835656
from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Book and serial checkout from storage facilities
9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4.45 p.m.
from Monday to Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
by appointment only
from Monday to Friday
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